Advisory Board

External Advisory Board

Chair

  • Dr. Kalliat T. Valsaraj, Vice President of Research and Economic Development. Louisiana State University

Members

  • Dr. Akwasi Boateng, Lead Scientist, Bioenergy and Energy Alternatives National Program, US Department of Agriculture
  • Mr. Jeff Sammons, Associate Director, Texas A&M Energy Institute
  • Dr. Robert Shepard, Founder, The Shepard Institute
  • Dr. Robin Autenrieth, Department Head, Department of Civil Engineering, Texas A&M University
  • Mr. Eric Dargan (Alum), Chief Operating Officer, City of Houston Public Works
  • Ms. Aisha Oliver, Senior Performance Engineer, BP Wind Energy
  • Ms. Robin D. Rogers, Research Assistant, Editor, Crystal Growth Design
  • Mr. Wayne Simmons, President and CEO, ALD NanoSolutions, Inc.

Internal Steering Committee

Chair

  • Dr. Ali Fares, Interim Vice President, Office of Research, Innovation and Sponsored Programs

Members

  • Dr. James Palmer, Interim Provost, Senior Vice President, Academic Affairs
  • Dr. Corey S. Bradford, Sr.,  Senior Vice President for Business Affairs
  • Ms. Carme Williams, Vice President, Office of Development
  • Dr. Pamela Obiomon, Dean, Roy G. Perry College of Engineering
  • Dr. Danny R. Kelley, Dean, Brailsford College of Arts and Sciences
  • Dr. Munir Quddus, Dean, College of Business
  • Dr. Ikhlas Sabouni, Dean, College of Architecture
  • Dr. Gerard D’Souza, Dean, College of Agriculture and Human Sciences