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Chemical Engineering External Advisory Board

Mission

The mission of the Department of Chemical Engineering's External Advisory Board (EAB) is to provide feedback and support for departmental education and research goals. The EAB serves a key role in our undergraduate degree accreditation process, vetting program assessment and changes related to continuous improvement and serving as a resource for industry needs with respect to program graduates. The EAB also provides input on the graduate program and research, bringing perspectives from other academic departments and government laboratories. The EAB is working to strengthen alumni engagement, department development, and career outreach to high school students through three subcommittees composed of EAB members, young alumni, department faculty, college staff, and current students.

Upcoming Meetings

Fall EAB Meeting October 16-17, 2014
Spring EAB Meeting April 23-24, 2015

 

Membership

Officers

Position Name
Chair Mark Darby, Ph.D.
Vice Chair Julie Jackson

Subcommittees

Current Member Directory

PhotoNameEducationEmail &
LinkedIn Profile
Organization and PositionYears Served
Roger Bonnecaze, Ph.D.Roger Bonnecaze, Ph.D.Cornell University
B.S.Ch.E. 1985

California Institute of Technology
M.S.Ch.E. 1987
Ph.D. Ch.E. 1991
bonnecaze@che.utexas.edu

roger-bonnecaze
University of Texas at Austin

Chair of the Department of Chemical Engineering
Chris CoonChris CoonTexas Tech
B.S.Ch.E. 1984
C.P.Coon@p66.comPhillips 66

Manager of the Borger Refinery
Fall 2011 - Present
Mark Darby, Ph.D.Mark Darby, Ph.D.Texas Tech
B.S.Ch.E. 1980

University of Houston
Ph.D. 2008
darbymark@sbcglobal.net

mark-darby
CMiD Solutions

Consultant
Fall 2010 - Present
Paul J. GrimmerPaul J. GrimmerTexas Tech
B.S.Ch.E. 1977
pgrimmer@eltronresearch.com

paul-grimmer
Eltron Research and Development

Owner and President
Ex-Officio (Dean's Council Member)
 Julie JacksonTexas Tech
B.S.Ch.E. 1999
julie.m.jackson@exxonmobil.comExxonMobil Chemical

Fall 2012 - Present
Robert KingRobert KingTexas Tech
B.S.Ch.E. 1993

Texas Woman's University
M.B.A.
robertd.king@yahoo.comAgrium Inc.

Vice President, Nitrogen Operations & Services
Fall 2013 - Present
Jack McCavitJack McCavitTexas Tech
B.S.Ch.E. 1970
jlmconsulting@sbcglobal.net

jack-mccavit
JL McCavit Consulting, LLC

Owner
Fall 2010 - Present
John C. MihmJohn C. MihmTexas Tech
B.S.Ch.E. 1964
jcmihmr66@aol.comConocoPhillips

Retired
Ryan PedersonRyan PedersonTexas Tech
B.S.Ch.E. 2000
ryan.pederson@bp.com

ryan-pederson
BP Corporation − North America

Crude Oil Origination and Business Development
Fall 2008 - Present
P. Randall Schunk, Ph.D.P. Randall Schunk, Ph.D.University of Colorado
B.S.Ch.E. 1984

University of Minnesota
Ph.D. Ch.E. 1989
prschun@sandia.govSandia National Laboratories

Distinguished Member Technical Staff
Fall 2013 - Present