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.

Goal

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.

Engagement

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

Bill Carrelli headshot

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

Email: wcarrelli@hotmail.com
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.

Dan Tolle headshot

Director, Systems Engineering and Simulation Consulting Practice CIMdata

Email: donaldtolle@gmail.com
Phone: (513) 295-3641 (mobile)

Hans Hjort headshot

EAB Immediate Past Chair
Product Planning & Development Consultant, Hans Hjort Consulting

Email: hhjort@cinci.rr.com
Phone: (513) 910-2687
Hans' LinkedIn Profile  

Interests: The occasional game of golf, Mechanical Engineering (machine tools) and product development consulting. For the last 25 years, I've been the Vice President and Owner of engineering consulting firm(s).

Stephen Bashada headshot

GM Mindsphere, Siemens PLM

Email: sbashada@cinci.rr.com
Phone: (513) 293-1329
Stephen's LinkedIn Profile

Interests: In 2011, Bashada was appointed SVP Industries with the task of delivering a strategy for all Siemens PLM Software products within the context of the Industries we serve. As a result we launched The Industry Catalyst Series offerings consist of pre-packaged combinations of industry best practice guides, templates and software aimed at accelerating PLM deployment and tailoring the system to the needs of specific industries. In 2009, Bashada was awarded the prestigious Top Innovator Award from Siemens for his development and deployment of the Unified Teamcenter Architecture. Steve finished at Siemens by launching Mindsphere a Siemens IoT Cloud offering for Siemens and other IoT offerings.

NVH Transmissions and Driveline Specialist
Email: thomas.brunner@fcagroup.com
Phone: 248-576-4615 (office)

Senior Associate, Medical Devices and Drug Delivery

Email: mark.burchnall@stress.com
Phone: (513) 336-6701 (office); (513) 478-4715 (mobile)

John Calder headshot

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

Email: JFCalder@aol.com
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.

Gary Conley headshot

Retired President, TechSolve

Email: Conley31249@icloud.com

Phone: (513) 479-2887 (mobile)

Larry Davis headshot

Manager Project Management & Speciality Steel Applications, AK Steel Corporation Research & Innovation Center

Email: larry.davis@aksteel.com
Phone: (513) 594-9753 (mobile)
Larry's LinkedIn Profile

Debra Evans headshot

Vice President Continuous Improvement & Program Management, 80 Acres Farm

Email: debra.evans@eafarms.com
Phone: (513) 602-8030 (mobile)
Debra's LinkedIn Profile


Siemens PLM Software

Email: robert.haubrock@siemens.com

Sr. Principal Design Engineer, R&D Ethicon Inc. a Johnson & Johnson Company

Email: jhibner@its.jnj.com
Phone: 513.337.3028 (office); 513.253.9265 (mobile)

Belcan Corporation 

Email: jfhill@belcan.com
Phone: 513.479.5588

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". 

Art Koehler headshot

Procter & Gamble (Retired)

Email: koehler.aj@pg.com 
Phone: (513) 884-7994 (mobile)
Art's LinkedIn Profile

Chris Kroger headshot

Staff Engineer, Emerging Systems Engineering, GE Aviation

Email: christopher.kroger@ge.com 
Phone: (513) 618-5288 (office); (513) 233-1595 (mobile)
Chris' LinkedIn Profile


Chuck Libourel headshot

Managing Director, HNP

Email: chuck.libourel@hellonewproducts.com
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.

Retired, Siemens PLM Software

Email: will_meredith@msn.com
Phone: (513) 833-1198 (mobile)
Bill's LinkedIn Profile


Scott Plymale headshot

Energy Harbor

Email: splymale@energyharbor.com
Phone: (419) 707-2240 (mobile)
Scott's LinkedIn Profile


Valencia Rucker headshot

Market Manager, Parker Hannifin

Email: valencia.rucker@parker.com
Phone: (216) 246-6806

Schneider headshot

Senior Director / Baby Care Process and Engineering, Procter & Gamble

Email: schneider.u.2@pg.com
Phone: (513) 238-2044

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

Email: stenger.d.2@pg.com
Phone: (513) 945-0258 (office)
Doug's LinkedIn Profile

Tang's headshot

Scientist
7500 Innovation Way
Mason, Ohio 45040
Email: Nansheng.Tang@L3Harris.com
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.

Chief Consulting Engineer – Structure & Test, GE Aviation

Email: james_thompson@ge.com
Phone: (513) 243-5885 (office); (513) 218-5278 (mobile)

Topich headshot

Senior Vice President, Kinetic Vision

Email: jtopich@kinetic-vision.com

Douglas Yerkeson headshot

Patent Attorney, Faegre Baker Daniels   

Email: doug.yerkeson@faegrebd.com
Phone: 513.237.8692 (office); (317) 459-0070)
Douglas' LinkedIn Profile

Faculty Representatives

Jay Kim headshot

Department Head of Mechanical and Materials Engineering; Director of Occupational Safety and Health Engineering Program (OSHE) of the UC-NIOSH ERC

Email: Jay.Kim@uc.edu
Phone: (513) 556-6300

Research Interests: Noise induced hearing loss, hand-arm vibration, vibrations of shells and plates, noise control, signal analysis, applied mechanics.

Professor, Department Mechanical and Materials Engineering; Faculty-Representative

Email: milind.jog@uc.edu
Phone: (513) 556-3390

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

Email: sarah.watzman@uc.edu
Phone: (513) 556-2960

Amy Frame headshot

Associate Professor Educator, Department Mechanical and Materials Engineering

Email: aimee.frame@uc.edu
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;

Email: elgafya@ucmail.uc.edu
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.

Facilitator

Paul Vollbracht headshot

Principal, Legume Technologies
Leadership Committee

Email: paul.vollbracht@legumetech.com
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.