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) President AeroDynamic Advisory
Ms. Karen Albrecht Retired Lockheed Martin, Certified Career/Personal Development Coach & Motivational Speaker
Dr. Mauro Atalla SVP, Engineering & Technology, UTC Aerospace Systems
Mr. Richard Auhll Chairman, BoD Surgical Eye Expeditions
Ms. Aisha Bowe Founder & CEO, Stemboard
Mr. Corey G. Brooker Staff Systems Engineer—Systems Analysis Integration, Human Space Flight—Project Orion
Mr. Jim B. DeBoer Senior Principal Systems Engineer, Raytheon, 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
Ms. Debra Facktor Head of AIRBUS 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
Mr. Michael G. Hess Operations Integration Manager, Commercial Crew Program, NASA
Ms. Trudy F. Kortes Program Executive, Space Technology Mission Directorate, NASA Headquarters
Mr. Eric Krieg AR1 Deputy Chief Engineer and Turbomachinery Team Lead, Product Lifecycle Management Chief Architect, Aerojet Rocketdyne
Dr. Artie A. Mabbett Vice President & Deputy Director, Leidos Innovations Center (LInC)
Mr. Ben Marchionna Director of Technology & Innovation, Electra.aero
Mr. Stephen McGillivary Director, Structures Technology, Boeing Research & Technology
Mr. Juan Carlos Ortiz Senior VP Business Development, Aernnova
Dr. Dan Patt CEO—Vecna Robotics, Senior Fellow—Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments
Dr. Joe Rakow Principal Engineer and Director of Mechanical Engineering, Exponent, Inc.
Dr. Khaled W. Shahwan Sr. Technology Leader—Composites, Core Methods & Strategies (BCI), Stellantis
Ms. Tia Sutton Engineer, Truck and Engine Manufacturing Association (TEMA)
Mr. Raenaurd Turpin Chief Engineer, Commercial Satellites, The Boeing Company
Mr. William Welsh Dynamics Technical Fellow, Sikorsky, A Lockheed Martin Company
Mr. Paul R. Adams President Pratt & Whitney
Mr. Mark Anderson Former Boeing Executive
Dr. Siva S. Banda Chief Scientist, Air Systems Directorate Air Force Research Laboratory
Dr. Joseph Ensor Northrup Grumman Corporation
Dr. Naveed Hussain Boeing Research & Technology
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
Dr. Sri Srinath Product Segment Manager—Mining Products Division, Caterpillar, Inc.
Dr. Ashley Verhoff Aerospace Engineer, Blue Origin
Mr. S. Pete Worden Center Director NASA Ames Research Center