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Meet the Dean

Dean Roberts

Christopher B. Roberts earned a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from the University of Missouri, and master's and doctoral degrees in chemical engineering from the University of Notre Dame. He began his career at Auburn in 1994 as an assistant professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering and became department chair in 2003. He was named dean of engineering in July 2012.

Roberts has a strong record of scholarly and academic achievement in nanotechnology and synthetic fuels, and has published more than 110 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters in leading chemical engineering, chemistry, materials and related journals. He has been the principal investigator or significant co-principal investigator on more than $16 million in extramurally funded research contracts and grants at Auburn University from agencies such as the National Science Foundation, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Department of Energy, the Department of Defense, the United States Department of Agriculture, the National Energy Technology Lab, industrial sponsors, and others.

He has been honored with numerous awards for his contributions to the field of engineering including the Outstanding Professor Award, the Auburn Alumni Engineering Council's Faculty Research Award, the Walker Merit Teaching Award and the SEC's Auburn University Faculty Achievement Award, among others.