Three new faculty to join Sibley School

In case students don’t know this, I am happy to announce that three new faculty will be joining us following searches we ran in the past year.

Dmitry Savransky ( will join us in July Jan 2014 from Lawrence Livermore National Lab, where he currently works as a post-doctoral associate. His research focuses on space engineering.

Daniel Selva ( will join us in July 2014 from MIT, where he currently works as a post-doctoral associate. His research focuses on systems engineering.

Dana Weinstein ( will join us in Jan 2014 from MIT, where she is currently an Associate Professor. Her research focuses on microelectromechanical systems.

Incoming Ph.D. students in particular should be aware of Prof. Weinstein, who has an active lab of course and is looking to take on Ph.D. students during fall term. She will be on campus periodically in the Fall.

student committees for searches have been finalized AND info re submitting evaluation forms

all –

Those who have filled out evaluation forms for the systems search should send the forms to Rob MacCurdy.

student committees for the two searches have been finalized. apologies for any errors:

systems (garcia, search chair):
rob maccurdy (student committee chair)
rodrigo zeledon
paul radecki
abdurrhaman gumus
mike schafer
boris kogan

aerospace (campbell, search chair):
rodrigo zeledon (student committee chair)
romy fain
mark mcclelland
karen chiang

in addition to talking to the faculty, of course, please feel free to contact these students, who should in many cases have detailed knowledge of the search. the student committees are attending the wednesday morning chalk talks in addition to the tuesday open colloquia.

faculty candidate seminar: Selva

Recall that two searches are ongoing: one for systems engineering (chaired by garcia) and one for aerospace (chaired by campbell).

We have our first faculty candidate visit for the systems engineering search next week. Daniel Selva, MIT, is here Tuesday & Wednesday, March 12-13.

The candidate’s public seminar will be presented at the MAE colloquium Tuesday March 12, 4:00 in B11 Kimball–we urge you to attend. Refreshments precede the seminar, at 3:30-3:55 in the Upson lounge.

FYI Dr Selva will give his “chalk talk” to the faculty wednesday morning (this meeting is for faculty only).

student committees have been assembled for each search. committee members will be announced in the near future.

students are encouraged to submit evaluations to the search committee

Search updates

we have two faculty searches — one in space systems, one in systems engineering. roughly speaking, it appears that systems engineering will have interviews mid-mar to early april, whereas space will be early april to early may. professor campbell is chairing the space search and professor garcia is chairing the systems search