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Industrial Advisory Board

The Industrial Advisory Board (IAB) is an independent body advising and supporting the chair of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering through continual development and improvement of services. Duties of the board include:

  • Helping with academic planning and accreditation; providing input on research directions.
  • Increasing the national international prominence of the department.
  • Providing advice on curricular issues, making sure courses remain relevant to practicing electrical and computer engineers.
  • Continually recruiting high-quality undergraduate and graduate students.


William Borger, PhD
Thirty-nine years of experience in research and development for aerospace applications. He currently consults with leading aerospace companies developing technical and business strategies in energy/propulsion/power and thermal management.

Thomas A. Brackey, PhD
Chief Technical Officer (CTO) for the Navigation and Communication Systems (NCS) business area of Boeing's Space and Intelligence Systems division with responsibility for technical and engineering performance on all NCS programs.

Neil Garrigan
Executive Manager of Energy Systems and Technology, a new growth organization in GE Aviation. He also has a dual business development and strategy role with Aviation Systems (formerly Smiths). His dual technical and business responsibilities include advanced technology and preliminary design together with business development and growth strategy across Aviation and Aviation Systems.

Dr. Brian M. Kent, PhD

Member of the scientific and professional cadre of senior executives, is Chief Scientist, Sensors Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. He serves as the directorate's principal scientific and technical adviser and primary authority for the technical content of the science and technology portfolio.

Tim Newcome

Matt Park
Chief Engineer and Director of Strategy in the Cyber Solutions Division and a Northrop Grumman Information Systems Technical Fellow. He has more than 29 years of experience with engineering leadership on Department of Defense contracts and programs, with more than10 years applying agile development practices to many different projects.

Daniel Recker
Managing director of transmission engineering at American Electric Power. He is responsible for transmission line, station and protection and control engineering.

Charles M. Rhoads, PhD, PE 
Joined Raytheon (previously Texas Instruments, Defense Systems and Electronics Group) in 1983. He is currently a Principal Fellow in the Advanced Products Center in McKinney, Texas. Dr. Rhoads currently chairs the Industrial Board of Advisors for the OSU ECE Department

Jennifer Stofer


Michael Swartz
Current President and CEO of Lake Shore Cryotronics, Inc., a position he assumed in 2003. He joined Lake Shore Cryotronics, Inc. in 1986 as an engineer, followed by holding management positions in manufacturing, product development, sales and marketing.


Joe Venable
General manager and director of high speed product for Texas Instruments. He is responsible for TI's High Speed Data Converter, RF and Amplifier product lines. His duties including managing development teams, defining strategy, and P&L ownership.  He joined TI in 2001 and has been responsible for managing technical teams for over 10 years. He earned a BSEE from the Ohio State University in 2011.

Eric Wong
Dr. Felix Miranda

Felix Miranda, PhD


Chief of the Antenna and Optical Systems Branch in the Communications, Instrumentation and Controls Division of National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) Glenn Research Center. Miranda's areas of expertise fall within antenna technology, ferroelectric tunable microwave components, as well as microwave integrated circuits and devices for space and ground-based communications.

Bob Romanofsky

Bob Romanofsky, PhD


Senior engineer in the Antenna, Microwave and Optical Systems Branch at the NASA Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, Ohio. His current research interests include cryogenic microwave electronics, thin-film ferroelectric technology and phased-array antennas.

Jim Ward

Jim Ward, PhD


Assistant Head of the Communication Systems Division at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Lincoln Laboratory. Previous Assistant Head of the Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance and Tactical Systems Division. His areas of technical expertise include signal processing for radar, sonar, and communications systems, adaptive array signal processing, detection and estimation theory and systems analysis.

Murali Rangaswamy

Murali Rangaswamy


Principal Research Electronics Engineer/Senior Advisor For Radar Research and Sensors Directorate at the Air Force Research Laboratory in Dayton, Ohio. Over 20 years of experience in the conception and execution of basic, advanced and applied research pertaining to radar phenomenology, radar systems and radar signal processing algorithms. 

Thomas Burns

Tom J. Burns


Founder and Managing Partner, CXO Capital, an Angel investment group focused on IP-based businesses seeking money to retire early R&D risks. Burns joined the US Air Force out of college and received advanced degrees in electrical engineering from the Air Force Institute of Technology. He joined the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, then left the Air Force to found two small businesses, Object Video and Science Engineering and Technology Corp. Both businesses were acquired by Fortune 500 companies.