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.

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

Steve Allen
(Fall 2019)
Director, Texas Technology
Eastman Chemical Company
Angela Archon
(Spring 2020)
Vice President and COO
IBM Watson Health
Francois Baneyx
(Spring 2020)
University of Washington
Jose Bayardo
(Fall 2022)
Senior Vice President and CFO
National Oilwell Varco
Jack Broodo
(Spring 2021)
Business President, Feedstocks and Energy
Dow Chemical
Jason Cheung
(Spring 2021)
Executive Director, Preformulation, Pharmeceutical Sciences
Toni Crawford
(Spring 2020)
Senior Manager, Engineering Standards
Enterprise Products
Josh Engstrom
(Fall 2019)
Principal Scientist
Drug Product Science &
Bristol-Myers Squibb
Daniel Horne
(Spring 2020)
LEAD Representative
Regional Sales Manager
Hach Company
Corley Hutton
(Fall 2022)
Director SQA and Strategic Planning
Process Systems and Solutions, Emerson
Process Management
Justin Klug
(Spring 2021)
Chief Operating Officer
Raj Krishnan
(Fall 2020)
Partner and Managing Director
San Francisco
Ryan Kudva – Chair
(Spring 2022)
Joint Interest Coordinator
US Production
Julie Lambert – Chair
(Fall 2019)
Manager, Integration & Dependencies
Phillips 66
Patrick Nonhof
(Fall 2022)
Co-founder & Managing Partner
Provenance Consulting
Bill Preston
(Spring 2020)
President and Chief Operating Officer
KP Engineering
Jeff Reilly
(Fall 2022)
Executive President of Strategy & Business Development
Liesl Schindler
(Fall 2020)
General Manager Process Development
Shell Oil Company
Juny Sridhara
(Spring 2021)
Archimedes Finance
Kathleen Stebe
(Spring 2020)
Deputy Dean for Research and Innovation, Goodwin Professor
School of Engineering & Applied Science
University of Pennsylvania

(Date in parentheses indicates year term ends)

Last meeting   April 4 – 5, 2019
Next meeting  April 16 – 17, 2020
Location   CPE 2.802F and The McKetta Study Hall