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Standing Council

Director, Corning Technology Center-Silicon Valley
Corning Research and Development Corporation
Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Programs and Professor of Biological and Agricultural Engineering
Carl R. Ice College of Engineering
Kansas State University
Technical Fellow
“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
"Global problems can be solved only by collaborations. ERVA enables us to provide visions to the global community. I am honored to participate in such efforts and to inspire our next generation who will be our leaders to make our visions a reality."
Tae Seok Moon
Associate Professor, Washington University in St. Louis
"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
Executive Director, Cummins Inc.
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
Associate Dean for Research, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, College of Engineering
University of Georgia
Executive Director
Oklahoma Center for the Advancement of Science and Technology
Professor and Head of the Department of Engineering Education
Virginia Tech
Division Leader, Materials Science and Technology
Los Alamos National Laboratory
Executive Director, Cummins Inc.
Head of Process Engineering R&D – BASF North America
Director and Deputy Chief Research Officer
Sandia National Laboratories
Professor and Associate Dean for Research, Grainger College of Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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
Engineering Director
Associate Dean for Research, Graduate Programs and Faculty Development, College of Sciences and Engineering
Southern University A&M College
Associate Professor, Washington University in St. Louis
Professor and Chair, Department of Food Science
Cornell 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
Director, Science and Technology and Global University Partnerships
IBM Research – Almaden
System Design Methodologies Professor and Associate Vice Provost for Research
University of Washington
Senior Researcher, VMware Research
Senior Director in Research Outreach
Pegasus Professor, University of Central Florida
Distinguished Professor, White House Millennium Researcher and Director NSF-ERC-RMB and CAMSS
North Carolina A&T State University
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

Past Members

Jay Walsh

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

Gerardine G. Botte

Professor and Whitacre Department Chair, Chemical Engineering
Texas Tech University

Stacey D. Finley

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

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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