People

Alumni

Abdul Al-Aql

Visiting Scholar, 1997-1998
King Saud University

Rob Albers

M.S. 1994
The Boeing Company
Boeing Research and Technology (BR&T)
Lead materials and processes engineer for 777x wing spars and skins
Everitt, WA

Magnus Andersson, Ph.D.

Postdoc 2004-2007
Vice-President Business Development
Autonomic Materials Inc.
Champaign, IL

Onur Armagan

M.S. 2006
Northrup Grumman Aerospace Systems
Materials & Process Engineer
F-35 Composites

Justin Berman

M.S. 1993, Ph.D. 2001
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
U.S. Army Cold Regions Research and Engineering Lab
Branch Chief, Biogeochemical Sciences

Ben Blaiszik

Ph.D. 2009, Postdoc 2009-2011
Materials Data Facility Project Lead
Research Scientist
Computation Institute
University of Chicago and Argonne National Laboratory

Laura Bogusch

M.S. 1997
The Boeing Company
Director, Manufacturing and Safety, Architecture, Capabilities, and Systems
Boeing Commercial Airplanes
Everitt, WA

Frits Brouwers

M.S. 1998
The Boeing Company
Senior Lead Stress Engineer
777 Wing and Empennage Structures
Everett, WA

Mary Caruso Dailey

Ph.D. 2010
3M
Product Development Specialist
3M Industrial Adhesives and Tapes Division
St. Paul, MN

Asha-Dee Celestine

Ph.D. 2014
Asst. Professor
Dept. of Aerospace Engineering
Auburn University

Soo Hyoun Cho

Ph.D. 2007
POSCO
Senior Principal Researcher
Pohang Research Lab
Gyeongbuk, South Korea

Tony Coppola

Ph.D. 2017
General Motors Research and Development
Senior Researcher
Polymer Composite Systems

David Delafuente

Postdoc 2005-2007

Marta Elleby (Baginska)

Ph.D. 2014
The Boeing Company
Materials, Process, and Physics Engineer
Charleston, SC

Aaron Esser-Kahn

Postdoc, 2009-2011
Associate Professor
Department of Chemistry
University of California, Irvine
Irvine, CA

Ladan Farsi

Visiting Scholar, 2015

Derek Ford

M.S., 1995

Ryan Gergely

Ph.D., 2016
General Motors Research and Development
Senior Researcher
Composites Processing and Joining Group
Manufacturing Systems Research Laboratory

Kevin Hart

Ph.D., 2016
Army Research Laboratory
Postdoctoral Researcher
Composite and Hybrid Materials Branch
Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD

Derek Hebda

M.S. 1995
The Boeing Company
Boeing Phantom Works
St. Louis, MO

Nadya Heinrich (Khan)

M.S. 1993
The Boeing Company
Lead Process Engineer for Production Programs / Product Lifecycle Management COE (Center of Excellence)

Arjan Hegeman

M.S. 1997
GE

Jennifer Hommema

M.S. 1999
Wellwork Innovations Manager
Exxon Mobile Corporation <

Taylor Irwin (Simpson)

M.S. 2006
Lockheed Martin
Staff Quality Engineer
Affiliate Faculty, Mechanical Engineering, Grand Valley State University

Henghua Jin

Ph.D. 2012
Schlumberger
Senior Mechanical Engineer
Element Excellence in Engineering

Alan Jones

Postdoc 2003-2005
IUPUI
Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Associate Chair of Mechanical Engineering
School of Engineering and Technology

Dan Jung

M.S. 1997
The Boeing Company
777X Fuselage Analysis
Everitt, WA

Jason Kamphaus

M.S. 2002, Ph.D. 2007
Schlumberger
Project Manager
BDTC – Bits and Drilling Tools Center
Houston, TX

Mike Kessler

Ph.D. 2002
Berry Family Dir. and Prof. of Mech. and Mater. Eng.
Co-Director, Ctr. for Bioplastics and Biocomposites (CB2)
Washington State University, Pullman, WA

Cheol Kim

Ph.D. 1995, Postdoc 1996-1997
Professor
School of Mechanical Engineering
Kyungpook National University
Daegu, South Korea

Yeong Kim

Ph.D. 1996, Postdoc 1996
Assistant Professor
Convergence Engineering and Management
Inha University
Seoul, South Korea

Sridhar Krishnan

M.S. 2001

Jin Li

M.S. 2000, Ph.D. 2004
Chinable IP
Patent Attorney
Beijing, China

Qingzhong Li

Ph.D. 2004
Caterpillar Corporation
Engineering Specialist
Engine Mechanical Analysis / Virtual Product Development
Innovation and Technology Development Division
Peoria, IL

Ryan Merriman

M.S.
The Boeing Company
St. Louis, MO

Gina Miller

M.S. 2007
The Boeing Company
Technical Lead Engineer
BR&T Vertical Lift Composites Lab
Philadelphia, PA

Jericho Moll

Ph.D. 2011
Exponent
Senior Associate
Natick, MA

Daniel O'Brien

Ph.D. 2003
Army Research Lab
Mechanical Engineer
Composites & Hybrid Materials Branch
Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD

Oya Okman

Postdoc 2012-2015

Solar Olugbefola

Postdoc 2007-2010

Anthony Paris

Postdoc 2005-2006
Associate Professor
Mechanical Engineering
University of Alaska
Anchorage, AK

Chanwoo Park

Postdoc 2013-2015
Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute

Amit Patel

Ph.D. 2010
3M
Senior Materials Scientist
Corporate Research Materials Laboratory
St Paul, MN

Jason Patrick

Ph.D. 2014, Beckman Fellow 2014-2017
Asst. Professor
Dept. of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering
North Carolina State University

Stephen Pety

Ph.D. 2017
Spirit Aerosystems
Wichita, KS

Joe Rule

Postdoc, 2005-2006
3M Corporation
Minneapolis, MN

Lyle Shipton

M.S. 2007
Mathworks
Senior Application Engineer
MathWorks' Application Engineering Group
Dallas, TX

Irvin Smith

M.S. 1995

Mark Smith

M.S. 1996
TRW Corp.

Kim Stenholm

Visiting Scholar, 2014

Piyush Thakre

Postdoc 2009-2013
Dow Chemical Company
Houston, TX

Daniel Therriault

Postdoc 2003
Professor
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Ecole Polytechnic de Montreal
Montreal, Canada

Katie Toohey

Ph.D. 2007

Jinglei Wang

Postdoc, 2006-2008
National University of Singapore

Haim Weissman

Postdoc, 2003-2006
The Weizmann Institute of Science

Gerald Wilson

Ph.D., 2007
Vice-President Technology
Autonomic Materials Inc. (AMI)
Champaign, IL

Sung-Ho Yoon

Visiting Scholar 1999-2000
Professor
Kum-Oh National University of Technology