PSESMAS Advisory Board

William Barker
ESM Undergraduate Student

Kelly Cahill, JD (’90 LIB ARTS)
ESM student parent

Glen F. Chatfield (’65 E SC)
Optimum Power Technology

Kevin Chen (’95 E SC)
Direct of Business Development
Applied Materials

Abby Dodson (’12 E SC)
Engineer, Hyundai Group
Lear Corporation, Seating Systems Division

Michael Erdman (’69 E SC)
Walter Robb Director of Engineering Leadership Development and ESM Instructor
Penn State

Barbara C. Faust (’64 E SC)
Lockheed Martin (Retired)

Charles Gaston (’61 E SC)
Department & University Relations
Assistant Professor
Penn State York

Rudy Haluza (’16 E SC, ‘17 M.S.)
ESM Ph.D. candidate

Michael B. House (’90 E SC, ’92 M.S.)
Vice President

James Oliver (’75 E SC)
Consulting Engineer
Northrop Grumman          

Dave Perdziola (’87 E SC, ’90 M.S.)
Stress Analyst
Westinghouse Electric Corp

Mike Rudolph (’10 E SC)
Raytheon BBN Technologies

Guneet Sethi (’04 M.S., ’10 Ph.D.)
Reliability Engineering Manager
Amazon Lab 126

Mala Sharma (’95 M.S., ’00 Ph.D.)
Communications and Public Relations
Associate Professor
Bucknell University

Kyle Sinding (’14 E SC, ’15 M.S.)
Lawrence Livermore National

Rich Smith (’73 E SC)
Fellow Engineer
Westinghouse (Retired)

Brent Wagner (’84 E SC)
Principal Research Scientist
GA Tech Research Institute

Jillian Woolridge (’10 E SC, ’11 M.S.)
Lead Joining Engineer
General Electric


PSESMAS Alumni Advisory Board



The Penn State Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics (ESM) is an internationally distinguished department that is recognized for its globally competitive excellence in engineering and scientific accomplishments, research, and educational leadership.

Our Engineering Science program is the official undergraduate honors program of the College of Engineering, attracting the University’s brightest engineering students. We also offer graduate degrees in ESM, engineering mechanics, engineering at the nano-scale, and an integrated undergraduate/graduate program.

Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics

212 Earth and Engineering Sciences Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802

Phone: 814-865-4523