External Advisory Board

The Materials Science and Engineering Department is proud of its distinguished External Advisory Board, a group of 13 members representing industry and academia who evaluate and advise the department on a full range of activities from undergraduate education to commercialization of technology. The Board meets biennially (in odd years) in November on the Rutgers Campus.

Current Board Members:


Mr. Mike Aghajanian, M Cubed Technologies, Inc.

Prof. Helen Chan, Lehigh University

Dr. Susan Chirch, L'Oreal USA

Dr. Paul Gray, GE Aviation – Ceramic Composite Products

Dr. David Johnson (2011 Chair), Stevens Institute of Technology 

Dr. Ellen Kosik-Williams, Corning Incorporated

Prof. Michele Marcolongo, Drexel University

Mr. George McLaren (2015 Chair), Corning Incorporated

Prof. Robert Opila (2013 Chair), University of Delaware

Prof. Peter Searson, Johns Hopkins University

Dr. Pete Smith, Voltaix, LLC

Ms. Alexandra Urban, Carrier Corporation

Ms. Deirdre Zammit, Saint Gobain