Daniel Castro-Lacouture, a professor and administrator at Georgia Institute of Technology, will become the new dean of the Purdue Polytechnic Institute on June 1.
Castro-Lacouture earned his PhD in civil engineering from Purdue in 2003 and served as a teaching assistant in the Division of Construction Engineering and Management and a staff resident at Hillenbrand Hall. His research centers on the feasibility of multi-scale applications of digital technologies for preconstruction and construction processes.
“The current situation and outlook of the Polytechnic Institute, featuring talented and caring people, state-of-the-art facilities, and an inspiring mission, convinced me that it was the right time to become the next dean,” Castro-Lacouture said. “I am truly grateful for this opportunity, as I could not wish for a better return to Purdue to build upon fond memories of a great education and an exceptional sense of community.”
Carrie Berger, executive associate dean for research and strategic initiatives, will continue to serve as interim dean until May 31.