Mechanical and Materials Engineering External Advisory Board

Mission Statement

The mission of the MME EAB is to support the continuous improvement and evolution of the MME program both from an education and research perspective.


The goal of the EAB is to achieve mutual, high-value faculty/industry collaboration by connecting each faculty member with EAB members and their networks. Each EAB member facilitates the achievement of this goal by seeking out and developing a relationship with at least one faculty member where this mutual benefit can be achieved.


The Mechanical and Materials Engineering (MME) Department External Advisory Board (EAB) consists of up to 30 representatives from industry engaging with the department on industry research activities and curriculum needs. The MME EAB also engages with faculty on ABET Accreditation activities for the Mechanical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering Technology undergraduate degree programs provided by MME. Everything the EAB does is in support of MME and aligned with department and college directions

Board Members

Dan Tolle headshot

Director, Systems Engineering and Simulation Consulting Practice CIMdata

Phone: (513) 295-3641 (mobile)

Headshot of Jeff Messerly

Engineering Fellow, Research and Development, Ethicon, a Johnson & Johnson Company


Phone: (513) 503-7349 (mobile)

Jeff's LinkedIn Profile


Bill Carrelli headshot

Software Industry Contractor
Retired Vice President, Strategic Marketing, Siemens PLM Software

Phone: (513) 295-1894 (mobile)

Interests:  My personal interests are in golf and in playing guitar and piano as well as trying to keep up with my grandkids.  I am a graduate of U.C. in Aerospace Engineering and I have worked in the PLM market for over 40 years in various capacities from engineering to sales and marketing.  I was the executive in charge of marketing for SDRC prior to being acquired by EDS in 2001 and have been a part of the Siemens strategy team since 2007.

Operations Manager, Cincinnati Incorporated


Phone: (513) 919-8590

Justin's LinkedIn Profile

Engineering Director, PSN Labs

Phone: (814) 464-0790  (office); (513) 478-4715 (mobile)


Retired CEO, Dorsey-Alexander, Inc. and Cincinnati Controls Inc.

Phone: (513) 478-7775 (mobile)
John's LinkedIn Profile

Interests:  John currently serves on the UC CEAS Dean’s Advisory Council and has served as the Vice Chair of the Michigan Tech Fund Board of Directors. John recently set up a scholarship which supports under privileged students from the Upper Peninsula and Minnesota to attend MTU. John and Joan have also established the ME-EM Calder Systems and Controls Laboratory. John is active with the Boy Scouts as a Citizenship merit badge counselor and advisor. In the past he was a Webelo’s leader, Cub Master, and Committee Chair of both the local Pack and Troop. He is an avid hunter and gardener, and enjoys fishing. John and Joan have two children and live in Cincinnati, OH.

Debra Evans headshot

Vice President Continuous Improvement & Program Management, 80 Acres Farm

Phone: (513) 602-8030 (mobile)
Debra's LinkedIn Profile

Siemens PLM Software


Jeremy Jarrett headshot

Executive Vice President, Kinetic Vision
Jeremy's LinkedIn Profile

Interests:  Jeremy Jarrett is the Vice President of Kinetic Vision, located in Evendale Ohio.  Kinetic Vision is a commercial research and development lab and repeat recipient of the Cincinnati Enquirer Top Workplaces award.  When asked about Kinetic Vision, Jeremy's reply is, "we are a team of curious and creative people who are passionate about using technology to help our clients and our community". 

Chris Kroger headshot

Senior Staff Engineer, Emerging Technologies, GE Aerospace

Phone: (513) 668-0006 (office); (513) 233-1595 (mobile)
Chris' LinkedIn Profile

Chuck Libourel headshot

Managing Director, HNP

Phone: (513) 378-6901 (mobile)
Chuck's LinkedIn Profile

Interests: Education: BSMET – Metropolitan State University of Denver w/emphasis on Energy Mechanics; Career expertise: Industrial automation systems; Business expertise:  New product development across a broad spectrum of markets, products, technologies, materials, mfg processes, distribution channels, and supply chains.

Phone: (724) 771-4405
Greg's LinkedIn Profile

Scott Plymale headshot

Energy Harbor

Phone: (419) 707-2240 (mobile)
Scott's LinkedIn Profile

Chief Solutions Architect



Phone: (513) 816-4210


Phone: (513) 238-2044

Schneider headshot

Vice President / Baby Care Process and Engineering, Procter & Gamble

Phone: (513) 238-2044

Technology Leader of Global Baby Care Modeling & Simulation, Procter & Gamble

Phone: (513) 945-0258 (office)
Doug's LinkedIn Profile

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7500 Innovation Way
Mason, Ohio 45040
Phone: (513) 909-5477 (mobile)
Nansheng's LinkedIn Profile

Interests: Off work, I am a classical music and sports disciple.  Other topics of interest to me include economics, finance, humanity, and education.  My professional career, in parallel, has spanned a broad swath of technical and operational areas ranging from fundamental research in optical materials and devices, to the design and manufacture of industrial lasers and 3D printers, and sensors and sensor components from ultraviolet to infrared in which my professional interest remains.

Topich headshot

Senior Vice President, Kinetic Vision


Douglas Yerkeson headshot

Patent Attorney, Bose McKinney & Evans LLP

Phone: (317) 684-5110
Douglas' LinkedIn Profile

Faculty Representatives

Ying Sun headshot

Department Head of Mechanical and Materials Engineering; Herman Schneider Professor

Phone: (513) 556-7620

Research Interests: multiphase flows and heat/mass transfer; machine learning and data-driven methods; thermal management with phase change; complex fluids and interfacial phenomena; transport phenomena in additive manufacturing; and multi-scale modeling with applications in energy systems and advanced manufacturing.

CEAS staff, faculty and students

Professor, Department Mechanical and Materials Engineering; Faculty-Representative

Phone: (513) 556-5704

Assistant Professor, Department Mechanical and Materials Engineering; Faculty-Representative

Phone: (513) 556-2755

Amy Frame headshot

Associate Professor Educator, Department Mechanical and Materials Engineering

Phone: (513) 556-4380

Research Interests: Dynamics, controls, mechanics, education pedagogy, and student advising.

Ahmed Elgafy headshot

Associate Professor Educator, Department Mechanical and Materials Engineering;

Phone: (513) 556-4015

Research Interests: Nanocomposites (solid & liquid), advanced materials, and new generation of superior carbon foams for thermal management and energy conversion/storage systems, health monitoring structure.



Principal, Legume Technologies
Leadership Committee

Phone: (513) 382-5964 (mobile)
Additional Contact Info: Paul's LinkedIn Profile

Interests:  As facilitator for the Mechanical and Materials Engineering External Advisory Board (MME EAB) I strive to enable the EAB to provide high value to MME Faculty, Staff, and Students.  My company, Legume Technologies, is developer and advocate for the Legume Method enabling the creation of webBooks for organizing and presenting information and developing ideas.