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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.

CEO and Founder
Capella Spacepayam@capellaspace.com

Term: Spring 2021 – Fall 2023

Vice President of Aerospace Technology in Technology & Global Engineering
Raytheon Technologies
Juan.deBedout@rtx.com

Term: Spring 2021 – Fall 2023

Branch Chief, GNC Autonomous Flight Systems
NASA Johnson Space Center
jack.brazzel@nasa.gov

Term: Spring 2018 - Fall 2021

Bell Textron
Achavez@bellflight.com

Term: Fall 2019 – Spring 2022

Vice President, Research and Development
Intuitive Machines
tcrain@intuitivemachines.com

Term: Spring 2021 – Fall 2023

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

Term: Spring 2021 – Fall 2023

Executive Vice President and Chief Growth Officer
ddeans@meicompany.com
www.axientcorp.com
QuantiTech dba Axient

Term: Spring 2019 – Fall 2021

Autonomous Systems Technology Lead
Air Force Research Laboratory
Kirtland AFB, NM
richard.erwin@us.af.mil

Term: Fall 2018 - Spring 2021

Senior Technical Advisor
NASA Headquarters
lisa.a.guerra@nasa.gov

Term: Spring 2020 – Fall 2022

General Manager, Cameron Valves & Actuation
Schlumberger
jacobson2@slb.com

Term: Spring 2020 – Fall 2022

Principal
Stress Engineering Services, Inc.
daniel.kluk@stress.com

Term: Fall 2019 – Spring 2022

Associate Center Director, Research and Technology
NASA Ames Research Center
david.korsmeyer@nasa.gov

Term: Spring 2015 – Fall 2021

President and CEO
PEMDAS Technologies & Innovations
mary.lockhart@pemdastech.com

Term: Spring 2020 – Fall 2022

Senior Manager, AI Technologies
The Boeing Company
chad.a.mcfarland@boeing.com

Term: Spring 2019 – Fall 2021

Founder and CEO
Firefly Aerospace
tom@fireflyspace.com

Term: Fall 2017 - Fall 2021

Laboratory Operations Manager
ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company
Spring, TX
scottpapka@gmail.com

Term: Spring 2021 – Fall 2023

Manager of the Thermal Sciences and Engineering Department
Sandia National Laboratories
lmphinn@sandia.gov

Term: Spring 2020 – Fall 2022

Emeritus EAC Member
Bellevue, WA
jshan89179@aol.com

Term: Emeritus

Co-founder and CEO
Slingshot Aerospace
melanie@slingshotaerospace.com

Term: Spring 2021 – Fall 2023

Emeritus EAC Member
Sandia National Laboratories (Retired)
rob.tachau@gmail.com

Term: Emeritus, Fall 2002 – Present

Computational Scientist | Software Development Engineer
AMD Research
Laurent.White@amd.com

Term: Spring 2020 – Fall 2022