Andres Leonardo Carrano is the Dean of the School of Engineering and a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Fairfield University in Connecticut. He completed his undergraduate education at the Jesuit Universidad Catolica Andres Bello in Venezuela, and holds a Master’s degree from Johns Hopkins University, and a Master/PhD from North Carolina State University. He was awarded a Fulbright to University of Salento in Italy, a fellowship at NASA Marshal Space Flight Center, and has been a visiting faculty at universities in Japan and Turkey.