Mechanical Engineering Advisory Board

The purpose of the External Advisory Committee is to provide guidance on the many facets of mechanical engineering, including technology, education and training, employment, and outcomes assessment. In particular, the committee will meet each year in the fall and spring semesters to:

  • discuss current directions in ME and ME technology.
  • provide suggestions and guidance for new programs and course offerings.
  • address new methods for course and program delivery.
  • identify sources of potential employment for graduates.
  • provide assessment and feedback to the department on the level of quality of the graduates

The members of the External Advisory Committee are engineers from academia as well as industry and government agencies, and they normally serve a three-year term. Longer terms are allowed and are discussed on an individual basis.

Dr. Farshid M. Asl
Goldman Sachs
1 New York Plaza, 40th Floor
New York, NY 10004
Dr. Kon-Well Wang
Tim Manganello/BorgWarner Department Chair
Stephen P. Timoshenko Collegiate Professor
Department of Mechanical Engineering
University of Michigan
2236 G.G. Brown Building
2350 Hayward Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2125
Mrs. Coleen M. Burke-Finney
Director, Strategy Integration & Execution
Advanced Systems
The Boeing Company
5301 Bolsa Avenue
MC H017-D835
Huntington Beach, CA  92647-2099
Dr. Haim Bau
University of Pennsylvania
Dept. of Mechanical Engineering
and Applied Mechanics
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6315
Dr. Richard Coyle
Reliability Engineering
600-700 Mountain Avenue
Room 1E-247
Murray Hill, NJ 07974-0636
Mr. Thomas Cassin
Materials Sciences Corporation
135 Rock Road
Horsham, PA 19044
Mr. Vincent D’Imperio, P.E.
Air Products & Chemicals, Inc.
Mail Stop A6421
7201 Hamilton Blvd.
Allentown, PA 18195
Mr. Christos E. Dantos
Manager, Business Aircraft
UTC Aerospace Systems
1 Hamilton Road
Windsor Locks, CT 06096
Dr. Yogesh Jaluria
Rutgers, The State Univ. of New Jersey
98 Brett Road
Piscataway, NJ 08854-8058
Mr. Sudhakar Goverdhanam
Chief Executive Officer
PRIME Technology Group, Inc.
588 North Gulph Road, Suite 3B
King of Prussia, PA 19406
Dr. Stephen Mastro
Science Advisor
Machinery Research and Silencing Division
Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division
Ship Systems Engineering Station (US Navy)
5001 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19112
Mr. John Karpowicz
General Manager
Boehringer Laboratories, LLC
300 Thoms Drive
Phoenixville, PA  19460
Mr. Steven J. Spear
The Boeing Company
P.O. Box 16858 MC P23-15
Philadelphia, PA 18914
Dr. Bahgat Sammakia
SUNY at Binghamton
Director of the IEEC
Room EB-C4
Binghamton, NY 13901