HOME/Industrial Advisory Board (IAB)
Our external advisory comprises leaders from aerospace and related industries and government labs. They meet with department faculty and students on a regular basis.
Dr. Kevin Michaels (Committee Chair) Vice President ICF SH&E
Ms. Karen Albrecht Certified Career/Personal Development Coach & Motivational Speaker
Dr. Mauro Atalla Vice President, Engineering & Technology, Sensors & Integrated Systems, United Technologies
Mr. Richard Auhll Chairman, BoD Surgical Eye Expeditions
Dr. Siva S. Banda Chief Scientist, Air Systems Directorate Air Force Research Laboratory (Liaison)
Ms. Aisha Bowe Founder & CEO, Stemboard
Mr. Corey G. Brooker Staff Systems Engineer, Systems Analysis IntegrationHuman Space Flight – Project Orion
Mr. Jim B. DeBoer Senior Principal Systems Engineer, Aerodynamics Department, GNC Center
Mr. Kiko Dontchev Sr. Manager, Dragon Ground and Launch Operations
Ms. Jennifer Duke Director, Aerodynamics, Pratt & Whitney
Ms. Kathryn Elliott Chief of Performance & Aerothermal Systems – Indianapolis, Rolls-Royce Corporation, MC-S2-03
Mr. Joseph Ensor Vice President and General Manager, Northrop Grumman Corporation
Ms. Debra Facktor Head of U.S. Space Systems, Airbus U.S. Space & Defense, Inc.
Dr. Marc Fischer Senior Vice President Flight Physics, Airbus S.A.S.
Mr. Jeff Hamstra Senior Fellow, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company
Dr. Naveed Hussain Vice President, Aeromechanics TechnologyBoeing Research & Technology
Ms. Trudy F. Kortes Chief, Human Exploration & Space Operations Division, NASA
Mr. Eric Krieg Design Fellow Discipline Lead, Product Lifecycle Management Chief Architect Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne
Mr. Ben Marchionna Director of Global Operations, Skyspecs
Dr. Kevin Michaels Managing Director, Aerodynamic Advisory
Mr. Juan Carlos Ortiz Senior VP Business Development Aernnova Engineering US, Inc.
Dr. Dan Patt CEO, Vecna Robotics and Senior Fellow, Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments
Dr. Joe Rakow Principal Engineer and Director of Mechanical Engineering, Exponent, Inc.
Dr. Khaled W. Shahwan, Innovation & Advanced Development Engineering (ADE), Chrysler Technology Center,
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA US LLC)
Ms. Tia Sutton Engineer, Truck and Engine Manufacturing Association
Mr. William Welsh Dynamics Technical Fellow, Sikorsky, A Lockheed Martin Company
Mr. Paul R. Adams President Pratt & Whitney
Mr. Mark Anderson Former Boeing Executive
Mr. John LaFond AC Comm. Co-Chair & Dir Ford/UM Prog
Mr. Robert Meyerson Blue Origin
Mr. George Nicols Principal Engineer, Automated Driving Systems, Toyota Motor North America, Research & Development
Dr. Kenneth M. Rosen, PhD NAE Principal Partner Aero-Science Technology Associates, LLC
Mr. Sri Srinath Product Segment Manager – Surface Material Handling Products, Caterpillar, Inc.
Dr. Ashley Verhoff Aerospace Engineer, Blue Origin
Mr. S. Pete Worden Center Director NASA Ames Research Center (Liaison)