Jean-Pierre Delplanque was appointed vice provost and dean of Graduate Studies at the University of California, Davis in January 2019. Prior to that appointment, he served as Associate Dean for Graduate Students and Post-Doctoral Scholars in Graduate Studies and as Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies in the College of Engineering. In his current role, his focus is to cultivate an inclusive, equitable learning environment for graduate students and postdoctoral scholars so that they are equipped to spearhead discoveries with global impact.
As a professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering his research and educational activities focus on the multiscale modeling and numerical simulation of complex fluid and thermal processes and systems. Applications are interdisciplinary in nature, crossing the boundaries between mechanical, chemical, and biomedical engineering, and materials science, with specific examples ranging from the analysis of particle clearance in upper airways to additive manufacturing technologies.
A first generation college graduate, Delplanque received an Engineering Diploma from Ecole Nationale Supérieure d'Electrotechnique, d'Electronique, d'Informatique, d'Hydraulique et des Télécommunications (ENSEEIHT), Toulouse, France, a post-graduate diploma (“D.E.A.”) in mechanics from the National Polytechnic Institute of Toulouse, France, and a M.S. and PhD in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from UC Irvine.