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The Dean

Grove School of Engineering

The Dean

Dr. Gilda A. Barabino

Dr. Gilda A. Barabino is Dean and Berg Professor at The Grove School of Engineering at The City College of New York (CCNY). She holds appointments in Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering and the Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education/CUNY School of Medicine. Prior to joining CCNY, she served as Associate Chair for Graduate Studies and Professor in the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Tech and Emory. At Georgia Tech she also served as the inaugural Vice Provost for Academic Diversity. Prior to her appointments at Georgia Tech and Emory, she rose to the rank of Full Professor of Chemical Engineering and served as Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education at Northeastern University.  She is a noted investigator in the areas of sickle cell disease, cellular and tissue engineering, and race/ethnicity and gender in science and engineering. She consults nationally and internationally on STEM education and research, diversity in higher education, policy, workforce development and faculty development.

Dr. Barabino received her B.S. degree in Chemistry from Xavier University of Louisiana and her Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Rice University. She is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) and the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES). She was the Sigma Xi Distinguished Lecturer for 2012-2014. She has an extensive record of leadership and service in the chemical and biomedical engineering communities. She is the immediate Past-President of BMES and is the President of AIMBE. Dr. Barabino has over a decade of experience in leading NSF initiatives for women and minority faculty and is the founder and Executive Director of the National Institute for Faculty Equity.


News & Events

November 11, 2016

Grove School Dean Gilda Barabino wins AIChE Excellence Award

Dr. Gilda A. Barabino, dean and Berg Professor in the Grove School of Engineering at The City College, is the winner of AIChE’s 2016 William W. Grimes Award for Excellence in Chemical Engineering. Read More...


September 11, 2015

Grove School Dean Barabino named first Berg Professor

Dr. Gilda Barabino, dean of the Grove School of Engineering, received the first-ever Berg Professorship of Engineering in a ceremony on Sept. 10. The Berg Professorship is endowed by scientist and educator Daniel Berg ‘50, the former president of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. 


July 28, 2015

Grove School Dean Barabino briefs congressional panel on new sickle cell treatment technologies

Dr. Gilda Barabino, dean of the Grove School of Engineering, was one of four experts invited to Washington on July 28 to brief the U.S. Congressional Sickle Cell and Research & Development Caucuses on promising new technologies to treat sickle cell disease. Read more...


July 8, 2015

Barabino Laboratory opens

Grove School of Engineering Dean Gilda Barabino and her research team now have a permanent place to call home.The Barabino Laboratory officially opened on July 8, giving Barabino and her seven-member team a dedicated space in which to conduct their work on vascular and orthopedic tissue engineering research.  Read more...


March 18, 2015

CCNY Dean Gilda Barabino Elected AIMBE President

Dr. Gilda Barabino, dean of the City College of New York’s Grove School of Engineering, was elected president of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering at its annual meeting in Washington, D.C. March 16.  Read more…


Contact Information

Dean Gilda A. Barabino

The Grove School of Engineering
Steinman Hall, Suite 142
160 Convent Avenue
New York, NY  10031

P: 212-650-5435