The Advisory Board of the Department of Mechanical Engineering provides assistance in facilitating the highest quality of mechanical education at Michigan State. The Board reports to the Chair of Mechanical Engineering and makes appropriate recommendations.

The Board

  • Acts as an advisory group to the Department Chair on specific issues.
  • Advises the Department to ensure that educational, research and outreach programs stay attuned to the needs of Department stakeholders such as industry (private and public corporations), governmental bodies, academic institutions, non-profits and the community. 
  • Advises on the undergraduate and graduate curriculum of the Department.
  • Advises and assist the Department on ways to raise resources from Department stakeholders.
  • Serves as an advocate to represent the Department’s interests to Department stakeholders and to the Administration of the University.

The 2017 Advisory Board

Joseph Colucci Automotive Fuels Consulting, Inc (retired) Oberlin, OH
Dr. David Hahn Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering University of Florida Gainesville, FL
Dr. Laura Hudy GE Customer Applications    Schenectady, NY
Matthew M. Jorge  Hanley, Flight & Zimmerman LLC        Chicago, IL
Adam Kotrba  Tenneco   Jackson, MI
Brad Kruchten Eastman Kodak Pittsford, NY
Dr. Tom Shih      School of Aeronautics and Astronautics Purdue University     West Lafayette, IN
Kimberly Smith   The Boeing Company        Mesa, AZ
Lisa Sparrow Utilities, Inc. Northbrook,IL

Joseph Thorp

Aramco Services                Houston, TX
Bobby Warren   Siemens         Charlotte, NC
Margaret White  GM North America Product Development           Warren, MI
Tom Wielenga Engineering Insight LLC Pinckney, MI