External Advisory Board Members

The External Advisory Board (EAB) of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering is a select group of representatives from industry, government agencies, academia and the profession who advise the department on academic issues, current trends and future directions in engineering.

2019-2020 External Advisory Board Members


Ryan Dirkx

EAB PRESIDENT (2018-2020) 

Dr. Ryan Dirkx
Vice President, Research and Development, Arkema Inc.

Dr. John A. "Jack" Coppola


Dr. John "Jack" A. Coppola
'69, '71g
Retired, Sr. Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Johns Manville International

John Creek


Dr. John Creek
Global Director, Health Disruptive Innovation, RB



Dr. Lucille A. Giannuzzi
President, EXpressLO LLC
 and Regional Sales Manager for TESCAN USA

Theresa Kotanchek


Dr. Theresa Kotanchek
'84, '87g, '91g
CEO, Evolved Analytics LLC

Robert Kumpf


Dr. Robert Kumpf
'84, '86g, '88g

Specialist Executive, Oil, Gas, and Chemicals, Deloitte Consulting LLP

Sam Mouck


Sam Mouck
Vice President of Supply Chain Solutions, Hot Shot Services, Inc.
Retired Manufacturing Engineering Manager, Intel Corporation



Dr. Dawne M. Moffatt-Fairbanks
'85, '89g
Director, Thermal & Materials Engineering, Manufacturing Technology & Engineering, Corning Incorporated

Sasha Perkins Schmitt


Sasha Perkins Schmitt
Butyl Technical Section Supervisor, ExxonMobil

Mike Petrucci


Mike Petrucci
'82, '85g

Semi-retired, Vice President Global Operations (Backbone), British Petroleum  

Titi Shodiya


Dr. Titilayo "Titi" Shodiya
Program Manager, National Voluntary Lab Accreditation Program (NVLAP) at The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) for Calibration Laboratories

Dr. David Simpson


Dr. David Simpson
'89, '91g, '93g
Polyethylene Products and Applications Development Manager,
ExxonMobil Chemical Company

Edward Sobota


Edward Sobota
President, TSI Titanium

Mary Strzelecki


Dr. Mary Strzelecki
'94, '99g
R&D Manager, AdvanSix

Ruth Ann Wood


Ruth Ann Wood
'87, '91g
Global Engineering Manager, Pall Corporation