Leonidas G. Bachas joined the University of Miami as dean of the College of Arts and Sciences in July 2010. Dean Bachas is a distinguished analytical and biological chemist who was formerly the Frank J. Derbyshire Professor of Chemistry at the University of Kentucky and chair of its Department of Chemistry. At UK, Dean Bachas was a prolific researcher in the fields of nanoscience, biofuel cells, microfabricated analytical systems, and tissue regeneration, serving as principal or co-principal investigator on more than 70 grants totaling $40 million in external funding. 

Dean Bachas is a passionate believer in the power of a liberal arts and sciences education and a tireless supporter of A&S students. Only a broad liberal arts education, he says, can produce the kind of creative and critical thinkers who can succeed in a global job market and help solve the world’s most challenging problems. Under Dean Bachas’s direction, the College of Arts & Sciences promises to be a community of richly diverse viewpoints, active interdisciplinary collaboration, and continual innovation. 

‌Dean’s Message - Fall 2017‌

Contact Dean Bachas

Dean Bachas loves to hear from current students, prospective students, and A&S alumni. Call the dean’s office at 305-284-4021 or email him directly at bachas@miami.edu