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Standing Council

The intellectual brain trust providing fuel to the ERVA engine is its Standing Council, which solicits and integrates input from all stakeholders with interest in engineering research. The Standing Council convenes quarterly to explore contemporary and future research/translational opportunities.
Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering PI,
Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems
MIT
Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Programs and Professor of Biological and Agricultural Engineering
Carl R. Ice College of Engineering
Kansas State University
Director, Science and Technology and Global University Partnerships
IBM Research – Almaden
“ERVA works to engage a diverse set of voices to develop the technology and workforce of the future. Their open and engaged approach is critical, as we work to solve the earth’s most pressing challenges and build opportunities for sustainable growth.”
Linda Schadler
Dean of the College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences and Professor, University of Vermont
"I am so pleased to be involved with ERVA, which will play a critical role in providing direction to the national agenda for engineering research that positively impacts society and the world. The nation’s major engineering research universities must remain agile and engaged with an ever-growing network of partners, even while contributing our own important perspectives to the conversations that ERVA facilitates."
Harley Johnson
Professor and Associate Dean for Research, Grainger College of Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
"ERVA is a unique opportunity to have the engineering community join together to identify, develop, and catalyze research directions that benefit society. With the numerous challenges facing society and new investments in research pending, the time is now for this critical work."
JoAnn Lighty
Dean, College of Engineering, Boise State University
“We are experiencing both challenging and exciting times as technology evolves rapidly and expectations increase through this evolution. ERVA has the vision and organizational reach to transform research and development for an even brighter future. I am honored to serve my country and the technical community to positively impact engineering research outcomes and look forward to working with my esteemed colleagues as we fuel the future with courage and conviction.”
Cathy Choi
“I look forward to working with the ERVA team to help transform the engineering community to collectively think about how we conduct and deliver future innovative research.”
Basil Hassan
Director and Deputy Chief Research Officer
Sandia National Laboratories
Executive External Strategy and Communications Leader
Dow Corning Corporation
Professor and Chair, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
University of New Hampshire
Anne Shirley Carter Olsson Professor of Applied Ethics
Director, Online Ethics Center for Engineering and Science (OEC)
School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
University of Virginia
Dean and Southern Company Chair, College of Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology
William and Bettye Nowlin Chair in Engineering, McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering
University of Texas at Austin
Executive Director
Oklahoma Center for the Advancement of Science and Technology
Division Leader, Materials Science and Technology
Los Alamos National Laboratory
Assistant Vice President for Research, Innovation, and Sponsored Programs
New Jersey Edge
Head of Process Engineering R&D – BASF North America
Director of the Nuclear Fuel Cycle and Grid Modernization Center
Sandia National Laboratories
Professor and Associate Dean for Research, Grainger College of Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Professor and Hogg Family Director of Engineering Management and Entrepreneurship Endowed Chair
Duke University
CEO
MEMStim, LLC
Dow Chemical Endowed Chair and Professor of Mechanical Engineering; Director, Center for Rotating Machinery
Louisiana State University
CTO of Verseon, Jay and Cynthia Ihlenfeld Head and Distinguished Professor of Chemical Engineering
Purdue University
Family Dean of Penn Engineering with appointments in the Departments of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics, Computer and Information Science, and Electrical and Systems Engineering
University of Pennsylvania
George Haddad Collegiate Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
University of Michigan
Dean, College of Engineering, Boise State University
Honda Chair Professor, Spine Research Institute
The Ohio State University
Senior Associate Vice Chancellor for Research and Innovation, Earl J. and Lillian P. Dyess Endowed Chair in Engineering, Professor of Industrial Engineering
University of Arkansas
System Design Methodologies Professor and Associate Vice Provost for Research
University of Washington
Senior Director in Research Outreach
Microsoft
Pegasus Professor, University of Central Florida
Senior Manager, Global Research & Engagement
Lockheed Martin
Dean of the College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences and Professor, University of Vermont
Principal Researcher, Nike Sport Research Lab
Nike, Inc.
Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering; Director, Applied Fluids and Thermal Engineering Research Laboratory; Principal Investigator, HU ADVANCE-IT: Education, Advocacy, and Empowerment for Women in STEM
Howard University
Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Department of Computational Mathematics, Science and Engineering; Associate Dean for Research, College of Engineering
Michigan State University
Director, Corning Technology Center-Silicon Valley
Corning Research and Development Corporation

Past Members

Jay Walsh

Interim Vice President for Economic Development and Innovation, University of Illinois

Basil Hassan

Director and Deputy Chief Research Officer
Sandia National Laboratories

Gerardine G. Botte

Professor and Whitacre Department Chair, Chemical Engineering
Texas Tech University

Erik Meijer

Engineering Director
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Stacey D. Finley

Gordon S. Marshall Early Career Chair and Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering
University of Southern California

Patrick F. Mensah Sr.

Associate Dean for Research, Graduate Programs and Faculty Development, College of Sciences and Engineering
Southern University A&M College

Carmen Moraru

Professor and Chair, Department of Food Science
Cornell University

Jag Sankar

Distinguished Professor, White House Millennium Researcher and Director NSF-ERC-RMB and CAMSS
North Carolina A&T State University

Oliver Schmitz

Thomas and Suzanne Werner Professor in Engineering Physics and Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Affairs, College of Engineering
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Nancy G. Love

Borchardt and Glysson Collegiate Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
University of Michigan

Karen Heidelberger

Partner and Chief Partnership and Communications Officer
Deerfield Management
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