MechSE Alumni Board

MechSE Alumni Board, Spring 2019 meeting

OFFICERS:

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

Vice President: Patrick McAuliffe
Occupation: Vice President of Engineering, Werner Co.
Degrees: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, BSME 1987
Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, MSME 1996

CURRENT BOARD MEMBERS:

Term Expiring 2023:

Kira Barton
Occupation: Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan
Degrees: University of Colorado, BSME 2001
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, MSME 2006
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, PhDME 2010

Valeria Laguna
Occupation: Material Process Delivery Leader, Proctor & Gamble
Degrees: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, BSME 2013

Nicole Reifman
Occupation: Partner, McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP
Degrees: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, BSME 2003
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, JD 2006

Kendra Sharp
Occupation: Professor of Mechanical Engineering & Senior Advisor to the Provost for International Affairs, Oregon State University
Degrees: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, BSME 1993
University of Cambridge, MPhil 1994
University of California, Berkeley, MEng 1996
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, PhD TAM 2001

Kathryn Svoboda
Occupation: Product Engineer, Progress Rail, A Caterpillar Company
Degrees: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, BSME 2011

Melonee Wise
Occupation: CEO, Fetch Robotics
Degrees: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, BSME 2004
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, BS Physics Engineering 2004
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, MSME 2006

Term Expiring 2021:

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

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 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

Patrick McAuliffe
Occupation: Vice President of Engineering, Werner Co.
Degrees: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, BSME 1987
Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, MSME 1996

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

Michael 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

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

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

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

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

Jamal 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