| United States|
| Gregory Fenves|
| President of the University of Texas at Austin (2015–)|
Cornell University, University of California, Berkeley
Gregory L. Fenves Wikipedia
Gregory L. Fenves is an American academic and administrator who has served as the twenty-ninth president of the University of Texas at Austin since June 3, 2015.
Fenves was educated at Cornell University where he received a bachelor's degree (B.S.) in engineering with distinction in 1979 and was a member of the Quill and Dagger society. He went on to earn a master's degree (M.S.E.) in 1980 and a Ph.D. in 1984 from the University of California, Berkeley.
He began his career as an assistant professor in the Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering at UT Austin from 1984 to 1987. He was on the faculty of UC Berkeley for more than 20 years and served as chair of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering from 2002 to 2007.
Prior to his role as executive vice president and provost of UT Austin from 2013 to 2015, he was appointed as the eighth dean of the Cockrell School of Engineering at UT Austin in 2008 and served in that capacity for five years. In 2015, He was selected as the 29th president of the university.
He is an internationally recognized structural engineer and has led the development of one of the most widely used open-source software platforms in the civil engineering profession. He was one of the pioneers in developing wireless sensor networks for assessing the structural health of buildings, bridges and infrastructure, and has focused his research on simulation of structures subjected to earthquakes. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering.
Fenves is Jewish and supports Jewish charitable organizations.