The University of Massachusetts Amherst
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First department heads designated

1947 to 1952

Merit P. White was the first department head of Civil Engineering (1947). In 1948, Robert R. Brown became the first department head of Electrical Engineering. Maurice E. Bates was the first department head of Mechanical Engineering (1947). The first head of the Chemical Engineering Department was E. Ernest Lindsey (1952). Industrial Engineering separated from the Mechanical Engineering Department in 1966 to become its own department, led by Richard W. Trueswell, the first department head.