Dr. David Ma Announced as Dean of the College of Engineering

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi announces Dr. David Ma as the inaugural dean of the newly formed College of Engineering. Dr. Ma has spent approximately 17 years at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, including 5 years as an Associate Dean.  

Prior to entering academia, Dr. Ma worked as a structural engineer. He studied mechanical, electrical, and computer engineering throughout his graduate work, and he has taught in the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa’s Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering since 2005. Dr. Ma’s research interests include blue energy, self-powered sensing, bio-inspired design, smart sensing and actuation systems, sustainable and resilient infrastructure, and swarm intelligence.

Dr. Ma completed a PhD in Mechanical Engineering and a Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering at University of California, Santa Barbara, a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering at University of Science and Technology, Beijing, and an undergraduate degree at Shanghai Jiao Tong University.

According to Dr. Clarenda Phillips, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, “I am excited to welcome Dr. Ma to TAMU-CC. He has a steadfast commitment to excellence in teaching and mentoring, the discovery of new knowledge and innovation, and developing partnerships to support faculty and students. Under Dr. Ma’s leadership, I am confident the College of Engineering will demonstrate our unparalleled commitment to student success while supporting faculty and student research. I look forward to what TAMU-CC’s College of Engineering will achieve under his leadership.”

Please join us in welcoming Dr. Ma as Dean of the College of Engineering. He can be reached at david.ma@tamucc.edu.