External Advisory Council

The External Advisory Council [EAC] is a group of industry representatives and corporate leaders who meet every semester on campus to advise and support the department in best preparing chemical engineering students to enter a competitive workforce.


2023 McKetta Department of Chemical Engineers External Advisory Council
Spring 2023 External Advisory Council Meeting, CPE

Key Objectives

  • Update faculty about technical, business and professional needs of industry and government
  • Improve research by presenting current and future industry trends
  • Advise the department of the latest professional skills expected of graduates
  • Listen to direct feedback from students about curriculum and university operating procedures to best inform and guide department leaders
  • Assist recruitment of outstanding undergraduate and graduate students
  • Contribute networking, training and employment opportunities for students and recent graduates
  • Help obtain necessary resources, both financial and intellectual, to meet department needs
  • Provide corporate checks and balances for the department’s management of operations

Current Members

Name Position and Company
Guillermo Antonio Ameer Professor – Northwestern University
Angela Archon Board of Directors – Switch, Inc.; CommonSpirit Health
Sean Arnold Group Vice President - C3 AI
Stephanie Bryant Professor, Director, Materials Science & Engineering Program - University of Colorado - Boulder
Manny Cano Team Lead, Process Development - Shell 
Jason Cheung - Chair Distinguished Scientist, Analytical Research & Development – Merck 
Luis Cirihal President, Refining Technologies - W. R. Grace & Co.
Toni Crawford Former Senior Manager, Engineering Standards – Enterprise Products
Javier Cuellar Director, Energy Trading – BASF
Tejuana Edmond Vice President, Plastic Additives Americas - BASF 
Corley Hutton Director, Strategy & Solution Management – Emerson Process Management
Raj Krishnan Partner and Managing Director – Accenture
Amanda Lewis Senior Director, Quality Operations - Moderna PCV
Kimberly Markiewicz Vice President of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion – DuPont
Patrick Nonhof Co-founder & Managing Partner – Provenance Consulting
Bill Preston President and CEO – KP Engineering
Shravanthi Reddy CEO – ClearSight
Juny Sridhara President – Archimedes Finance
Bradley Warsen Executive Director, Cell Therapy - Bristol Myers Squibb
David Woods Global Intermediates Planning Manager - ExxonMobil


Last meeting: November 2-3, 2023

Next meeting: April 2024 - TBD

Location: CPE Building