New Leaders

Winter 2018

Michael MillerMichael Miller, MS ’79, PhD ’84, is the new director of the Department of Biomedical Engineering. An international leader in medical imaging and brain mapping, he pioneered the field of computational anatomy. Miller founded and directs the Center for Imaging Science, and he co-directs the Kavli Neuroscience Discovery Institute at Johns Hopkins. He has been a faculty member in the Biomedical Engineering Department for 19 years.


Pamela SheffPamela Sheff is the new director of the Center for Leadership Education. Widely recognized for her leadership, scholarly work, service to the university, and dedication to students, Sheff has served as director of the WSE Master of Science in Engineering Management program since 2014. She has been a senior lecturer in the CLE since 2006.



Sean X. SunSean X. Sun has been named interim chair of the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. Sun’s research focuses on understanding mechanical phenomena in living cells. He will serve Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering even as he continues his role as a professor and member of the Department of Mechanical Engineering. Sun succeeds Kostas Konstantopoulos, who led the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering since 2008.


Gretar TryggvasonGretar Tryggvason is the Charles A. Miller Jr. Distinguished Professor in Mechanical Engineering and new head of the Department of Mechanical Engineering. Widely recognized for his contributions to computational fluid dynamics, Tryggvason came to Johns Hopkins from the University of Notre Dame, where he was the Viola D. Hank Professor and chair of the Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering. He succeeds Louis L. Whitcomb, who served as chair of that department since 2013.