The following article was taken from Provost Communication to SDSU Faculty and Staff:
Dr. Eugene Olevsky, Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies in the College of Engineering, has been appointed to Interim Dean of the College of Engineering. The search for the next Dean of the College of Engineering will begin in Fall 2018.
Dr. Olevsky earned his B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Kiev State University and his M.S. degree in Applied Mathematics from Kiev Institute of Technology. His Ph.D. degree in Materials Engineering was granted in 1990 by the Ukraine National Academy of Sciences.
In 1998, he completed his post-doctoral studies at Max-Planck Institute for Metal Research in Stuttgart, Germany, Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium, and the University of California, San Diego. In 1992, Dr. Olevsky joined Max-Planck Institute for Metal Research in Stuttgart, Germany as a Post-Doctoral Fellow, in 1994, he became a Research Fellow at the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium; in 1995, he joined UC San Diego as a Visiting Scholar at the NSF Institute for Mechanics and Materials. In 1998, Dr. Olevsky joined the Mechanical Engineering Department of San Diego State University. He became a Distinguished Professor and Director of the Joint SDSU-UCSD Doctoral Programs in Engineering Sciences in 2007, and was appointed Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies in 2016.
Dr. Olevsky is the author of over 500 scientific publications and conference presentations, and has more than 150 plenary, keynote, and invited presentations in the area of Materials Engineering. He has supervised more than 100 post-doctoral, graduate, undergraduate students, and research visitors.
Dr. Olevsky’s contributions to research and education have been recognized by multiple awards and honors. He is a Fellow of the American Ceramic Society, a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, a Humboldt Fellow, and a Fellow of the International Institute of Science of Sintering.