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Dr. Vachon , an engineer with a physics background and business executive, has served in the US Army and was a chaired professor of mechanical engineering. He received his education at the US Naval Academy, Auburn University, Oklahoma State University and Jones Law School. He was the Chair of the American Association of Engineering Societies and is Vice President for North America for Pan American Union of Engineering Organizations (UPADI). He serves on the WFEO committee on relations with the UN. Dr. Vachon has authored over 150 papers, numerous technical reports and presented papers internationally. He is a member of the Pan American Academy of Engineering and the International Nuclear Energy Academy. He served on the Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Advisory Committee for seven years. He has served as the advisor to the President of the World Federation of Engineering Organizations. Recently he was on the AIAA Structures Committee of Standards that developed Standard, S –1110-2005 Space Systems-Structures, Structural Components , and Structural Assemblies. He is an original patentee for digital image correlation and co-holds a number of other patents encompassing the DMI optical strain technology. He served as President of the American Society of Mechanical Engineering. He is a licensed attorney and admitted to practice before the US Supreme Court. He has international project experience in Venezuela, Honduras, Nicaragua, Brazil, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Iran, Egypt, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Cameroon and Belize, He has conducted research and development projects with the US Army, US Navy. NASA ,DoD, EPA, ERDA (predecessor to DOE), DOE, NSF and other agencies, as well as with industrial clients such as IBM, Northrop Grumman, Lockheed Martin, Polish Air Force Institute of Technology, RUAG, Halliburton and others. He was the president of the engineering firm that was the Resident Engineer and Constructor for the DOE Strategic Petroleum Reserve. He conducted an NSF Chautauqua series on solar energy design. His research areas cover bioengineering, energy, mechanics, hypersonic aerodynamics, space power and systems engineering He is a Honorary Member ASME, Fellow IMehE, Fellow ASCE, Life Member ASEE, Assoc. Fellow AIAA , Fellow NSPE, Member IEEE . Fellow Hong Kong Institution of Engineers, Fellow Institution of Engineers Singapore, member Sigma Xi and Phi Kappa Phi. He is a registered engineer in several states and a licensed European Engineer through FEANI.
Robert O. Warrington is currently Director of the Institute for Leadership and Innovation, which houses the highly interdisciplinary and innovative Enterprise program, the High School Enterprise program and the Pavlis Institute for Global Technological Leadership at Michigan Technological University. Dr. Warrington was Dean of the College of Engineering from 1996 to 2007 and was the founder and Director of the Institute for Micromanufacturing at Louisiana Tech University. Before joining Michigan Tech in 1996, he received his BS degree in Aerospace Engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute, his MS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Texas at El Paso and his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Montana State University. Dr. Warrington served in the US Army for two years and on the faculty at Montana State University for eight years. He was the head of the Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Department at Louisiana Tech University for 11 years, and was the Director of the Institute for Micromanufacturing from 1991-1996. Dr. Warrington was a founding advisory board member for the ASME Nanotechnology Institute. He is past VP for Education, Centers Sector of ASME. He currently leads the Vision 2030 study for the future of mechanical engineering education. He was a member of the Board of Directors for ABET after serving a number of years as a program evaluator, member of the Engineering Accreditation Council and the Executive Committee of the EAC. Dr. Warrington is chair of the Education Committee for the Pan American Federation of Engineering Societies (UPADI). Dr. Warrington is a Fellow of ASME and AAAS and is a member of the Pan American Academy of Engineering. He was an associate editor (now emeritus) for the ASME/IEEE Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems and has over 150 technical publications and numerous presentations (35 invited), and 49 research grants from foundations, government and industry. Dr. Warrington is the founder of the Commercialization of Microsystems Conferences, is a past founding president of MANCEF and currently is a member of the executive board for MANCEF. Dr. Warrington was an Associate Director for the Center for Wireless Integrated Microsystems, an NSF Engineering Research Center (2000-10). Dr. Warrington's research interests include MEMS (particularly micro heat transfer and fluid flow), micromanufacturing, energy scavenging at the microscale, and micromechanical machining processes.
Dr. Robert D. Kersten, Ph.D.,P.E., D.WRE, Dist. M. ASCE
Dean and Professor Emeritus, University of Central Florida.Founding Dean UCF College of Engineering. A native of Illinois, received B.S. and M.S. degrees from Oklahoma State University, and the Ph.D. from Northwestern University. Fellow status in AAAS, ABET, NSPE, ASCE & FES. Member eight cademic
Honor Societies, named to five national Who’s Who registers. Former Chair EAC/ABET, Florida Board of Professional Engineers,
Governor Appointee to two energy task forces, former member of Mid-Florida Economic Development Commission. Industrial experience Includes Flight Safety Foundation, Exxon-Mobil, Dept. of the Interior,
and A.E. Staley Manufacturing Co. Author of over 80 papers and five books ranging over a wide variety of professional interests.
Named to many honors and awards, including ASEE Centennial Medallion, Distinguished Member of ASCE, UPADI Golden Vector,
and elected to Pan American Academy of Engineering. Currently serves on AAES Intac Committee on UPADI.
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