April 26, 2017 – Dr. Alfonso Ortega, QuantaCool’s Science & Engineering Advisor, the James R. Birle Professor of Energy Technology and the founding Associate Vice President for Research and Graduate Programs at Villanova University, will be appointed Dean of Santa Clara’s School of Engineering and John M. Sobrato Professor, effective Aug.1, 2017.  He will provide overall academic, administrative, and financial leadership for the School of Engineering, reporting directly to the University Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs.