George Bugliarello, Chancellor and former president (1973-1994) of Polytechnic University, is an engineer and educator with a broad background ranging from fluid mechanics to computer languages, biomedical engineering and science policy. He holds a Doctor of Science degree in engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and was awarded honorary degrees from Carnegie-Mellon University, the University of Trieste, the Milwaukee School of Engineering, the Illinois Institute of Technology, Pace University, and Trinity College. He has been honored by the Engineering News-Record as one of "Those Who Made Marks" in the construction industry in recognition of the creation of Metrotech, the nation's largest urban university-industry park, and in 1994 was awarded the New York City Mayor's Award for Excellence in Science and Technology.

Prior to Polytechnic University, Dr.Bugliarello was Dean of Engineering at the University of Illinois in Chicago, and earlier, Chairman of the Graduate Biotechnology Program and Professor of Biotechnology and Civil Engineering at Carnegie-Mellon University.

He has been chairman of the Board of Science and Technology for International Development (BOSTID) of the National Research Council and, earlier, chairman of BOSTID's Advisory Committee for Technological Innovation. He has served as chairman of the National Medal of Technology Nomination Evaluation Committee. He is past chairman of the National Science Foundation's Advisory Committee for Science and Engineering Education, and has chaired or participated in a number of other NAS and NSF committees, as well as committees of the National Institutes of Health. He has chaired the Advisory Panel for Technology Transfer to the Middle East of the Office of Technology Assessment, and also the Committee on Science, Engineering and Public Policy (COSEPP) of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He has served as chair of the Board on Infrastructure and the Constructed Environment of the National Research Council, and of the National Academies Megacities project for the Habitat II conference, and has been a member of the Board on Engineering Education, the National Committee on Science Education Standards and Assessment, the U.S.-Japan Joint Task Force on Engineering Education of the National Research Council, and the NAE Technology Education Standards Committee. He is a member of the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Engineering Advisory Committee, of the University of Chicago Review Committee for the Decision and Information Sciences Division at Argonne National Laboratory, and a member of the Foundation for the Future Board of Advisors. He has served as chair of the National Research Council‚s Committee on Alternative Technologies to Replace Anti-Personnel Landmines and is chair of the National Academies steering committee on the Megacities.

His international experience includes consultantships abroad for OECD as reviewer of the science policy of several countries, and for UNESCO, assignments as specialist for the U.S. Department of State in Venezuela and Central Africa, the holding of a NATO Senior Faculty Fellowship at the Technical University of Berlin, membership on the U.S.-Egypt Joint Consultative Committee of the National Academy of Sciences, and membership on the Scientific Committee of the Summer School on Environmental Dynamics in Venice. He has been the U.S. member of the Science for Stability Steering Committee, and of the Science for Peace Steering Committee, of the Scientific Affairs Division of NATO.

He has served on the Visiting Committees for Civil Engineering and for Electrical Engineering of MIT, on the Board of Overseers of the College of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Pennsylvania, and on the Advisory Board of the School of Engineering at Duke University.

He is past president of Sigma Xi (the Scientific Research Society), of the Association of Independent Technological Universities and past president and honorary lifetime member of the National Association for Science, Technology and Society (NASTS). He was appointed SigmaXi Distinguished Lecturer, 1996-98.

He is founder and co-editor of Technology In Society- An International Journal, Interim Editor-in-Chief of The Bridge (the quarterly publication of the National Academy of Engineering), serves on the Editorial Advisory Board of Computer-Aided Civil and Infrastructure Engineering, has authored about three hundred professional papers, and is the author, co-author or editor of numerous books.

He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, and of the Council on Foreign Relations, a foreign member of the Venetian Institute of Sciences, Arts and Letters, an honorary member of the Italian Society for the Advancement of Science, and a Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the New York Academy of Medicine, and the New York Academy of Sciences, and a Founding Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering. He served from 1975 to 2001 on the Executive Committee of Analytic Services, Inc. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Lord Corporation, the Jura Corporation, COMTECH, Symbol Technologies, Inc., the SigmaXi, and the Lord Foundation of North Carolina, The Megacities Project, Inc., the Brooklyn Philharmonic, and a consulting director of KeySpan Energy. He is a Trustee of the Teagle Foundation, the William R. Kenan, Jr. Institute for Engineering, Technology & Science in North Carolina, and of The Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans.