External Advisory Council

External Advisory Council

The External Advisory Council [EAC] is a group of industry representatives and corporate leaders who meet every semester on campus to advise and support the department in best preparing chemical engineering students to enter a competitive workforce.

EAC Spring 2022 V2

Key Objectives

  • Update faculty about technical, business and professional needs of industry and government
  • Improve research by presenting current and future industry trends
  • Advise the department of the latest professional skills expected of graduates
  • Listen to direct feedback from students about curriculum and university operating procedures to best inform and guide department leaders
  • Assist recruitment of outstanding undergraduate and graduate students
  • Contribute networking, training and employment opportunities for students and recent graduates
  • Help obtain necessary resources, both financial and intellectual, to meet department needs
  • Provide corporate checks and balances for the department’s management of operations

Current Members

Name Position and Company
Guillermo Antonio Ameer Professor – Northwestern University
Angela Archon Board of Directors – Switch, Inc.; CommonSpirit Health
Sean Arnold Group Vice President, C3 AI
Stephanie Bryant Professor, Director, Materials Science & Engineering Program - University of Colorado Boulder
Manny Cano Team Lead, Process Development - Shell 
Jason Cheung - Chair Executive Director, Preformulation, Pharmeceutical Sciences – Merck 
Luis Cirihal President, Univation Technologies, LLC, wholly-owned subsidiary of Dow
Toni Crawford Former Senior Manager, Engineering Standards – Enterprise Products
Javier Cuellar Director, Energy Trading – BASF
Tejuana Edmond Regional Director, Americas - Fluid Catalytic Cracking/Refining Catalysts - BASF Corporation
Corley Hutton Director SQA and Strategic Planning, Process Systems and Solutions – Emerson Process Management
Raj Krishnan Partner and Managing Director – Accenture
Julie Lambert OCM Lead, ERP Transformation Project – Phillips 66
Amanda Lewis Senior Director, Quality Operations - Moderna PCV
Kimberly Markiewicz Vice President of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion – DuPont
Patrick Nonhof Co-founder & Managing Partner – Provenance Consulting
Bill Preston President and CEO – KP Engineering
Shravanthi Reddy CEO – ClearSight
Juny Sridhara President – Archimedes Finance
Bradley Warsen Executive Director, Cell Therapy - Bristol Myers Squibb
David Woods Global Intermediates Planning Manager - ExxonMobil


Last meeting: November 11, 2022

Next meeting: April 20-21, 2023

Location: UT Club and CPE Building