Dean and Professor Joseph Helble of the Thayer School of Engineering is an expert of chemical and environmental engineering and a passionate leader who has brought about tremendous growth to engineering education at Dartmouth.
Dean Helble oversaw the campaign that resulted in the addition of four endowed professorships that strengthened Thayer School’s focus on engineering in medicine and innovation and entrepreneurship, construction of the MacLean Engineering Sciences Center, establishment of the Ph.D. Innovation Program, and more opportunities for students in terms of international exchanges and fellowships.
His research interests have been environmental impacts of fossil energy utilization with emphasis on mercury, particulate matter, air pollution control, CO2 capture, and combustion-derived pollution. He is currently researching aerosol science and air quality engineering.