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Advisory boards


Industrial Advisory Boards

The Industrial Advisory Boards for Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering Programs review the health of the department, advise the faculty on the general direction of the department, critically review the department strategic plans, help in developing new research directions and strengthen existing ones, advise the department on new faculty hires, identifiy potential sources of supplemental funding, and last but not least, help to develop, maintain and innovate the graduate and undergraduate curricula. The IABs meet once or twice per year for a full-day meeting.

Members of our advisory boards for program development are:

Mechanical Engineering Program

Nuclear Engineering Program

Dr. Klas Abrahamsson, Director
Agro and Environmental markets Alfa Laval, Inc.
Peyton S. (Sandy) Baker, President
Nuclear Operations Group Babcock & Wilcox
Thaer Almasri, Senior Operations Manager
eCMMS – White Oak Pack Center
Sandston, Virginia 23150
Thomas A. Bergman, Director of
Division of Engineering
Office of New Reactors
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
David Alvarez, Director, ALCS Engineering
Altria Client Services
601 East Jackson Street
Richmond, Virginia 23219-1434
Dr. David Christian, Executive Vice President
Dominion Resources, Inc.
Chief Executive Officer, Dominion Generation
Keith Burns, V.P. of Engineering
Product Development
Hamilton Beach
4421 Waterfront Drive
Glen Allen, Virginia 23060
Dr. Harold Dodds, IBM Professor of Engineering and Department Head Emeritus
Nuclear Engineering Department
University of Tennessee-Knoxville
Michael B. Hurd, Director of MEP Engineering
Vice President
Moseley Architects
3200 Norfolk Street
Richmond, Virginia 23230
William (Barry) Fletcher, Vice President
Nuclear Propulsion Division
Huntington Ingalls Industries – Newport News Shipbuilding
Dr. Andrew Hutton, Associate Director, Accelerator Division
Jefferson Lab
12000 Jefferson Ave, Suite 13
Newport News, Virginia 23606
Dr. Bruce Mallett, President
Mallett Consulting Services LLC
Bill Lamp, Engineering Plus
2900 Hungary Road, Suite 200
Richmond, Virginia 23228
Michael Rencheck, Chief Operations Officer
William H. Luke, General Manager, Philip Morris accounts
MeadWestvaco Corp.
11013 West Broad Street
Glen Allen, Virginia 23060
Dr. Lance L. Snead, Materials Science and Technology Division
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Patrick A. Prendergast, Director of Engineering Service Operations
Alstom Power
2800 Waterford Lake Drive
Midlothian, Virginia 23112
Dr. Finis H. Southworth, Chief Technology Officer
Douglas W. Wagner, Technical Group Leader, KEVLAR
Advanced Fibers Systems
P. O. Box 27001
Richmond, Virginia 23261
Ex Officio Member: Dr. Gary Tepper, Professor and Chair
VCU Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering
Ex Officio Member: Dr. Gary Tepper, Professor and Chair
VCU Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering
Ex Officio Member: Dr. Sama Bilbao y León, Associate Professor and Director of Nuclear Engineering Programs
VCU Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering