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Top researcher named College of Science dean

Morteza Khaledi

Morteza Khaledi believes the College of Science will be a key collaborator in helping UTA achieve the goals of its Bold Solutions | Global Impact strategic plan.

Dr. Khaledi, who began in August as the college’s new dean, most recently served as chair of the nationally ranked Chemistry Department at North Carolina State University. He is a renowned expert in mechanistic studies and bioanalytical applications of high-performance capillary electrophoresis and high-performance liquid chromatography. The National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, and corporate entities have funded his research.

“I am honored to join UTA at a time when the University is clearly on the move,” he says. “The College of Science will play a critical role in realizing the vision of the 2020 Strategic Plan and affirming UTA as the model for an urban, public research institution.”

Khaledi chaired the Chemistry Department at North Carolina State since 2014 and previously served in the same position from 2005 to 2011. Under his leadership, the department added multiple endowed chairs valued at $1 million each; increased funded research from federal and state agencies, foundations, and corporations; and developed innovative sources of revenue. The department initiated programs aimed at student access and success.

UTA’s College of Science includes more than 100 faculty members in biology, chemistry and biochemistry, earth and environmental sciences, mathematics, physics, and psychology.

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