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, identify 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

Klas Abrahamsson, Ph.D.
Agro and Environmental markets Alfa Laval, Inc.

Thaer Almasri
Senior Operations Manager
eCMMS – White Oak Pack Center
Sandston, Virginia 23150

David Alvarez
Director, ALCS Engineering
Altria Client Services
601 East Jackson Street
Richmond, Virginia 23219-1434

Keith Burns
V.P. of Engineering
Product Development
Hamilton Beach
4421 Waterfront Drive
Glen Allen, Virginia 23060

Michael B. Hurd
Director of MEP Engineering
Vice President
Moseley Architects
3200 Norfolk Street
Richmond, Virginia 23230

Andrew Hutton, Ph.D.
Associate Director, Accelerator Division
Jefferson Lab
12000 Jefferson Ave, Suite 13
Newport News, Virginia 23606

Bill Lamp
Engineering Plus
2900 Hungary Road, Suite 200
Richmond, Virginia 23228

William H. Luke
General Manager, Philip Morris accounts
MeadWestvaco Corp.
11013 West Broad Street
Glen Allen, Virginia 23060

Patrick A. Prendergast
Director of Engineering Service Operations
Alstom Power
2800 Waterford Lake Drive
Midlothian, Virginia 23112

Douglas W. Wagner
Technical Group Leader, KEVLAR
Advanced Fibers Systems
Box 27001
Richmond, Virginia 23261

Nuclear Engineering Program

Jon Carmack, Ph.D.
National Technical Director,
Fuel Cycle Research and Development Advanced Fuels Program
Department of Energy
Idaho National Laboratory

Mr. David Christian
Chief Innovation Officer
Dominion Power

Ms. Mary Cullen
Vice President, Nuclear Propulsion
Newport News Shipbuilding

Harold Dodds, Ph.D.
Emeritus Professor, Nuclear Engineering
University of Tennessee

Mr. William (Barry) Fletcher
Vice President, Nuclear Propulsion (Retired as of Dec 2016)
Newport News Shipbuilding

Bruce Mallett, Ph.D.
Executive Director of Operations (retired as of May 2010)
US Nuclear Regulatory Commission

John Monninger
Deputy Director, Division of Operating Reactor Licensing
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission

Mr. Marty Parece
Vice President Products and Technology

David Pointer, Ph.D.
Distinguished Nuclear Engineer
Reactor and Nuclear Systems Division
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Finis Southworth, Ph.D.
Chief Technology Officer (retired as of August 2015)

Mr. Mark Tonacci
Branch Chief for Licensing Branch 1 (retired as of Dec 2016)
Division of New Reactor Licensing
Office of New Reactors

Mr. Glen Watford
Chief Consulting Engineer

Ex Officio Members

Gary Tepper, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair
VCU Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

Sama Bilbao y León, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Director of Nuclear Engineering Programs
VCU Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering