Leo Kempel, a Dennis P. Nyquist Endowed Professor of Electromagnetics, is the ninth dean of the Michigan State University College of Engineering, leading 10 academic programs.
Kempel previously served as acting Dean and was Associate Dean for research from 2008 to 2013. He has been a faculty member in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering since 1998.
Kempel has strengthened the college’s innovation in artificial intelligence, health science, advanced manufacturing, and other emerging areas. Under his leadership, the college’s Departments of Biomedical Engineering and Computational Mathematics, Science, and Engineering were established.
Kempel is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Engineering Society of Detroit, and the Applied Computational Electromagnetics Society. He is a member of Tau Beta Pi, Eta Kappa Nu, and Commission B of the International Scientific Radio Union (URSI). He serves on the Department of Air Force Scientific Advisory Board.
Kempel earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Cincinnati, a master’s degree in electrical engineering, and a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan.