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College of Engineering dean accepts new post at Colorado School of Mines

New Mexico State University College of Engineering Dean Steven P. Castillo has accepted the position of Provost and Executive Vice President of the Colorado School of Mines and will begin his appointment July 1.

Steven P. Castillo, dean of the College of Engineering, will be leaving New Mexico State University to become Provost and Executive Vice President of the Colorado School of Mines July 1.

Castillo received a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from NMSU and master's and doctoral degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois, Urbana, where he conducted research in electromagnetic analysis of high-speed digital circuits.

He joined the NMSU faculty in 1987 and was head of the university's Klipsch School of Electrical and Computer Engineering from 1998 until 2004 when he became dean of the College of Engineering. Castillo won the National Science Foundation Presidential Young Investigator award in 1991 and was named an NMSU Regents Professor in 2004. In 2008, Castillo was named one of the most important Hispanics in technology by Hispanic Engineer & Information Technology magazine.

His research has been in computational electromagnetics, electromagnetic interference and compatibility, radar-cross-section analysis and antenna design. He currently serves on the National Science Foundation Engineering Advisory Committee and on the Sandia National Laboratories Computational Sciences and Information review panel. He previously served on the National Science Foundation Advisory Committee for Cyberinfrastructure.