Michael Bragg joined the UW College of Engineering as its dean on July 15, 2013. An aeronautical engineer by training, Bragg previously held numerous leadership positions at the University of Illinois, including head of the aerospace engineering department, associate dean for research and administrative affairs, executive associate dean for academic affairs, and interim dean in the College of Engineering.
Bragg taught aerodynamics and flight mechanics at the undergraduate and graduate level and received department, college and university-level recognition for his teaching and advising. More than 50 graduate students and five post- doctoral researchers received their advanced degrees under Bragg’s guidance.
Bragg’s primary area of research is aircraft icing where he is an international expert on the effect of ice accretion on aircraft aerodynamics and flight safety. He directed over $15 million in externally funded research and published more than 200 research papers. He is a Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics and has received several national awards for his work.
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