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.

Mr. Andrew Allen
Chief Executive Officer
Aerodyne Industries LLC
7001 North Atlantic Ave
Suite 200
Cape Canaveral, FL 32920‚Äč
Mr. Michael Gillin
Vice President, Central Design Engineering
Exelon Nuclear Partners, LLC
200 Exelon Way
Kennett Square, PA 19348
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
Mr. Sudhakar Goverdhanam
Chief Executive Officer
PRIME Technology Group, Inc.
588 North Gulph Road, Suite 3B
King of Prussia, PA 19406
Mr. Thomas Cassin
Materials Sciences Corporation
135 Rock Road
Horsham, PA 19044
Dr. Kristi L. Kiick
Professor and Deputy Dean of Engineering
University of Delaware
Materials Science & Engineering
201 Du Pont Hall
Newark, DE 19716-1501
Ms. Michelle Mondello DeCarlo
Associate, HVAC Department
Jaros, Baum & Bolles
80 Pine Street
New York, NY 10005
Dr. Michele Marcolongo
Department Head and Professor
Drexel University
College of Engineering
LeBow Engineering Center 344
3141 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Ms. Ashley Ferguson
Deputy Systems Engineering Manager
Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division, U.S.Navy
5001 S Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19112
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
Ms. JoAnn M. Garbin
Independent Board & Advisory Services
Philadelphia, PA
Mr. Patrick Smith
Global Machinery Manager
Air Products and Chemicals
Trexlertown, PA
Mr. Frank M. Genova
Convergent Energy + Power
Times Square Tower, Suite 3504
New York, NY 10036
Mr. Steven J. Spear
The Boeing Company
P.O. Box 16858 MC P23-15
Philadelphia, PA 18914
  Mr. Manny Torres
Chief, Advanced Concepts
Lockheed Martin
230 Mall Boulevard, Bldg. 100, Rm. 2432
King of Prussia, PA 19406