Faculty Profile: Xuemei May Cheng

Professor of Physics Xuemei May Cheng recently stepped into the role of dean of graduate studies.

An Integrated Approach

Effective integration of graduate programs with the College can support education for undergraduate students, provide learning and career opportunities for graduate students, and enhance Bryn Mawr’s tradition of academic excellence.

Bryn Up

This educational outreach program brings science to young people through visits to local middle schools, as well as the BRYN UP YouTube channel. We plan to engage more Bryn Mawr students and faculty, focusing on under-resourced youth.


Janet Monroe ’17 and I met weekly through the Empowering Learners Partnerships program. She taught me piano, and I showed her how to use Photoshop and WordPress. We performed a piano duet—Rondo Scherzando by Mozart—at the end of the semester.

Nano Magnetism

My research focuses on magnetic nanomaterials that could be useful for magnetic data storage and biomedical engineering.

Click here to read about the passing of the dean-ship baton.