Roya Maboudian named Associate Dean of Undergraduate Affairs

July 2, 2024

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The College of Chemistry is pleased to announce the new Associate Dean of Undergraduate Affairs, Roya Maboudian. Since 1993, Roya has consistently exemplified excellence in research, teaching, and leadership.

Her research “aims to expand our understanding of materials, surfaces, and interfaces and to apply this knowledge to make advances in a number of technologically emerging and societally critical areas.” These endeavors have resulted in many publications as well as several patents.

Among many other notable accomplishments, Roya was honored as a Fellow of the American Vacuum Society in 2014, a Fellow at the Institute of Electrical Electronics Engineers in 2021, and won a departmental award for Excellence in Teaching.

In addition to her academic accomplishments, Roya brings a wealth of service and leadership experience into the role. She offers a long record of student mentorship and has been involved in several campus-wide and departmental committees including the Budget and Interdepartmental Relations Committee and the Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Honors, & Financial Aid.

Dean Douglas Clark calls Roya “an exceptional fit for this position” and is “confident our undergraduate students will thrive under her guidance and leadership.”

The college welcomes Roya into this new role with open arms and great anticipation for the ways she will continue to shape Berkeley’s legacy of excellence and service to undergraduates.