The Advisory Board of the Department of Mechanical Engineering provides assistance in facilitating the highest quality of mechanical education at Michigan State. The Board reports to the Chair of Mechanical Engineering and makes appropriate recommendations.

The Board

  • Acts as an advisory group to the Department Chair on specific issues.
  • Advises the Department to ensure that educational, research and outreach programs stay attuned to the needs of Department stakeholders such as industry (private and public corporations), governmental bodies, academic institutions, non-profits and the community. 
  • Advises on the undergraduate and graduate curriculum of the Department.
  • Advises and assist the Department on ways to raise resources from Department stakeholders.
  • Serves as an advocate to represent the Department’s interests to Department stakeholders and to the Administration of the University.

The 2019-2020 Advisory Board

Joseph Colucci Executive Director GM R&D Retired Oberlin, OH
Dr. Laura Hudy GE Customer Applications    Schenectady, NY
Matthew M. Jorge  Marshall,Gerstein & Borun LLP       Chicago, IL
Adam Kotrba  Tenneco   Jackson, MI
Brad Kruchten Eastman Kodak Pittsford, NY
Marcia Lampela   Chicago, IL
Adam Nohel Unifrax LLC Sylvania, OH
Jeffrey F. (Jeff) Rhoads School of Mechanical Engineering Purdue University West Lafayette, IN
Dr. Tom Shih      School of Aeronautics and Astronautics Purdue University     West Lafayette, IN
Lisa Sparrow Utilities, Inc. Vacouver, Canada
Joseph Thorp Aramco Services                Houston, TX
Bobby Warren   Siemens         Charlotte, NC
Margaret White  GM North America Product Development           Warren, MI
Tom Wielenga Engineering Insight LLC Pinckney, MI