Boston University (BU) Biomedical Engineering Department Chairman Kenneth Lutchen has been selected as the new dean of the College of Engineering. Solomon Eisenberg, a professor of biomedical engineering, has served as ad interim dean since last fall.Lutchen joined the university's faculty in 1984 and became department chair in 1998. He has developed a significant list of accomplishments during his tenure at the college, most recently helping the biomedical engineering department obtain a $2.9 million Translational Partnership Award from the Coulter Foundation, designed to help bridge the gap between biomedical engineering and patient care. Lutchen earned a doctorate in biomedical engineering at Case Western Reserve University and worked at MIT's Lincoln Laboratory before coming to BU. An expert in pulmonary physiology, he has written 100 peer-reviewed journal articles and has advanced methods for probing the structure-function relations governing lung disease. He has received both the college's Professor of the Year Award and the Biomedical Engineering Professor of the Year Award.