The Advisory Committee is composed of leading figures in materials science and engineering from academia and industry. Committee members offer their specific experiences, knowledge, skills, and resources in order to aid the Department of Materials Science and Engineering in fulfilling its research and academic missions.

Members of Advisory Committee


Donglei Emma Fan
Texas Materials Institute, Walker Department of Mechanical Engineering

Stephen Farias
Chief Science Officer & Founder

Theresa Hermel-Davidock
Vice President of Corporate Engineering

Leslie Hamilton
Assistant Program Manager
Applied Physics Laboratory, Science of Extreme and Multifunctional Materials

Tim Hsieh
Founding Partner
MH2 Technology Law Group LLP

Jeffrey Killian
Associate Partner
Morgan, Lewis, & Bockius LLP

John Long
Deputy to Navy Chief AI Officer
Office of Naval Research

Arun Natarajan
Senior Director, Wafer Operations
Seagate Technology

Amanda Placone
Senior Director, External Innovation and Early Commercial Strategy – Gene Therapy and Gene Editing
Eli Lilly and Company

Craig Rosenblum

Matthew Trexler
Director of Technology Validation
Under Armour

Nick Williams
Director of Product
X-Cor Therapeutics