Corporate Advisory Board (CAB)

The School of Engineering Corporate Advisory Board (CAB) has been developed to ensure that the growth and evolution of the School accords with industry needs, and that the School will be guided and supported by robust industry involvement.

The primary purpose of the Corporate Advisory Board is to to promote mutually beneficial relationships between industry partners and the School. This is accomplished by developing relationships that enhance both student internship and employment opportunities, and explore ways for faculty to partner with industry in performing high-impact research. The Corporate Advisory Board will provide the Dean with guidance on the School’s educational program – its quality and relevance to state-of-the-art engineering challenges, together with the preparedness of its graduates.

EMCPaul Bechta ’87 Sc.M.’88
Senior Director, Global Services
Hopkinton, MA

General Motors R&D LogoDr. Mei Cai 
Director, Battery Cell Systems Research
General Motors R&D
Warren, Michigan

RaytheonLou DiPalma Sc.M. ’89 P’08 
Chief Engineer - Undersea Systems
Portsmouth, RI

Vicarious SurgicalLisa Futato
Senior Director of Product Development
Vicarious Surgical
Waltham, MA

AnalogDan Leibholz ’86 Sc.M.’88
Chief Technology Officer
Analog Devices
Norwood, MA 

SimuliaVictor Oancea 
Senior Technology Director
Providence, RI

Nvidia logoEarl Owens ’89
Sr. Account Manager, Federal Systems Integrators 
NVIDIA Corporation
Baltimore, MD

Beta BonicsMichael Pereira 
Chief Operating Officer 
Beta Bionics
Concord, MA

Arista logoRyan Ross
Director of Software Engineering 
Arista Networks
Boston, MA

Velos logo Jeff Trauberman ’76, J.D.
Vice President for Strategy, Analysis, and Government Engagement (SAGE)
Arlington, VA

SiFive LogoMegan Wachs '05
Vice President of Engineering
Santa Clara, CA

BoeingRichard J. Walsh
Senior Director
Boeing Research & Technology
Philadelphia, PA

DraperChris Yu
Software and Algorithms Engineering Director 
Draper Laboratory
Cambridge, MA

CumminsAxel zur Loye, Ph.D. ’81
Chief Engineer (dual fuel engines)
Columbus, IN