MAE Advisory Board

MAE Advisory Board Members during their Spring 2017 visit.

Our Department Advisory Board (DAB) is composed of successful alumni, thought leaders, and tech pioneers from across academia, industry, and government.

The DAB was established in 2012 and advances our academic and research excellence by:

  • Advising on all aspects of department operations, including curricular advancement, research excellence, fiscal management, and global engagement. 
  • Strengthening relationships with our partners in academia, industry and government
  • Developing creative opportunities for experiential learning, faculty support, professional development, and excellence in diversity.  
  • Supporting our development of graduates capable of pioneering innovation and transformational leadership to find creative solutions to the most pressing challenges facing society.

Members of the board are appointed to four year terms, renewable once.

Department Advisory Board Members

Mr. Thomas Gerber, BS '00

Engineering Leader, New Product Development, Ingersoll Rand

Mr. Robert Harrison, BS ' 83

Advisory Board Chair;

Vice President of Engineering and Construction and Transmissions, Developers, Inc.

Dr. Daniel Inman

Department Chair of Aerospace Engineering, University of Michigan

Dr. Donald Leo, MS '92, PhD '94

Dean of the College of Engineering at University of Georgia

Mr. Carl Mende, BS '84

President/Owner DynaTech Control Solutions

Mr. Glenn Meyers, BS '84

Vice President Military at AAR Corp

Ms. Allison O'Connor, MS '88

Business Unit Operations Lead, Moog

Mr. James van Oss, BS '81, MS '83

Aerospace and Defense PLM Architect and Strategist at Moog Inc. Space and Defense Group and Aircraft Group

Andreas Polycarpou, BS '90, MS '92, PhD '94

Department Head and Chair in Mechanical Engineering, Texas A&M University

Mr. Timothy Sopko, BS '88

Vice President/General Manager Carleton Technologies Inc. dba Cobham Mission Systems

Mr. John Vanderhoef, BS '79

CEO of Mechanical Dynamics & Analysis

Dr. Lesley Weitz, BS '02

Principal Simulation Modeling Engineer, The MITRE Corporation