David W. Hahn

David W. Hahn

David W. Hahn, an engineer with more than two decades of experience in government, national laboratories and higher education, was named dean of the University of Arizona College of Engineering. He joins the university July 1.

Hahn is a mechanical engineer specializing in thermal sciences and laser-based diagnostics, including renewable energy, biophotonics and general laser-material interactions. He has published more than 100 archival journal papers and holds 10 patents. Hahn joins the UA after a 20-year career at the University of Florida, where he has served as chair of the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering since 2011.

“David is going to be a great leader for the UA College of Engineering,” said UA Interim Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Jeff Goldberg.

Hahn studied mechanical engineering at Louisiana State University, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in 1986 and a doctorate in 1992. In 2014 he received the Alumni Achievement Award from his home department.