MechSE Alumni Board

MechSE Alumni Board, Spring 2018 meeting

OFFICERS:

President: Marina Tharyil
Occupation: Smart Mobility Analytics Product Development, Ford Motor Company
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

Vice President: David Wright
Occupation: Owner & Senior VP in Nuclear Power Technology Group, Sargent & Lundy, LLC
Degrees: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, BSME 1982
 

CURRENT BOARD MEMBERS:

2015-2019 Term:

Heidi Larsen
Occupation: Managing Partner, Alliance Accelerators
Degrees: University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, BSME 1981

Madison Whitt
Occupation: Manufacturing Engineer, SpaceX
Degrees: University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, BSME 2013

Larry Ziemba
Occupation: Executive Vice President of Refining, Projects Development and Procurement, Phillips 66
Degrees: University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, BSME 1977

2014-2018 Term:

Krishna Jonnalagadda
Occupation: Group Vice President, Stategic Planning and Marketing, Eaton Aerospace Group
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: Dean and Professor, College of Engineering, North Dakota 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: Engineering Director, Astro Technology
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-See
Occupation: Vice President of Global Sales, Rockwell Automation
Degrees: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, BSME 1984

Marina Tharayil
Occupation: Smart Mobility Analytics Product Development, Ford Motor Company
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: Technology 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: General Manager of North America, Yimian Data
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, Shook Hardy & Bacon
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: Divison Leader, Explosive Science and Shock Physics, 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

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

Patrick M. McAuliffe
Occupation: VP Product Development, Chevron
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

David M. Wright
Occupation: Owner & Senior VP in Nuclear Power Technology Group, Sargent & Lundy, LLC
Degrees: 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