Nancy Philippart, '80, president of NLP Solutions LLC, was named a Wonder Woman of 2013 by the Women Officials Network Foundation. The award honors women who have improved the quality of life in Southeast Michigan through their civic, philanthropic and professional accomplishments. The honorees contribute in meaningful ways and forge paths of leadership for girls and women to follow. In addition to her role at NLP Solutions LLC, Philippart is the Girl Scouts of Southeastern Michigan board chair and executive in residence of Engineering Ventures at Wayne State University.
May 9, 2013
Kelly Fedele, '98, was appointed to the Michigan Board of Professional Engineers. Fedele is DTE Energy's principal account manager for gas major accounts. She previously served as city surveyor and assistant city engineer for the city of Trenton, and spent more than 10 years as chief engineer for the Charles E. Raines Co. Fedele will represent professional engineers and replaces Mahmoud El-Gamal.
April 29, 2013
David Cue, '98, Johnson Controls Power Solutions head of original equipment business development in China, was named by Gasgoo International as one of the "Top Ten Auto Parts Managerial Talents" in the country. The prestigious award is given for business growth and customer satisfaction as part of Gasgoo International's automotive supplier recognition program: The Celebrity Institutions of China Automotive Industry Award 2013. More here.
April 29, 2013
Douglas Burcicki, '93, has been promoted to vice president of the General Motors (GM) Customer Group at Yazaki North America, Inc., a global leader in the research, development and delivery of vehicle power and data solutions. In this role he will be responsible for profit and loss, sales, delivery of products, and quality associated with the GM account. He is also responsible for Yazaki's overall customer relationship and global strategy for GM as the Worldwide Strategy (WWS) Leader. During his career at Yazaki, his leadership led to several successful new business awards and strong customer relationships while being a strong driver of global growth initiatives. Burcicki has been in the automotive industry for 19 years, starting his career as a Systems Engineer at ACUSTAR, which was acquired by Yazaki within months of his hire. Doug earned a master's degree in Automotive Engineering from Lawrence Technological University and a bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering with a minor in Computer Science from Wayne State University. More information here.
April 17, 2013
Eric Krause, '87, a technical support manager at Pall Corporation, will present a case study at Noria's "Reliable Plant 2013," an annual conference and exhibition for machinery lubrication, oil analysis and reliability professionals. Krause will present the case study "Monitoring Cleanliness Levels in Hydraulic Systems with the Mesh Blockage Method." Krause focuses on the application of new products and technologies for all markets in Pall's Machinery & Equipment group, which provides filtration, separation, and monitoring technologies for OEMs and users in the mining, automotive, primary metals, pulp and paper, and other general manufacturing industries. More information here.
April 11, 2013
Bahman Ghorashi, '73, was featured in a Murray Ledger & Times article as one of the four finalists for the Murray State University provost position. He is currently executive director of Fenn Academy and Fenn Research and Development Institute at Cleveland State University, as well as a professor of chemical and biomedical engineering.
April 9, 2013
Michelle M. Rogers, '12, a CEE graduate research assistant, has accepted a full-time position as an environmental engineer for the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, Air Quality Division.
March 29, 2013
Bahman Ghorashi, '73, is one of four candidates who have been identified as finalists for the position of provost and vice president for academic affairs at Murray State University. He is currently executive director of Fenn Academy and Fenn Research and Development Institute at Cleveland State University, as well as a professor of chemical and biomedical engineering. Earlier, he served as dean of the college of engineering at CSU. He began his career there in 1978, rising through the teaching ranks in the department of chemical engineering.
March 28, 2013
Vanda Ametlli, '11, was nominated by the Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE) to the 2013 National Engineers Week "New Faces of Engineering" program. The program highlights the interesting and unique work of young engineers and the resulting impact on society. Ametlli, a management engineer with Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, has worked in health care for over four years leading facilitation of continuous improvement projects in areas such as Radiology and the Emergency Department. She is positioned in a role where she can transform the delivery of care received by patients through problem solving, teamwork development, technical analysis and application of an array of improvement methodologies (lean, six sigma, PDCA, theory of constraints). In addition to the industrial engineering fundamentals she applies to health care on a daily basis, she is involved in volunteering and serves on many boards and committees within her community. She is currently the IIE Great Lakes Region vice president, the membership recruitment lead for IIE Detroit, a blog contributor for IIE Young Professionals, and a member of the Detroit Society of Women Engineers. She also volunteers her time with many committees and activities within Henry Ford Hospital. Ametlli received a bachelor's degree in industrial and systems engineering in 2010 and a master's degree in industrial and systems engineering in 2011.
March 14, 2013
Hoang H. Hoang, '85, has been appointed senior vice president of global customer operations at Mattson Technology, Inc., a supplier of advanced process equipment used to manufacture semiconductors. Hoang was most recently a vice president of sales and business development at Novellus Systems and has a career that spans nearly thirty years at leading semiconductor and semiconductor capital equipment companies including Applied Materials, STMicroelectronics and Texas Instruments.
March 5, 2013
Vanda Ametlli, '11, received the Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE) Distinguished Service Award at the Engineering Society of Detroit Gold Award Banquet, held Feb. 20. She is a senior management engineer at Henry Ford Health System. Ametlli received a bachelor's degree in industrial and systems engineering in 2010 and a master's degree in industrial and systems engineering in 2011.
February 26, 2013
Akhilesh Kumar, '11, received a best paper award at the Society of Operations Management conference held in December 2012 in New Delhi, India. Kumar's paper; which was written jointly with Ratna Chinnam, professor of industrial and systems engineering at Wayne State; is titled "Strategic Capacity Planning and Management of Remanufactured Products."
February 5, 2013
Denys Poshyvanyk, '08, has received a National Science Foundation CAREER Award to support his research "Enabling License Compliance Analysis and Verification for Evolving Software." Poshyvanyk is an assistant professor of computer science at the College of William and Mary where he leads Software Engineering Maintenance and Evolution Research Unit (SEMERU), a research group dedicated to advancing the state of the art in software maintenance and evolution research. This is the fifth National Science Foundation research grant he has been awarded since receiving his PhD from Wayne State in 2008.
January 30, 2013
Nancy Philippart, '80, executive in residence for the Engineering Ventures Program and student in the ISE global executive track doctoral program, has been chosen for the inaugural class of fellows for On the Board, a program of the International Women's Forum and the George Washington University School of Business designed to prepare women to become successful corporate board members. She was featured in Crain's Detroit Business.
December 17, 2012
Timothy Carter, '11, Samaritan's Purse water, sanitation and hygiene program manager, wrote a Samaritan's Purse Today article titled Sanitation Transformation. The article highlights the organization's efforts to bring the first three latrines to the community of Boji, Kenya. Carter earned a MS in civil engineering and a graduate certifcate in sustainable engineering from Wayne State.
November 29, 2012
Robert Nerenberg, '92, has received the Water Environment Research Foundation's (WERF) Paul L. Busch Award and a $100,000 research grant to study ways to dramatically decrease operational costs for biologic nutrient removal (BNR) at wastewater treatment facilities. Each year, the WERF Endowment for Innovation in Applied Water Quality Research presents the Paul L. Busch Award to recognize outstanding individuals or teams whose ongoing efforts contribute significantly to water quality research and its practical application in the environment. More information here.
November 19, 2012
Warren R. Hill, '68, has been named a fellow of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET). ABET is the recognized accreditor for college and university programs in applied science, computing, engineering, and engineering technology. The Fellow of ABET Award is presented annually to recognize individuals who have provided sustained quality service to the ABET-related professions, in general, and to education within the ABET disciplines, in particular, through the activities of ABET. More information here.
November 19, 2012
Alan Otley, '68, is retiring from his position as traffic signal timing engineer for Tallahassee, Fla. after 17 years of service. News site Tallahassee.com features an artice on Otley's retirement, which can be read here. In addition to a bachelor's degree in civil engineering, Otley also received a master's degree in civil engineering from the College of Engineering in 1972.
November 12, 2012
Adriana Karaboutis, '86, global chief information officer of Dell, appears in a promotional video for Dell World 2012, the premier event for IT professionals from organizations of all sizes, who plan, deploy and manage technology. In the video, Adriana describes the many reasons to attend: "This is a great opportunity to meet with a group of your industry peers, exchange ideas and engage in meaningful conversation about topics that are affecting our industry." View the video here.
October 31, 2012
Na (Linda) Zhu, '10, has joined the faculty of Austin Peay State University in Tennessee as an assistant professor of mechanical and automotive engineering technology. She joined APSU in January after earning her Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from Wayne State. A native of China, she received her Bachelor of Science in automobile engineering from Tongji University in Shanghai and her Master of Science in mechanical engineering from Wayne State. She has had several academic papers published in scholarly journals, such as the Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, and she won the 2009 Best Student Paper Competition at the ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition.
September 6, 2012