Board of Advisors

The Board of Advisors comprises senior leaders from business, industry, government, and academia, active or retired, who represent the broad spectrum of regional, statewide, and national high-technology industries.

The board provides the chair of the department of mechanical engineering with an external perspective on the department’s programs and activities; identifies issues important to the success of these initiatives; provides guidance, counsel, consultation, and recommendations to the chair; reviews curricula for relevance and research for purpose and progress; and provides other assistance and support as required by the chair.

Jeff Buss

Mr.JeffBussPresident and Chief Executive Officer, Autodromo
Member, ME Board of Advisors

Taylor Cole

Mr.TaylorColeDeputy Chief Technology Officer, Naval Surface Warfare Center Corona
Member, ME Board of Advisors

Donald Dabdub

Dr.DonaldDabdubAssociate Dean, Division Undergraduate Education, UC Irvine - MAE Dept.
Member, ME Board of Advisors

John Dabiri

Dr.JohnDabiriProfessor, Stanford University
Member, ME Board of Advisors

Chris Dames

Dr.ChrisDamesVice-Chair of Graduate Studies and Associate Professor, UC Berkeley - Mechanical Engineering
Member, ME Board of Advisors

Jean-Pierre Delplanque

Dr.Jean-PierreDelplanqueProfessor, UC Davis
Member, ME Board of Advisors

Derek Dunn-Rankin

Dr.DerekDunn-RankinProfessor and Chair, UC Irvine - MAE Dept.
Member, ME Board of Advisors

Ehsan Esfahani

Dr.EhsanEsfahaniAssistant Professor, University of Buffalo
Member, ME Board of Advisors

Andrea Hodge

Dr.AndreaHodgeVice-Provost for Undergraduate Programs, USC

Mark Johnson

Mr.MarkJohnsonSr. Manager of Supply Chain and Operations Manager, Abbott
Member, ME Board of Advisors

Pierre Leroux

Mr.PierreLerouxCEO/President, Nanovea
Member, ME Board of Advisors

Thanh Nguyen

Mr.ThanhNguyenVice-President Engineering, Bourns, Inc.
Member, ME Board of Advisors

Stephanie O'Keeffe

Dr.StephanieO'KeeffeR&D Engineer, Liquidmetal Technologies
Member, ME Board of Advisors

Bart van Kooten

Mr.Bartvan KootenTechnology Engineering Director, Sorenson Engineering