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


Stephen Farias
Chief Science Officer & Founder

Theresa Hermel-Davidock
Senior Director
Abbott Laboratories, Diagnostics Division

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
Co-Founder and Executive Board Member
Marvin’s Angels

Arun Natarajan
Applications Senior Analyst
Seagate Technology

Amanda Placone
Associate Director of Business Development and Corporate Strategy
Prevail Therapeutics

Craig Rosenblum
Vice President and General Manager

Matthew Trexler
Technical Research, Innovation
Under Armour

Nick Williams
Director of Product
X-Cor Therapeutics