Mary-Ann Mycek, Ph.D.
Associate Dean for Graduate & Professional Education 
Professor of Biomedical Engineering
College of Engineering
University of Michigan


Mary-Ann Mycek serves as the Associate Dean for Graduate & Professional Education in the College of Engineering at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

As Associate Dean, she is responsible for the education and welfare of over 3,600 Master’s and doctoral Michigan Engineering students enrolled in over 65 graduate degree programs. She is also responsible for preeminent online and professional education in the College of Engineering, which serves over 1,900 learners annually. One of Associate Dean Mycek’s goals is to create a graduate and professional educational experience that is among the finest in the world for Master’s, Ph.D., and lifelong engineering learners.

Associate Dean Mycek leads several strategic planning initiatives for the College of Engineering as part of Michigan Engineering 2020. These initiatives focus on topics such as transdisciplinary engineering education, advanced pedagogical tools, diversity, equity, and inclusion, as well as online and professional engineering education. Under her guidance, the College of Engineering recently launched Nexus to provide the College’s preeminent engineering education to lifelong learners around the globe.

Associate Dean Mycek is a Professor of Biomedical Engineering, as well as a member of the Applied Physics Graduate Program and the Comprehensive Cancer Center. She received her Ph.D. in Physics from U.C. Berkeley, where she specialized in condensed matter physics and ultrafast optical spectroscopy, before pursuing postdoctoral training in laser medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. Her translational research program in biomedical photonics involves using light for noninvasive tissue diagnostics.