Engineering Advisory Council

The Engineering Advisory Council charts the course for the continued growth of WPI Engineering. This council comprises members from across the engineering industry and academia, and from around the world. Each member is a proven leader in their field, bringing an impressive breadth of knowledge, resources and experience to the table.

Member Name Title Affiliation
Richard K. Allen, Esq. '76 Senior Vice President & Chief Operating Officer  Stantec, Inc.
Thomas A. Arseneault '85 Executive Vice President & Chief Technology Officer Product Sectors, BAE Systems
Michael E. Aspinwall '75 Managing Partner             CCP Equity Partners

Allan Brockett

Vice President, Engineering - Module Centers Pratt & Whitney
Dr. Curtis R. Carlson '67 President & CEO SRI International
Dr. Yet-Ming Chiang Professor, Materials Science and Engineering Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Michael J. Cima, PhD

Sumitomo Electric Industries Professor of Engineering        
Department of Materials Science and Engineering

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Arthur J. Coury, Ph.D. Principal Coury Consulting Services
Edward M. D'Alba, P.E. '73 President, CEO & Principal Owner Urban Engineers
Thomas J. Daly '04 Chief Scientist and Co-Founder Dyn
Carlos M. del Sol                             Retired Vice President, Global Engineering      Campbell Soup Company
Robert I. Desourdis, Jr. '77, M'79 Vice President for Technology and Senior Systems Architect      SAIC
Dr. Tomás Diaz de la Rubia Consultant YDS International Consulting
Christopher J. Ferguson (USN Ret.) Crew & Mission Operations Director, Space Exploration Boeing Company
Christopher Fey         Chairman, Chief Executive Officer                         U.S. Preventive Medicine, Inc. 
William A. Fitzgerald, III '83  Vice President & General Manager, Commercial Engines Operations  GE Aviation 
Alfred Grasso M '93 President & Chief Executive Officer MITRE Corporation
Michael E. Grilli '66 Founder, Chairman & CEO Beta Group, Inc.
Louis Gritzo, Ph.D. Vice President, Manager of Research FM Global Technologies LLC
Dr. Roger J. Hajjar Director of the Cardiovascular Research Center Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Nafiz Karabudak Manager, Corporate Technology Initiatives Lockheed Martin Corporation
David P. Kelly '82 President & CEO Bluefin Robotics Corporation
Dr. Robert M. Koerner President & Director The Geosynthetic Institute
Peter C. Lando, Esq. Partner Lando & Anastsi, LLC
Cato T. Laurencin, MD, PhD University Professor Albert and Wilda Van Dusen Distinguished Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery Professor of Chemical, Materials and Biomolecular Engineering Chief Executive Officer, Connecticut Institute for Clinical and Translational Science Director, Institute for Regenerative Engineering. University of Connecticut Health Center
William F. Mitchell President & CEO ETC Corporate Headquarters
Michael A. Nallen '82 President Thermatool Corporation
Can Ozdemir President Dizel Turbo, Ltd.
Martin H. Reiss, PE, FSFPE President & CEO Rolf Jensen & Associates, Inc.
Dr. Rodney Riek Principal Engineer, Harley-Davidson Motor Company, Product Development Center Harley-Davidson USA
Carl O. Rosendahl Co-Director, Entertainment Technology Center Carnegie Mellon University, Silicon Valley Campus
Dr. Tariq Samad     Corporate Fellow, Automation and Control Solutions Honeywell
Jeffrey E. Smith '81 Senior Vice President Data Computer Corporation of America
Pearson M. Spaght President Fletcher Spaght
Dr. David B. Spencer Founder, CEO & Chief Technology Officer wTe Corporation
Dr. Giancarlo Spinelli Rector's Delegate for International Relations Politecnico Di Milano
Vanessa Vardon Vice President, Business Development and Marketing Simit + Smith
Jeffrey D. White '84 Owner/Board Member Ecospan, LLC 
Richard D. Willett '91 Chief Executive Officer Ascend Learning, LLC
Paul M. Wyman '85  General Manager, Smart Grid Solutions Lockheed Martin Information Systems & Global Solutions
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