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February 28 2003

MAE Industrial Advisory Board Meeting

February 28, 2003


  • Arrival, Continental Breakfast
  • Welcoming Comments: Profs. Rajit Gadh, Tom Hahn
  • Overview of the MAE Department: Prof. Tom Hahn
  • Systems Engineering: Prof. Les Lackman
  • Overview of Graduate Programs: Prof. Nasr Ghoniem
  • Overview of Undergraduate Programs: Prof. T- C. Tsao
  • Industrial Relations: Prof. Rajit Gadh
  • Faculty Search Committee Updates: Prof. Ajit Mal

Research Highlights
– Fluid Mechanics Field: Prof. Owen Smith
– Heat and Mass Transfer Field: Prof. Ivan Catton
– Manufacturing and Design Field: Prof. Daniel Yang
– NEMS/ MEMS: Prof. C. J. Kim
– Structural and Solid Mechanics: Prof. Greg Carman
– Systems, Dynamics, and Control: Prof. Jeff Shamma

Luncheon with MAE Faculty

Undergraduate Student Projects: presentations by student leaders
– AIAA Unmanned Aerial Vehicle: Samson Phan
– AIAA Hybrid Rocket Research Program: Robert Lobbia
– ASME Human Powered Vehicle: Tina Lam, Christopher Williams
– SAE Mini Baja Racer: Greg Glenn
– SAE Aerowest: Josh Levin

IAB Caucus Period: Mechanisms for improved UCLA- industry
interactions: Dr. Munir Sindir, IAB Chair
– Endowments for professorships, laboratories, seminars
– Research collaborations and temporary lecturers
– Student scholarships/ fellowships and summer internships
– Master of Engineering program for part- time students
– Joint high school outreach programs

IAB Outbrief to and Discussions with UCLA MAE Faculty