Starting July 1, 2017, Professor Kessler will be the next dean of the College of Engineering at North Dakota State University.  He is thrilled with the opportunity to lead the largest college at this growing land-grant research university, and he is excited to join NDSU and the Fargo-Moorhead community.  At the same time, he will miss WSU, Pullman, and the Cougar family.  Most of his research team will remain at WSU while they finish up their PhD theses and research projects.  In addition, Dr. Kessler plans to continue in his role as the co-director of the NSF Center for Bioplastics and Biocomposites. Go Bison! and Go Cougs!