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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.

*Updated 5/25/18

Members

Shubho Bhattacharya

Mr. Bhattacharya is an Associate Chief Engineer at Honda North America, Inc. in Marysville, Ohio. He has a Bachelor's and a Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, and is a member of ASME and SAE. Shubho has 27 years of experience in the automotive industry, 20 of them being at Honda.

William Borger, PhD
Dr. Borger has over fourty-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
Dr. Brackey is 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.

Marilyn Carpenter

Ms. Carpenter is a Manager Customer Support Engineering at Emerson Power & Water Solutions

Neil Garrigan
Mr. Garrigan has a BSEE from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, a MSEE from Syracuse University and additional graduate work with the University of Wisconsin-Madison on advanced electric-drive systems.  He has more than 30 years with GE, beginning his career in GE Aerospace at the Aircraft Electronics Systems business working on advanced aircraft systems.  Next, he joined the Aircraft Control Systems business performing advanced systems engineering for new product & next generation applications including engine & flight controls and More Electric Aircraft.  Subsequently he spent 10 years at GE’s Global Research Center, leading R&D teams for Aerospace, Transportation and Energy applications.  He next joined GE Aviation in Cincinnati for 10 years, expanding the business into adjacent integrated systems, namely integrated propulsion, power & thermal management.  Mr. Garrigan has recently returned to GE’s Research Center to lead advanced systems & programs for Electrification & Next Generation Propulsion Systems.  His charter is to develop & demonstrate integrated systems & advanced technologies across the GE Aerospace & Transportation enterprises.

Ramesh Krishnamurthy

Mr. Krishnamurthy is currently an independent consultant. He previously worked at Intel Corporation in Engineering and Management positions for over 24 years.  At Intel he started as a CAD developer for microprocessor design followed by development and deployment of advanced tools and  methodologies for DFT, as a Design Manager delivered Server Chipsets and then Program Manager he managed definition to delivery of Server Platforms.  He later served as Design and Business Operations for Intel Custom Foundry. He is currently a Senior Member of the IEEE. 

Frederick N. Lancia II

Mr. Lancia is Senior Account Manager with Broadcom Limited, located in Seattle, Washington. He is part of Broadcom’s worldwide Data Center Sales Team.  Mr. Lancia has been involved with the semiconductor industry for more than thirty years.  Within the semiconductor industry, Mr. Lancia has held engineering, marketing, and sales positions.  He has worked with both large  companies (AMD, Fujitsu, Broadcom) and venture capital financed start-up companies.  He has lived and worked mostly in the United States however also briefly in Singapore where he interfaced with partners in Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, China, and Israel.  Mr. Lancia completed an MBA at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, a MSEE at Stanford University, and a BSEE at The Ohio State University.

Felix Miranda, PhD

Dr. Miranda is 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.

Tim Newcome

Mr. Newcome is President at Ambassador Software Works

Matt Nimon

Mr. Nimon is Engineering Director for ViaSat's Cleveland office which focuses on the development of IP cores and ASICs for advanced communications systems.  He has over 20 years of experience designing and developing systems and components for broadband satellite and high-speed fiber optic networks. He holds an MSEE from the University of Colorado and a BSEE from the Ohio State University.

Matt Park
Mr. Park is Northrop Grumman Fellow for Cyber. He has more than 30 years of experience with engineering leadership, technology, agile engineering, and Department of Defense and global cyber security contracts and programs. His experience also includes government service and international assignments.

Chakka Parker

Ms. Parker is Deputy Technical Manager within the Rotary and Mission Systems division of Lockheed Martin. Her primary focus is technical leadership for the design and build of helicopters for international business.  She received her B.S. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering and her M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from The Ohio State University.  She is a recipient of the 2016 National Women of Color Technology Rising Star Award. She is also the 2015 recipient of the Texnikoi Outstanding Alumni Award from the College of Engineering.

Mike Pekar

Mr. Pekar is the Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems Antenna and Microwave Products Department Manager, based in Dallas, TX. It is a position he has held since 2015. Prior to joining Raytheon, Pekar worked at ATK, Alliant Techsystems based in Dayton, OH, serving a variety of roles including the Vice President of the ATK Military System Group (2011-2015), Director of Engineering (2009-2011), and Electrical Engineering Manager. Pekar previously worked for Hughes Space & Communications / Boeing Corporation (1996-2004), where he began his career. He is a graduate of The Ohio State University, having earned his BS (1993) and MS (1995) in electrical engineering. Pekar additionally received his MBA from Wright State University, has co-authored 4 patent disclosures, serves as an Adjunct Professor at Johns Hopkins University, and is a member of the IEEE Antennas & Propagation Society.

Murali Rangaswamy

Mr. Rangaswamy is 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. 

Daniel Recker
Mr. Recker is 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 
Dr. Rhoads received his degrees from OSU in 1976, 1978, and 1983.  He joined Raytheon in 1983, where he is a Principal Engineering Fellow, and the RF Technology Director for the Space and Airborne Systems business unit.  He is a past-chair of the OSU/ECE Industrial Advisory Board, an IEEE Fellow and past-president of the Antennas and Propagation Society, and a member of the USAF Scientific Advisory Board (SAB).

Bob Romanofsky

Dr. Romanofsky is the Senior Technologist in the Communications and Intelligent Systems Division at the NASA Glenn Research Center. He has over 120 technical publications and holds seven patents. Dr. Romanofsky was inducted into the Space Technology Hall of Fame in 2013. He is currently serving as PI on the Integrated Radio and Optical Communications project and the Superconducting Quantum Interference Filter Receiver project.

Jennifer Stofer

Ms. Stofer currently chairs the Industrial Board of Advisors for the OSU ECE Department.

Joe Venable
Mr. Venable is general manager and director of battery gauging products. Previously, he was 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 15 years. He earned a BSEE from the Ohio State University in 2001.

Jim Ward, PhD

Dr. Ward is assistant Head of the Communication Systems Division at Massachusetts Institute of Technology Lincoln Laboratory, where he has over 25 years of experience developing advanced radar, surveillance, and communication systems. His expertise includes signal processing, adaptive beamforming, detection and estimation theory. He is a Fellow of the IEEE, has served on the National Academy Naval Studies Board, and holds a Lecturer position with the MIT EECS Department. He received the Masters and Ph.D. degrees from OSU.

Eric Ho C. Wong, PhD

Dr. Wong is manager of Applied Motion Control - Product Development, FANUC America Corporation in Rochester Hills, Michigan.  He earned his BS, MS, and PhD degrees in Electrical Engineering at The Ohio State University.  He joined FANUC in 1992.  He has 25 years of industrial robot product development experience.  He manages development of advanced robot motion control software, including areas such as interference avoidance, multiple robots coordination, press to press machines and robots synchronization, haptic teach pendant, secondary encoder accurate robot control, IIOT ready paint robots to prevent production down time.

Scott Yano

Mr. Yano is Vice President of Product Development responsible for Lake Shore Cryogenics's innovative product development group. He leads a team of engineers and scientists to develop measurement solutions for the physics and nanotechnology community. The growing IP and product portfolio includes sensors, electronic instrumentation, hardware platforms, and software solutions. Yano's focus is identifying strategic challenges and building high performance teams to turn those challenges into high value products. He is a graduate of The Ohio State University, earning an Electrical Engineering B.S. in 1999 and a M.S. in 2000. While at Ohio State, he was a member of the ElectroScience Laboratory.

 

Chris Young

Mr. Young is President of Harris Corporation’s Communication Systems segment. Previous President of Exelis Geospatial Systems.

His areas of expertise include remote sensing and navigation solutions, high-resolution imaging and sounding radiometers, tactical communications and associated technologies for the space, public safety and military markets.