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Advisory Boards

Each of the department's programs have an external advisory board that meets twice a year to discuss important issues facing the department. Faculty are welcome to attend.  

Each of the Advisory Boards also include the following members of Ohio State's Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering:
  • Vish Subramaniam - Department Chair
  • Debbie Schroeder - Director of Development

Mechanical Engineering External Advisory Board

  • Daniel E. Kimmet [Chair], Retired - VP of Operations, Mobile Hydraulics/Aeroquip, Eaton Corporation, University of Pennsylvania
  • Dr. Donald J. Campbell , Retired - Former Director, Glenn Research Center, NASA
  • Dr. Kenneth R. Diller - Professor and Chair, Department of Biomedical Engineering, The University of Texas, Austin
  • Dr. Lynn Faulkner - Chief Engineer, Engineering Division, VTX Technology
  • Rich Granger - Equipment Development & Mechanical Systems, Battelle
  • Pete Miller, Retired - VP Business Development , United Technologies/Allied Signal/Honeywell
  • Dr. Donald Paul, Retired - Chief Scientist, Air Force Research Lab, AFRL/RB
  • Rick Renwick - Chief Engineer, North American Diesel, Gas/Diesel Component Engineering, Ford Motor Company
  • W. Scott Schaefer, Retired - Sr. Staff Engineer, Aircraft Group, MOOG Inc.
  • Dr. Ed Ungar - President, Taratec Corp.
  • Thomas Ward - President, Ward Engineering, Inc.
  • S.V. Sreenivasan - Professor, Departments of Mechanical Engineering and Electrical & Computer Engineering, University of Texas at Austin
  • Basam Homsi - President & CEO, Autotool, Inc.

Nuclear Engineering External Advisory Board

  • Ted Quinn [Chair] - ANS Past President, President, Technology Resources
  • Dave Amerine, Retired - President, Nuclear Fuel Services
  • Dr. Steven Arndt - Senior Technical Advisor, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
  • Jeff Benjamin - Senior Vice President, Nuclear Power Plants
  • Mr. David Doll, Retired - General Atomics
  • Dr. H. Lee Dodds - IBM Professor and Head - Emeritus, Nuclear Engineering Department, University of Tennessee
  • Jim Ellis - Director of Recovery, Perry Nuclear Power Plant
  • Gregory C. Ficke
  • Tom Foley - President/CEO, Altran Solutions
  • Joel P. Gebbie - Site Vice President, Indiana Michigan Power Cook Nuclear Plant
  • Bruce P. Hallbert - Director, Nuclear Safety and Regulatory Research, INL
  • Dr. David E. Holcomb - Reactor and Nuclear Systems Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  • Theron Marshall - Senior Engineer, GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy
  • Michael W. Rencheck - President and CEO, AREVA, Inc.
  • Clayton Scott - Chief Nuclear Officer, Invensys Operations Management
  • Dr. James Stubbins - Chair, Department of Nuclear Engineering, University of Illinois
  • Paul Tobin - Executive Vice President, Nuclear Engineering Services, Rolls Royce
  • Mr. Steve Chenglis - Executive Director, Nuclear Member & Technical Services, Electric Power Research Institute
  • Dr. Richard S. Denning - Professor of Nuclear Engineering (retired), The Ohio State University
  • Mr. Thomas Fink - General Manager, Nuclear Safety Division, SCHOTT AG, BU Electronic Packaging
  • Ronald M. Gilgenbach, Ph. D. - Chair and Chihiro Kikuchi Collegiate Professor, Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences Dept., University of Michigan
  • Farzad Rahnema, Ph.D - Georgia Power Company Distinguished Professor and Chair, Nuclear & Radiological Engineering and Medical Physics Programs, George W. Woodruff School, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Mike Thompson - Chief Nuclear Officer, Fluke Biomedical
  • Martin Parece - Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, N.A. AREVA, Inc.

The Nuclear Engineering Advisory Board also includes the following member of the Ohio State Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering: Tunc Aldemir, Associate Chair

Aerospace Engineering External Advisory Board

  • Doug Ball [Chair] - Chief Engineer, AeroDynamics and Commercial Airplanes , The Boeing Company 
  • Lisa McCauley - Vice President and General  Manager for National Security Global Operations, Battelle
  • Phil Combs, Retired - President, Belcan Corp.
  • Dr. Richard B. Rivir - ST,  Chief Scientist, Propulsion Directorate, Air Force Research Labortory, AFRL/RZ
  • Michael Heil - President and Chief Executive Officer, Ohio Aerospace Insititute
  • Jim Hileman - Chief Scientific and Technical Advisor for Environment, Office of Environment and Energy, Federal Aviation Admin.
  • Robert Bianco, PhD - FASM Chief Engineer of the Materials and Simulation Technical Center, UTC Aerospace Systems
  • Ken Davidian - Director of Research of Commercial Space Transportation, FAA
  • Abdollah Khodadoust - Head, Aerodynamics and Research Technology, Boeing Research and Technology
  • Marty Ingham - Senior Manager of Aero Stability and Control,The Boeing Company
  • Dr. Ravinder Chona - Director of Structural Sciences Center, AFRL/RQ
  • Tim Stone - Section Manager of Thermal Systems Design, GE Aviation
  • Tom Shih - Professor and Head of the School of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Purdue University
  • Larry D. Knauer - President, Hyperbaric Steam Sterling Engine Inc.