CSE Dean Andrew Alleyne appointed to Department of the Navy Science and Technology Board

New federal advisory committee will identify new technologies to strengthen national security

MINNEAPOLIS / ST. PAUL (09/11/2023)—University of Minnesota College of Science and Engineering Dean Andrew Alleyne has been appointed as an inaugural member to the United States Department of the Navy Science and Technology Board (DoN S&T Board).

The recently established DoN S&T Board is a discretionary federal advisory committee that provides independent advice and recommendations on matters relating to the Department of the Navy's scientific and technological functions. 

These matters include critical science and technology problems facing the DoN, and the overall Department of Defense, across a host of areas. The Board will ensure the identification of new technologies and new applications of technology in those areas to strengthen national security. Additionally, the Board has a role to assist the DoN in maintaining technological superiority in relevant domains of interest. Further information on the Board may be found at on the Federal Register.

Alleyne is an accomplished researcher, educator and academic leader widely recognized for his research to develop innovative systems and tools for energy and power systems, manufacturing, and transportation. As CSE dean, Alleyne is the college’s chief executive officer and chief academic officer. He provides collaborative leadership to maintain and enhance the college's excellence as a global leader in research and education encompassing the physical sciences, engineering, mathematics, and computer science.

Prior to coming to the University of Minnesota in 2022, he was a faculty member in mechanical science and engineering at the University of University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) where he served in multiple academic leadership roles at all levels of the institution.

He led the National Science Foundation Engineering Research Center on Power Optimization of Electro Thermal Systems (POETS), an ambitious multidisciplinary center based at UIUC in partnership with three other U.S. universities, two international institutions, and many industry and government partners. 

Among many collaborations with industry, academic, and government partners, Alleyne served for eight years on the U.S. Air Force Scientific Advisory Board, including as the science and technology chair.  He also served on National Academy of Engineering boards in support of the Army and the Air Force.

Alleyne has published and presented widely and throughout his career has received many awards and recognitions for his scholarship, teaching, and leadership. He holds distinguished recognition as a fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering.

Alleyne holds Ph.D. and master’s degrees in mechanical engineering from the University of California at Berkeley as well as an undergraduate degree in mechanical and aerospace engineering from Princeton University.