- Michael Dennin
Michael earned his A. B. from Princeton University, and his M.A. and Ph.D. (1995) from the University of California, Santa Barbara. He held a postdoctoral position at the University of California, Los Angeles. He is an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow and a Research Corporation Cottrell Scholar. His main research interest is systems that exhibit emergent properties. These include the behaviour of complex fluids, such as foam and sand, as well as the complex dynamics of biological systems. Michael is well-known for popularising science for the public. He has appeared on a number of television programmes, including Spider-man Tech, Batman Tech, Star Wars Tech, and Ancient Aliens. As Dean of the Division of Undergraduate Education and Vice Provost of Teaching and Learning at UC Irvine, Michael is dedicated to enhancing the undergraduate experience.