Gregory Washington, Ph.D.

Dean of Engineering, Henry Samueli School of Engineering, University of California–Irvine
Opening Keynote Session
Thursday, April 5, 2018 | 8:45 am - 10:45 am

Gregory Washington, Ph. D. is Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and the Stacey Nicholas Dean of Engineering at UCI’s Henry Samueli School of Engineering.  Professor Washington has been involved in multidomain research for the last 20 years.  His core area of interest lies in the area of dynamic systems: modeling and control. During this time he has been involved in the following applications: the design and control of mechanically actuated antennas, advanced control of machine tools, the design and control of Hybrid Electric Vehicles, and structural position and vibration control with smart materials. He is internationally known for his research on ultra-lightweight structurally active antenna systems and other structures that involve the use of “smart materials”.  Washington is the author of more than 150 technical publications in journals, edited volumes, and conference proceedings. Professor Washington received an NSF Career Award, the OSU Harrison Award for Excellence in Engineering Education and Research, two best paper awards (one with his students), and numerous other awards.  Professor Washington has served on several advisory boards in industry, government and academia to include the Air Force Scientific Advisory Board and the National Science Foundation Engineering Advisory Board.