Debbie Chachra

Professor of Engineering at Olin College of Engineering

Debbie Chachra is a Professor of Engineering at Olin College of Engineering, an undergraduate institution which graduated its first class in 2006 and where she was one of the early faculty.  Her research interests include biological materials, design, infrastructure, and engineering education and the engineering student experience, with a focus on self-efficacy, persistence and migration, and gender. Prior to joining Olin College, she was a researcher at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology on an NSERC postdoctoral fellowship.  She received her undergraduate engineering degree, her master’s degree, and her doctorate from the University of Toronto.  In 2010, she received an NSF CAREER Award in support of her research on engineering education.