Newsmaker: Allen L. Robinson
Noteworthy: Robinson, head of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University, was named the university's Raymond J. Lane Distinguished Professor. Lane is chairman of CMU's Board of Trustees. Robinson received the honor for his “outstanding research contributions and his leadership in mechanical engineering,” which include research into air pollution and the global climate.
Family: Wife, Kathy; two sons
Residence: Point Breeze
Background: Robinson co-founded CMU's Center for Atmospheric Particle Studies, and serves on professional boards including the Environmental Protection Agency Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee Air Monitoring and Methods Subcommittee, and the editorial board of Progress in Energy and Combustion Science.
Education: Robinson earned a bachelor's degree in civil engineering from Stanford University in 1990 and a master's degree and doctorate in mechanical engineering from the University of California, Berkeley in 1993 and 1996, respectively.
Quote: “I am deeply honored by this recognition and I plan to continue leading change and innovation throughout my department and the top-ranked College of Engineering.”
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