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Terrence L. Aselage External Advisory Board Member

Terry Aselage retired as the Director of the Material, Physical, and Chemical Sciences Center 1800 at Sandia National Laboratories in March of 2019. He held that position since May 1, 2017, leading an organization of over 400 people with broad mission impact, from basic research at the forefront of materials science to materials engineering with enduring impact to Sandia’s mission areas.…

David D. Boree External Advisory Board Member

David Boree is a mechanical consultant holding more than three decades worth of experience in engineering and construction. David began his mechanical contractor career as a summer laborer working for W.W. Gay Mechanical Contractor, Inc, serving in various capacities before becoming the company’s President in 1997 and CEO in 2018. David recently retired in December 2020 after 38 years of service.…

Ed Duran External Advisory Board Member

Ed Duran has over 40 years of professional experience in mechanical & aerospace engineering design, manufacturing, and product support. In 37 years at GE Aviation in Cincinnati, beginning as an Edison Engineer after graduation from UF, he designed turbines for 15 years, including the turbine for the GE90 engine, the world’s highest thrust commercial engine in service.…

Carlos Fernandez External Advisory Board Member

Carlos Fernandez serves as a Technology Development Supervisor at the ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company in Houston, Texas. He started his career with ExxonMobil in 2005 after completion of his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the Mechanical and Aerospace Department at the University of Florida. His initial roles had him supporting well completions and wellwork operations in Texas and California.…

Camila Francolin External Advisory Board Member

Dr. Camila Françolin is the Division Leader for the Autonomy, Guidance, Navigation, and Control (AGN&C) Division at Draper Laboratory. Under her leadership, the AGN&C Division develops algorithms and software for a variety of applications: from autonomous underwater vehicles for the US Navy to the next generation of human lunar landers for NASA. Prior to her current role, Dr.…

Frank Gillette External Advisory Board Member

Frank C. Gillette, Jr. retired from Pratt & Whitney in December 1998. He was Director of Advanced Military Programs, which included the Joint Strike Fighter Engine program. He is currently a Senior Consultant for United Technologies Corporation, Belcan Corporation and Defense Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA). He has served on the National Academies of Science Committee on Air Force and Department of Aerospace Propulsion.…

Elisabetta “Betta” Jerome External Advisory Board Member

Dr. Elisabetta L. “Betta” Jerome, a member of the Senior Executive Service, is Technical Advisor, Armament and Weapons Test and Evaluation, Eglin Air Force, Florida. She is the senior technical advisor to the Air Force Test Center Commander and serves as a national/international authority in armament and weapons test and evaluation. Dr. Jerome also has responsibility for providing technical advice and guidance to the highest levels of the Air Force, the DoD, as well as nationally-important conventional weapon system development efforts with regard to test infrastructure, test capabilities and best practices, modeling and simulation, and interpretation of test results.…

Marcus Johnson External Advisory Board Member

Dr. Marcus Johnson serves as Project Manager in the Aviation Systems Division at the NASA Ames Research Center where he has conducted research on unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) since 2012. Marcus also serves as Adjunct Professor in the Aviation Department at Everglades University – Boca Raton Campus where he has been a member of the faculty since 2019.…

Gary Miller Courtesy Professor, Exactech, Inc. and External Advisory Board Member
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Gary J. Miller is co-founder and Executive Vice President for Research and Development of Exactech, Inc., Gainesville, Florida. Exactech was incorporated in 1985 and develops, manufactures, and distributes orthopaedic implants and biologic materials for orthopaedic applications throughout the world. Gary received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1970 from the University of Florida, a Masters in Mechanical Engineering (emphasis in Biomechanics) from MIT in 1972 and a Ph.D.…

Matthew A. Palmer External Advisory Board Member

Matt is a co-founder and the Chief Technology Officer of Syntheon; a medical device invention, design and development firm. He has thirty-four years of experience working in product development and R&D in the medical device industry. His primary focus has been the development of disposable, minimally invasive surgical and vascular devices. Matt has worked in large corporations such as Cordis and Boston Scientific and held positions from Advanced Research and Development Engineer to Director of Research and Development; guiding a large engineering group responsible for multiple projects.…

Louise Scott External Advisory Board Member

Louise Scott leads efforts to deliver world-class value to 4.2 million customers in four states served by utilities of Southern Company Gas. In this role, she has responsibility for customer care center operations, billing, payment, credit collections and remittance and supporting customer initiatives. Scott brings more than 30 years of experience to this role. Most recently, Scott served as the vice president of customer services for Southern Company’s Georgia Power subsidiary, where she was responsible for the company’s customer care center in Henry County, smart meters and eBusiness activities that supported 2.5 million customers.…

Tom Singer External Advisory Board Member

Tom Singer graduated with a B.S. from the newly merged Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering in 2002, with an aerospace structures focus. Tom went on to work in the Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization and Advanced Composites labs while pursuing a master’s degree, but after accepting a job offer at United Space Alliance, he failed to complete his thesis, just as he was warned.…

Matt Sobieski External Advisory Board Member

Matt Sobieski is an Associate – Implementation at McKinsey & Company, based in Atlanta, Georgia where he lives with his wife, Katie. Matt graduated cum laude from the University of Florida in 2009 with a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering. After joining Lockheed Martin, Matt held various manufacturing roles in aerospace before starting his MBA.…

Jack Sparks External Advisory Board Member

A UF Graduate: BME 65, MSE 67, Ph.D. 70 (Machine Design, Thermodynamics and Metallurgy) Professional Engineer in FL., AL., and MS., Registered Mechanical and General Contractor FL. In 1972, 15 months after graduation, Dr. Sparks with two investors formed Systems Engineering Research Facilities, dba as SERF as a Research Firm and has been President and Principal Engineer ever since.…

John P. Sullivan External Advisory Board Member

John Sullivan began his aerospace career 37 years ago, graduating from the University of Florida with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. His first role was at Pratt and Whitney Aircraft in analytical aerodynamics for jet engine compression and fan systems. In the next 17 years he expanded his aerodynamics and heat transfer expertise to include turbine systems, exhaust systems, inlets, and acoustics.…

Karlin Toner External Advisory Board Member

Dr. Karlin Toner is the Senior Advisor for Data Policy Integration at the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Office of Aviation Policy and Plans. She champions digital transformation by developing people, processes and products at the enterprise level. From 2014 to 2021, Dr. Toner served as the Director, Global Strategy where she provided direction on FAA’s engagement with the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) to ensure a unified U.S.…

Trase Travers External Advisory Board Member

Mr. Travers is a recognized leader and entrepreneur having successfully created significant value for investors via business acquisition, integration, and organic growth. Most recently, Mr. Travers oversaw the integration and growth of a private equity-backed platform http://www.BattleInvestmentGroup.com of companies focused on full lifecycle support services to the aerospace and defense market. ARCTOS, LLC http://www.ARCTOS-US.com is the result of the acquisition and integration of six companies, the majority of which were sourced and captured by Mr.…

Mitchell B. Waldman External Advisory Board Member

Mitchell “Mitch” B. Waldman is executive vice president of government and customer relations for Huntington Ingalls Industries, America’s largest military shipbuilding company and a provider of professional services to partners in government and industry. Named to this position in 2011, Waldman is responsible for leading the corporation’s engagements with the legislative branch, the executive branch including all federal agencies, business and trade associations, and think tanks.…

Carol Weber External Advisory Board Member

I love to tackle problems no one else wants to touch. I enjoy digging into the complexities of a challenge to understand it, bringing a team together to address it, and delivering a groundbreaking solution to resolve it. I am honored to have been able to work on several projects throughout my career that each delivered a first-of-its-kind product, and in those situations, it’s the collaboration with talented teams, exceptionally hard work, and changing the landscape of an industry that gets me excited about going to work each day.…