Industrial Advisory Board

Working closely with the Mechanical Engineering Department, the Industrial Advisory Board (IAB) helps maintain the excellence of our undergraduate and graduate programs and encourages the Department to continue improving its broad, rigorous, 'hands-on' approach to engineering education. The IAB meets every two years to provide invaluable feedback on our current operations and future plans.

Board Objectives

The IAB provides advice to the department on a broad range of topics and, in particular,

  • helps keep the Department up-to-date on current and future needs of graduates,
  • assists the Department in developing and implementing its goals,
  • links students and scholars to industry and government representatives,
  • facilitates communication between industry leaders and Department, and
  • promotes the needs of Gauchos in seeking public and private support.

We extend a heartfelt thank-you from the Department to all of our members and participants.

Industrial Advisory Board Members, 2016-2017

Casey Hare, CEO and Founder, Angstrom Designs

Robert Leedom, Manager, Structural Design, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems

Dave Messner, Vice President & General Manager, Solar Arrays & Deployables, Space Components Division, Orbital ATK

Farhad Mirbod, Senior Manager, Mechanical Engineering, Thermal & Structural Analysis, Materials; Interim Manager of Packaging, SONOS

Mehran Mobrem, Technical Fellow, Astro Aerospace, Northop Grumman Aerospace Systems

Stephen Nueshul, President & CEO, Image Capture Review Company (ICRCO)

Judith Peach, General Manager, Launch and Satellite Control Division, The Aerospace Corporation

Marcel Tremblay, Director of Mechanical Engineering, FLIR Systems

Yulun Wang, CEO, InTouch Health

Roseanne Welcher, Senior Director, Quality Assurance, Regulatory and Clinical Affairs, Dako North America

Faculty & Staff Participants to the IAB Meeting, June 3, 2016

Prof. Francesco Bullo, Department Chair

Prof. Frederic Gibou, Department Vice Chair and Director of the Graduate Program

Prof. Brad Paden, Director of the Undergraduate Program

Prof. Jeff Moehlis, ABET Accreditation Organizer

Mr. Dave Bothman, Principle Development Engineer

Mr. Stephen Laguette, Academic Coordinator/Capstone Program Coordinator

Dr. Tyler Susko, Lecturer PSOE

Shawnee Oren, Assistant to the Chair

Katelynn Ellison, Undergraduate Advisor

Laura Reynolds, Graduate Advisor