Vice Provost for Graduate Studies and Dean of the Graduate Division (Spring 2015-present )

(510) 642-5472 | graddean@berkeley.edu

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Fiona Doyle obtained her bachelor’s degree from the University of Cambridge, and her master’s and doctorate in hydrometallurgy from Imperial College, University of London. She joined the faculty at UC Berkeley in 1983 and was appointed to the Donald H. McLaughlin Chair in Mineral Engineering in 1998.

She served as Chair of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering from 2002 to 2005, and Executive Associate Dean of the College of Engineering at Berkeley from 2005 to 2009 and 2011 to 2014. From 2009 to 2011 she was Vice Chair and Chair of the Berkeley Division of the Academic Senate. She was the program leader of the Singapore Berkeley Research Initiative on Sustainable Energy from 2013 to 2015. In January 2015 she was appointed as Dean of the Graduate Division, overseeing all of Berkeley’s graduate programs and 10,000+ graduate students.  In June 2017, to more accurately reflect the position’s scope of duties and array of responsibilities, her title was expanded to Vice Provost for Graduate Studies and Dean of the Graduate Division.

Professor Doyle’s research focuses on solution chemistry and electrochemistry in the processing and behavior of minerals, materials, wastes and effluents. The applications range in scale from the templated precipitation of nanoscaled structures, through energy storage, chemical mechanical planarization in the electronics industry to the remediation of contamination at abandoned and inactive mine sites. Professor Doyle has taught undergraduate and graduate courses relating to engineering chemistry, mineral engineering, surface and colloid properties of materials, solution processing of materials, corrosion, and electrochemistry. Her honors include membership in the National Academy of Engineering.

More about Fiona M. Doyle: Fiona Doyle CV (PDF)


Berkeley didn’t just show me doors that I didn’t know existed; it opened them up and helped me through them.

— Fiona M. Doyle

Interview by Sarah McClure


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