Michael L. Klein, a Fellow of the Royal Society, will conclude his service as dean of the College of Science and Technology on June 30, 2023. An internationally renowned scientist, Dr. Klein will return to CST faculty, where he will continue to pursue his research and teaching interests.
Ten years ago, Dr. Klein took on the position of dean at a key time. Temple University was in the process of expanding its research enterprise, and Dr. Klein and CST faculty played a pivotal role in elevating the university to the top tier of the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. A commitment to research, specifically collaborative interdisciplinary research, has always been at the core of Dr. Klein academic career. His comprehensive studies of solids, liquids and assemblies of macromolecules have led to methodologies/algorithms that are used by computational scientists worldwide. He plans to continue this groundbreaking research in the years to come.
Prior to coming to Temple, Dr. Klein spent 22 years on the faculty at the University of Pennsylvania, serving as director of the National Science Foundation-sponsored Laboratory for Research on the Structure of Matter from 1993 to 2009. He was named a Laura H. Carnell Professor of Science and director of the Institute for Computational Molecular Science upon arriving at Temple in 2009, two positions he will continue to hold after he steps down from the deanship. He will also continue to serve as the principal investigator for four significant Department of Defense grants at Temple.