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Dr. Dawn Tilbury is the assistant director for the Directorate for Engineering (ENG) at the National Science Foundation (NSF). The ENG Directorate supports engineering research and education critical to the nation’s future and fosters innovations that benefit society.

Tilbury comes to NSF from the University of Michigan (U-M), where she is a professor of mechanical engineering and served as associate dean for research in the College of Engineering. As associate dean, Tilbury led the development of interdisciplinary research teams to advance both large- and small-scale projects.