Weinberg named Associate Dean for Research
Biomedical Engineering Professor Seth Weinberg has been named associate dean for research in the College of Engineering. Effective January 15, he will lead the research endeavors of faculty and staff, oversee the college’s research operations totaling more than $187 million in annual expenditures, and grow strategic industry partnerships.
“My vision for this role is to build on the core strengths of Ohio State Engineering and foster new opportunities for growth with partners throughout the university and industry,” said Weinberg, who also will lead the technology licensing and commercialization strategy for the college.
He leads an active research program in computational physiology that has been continuously funded by the National Institutes of Health since 2015. His highly collaborative and interdisciplinary research has secured external grant awards totaling over $9 million, bridging gaps between engineering, computational biology, and medicine. For his research contributions in computational cardiac physiology, Weinberg was elected as a Fellow of the Heart Rhythm Society in 2022. Affiliated with both the Davis Heart and Lung Research Institute (DHLRI) and Center for Cancer Engineering (CCE), Weinberg is chair of the DHLRI Education Committee, which plays a prominent role in the institute’s research mission.
He also is a leader in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, as chair of its research committee, associate chair of graduate studies, and an executive committee member. In these roles, he created several highly valued initiatives and programs to support graduate student, postdoctoral, and junior faculty research.
“Seth’s leadership roles in the Department of Biomedical Engineering and DHLRI have prepared him well to lead our growing research enterprise,” said Dean Ayanna Howard. “Convergence and collaboration, especially with our Ohio State medical colleagues, are hallmarks of the College of Engineering’s strategic plan.”
Weinberg earned his bachelor’s degree and PhD in biomedical engineering from Duke University and Johns Hopkins University, respectively. Following a faculty position at Virginia Commonwealth University, he joined Ohio State as a tenured associate professor in 2019.
Story originally appeared on The Ohio State University College of Engineering website