Founding Dean




Janusz A. Kozinski

Founding Dean

Professor Janusz Kozinski is Founding Dean of the Lassonde School of Engineering.

As a globally trained academic leader, multidisciplinary researcher, creative thinker, arts enthusiast, entrepreneur and a speaker of five languages, Janusz embodies the traits of a Renaissance Engineer.

Vice Dean & Associate Dean




Professor Richard Hornsey

Vice Dean

Professor Richard Hornsey is the Vice Dean of the Lassonde School of Engineering.

The Vice Dean provides leadership and direction for the continuous development of Lassonde’s academic enterprise in three priority areas. In the first he is responsible for initiating and coordinating the development of innovative academic initiatives,

Department Chairs



Professor Jit Sharma

Chair, Department of Civil Engineering

Professor Jit Sharma is the inaugural Chair of Civil Engineering. He arrives at Lassonde School of Engineering with a wealth of engineering experience from around the world, having held academic appointments in India, Singapore, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.

Assistant Deans



Marisa Sterling

Assistant Dean, Inclusivity & Diversity

Lassonde set itself the 50:50 Challenge to become the first engineering school in Canada to achieve a 50:50 gender balance. 

The position of Assistant Dean, Inclusivity & Diversity, was established in 2015 to develop the long-term strategy to increase the presence of women, and other underrepresented