E. Dianne Rekow

Outstanding Achievement Award Recipient

School of Dentistry, October 15, 2015

E. Dianne Rekow, dean, Dental Institute, Kings College, London, is a six-time graduate of the University of Minnesota. She holds bachelor’s degrees in physics/mathematics and mechanical engineering, a master’s degree in mechanical engineering, a doctor of dental surgery degree, a specialty certificate in orthodontics, and a Ph.D. in biomedical engineering. Rekow is an international authority on the performance of new materials and products for use in aesthetic and restorative dentistry, and an early pioneer in digital dentistry and CAD/CAM technology. She is the first American named to lead a major dental school in Europe and the first woman to serve as dean of the Dental Institute at Kings College in London. Rekow taught in both mechanical engineering and orthodontics at the University of Minnesota from 1978-1990. She has held academic positions at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and at the University of Maryland. She then moved to New York where she served as senior vice provost of engineering and technology and provost of the Polytechnic Institute. Prior to attending dental school, she worked for 11 years in industry. Rekow is the past president of the International Association of Dental Research and the American Association of Dental Research. She is the holder of six patents and the founder of Digital Dental Systems, Inc. An accomplished researcher, she has published more than 100 articles in peer-reviewed journals and has given numerous presentations at the national and international levels.

Biographies are as-of time of award presentation.