Advisory Board

Advisory Board

Meet Our Advisory Board

The mission of the Advisory Board is to provide advice, assessment, and assistance to the Chair and the Faculty of the CHE Department on its programs, strategic plans, research, and outreach efforts. Visionary ideas of the Advisory Board will help position the Department to:

  • Maintain its chemical engineering technology excellence and leadership;
  • Continue to provide industry and academia with exceptional graduates; and
  • Conduct outstanding research essential to advancing the state of the art of the profession.

The Board consists of individuals who have a distinguished career in the chemical engineering profession. Board members are drawn from leaders in academia, industry, and national labs; several are CHE alumni.

  • Howard Stone, Board Chair -- Donald R. Dixon ’69 and Elizabeth W. Dixon Professor in Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering; Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ
  • Javier Guzman -- Heterogeneous Catalysis, Global Chemical Research; ExxonMobil Chemical Company, Spring, TX
  • Robert Kiss -- Director and Distinguished Engineer, Late Stage Cell Culture, Pharma Technical Development; Genentech, San Francisco, CA
  • Eric H. Klingenberg -- Material Science Program Lead; Mars Advanced Research Institute (MARI), Mars, Inc., Chicago, IL
  • Deborah Leckband -- Director, Bioengineering Graduate Program, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Department of Chemistry, Center for Biophysics and Computational Biology; University of Illinois, Urbana, IL
  • Chaz Lemmon -- Senior Advising Process Engineer, Rodeo Refinery; Phillips 66, Rodeo, CA
  • Cynthia Murphy-Ortega -- Portfolio Manager, University Affairs, Corporate Human Resources; Chevron Corporation, Richmond, CA
  • Scott Owens -- CEO; Chemtrusion, Inc., Houston, TX
  • Ravi Ponangi -- Director, Process Technology Development; E&J Gallo Winery, Modesto, CA
  • Daniel Schwartz -- Boeing-Sutter Professor of Chemical Engineering; Director, Clean Energy Institute; Adjunct Professor of Materials Science & Engineering; University of Washington, Seattle, WA
  • Shankar Sundaram -- Director, Quantitative Systems Biotechnology; Lawrence Livermore National Lab, Livermore, CA
  • John Wasson -- President and COO; ICF International, Fairfax, VA