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Meet the Dean

Photo of Dean Zhengtao DengWelcome to the College of Engineering, Technology and Physical Sciences (CETPS) at Alabama A&M University! I am honored to serve as the Interim Dean of the College and am committed to provide the best education, research and training opportunity to our students. I look forward to seeing you on campus.

Dr. Deng earned his Ph.D. degree in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Tennessee. He started his academic career in 1992 at Alabama A&M University (AAMU) as a Research Assistant Professor in the School of Engineering and Technology. In 1997, he joined the inaugural Mechanical Engineering Program at AAMU, and is a current professor. In 2015, Dr. Deng became the Faculty Associate for Research and Scholarship in the CETPS. During his continuous career at AAMU, he has served as principal investigator on multiple externally-funded research grants and contracts. Dr. Deng’s honors include the AAMU Outstanding Teacher in 2013, the Outstanding Faculty of the Year in CETPS in 2013 and 2018, and the AAMU Outstanding Researcher in 2018. In August 2019, he was appointed to serve as the Interim Dean of the CETPS.