On September 1, Guruswami Ravichandran, the John E. Goode, Jr., Professor of Aerospace and professor of mechanical engineering, will become the new chair of the Division of Engineering and Applied Science.
The Gates-Thomas Laboratory, a renovated building that will house Caltech's Department of Mechanical and Civil Engineering, will provide generations of students and researchers access to state-of-the-art laboratories and experimental and computational facilities, as well as to areas for interdisciplinary work.
John H. ("Jack") Richards, a professor of organic chemistry and biochemistry at Caltech whose research was focused on gaining a molecular understanding of the mechanisms of protein function, passed away on Thursday, April 23, 2015. He was 85 years old.
Stephen A. Ross (BS '65), a professor of finance at MIT and member of Caltech's Board of Trustees, was recognized for his groundwork and fundamental contributions to the analytical development of financial economics.
An expert at the intersection of culture and technology, Genevieve Bell is a vice president at Intel Corporation and an Intel Fellow, a position that reflects the highest level of technical achievement within the company.