MechSE Alumni Board

OFFICERS:

President: Thomas Donovan
Occupation: Partner, Barnes & Thornburg LLP
Degrees: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, BSME 1982

Vice President: Marina Tharayil
Occupation: Research Competency Manager and Program Manager, Xerox Research Center
Degrees: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, BSME 1999
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, MSME 2001
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, PHD ME 2005

CURRENT BOARD MEMBERS:

2014-2018 Term:

Krishna Jonnalagadda
Occupation: GM, Lifecycle Growth, GE Aviation
Degrees: Banara Hindu University, B. Tech Mechanical Engineering 1991
University of Kentucky, MS Engineering Mechanics 1993
University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, PhD TAM 1997
Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management, MBA 2003

Zachary M. Kaplan
Occupation: Founder and CEO, Inventables
Degrees: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, BSME 2001

Michael Kessler
Occupation: Professor and Director of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, Washington State University
Degrees: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, MS TAM 1998
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, PhD TAM 2002

Robert M. Kipp
Occupation: Senior Technologist, Single Buoy Moorings
Degrees: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, BSME 1973
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, MS TAM 1975
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, PhD TAM 1978

Thomas McCarthy
Occupation: Chief Engineer of Research and Advanced Powertrain Engineering, Ford Motor Company
Degrees: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, BSME 1987
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, MSME 1989
University of Michigan, MBA

Sue Shimoyama
Occupation: Vice President of Global Sales, Rockwell Automation
Degrees: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, BSME 1984

Marina Tharayil
Occupation: Research Competency Manager and Program Manager, Xerox Research Center
Degrees: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, BSME 1999
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, MSME 2001
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, PhD ME 2005

Mark Woodmansee
Occupation: Technical Director, Halliburton Energy Services
Degrees: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, BSME 1994
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, MSME 1997
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, PhD ME 1999

Jamal S. Yagoobi
Occupation: George I. Alden Professor and Head, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Degrees: Sharif University of Technology at Tehran, Iran, BEME 1978
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, MSME 1981
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, PhD ME 1984

Rong Zhang
Occupation: Strategic Marketing Manager, Deere & Company
Degrees: Tsinghua University, BSME 1996
Tsinghua University, MSME 1998
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, PhD ME 2002

2013-2017 Term:

Hugh A. Abrams
Occupation: Partner, Sidley Austin
Degrees: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, BSME 1981
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, JD 1984

Brian W. Beaird
Occupation: Principal, Beaird Group
Degree: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, BSME 1978

Eric N. Brown
Occupation: Group Leader P-23 Neutron Science and Technology, Los Alamos National Laboratory
Degrees: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, BSME 1998
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, MS TAM 2001
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, PhD TAM 2003

Walter E. Lohmanna
Occupation: Former Manager, Champaign Simulation Center, Caterpillar Inc.
Degrees: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, BSEM 1973
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, MS TAM 1974

Patrick M. McAuliffe
Occupation: Director of Manufacturing Engineering, Skil Power Tools North America, Robert Bosch Tool Corporation
Degrees: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, BSME 1987
Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, MSME 1996

Michael R. Mitchell
Occupation: Owner, Mechanics and Materials Consulting
Degrees: Lawrence Technological University, BSME 1963
Wayne State University, MS Metallurgical Engineering 1969
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, PhD TAM 1976

Karen A. Thole
Occupation: Department Head, Mechanical & Nuclear Engineering, Penn State University
Degrees: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, BSME 1982
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, MSME 1984
University of Texas at Austin, PhD 1992

Raymond Viskanta
Occupation: Professor Emeritus, School of Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University
Degrees: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, BSME 1955
Purdue University, MSME 1956
Purdue University, PhD ME 1960

David M. Wright
Occupation: Senior Vice President, Sargent & Lundy
Degree: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, BSME 1982

2012-2016 Term:

Robert E. Miller
Occupation: Professor Emeritus, Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Degrees: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, BSAE 1954
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, MS TAM 1955
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, PhD TAM 1959

Maureen J. Murray
Occupation: Engineering Manager, Navistar Inc
Degrees: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, BSEM 1982
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, MS TAM 1984