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Debenedetti Named Princeton’s Dean for Research

Pablo G. Debenedetti, Class of 1950 Professor and currently Vice Dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Science, has been named Princeton University’s Dean for Research (DfR), effective July 1, 2013.  The appointment follows an extensive search, inside and outside Princeton, for a successor to A.J. Stewart Smith, the first incumbent in the DfR position.  The DfR is responsible for encouraging innovation and collaboration across campus, promoting Princeton research to potential supporters, ensuring that all research meets the highest ethical standards, and encouraging an entrepreneurial spirit that aims to bring what's developed in the lab to market and the public.  The DfR oversees the University offices of Corporate and Foundation Relations, Research Integrity and Assurance, Research and Project Administration, Research Resources, and Technology Licensing.  For more information, please see the news story on the Princeton University homepage.