MechE Department Advisory Council


The mission of the Department Advisory Council (DAC) is to help the department fulfill its academic goals and responsibilities. The DAC will provide valuable input and recommendations to the faculty on the mission, vision, outreach, development, research and curriculum of the department.

MechE Department Advisory Council Members

Aprille Ericsson, Ph.D.
New Business Lead, Instrument Systems and Technology Division (ISTD)
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

Martin E. Frederick
Corporate Director, Civil Space Programs
Northrop Grumman Corporation

Lateisha V. Hayes
Chassis Vehicle Systems Engineer – Launch Excellence
General Motors

Deborah Jackson
Deputy Director (Retired)
United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission

Mark Lausten
Technology Development Manager
United States Department of Energy

Timothy J. O’Hern, Ph.D.
Technical Member of Staff (Retired)
Sandia National Laboratories

Scott Alan Schmidt
Senior Director, Safety & Regulatory Affairs
Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, Inc.

Kesuith Smith, P.E.
KES Engineering, Inc.


Alumnus Dereje Agonafer Achieves Highest Professional Accolade

Fri, June 8, 2018

Mechanical Engineering Alumnus Dereje Agonafer has been elected as a National Academy of Inventors (NAI) Fellow. Read More >>

Associate Professor Gbadebo Moses Owolabi Named ASME Fellow

Thu, April 5, 2018

Mechanical Engineering Associate Professor and Graduate Program Director Gbadebo Moses Owolabi has been elected Fellow of ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers) at a remarkably early stage in his career, after nomination by Mechanical Engineering Department Chair Nadir Yilmaz. Read More >>


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