Edward Boqucz received both B.S. and Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from Lehigh University as well as an M.S. in heat transfer engineering from the University of London's Imperial College. Bogucz served as dean of Syracuse University's L.C. Smith College of Engineering and Computer Science from 1995 until 2003, when he was named the first executive director of the New York state-designated Center of Excellence in Environmental Systems (CoE-ES) at Syracuse University. The CoE-ES, a consortium of Syracuse University and 11 other universities and research institutions, conducts research to develop new technologies related to the quality of indoor environments and urban ecosystems. The technologies are commercialized by industrial partners and members of the New York Indoor Environmental Quality Center.
As engineering dean at Syracuse, Bogucz developed and implemented a strategic plan that led to the hiring of 19 faculty members, the merger of the department of electrical and computer engineering and the school of computer science, and the creation of new programs to improve retention of undergraduate students. During his tenure, sponsored research expenditures rose by 120 percent from 1997 to the present to exceed $12 million annually, while the graduation rate of engineering students increased by 23 percentage points to exceed the university-wide rate for the first time. Under Bogucz's leadership, the college also secured a $16-million award from New York State to establish a Strategically Targeted Academic Research (STAR) Center, a $2.5 million National Science Foundation (NSF) award for multidisciplinary systems assurance graduate education, and designation as a finalist in NSF's Engineering Research Center competition.
Birthplace: Paterson, NJ
Degree: BS, Ph.D. mechanical engineering
Graduation: 1978, 1984
Notable Achievement: Director of New York Center of Excellence in Environmental Systems at Syracuse University