Department Advisory Board

The CCE Advisory Board consists of chemical engineering and chemistry professionals representing primarily the local industry as well as other academic institutions and research organizations. Many board members have been or currently are employers, or research supervisors of our graduates, and/or active members of AIChE, ACS, or other progessional or community service organizations. Some are also alumni of our department. The Advisory Board meets annually to discuss various issues such as program, student, and faculty highlights and accomplishments; enrollment trends and measures required; ABET, ACS and SACS assessment updates; program educational objectives review; bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral program updates and curriculum upgrades; senior plant design reports and presentations and external assessment; research, internship, and scholarship opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students.

CCE Advisory Board members, 2023–2024

  • Dr. Ali T-Raissi, Chair - APgreen
  • Mr. Al Nuttall, COES Advisory Board Liaison - Past President and CEO, Far Research, Inc.
  • Dr. Paul Yelvington, Past Chair - Obantaarla Corp. CSO
  • Mr. Costas Pappas, Past Chair - CSP Consultants
  • Dr. Dwight Back – Medical Device Pros, LLC
  • Ms. Michele Gardill - Medical Device Pros, LLC
  • Ms. Laura Gaydusek - Lockheed Martin 
  • Dr. Tracy Gibson - NASA-KSC
  • Dr. Bill Grieco - CEO, AIChE RAPID Manufacturing Institute
  • Mr. Ted Hartselle - Eastern Florida State College
  • Dr. Justin Hill - Mainstream Engineering
  • Dr. Pawel Kazanowski - Hydro Precision Tubing
  • Mr. Dennis Lobmeyer - NASA-KSC
  • Ms. Melanie Matos - Northrop Grumman
  • Ms. Roberta R. Nolan-Lobmeyer - Collins Aerospace
  • Mr. Spyros Nomikos - FOS LED Lighting Solutions
  • Dr. Joel Olson - NASA-KSC
  • Dr. Nicholas Schwartz - M2X Energy Inc.
  • Dr. Jeremiah Tipton - Applied Omics & Life Sciences, LLC
  • Ms. Natalie Weathers - Northrop Grumman
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