Materials Science & Engineering
Esin Gulari
Esin Gulari

Dean of Engineering & Science

Phone: (864) 656-3202
Office: 109 Riggs Hall

Dr. Gulari was named dean of the College of Engineering and Science at Clemson University on July 10, 2006, after serving as professor and chair of the chemical engineering and materials science department at Wayne State University.

In her capacity as dean, she oversees 15 academic departments, which have an enrollment of about 5,000 students, 23 undergraduate and 45 graduate degree programs, and 11 research centers.

Gulari received her B.S. degree from Robert College in Istanbul, Turkey, and her M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the California Institute of Technology. She spent two years as a postdoctoral fellow at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. She has been a member of the chemical engineering and materials science (CHEMS) department faculty in the College of Engineering at Wayne State University since 1979. She served as chair of the department from 1993 to 2000. She was also the chief technology officer of nanoSEC, a startup company formed to manufacture and market nanocomposites produced using supercritical fluid processing.

She is a fellow of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, the 2003 chair for the Council of Chemical Research, and a member of the executive board of the Committee of the Advancement of Women Chemists and Chemical Engineers (COACh).

From 2000 to 2004, she served at the National Science Foundation (NSF) where she was the director of the Chemical and Transport Systems Division in the Engineering Directorate. She also served as acting assistant director for the Engineering Directorate at NSF from September 2001 to April 2003.

Reporting to Dean Gulari are two associate deans of engineering and science. Dr. Steve Melsheimer, is associate dean for undergraduate studies, and Dr. Larry Dooley serves as associate dean for research and graduate studies.