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Division of Engineering Programs

Engineering Advisory Board (EAB)

Leah Akins, PhD.

Professor of Engineering and Technology,
Department of Engineering, Architecture and Computer Technologies,
SUNY Dutchess Community College
Degrees: PhD., Drexel; MSc, Lehigh; BSc, Lafayette (all in Electrical Engineering)

Eileen Marie Conway

Executive Consultant and Data Maven,
Nano Noggin Technologies, LLC.
VP Global Fleet, Hertz Corporation 2009-2010.
Executive, General Electric Corporation 1989 – 2009.
Post-graduate education: courses in Finance, RPI;
Degrees: MSc, Texas A&M; BSc, Virginia Tech (all in Mechanical Engineering).

Casimer DeCusatis, PhD.

Assistant Professor,
Department of Computer Science and Mathematics, Marist College.
Former IBM Distinguished Engineer.
Fellow member of IEEE, Optical Society of America, and SPIE.
Adjunct Professor at SUNY New Paltz.
Degrees: PhD and MSc, RPI (in Electrical, Computer and Systems Engineering; BSc, Penn
State Univ. (in Engineering Science and Mechanics).

Robb W. Engle

Vice-President of Engineering
(In charge of Engineering Department, Service Department, IT, and Laboratory Services)
Education: Certified as Nuclear Operator for the USA Navy.


Fernando Guarin, PhD.

Distinguished Member of Technical Staff,
Global Foundries Inc.
Former IBM Senior Engineer/Scientist.
Fellow of IEEE; President of IEEE Electron Devices Society.
Adjunct Professor of Engineering, SUNY New Paltz
Degrees: PhD, Columbia, MSc U. of Arizona, BSc, Univ. Javeriana, Colombia, (all in Electrical

Everton H. Henriques

New York State (NYS) Solutions Manager,
Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) Liaison and Regional Specialist,
FuzeHub and Hudson Valley Technology Development Center, Inc.
Former Co-founder and Vice-President,
Panasonic Plasma Display Laboratory of America, Inc.
Degrees: BSc (in Chemistry) and MSc (in Physical Chemistry and
Materials Science) from SUNY New Paltz;
MBA Fundamentals from Univ. of Virginia.

Nitya Narasimhan, PhD.

Owner, Digital HV;
Organizer, Google Developer Group.
Former Vice-President of Engineering at Cheerity.
Degrees: PhD and MSc, Univ. of California, Santa Barbara (in Computer Engineering); BSc,
Bangalore Univ., India (in Engineering, Electronics and Communications).

Tom Phillips

Executive Director,
Hudson Valley Technology Development Center, Inc.
Former IBM Logistics Manager.
Education: HSD

Bruce Wile

IBM Distinguished Engineer,
CAPI Power Systems Chief Engineer.
Co-Author of “Comprehensive Functional Verification: The Complete Industry Cycle”.
Distinguished Alumnus of Penn State Univ.
Degree: BSc, Penn State Univ, (in Electrical Engineering)