Materials Science and Engineering Board of Advisors

The Board of Advisors is a distinguished group of industry and academic leaders that serves a key advisory role to the department chair, sharing ideas and supporting the goals set forth by the department’s faculty and staff. These members provide volunteer leadership on matters of curriculum content, research areas, industry trends, student success and professional development, alumni engagement and fund-raising. In return, members will have regular opportunities to network with each other, meet with faculty and students, and contribute their time and ideas to strengthen the department, college and university.

The Board of Advisors is comprised of individuals representing industry, government and academia with strong interests and/or expertise in materials science and engineering. The membership is diverse in terms of gender and ethnic background, alumni status, geographic location, and functional specialization of research or industry.

Sean Byington

Chief Executive Officer
Byington Steel Treating, Inc., Santa Clara, CA

Robert D. Caligiuri, PhD, PE, FASM

Corporate Vice President & Principal Engineer
Exponent. Inc., Silicon Valley, CA

Dr. James De Yoreo

Chief Scientist
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Washington

Dr. Oscar Dubon

Department of Materials Science and Engineering, UC Berkeley, Bay Area

Tim Dyer

Executive Director of Product Management
Fralock, Inc

Dr. Valerie Gibson

Principal Propulsion Engineer
Blue Origin, Washington

Shawn Hamilton

Vice President of Engineering, Deposition
Lam Research, California

Leyla Hashemi

R&D Engineering Manager
Keysight Technologies, Santa Rosa, CA

Dr. Katheryn B. Helean

Senior Technical Manager, Materials Engineering and Manufacturing
Sandia National Laboratory, Albuquerque

Dr. Melbs LeMieux

Co-Founder and President
Electroninks Incorporated, Austin

Dr. Susan Sinnott

Professor and Department Head
Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, Pennsylvania

Jack Yao (Chair)

President and Chief Financial Officer
Applied Engineering, Silicon Valley, CA