The External Advisory Committee (EAC) consists of industry and government professionals who hold responsible engineering positions in industry or government laboratories. One of the most useful functions of the advisory committee is to provide dialogue between students and practitioners of the profession. The committee structure provides a means for faculty to learn about technical, business, and philosophical trends taking place in industry. Similarly, the committee provides a format in which the department can inform industry about current thinking in academia. EAC meetings are held on campus twice each year.

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Dean Sharon Wood presents a Cockrell School update during an EAC meeting.

ASE/EM External Advisory Committee Directory

Associate
Stress Engineering Services, Inc.
Houston, TX
Jorge.Capeto@stress.com

Term: Spring 2016 – Fall 2018

Deputy Chief, GNC Autonomous Flight Systems Branch
NASA-Johnson Space Center
Houston, TX
chris.dsouza-1@nasa.gov

Term: Spring 2015 – Fall 2017

Founder and President
Emergent Space Technologies
Greenbelt, MD
george.davis@emergentspace.com

Term: Fall 2015 – Spring 2018

Chief Product Manager
National Instruments
Austin, TX
jeannie.falcon@ni.com

Term: Spring 2016 – Fall 2018

Aerospace Systems Analysis Dept.
Sandia National Laboratories
Albuquerque, NM
bhassan@sandia.gov

Term: Spring 2013 – Fall 2016

Project Manager
Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Project (6200)
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Pasadena, CA
Martin.D.Johnston@jpl.nasa.gov

Term: Fall 2015 – Spring 2018

Director of Engineering
NASA Ames Research Center
david.korsmeyer@nasa.gov

Term: Spring 2015 – Fall 2017

Timothy Ledbetter
Bell Helicopter Textron
Rotors Technical Lead
Fort Worth, TX
tledbetter@bh.com

Term: Fall 2016 – Spring 2019

Senior Vice President for Space Systems and Services
Vencore
pslockhart@cox.net

Term: Fall 2014 – Spring 2017

Launch Integration Lead Engineer
Millennium Engineering & Integration Company
Albuquerque, NM
jmarsh@meicompany.com

Term: Spring 2016 – Fall 2018

Manager, Integrated Operations
Labs & Tech Services, Lockheed Martin
Fort Worth, TX
mark.r.melanson@lmco.com

Term: Spring 2015 – Fall 2017

Research Director
Mechanical and Materials Sciences
Schlumberger
Cambridge, MA
sossia@slb.com

Term: Fall 2016 – Spring 2019

Chief Engineer
Embraer E-Jet Program for Triumph Aerostructures - Vought Aircraft Division
Arlington, TX
sreinke@triumphgroup.com

Term: Spring 2016 – Fall 2018

Chief Technical Officer
Firefly Space Systems
Cedar Park, TX
shey@fireflyspace.com

Term: Fall 2016 - Spring 2019

Emeritus EAC Member
Bellevue, WA
jshan89179@aol.com

Term: Emeritus

Emeritus EAC Member
Manager, Proliferation Detection R&D
Department 5753
Sandia National Laboratories
Albuquerque, NM
tachau@sandia.gov

Term: Emeritus, Fall 2002 – Present

Director for Systems Development
Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems
McKinney, TX
Scott.R.Wood@raytheon.com

Term: Fall 2015 – Spring 2018