Dr. Gilda A. Barabino
Gilda A. Barabino is the Daniel and Frances Berg Professor and Dean of the Grove School of Engineering at The City College of New York (CCNY). She holds appointments the in the Departments of Biomedical Engineering and Chemical Engineering and the 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 is an elected member of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) and an elected fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) and the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES). She is Past-President of BMES and Past-President of AIMBE. Her many honors include an honorary degree from Xavier University of Louisiana, the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring and the Pierre Galetti Award, AIMBE’s highest honor.
Dr. Barabino is a trustee of Xavier University of Louisiana and a member of the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Advisory Committee for Engineering, the congressionally mandated Committee on Equal Opportunities in Science and Engineering and the National Academies Committee on Women in Science, Engineering, and Medicine. She has served on the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) National Advisory Dental and Craniofacial Research Council and the National Academies Committee on the Impact of Sexual Harassment in Academia. Dr. Barabino consults nationally and internationally on STEM education and research, diversity in higher education, policy, workforce development and faculty development. She is the founder and Executive Director of the National Institute for Faculty Equity.
Dr. Barabino received her B.S. degree in Chemistry from Xavier University of Louisiana and her Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Rice University.
News & Events
June 28, 2018
Grove School's Dean Barabino receives presidential award for STEM mentors
The City College of New York’s Gilda Barabino, dean and Berg professor at the Grove School of Engineering, is a recipient of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring. The award, presented by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy with the National Science Foundation, recognizes excellence in STEM teaching and mentoring. Read More...
March 21, 2017
Grove School Dean Gilda Barabino receives top AIMBE Honor
Gilda A. Barabino, Berg Professor and Dean of The City College of New York’s Grove School of Engineering, is the winner of the 2017 Pierre Galletti Award presented by the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering. AIMBE’s highest individual honor, it recognizes a member’s contributions to public awareness of medical and biological engineering, and to the promotion of the national interest in science, engineering and education. Read More...
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…