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					     The Newsletter for alumni and friends of Temple University’s College of Engineering




   Temple Engineering
                                                                                                                                                          fall 2011



College Establishes New                                                                                                                                   IN ThIs IssUE
Bioengineering Department                                                                                                                                 > College Establishes New
                                                                                                                                                            Bioengineering Department
Positioning itself to capitalize on one of the fastest-growing
research and academic segments in the United States, in January                                                                                           > Dean’s Message
the College of Engineering will establish a new Bioengineering
                                                                                                                                                          > faculty Profile
Department.
                                                                                                                                                          > alumni spotlight
In the planning stages for more than four years, the department
will raise the college and university’s research profile and funding                                                                                       > alumni News
and respond to the demands of an increasing number of
engineering students who want to major in bioengineering –                                                                                                > College alumni association
which involves applying engineering concepts in medicine,                                                                                                   President’s Message
biology, the environment and biotechnology.                                                                                                               > News Briefs
e department, which will include faculty members from both                                                                                               > student Profile
the College of Engineering and Temple University’s School of
Medicine, will eventually offer both graduate and undergraduate                                                                                            > honor Roll
degree programs. e college’s fourth department will be chaired       “I am delighted that Dr. Peter Lelkes, an outstanding and world-
by Peter I. Lelkes, PhD, who for the past 11 years has been the       renown bioengineering academician and researcher, will be
Calhoun Chair Professor of Cellular Tissue Engineering in             assuming such a vital leadership role at Temple University
Drexel University’s School of Biomedical Engineering, Science         through a joint-appointment in the College of Engineering and
and Health Systems.                                                   School of Medicine,” said Larry R. Kaiser, MD, FACS, Senior
                                                                      Executive Vice President for Health Sciences at Temple
“What most excites me is the opportunity to build a new
                                                                      University and Dean & President/CEO of the School of
department from scratch and to build it into a program of
                                                                      Medicine and Health System. “Dr. Lelkes’ leadership of the
excellence that will attract students to Temple because if its
                                                                      newly-created Institute for Regenerative Medicine and
superb faculty and reputation,” says Lelkes, who has been
                                                                      Engineering will facilitate a productive collaboration between
appointed both the Laura H. Carnell Professor and Founding
                                                                      those two disciplines that will translate into new and improved
Chair of the Department of Bioengineering and the inaugural
                                                                      therapies for patients. We are especially excited about the
director of e Institute for Regenerative Medicine and
                                                                      potential for enhanced and integrated investigations in the areas
Engineering (TIME) at the School of Medicine. “I’m also really
                                                                      of musculoskeletal tissue re-engineering, re-vascularization of
intrigued by the opportunity to forge an interface between the
                                                                      engineered tissues, cell-biomaterials interactions, and the
College of Engineering and the School of Medicine.
                                                                      development of bioactive surgical tools and organ-assist devices,
“During the past 11 years I’ve seen bioengineering become a           as well as artificial organs.”
focus for some of the best students who come to Drexel and I
                                                                      e new department, which within three to five years will
think it can be a similar magnet for Temple.”
                                                                      include 10 faculty members, will begin in January by focusing on
Underscoring the interdisciplinary nature of bioengineering, the      graduate programming to expand the current master’s program
College of Science and Technology is also expected to collaborate,    and introduce a PhD doctoral program. e department expects
and Lelkes also is looking forward to working with the Shriners       to begin accepting its first freshmen bioengineering majors two
Hospital for Children, particularly on spinal cord issues.            years from now, in the fall of 2013. at class would begin taking
                                                                      upper level bioengineering courses in 2015 and would graduate
“I’ve worked closely with Dr. Lelkes for a number of years and
                                                                      in 2017.
he’s going to be a wonderful chair,” says Tony Lowman, PhD,
who came from Drexel’s College of Engineering in July and             Eventually the department expects to have 40 graduate students
became the vice provost for research in the Temple University         and 150 undergraduates.
Office of Research. “He’s an energetic leader who does not stop.”
                                                                                                                 (continued on page 4)



                                                                                                                      Temple Engineering is published by Temple University College of
                                                                                                                      Engineering for alumni and friends.
                                                                                                                      Dean | Keya sadeghipour, PhD
                                                                                                                      Director of Development and alumni affairs | Maureen Kuhar
                                                                                                                      assistant Director of Development and alumni affairs | Molly sullivan
                                                                                                                      Editors | Maureen Kuhar and Molly sullivan
                                                                                                                      Writing | Bruce Beans, Design | Garrison Printing
                    Message from the Dean                                                               In Memoriam: Robert h. Creamer,
                                                                                                        College of Engineering founder

                    e growth of the College of Engineering continues to be phenomenal. is                                 Robert H. Creamer,
                    year’s incoming freshmen class is the largest in the college’s history – again.                         one of the College of
                    With 350 students, the Class of 2015 is nearly 39 percent larger than last year’s                       Engineering’s founders,
                    record-setting freshman class.                                                                          passed away on July 25
                                                                                                                            at the age of 92 in
                    e creation of the college’s new Department of Bioengineering will spur that
                                                                                                                            Tuscaloosa, Ala.
                    growth rate even more rapidly – and play a major role in fulfilling our strategic
                    plan to double the size of our student body and faculty over the course of the                           Professor Creamer
                    next five to seven years.                                                                                 worked as an engineer
                                                                                                        at e Budd Company, DuPont and the
                    Bioengineering is basically the marriage between engineering and medicine.
                                                                                                        Philco Corp. before joining the faculty of
                    Whether it involves diagnosis, treatment and cures or the repair or replacement
                                                                                                        the Temple University Technical Institute,
                    of aging body parts, our dependence upon such technology, particularly of
Nationwide,                                                                                             which he later directed, in 1947. A
                    engineering science, increases as we age.
undergraduate                                                                                           35-year fixture at Temple until his 1982
                    As the founding chair of the department, we couldn’t be more pleased to have        retirement, his positions in the College
bioengineering
                    recruited Peter Lelkes, PhD, from Drexel University’s School of Biomedical          of Engineering, which was established in
enrollment is the   Engineering, Science and Health Systems. anks to a career that has also            1969, included being chair of the Mech-
fastest growing     included significant teaching and/or research positions at the University of         anical Engineering Department, director of
engineering         Wisconsin and the National Institutes of Health, he brings to Temple a              associate degree programs and associate
discipline          tremendous wealth of bioengineering education and research knowledge.               dean. He also wrote Machine Design,
                                                                                                        which remained in print for 25 years.
                    In addition, enrollment in bioengineering degree programs, particularly at the
                    undergraduate level, is outpacing overall engineering degree enrollment, and –      Professor Creamer continued to be a great
                    thanks to its popularity with female students – will really help us increase the    friend of the College of Engineering and
                    number of Temple’s female engineering students.                                     will surely be missed.
                    In terms of employment opportunities, the field is wide open for holders of          He is survived by two children, Jane C.
                    both undergraduate and graduate degrees in bioengineering. Medical                  Sullivan, SCT ’70 (Tom) of Swarthmore,
                    institutions, biotechnology firms and even Wall Street are all hiring                Pa., and Donald R. Creamer (Ann) of
                    bioengineering graduates.                                                           Midland, Texas, as well as four grand-
                                                                                                        daughters and a great-grandson. His
                    Temple is located in the Delaware Valley region which is rich in both health-
                                                                                                        daughter Jane said that “Dad was proud
                    related institutions and universities and pharmaceutical and biotech firms.
                                                                                                        of his long career at Temple, and the
                    Temple also is the metropolitan region’s leading producer of professional school
                                                                                                        friendships that he made with some of his
                    graduates. at’s why establishing the new Bioengineering Department is an
                                                                                                        colleagues lasted to the end of his life.”
                    ideal way for the College of Engineering to meet the demands of both students
                    and the region for educating and training outstanding bioengineers and              Donations in his memory may be made
                    producing high-quality bioengineering research.                                     to the Robert H. Creamer Student Award
                                                                                                        Fund, a scholarship fund for a rising senior
                    is addition is a prominent milestone to which we are all looking forward to
                                                                                                        majoring in mechanical engineering.
                    with great anticipation.
                                                                                                        Please send your donation to:
                                                                                                        Robert H. Creamer Scholarship Fund
                    Keya Sadeghipour, PhD                                                               c/o Institutional Advancement
                    Dean                                                                                Temple University
                                                                                                        Philadelphia, PA 19122




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faculty Profile
No Bones about It – Nancy Pleshko Knows Knees

ree days a week Nancy Pleshko, PhD, spends an                                                                                                                    Image of fiber
hour working out on an elliptical trainer. at saves                                                                                                              optic probe tip
                                                                                                                                                                  in contact with
her knees – a joint with which the bioengineer is
                                                                                                                                                                  cartilage surface
intimately familiar.                                                                                                                                              obtained during
Pleshko, who has been a research professor in the                                                                                                                 arthroscopy
Department of Mechanical Engineering since July
2009, will be one of the first professors in the new
Department of Bioengineering – a natural
appointment, given her extensive body of research in
orthopedic issues related to tissue engineering and
imaging regarding both bones and cartilage.
“I’m very excited and happy to be here,” says Pleshko,
who until last year was also a visiting research
associate professor in Drexel University’s School of
Biomedical Engineering. “I’ve been at Temple for two
years now and the number of students interested in
biomedical engineering is astounding.
“I’ve had many graduate and undergraduate students       Between 1994 and 2007, Pleshko held several               Expanding the scope of that research, she and Eric J.
approach me who are interested in doing research in      positions in HSS’ Research Division. ese included,       Kropf, MD, an assistant professor of orthopaedic
my lab. e new department will enable us to offer a       in the mid-2000s, directing its Musculoskeletal           surgery and sports medicine in the Temple University
lot more opportunities for students interested in        Imaging and Spectroscopy Lab, and the Musculo-            School of Medicine, are exploring the possibility of
bioengineering.”                                         skeletal Imaging Core Center. Currently she is still      using the fiber optic technology to assist Kopf in his
                                                         an adjunct associate scientist with HSS.                  treatment of anterior cruciate ligament injuries and
Raised in Suffern, N.Y., Pleshko fed her passion for                                                                grafts. ey hope to receive approval from the Temple
the French language by earning a BS in chemistry at      “As a result of my interaction with the surgeons at
                                                                                                                   University Institutional Review Board to conduct a
McGill University in Montreal; then earned her           the hospital, I became interested not only in bone
                                                                                                                   clinical trial on several patients within the next year.
master’s and doctoral degrees in chemistry at Rutgers    but in cartilage,” says Pleshko, who also held an
University. “But I always enjoyed being able to apply    appointment at Cornell University’s Weill Graduate        Nine of Pleshko’s 16 research grants have been
my chemistry background to biological problems,”         School of Medical Sciences and the City University        funded by the National Institutes of Health,
she says. Her PhD thesis, which analyzed the ability     of New York and briefly worked as a managing               including two current grants totaling nearly a half-
of infrared spectroscopy to molecularly assess           scientist in the medical devices division of a            million dollars in annual costs. Her research interests
pathological changes in bone, was a joint,               Philadelphia-based medical consulting firm. “One of        also include the diagnostic and therapeutic value of
collaborative project with the Hospital for Special      the great things about working with them is that I        ultrasound and one of the Holy Grails of
Surgery (HSS) in New York City.                          was able to view issues from their perspectives: ‘Here    orthopaedic medicine – cartilage tissue healing and/or
                                                         are the clinical problems we have and these are the       repair. “Because cartilage tissue is avascular, meaning
She further pursued the topic during a fellowship at     tools that we need’.”                                     it receives no blood supply, it is very difficult to heal,
HSS. “I developed some novel methods to assess                                                                     and the tissue that forms almost never has normal
these molecular changes in bone and became               For example, when an orthopedic surgeon conducts
                                                                                                                   function.”
interested in understanding not only the                 an arthroscopic procedure to debride or clean out
compositional changes but how that affects the            frayed cartilage or performs a total knee replacement,    Many biotech researchers are exploring cell-based
function of bone,” says Pleshko, who holds two           the surgeon must visually assess the cartilage to         tissue engineering techniques to create tissue that
infrared fiber-optic patents. “at’s really where I got   determine what portion of the cartilage should be         could be implanted back into patients with defective
my engineering background, focusing on                   removed and what should be retained.                      cartilage. In addition to growing cartilage in her lab,
understanding bone biomechanics and strength and                                                                   Pleshko is exploring imaging techniques to assess the
                                                         “Some of it actually might look good but,
how changes in bone structure and composition affect                                                                quality and molecular composition of such
                                                         microscopically, is actually starting to degrade,” says
bone strength.”                                                                                                    engineered tissue and determine how well it is
                                                         Pleshko. “I’ve been working for years to try to
                                                                                                                   integrating itself with surrounding tissue.
                                                         develop fiber optic methods utilizing infrared
                                                         spectroscopy to assist surgeons in determining more       “ere’s a long way to go but it’s a really exciting field
                                                         precisely the margins of the cartilage that need to be    and I have several graduate and undergraduate
                                                         saved, salvaged or removed.”                              students in my lab working on these issues,” she says.
                                                                                                                   “It’s a great place to be working.”




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College of Engineering                    College Establishes New Bioengineering Department (continued)
to host 2012 Northeast
Bioengineering Conference
                                           “Adding the Bioengineering Department to our existing
e College of Engineering will host       departments – Civil & Environmental Engineering, Electrical
the prestigious 2012 Northeast Bio-       and Computer Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering –
engineering Conference (NEBEC)            makes the college much more comprehensive,” says Dean Keya
March 16-18, 2012. e theme of            Sadeghipour, PhD. “It will also significantly enhance our
the conference, which is expected         competitive position for attracting research funding and the most
to draw 500 professors, graduate          qualified students.”
students, undergraduates and
corporate representatives, is trans-
                                          Rationale for the Department
lational research.
    Last year’s conference, at            Among the rationales for establishing the department:
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, drew    • Nationwide, undergraduate bioengineering enrollment is the
participants from 68 different               fastest growing engineering discipline
colleges and universities and nearly                                                                          Field programmable gate array used to do massively parallel processing
                                          • 79 of 88 Carnegie Research I universities have large
a dozen corporations. Previous                                                                                of neural signals
                                            bioengineering departments/degree programs, with most
hosts have included the Massachu-
                                            undergoing significant expansion
setts Institute of Technology and                                                                             College of Engineering building to a new facility. is will allow
Columbia, Brown and Stony Brook           • Graduate-level bioengineering attracts the highest level of       space on the Engineering building’s 9th floor to be converted to a
universities.                               funding per faculty member compared to other engineering          series of wet and dry labs to facilitate graduate-level research.
    “is is great for Temple,” says         disciplines – $267,000 per year vs. $162,000 per year for
Iyad Obeid, PhD, the assistant              other disciplines – according to the American Association of      “Our goal is to offer the students an outstanding education in the
professor in the Electrical & Com-          Engineering Education                                             broad spectrum of biomedical engineering, ranging from imaging
puter Engineering Department who          • Bioengineering attracts the largest percentage of female          and computing systems to systems biology, engineering tissues
is chairing the conference. “It’s going     students (45 percent compared to 20 percent average for           and biomaterials,” says Lelkes. “But rather than initially hiring
to shine a bright spotlight on the new      engineering) and female faculty members (17 percent vs.           individuals for each of these disciplines, our hiring will initially
Bioengineering Department and our           10 percent).                                                      focus on a specific area to develop into an area of research
engineering program.”                                                                                         excellence. Once we establish a critical mass in one area, then we
                                          • Applicants with bioengineering backgrounds have a 58              will start hiring to establish our expertise in other areas.”
    Events focusing on the trans-           percent medical school admission rate, the highest among
lational research theme will include a      all undergraduate majors.
panel discussion of entrepreneurs and                                                                         Initial focus: Tissue Engineering & Biomaterials
patent specialists on Friday evening.     Existing strengths                                                  Lelkes initially will recruit faculty with strong research expertise
Faculty members and graduate              e new department will build upon the college’s already existing    in tissue engineering and biomaterials. “at’s obviously my area
students will present papers. In          bioengineering strengths:                                           of focus, the area that attracts the most students and the area in
addition, undergraduate students                                                                              which Temple currently has the greatest strength, particularly in
interested in entering a senior           • e Center of Bioengineering and Biomaterials, which was           terms of collaborating with existing College of Engineering
design competition are encouraged           established in 1999                                               faculty,” he says.
to highlight entrepreneurial aspects      • An existing Bioengineering Program that includes an MS            e first faculty members will include Pleshko and Lowman,
of their work.                              bioengineering degree program established in 2002 and             who most recently was both a professor in Drexel’s Chemical and
    “Although there are some faculty        the ability of undergraduate mechanical engineering and           Biological Engineering Department and its College of
members who will be making                  electrical and computing engineering majors to specialize in      Engineering’s associate dean for research and graduate studies.
presentations, the conference is            the discipline.                                                   Faculty based at the School of Medicine will have secondary
geared primarily towards graduate         • Faculty already engaged in bioengineering research                appointments in the College of Engineering, according to Baran.
and undergraduate students,” says
Obeid. “It’s really a nice opportunity    ese include Sadeghipour, a biomechanics expert; Associate          Lowman, who focuses on advanced biomedical materials, is
for students to make presentations        Dean George Baran, PhD, the director of the Bioengineering          bringing more than $1 million worth of multi-year research
and get some conference experience        Program and an internationally recognized investigator of dental    funded by two NIH grants and one industry grant.
without being thrown into the deep        biomaterials; Mohammad F. Kiani, PhD, chair of the Mechanical
                                          Engineering Department and several of his faculty members,          Highly impressed with the untapped potential for research
end on the first try.”
                                          Kurosh Darvish, PhD, assistant professor, and Nancy Pleshko,        enterprise he has discovered throughout the university, he says,
    For more details, check the
                                          PhD, research professor; and Iyad Obeid, PhD, assistant             “I’ve seen a number of new bioengineering and biomedical
conference website at www.nebec.org.
                                          professor of electrical & computer engineering.                     programs start within the last 15 years and I’m excited to be
                                                                                                              involved at the start of the new Bioengineering Department in
                                          More space available                                                the College of Engineering.
                                          e department’s creation coincides with the January departure       “It’s a great opportunity to utilize some of the lessons we’ve
                                          of the Tyler School of Art’s Architecture Department from the       learned to help it become a top-notch program.”


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Bioengineering Chair lelkes straddles the Interface between scientific Disciplines

From the beginning of his career Peter I. Lelkes, PhD,     At Drexel Lelkes – in a prelude to one of his
the Laura H. Carnell Professor and founding chair          expected Temple roles – also functioned as a bridge
of the college’s new Department of Bioengineering,         between the College of Engineering and what was
has always viewed dividing science into distinct           then its newly acquired MCP-Hahnemann School
disciplines as artificial.                                  of Medicine.
“I started out studying physics,” says Lelkes, a native    Lelkes has also been the team leader for tissue
of Hungary who earned his PhD in biophysics in             engineering at the Nanotechnology Institute of
Germany and did his postdoctoral fellowship work at        Southeastern Pennsylvania (NTI), a multi-institution
the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel, where he      coalition that includes Temple. Also, he co-directs
also got his first faculty appointment. “But I always       the Pennsylvania Advanced Textile Research and
have been interested not only in the quantitative          Innovation Center (PATRIC), which focuses on
aspects of the natural sciences but in biological          bionanotextiles and stem cell biology; Temple
systems as well. Because they all co-exist in nature,      will soon join.
it’s very artificial to separate the margins between
                                                           His emphasis, which he will bring to Temple, focuses
biology, chemistry and physics. You need to straddle
                                                           on translational research with healthcare applications.
the interface between them and speak the language of                                                                  More about Peter I. lelkes, PhD
                                                           Lelkes, who was involved in the development of
all of these to understand the mechanisms at play.
                                                           20 IP filings and patent applications at Drexel,            B.S., Physics and Biophysics, Technical
“at’s exactly what bioengineering does.”                  focuses on tissue engineering and regenerative             University, Aachen, West Germany
                                                           medicine. is includes the tissue-specific differen-
A U.S. citizen who now lives in Cherry Hill, N.J.,                                                                    PhD, 1977, Cell Biology, Membrane
                                                           tiation of embryonic and adult stem cells and the use
Lelkes was born in Budapest, Hungary. At the age of                                                                   Biophysics, Nuclear Research Center,
                                                           of endothelial cells – cells that line blood vessels.
eight he fled with his family to West Germany shortly                                                                  Juelich, West Germany
after the failed 1956 Hungarian Revolution.               Some of his recent research has utilized tissue
                                                          engineering to develop what he calls “smart surgical        Postgraduate Education
His arrival in the United States during a sabbatical                                                                  Weizmann Institute of Science, Dept. of
                                                          tools” to help heal broken bones or reattach torn
from the Weizmann Institute in the mid-1980s                                                                          Membrane Research, Rehovoth, Israel
                                                          anterior cruciate ligaments. Unlike the screws and
triggered his interest in tissue engineering. “I saw
                                                          plastics currently in use, these tissues can enhance
that tissues were composed of cells that, if you                                                                      Previous Institutions
                                                                              the healing process. To replace
isolated them, would reorganize to                                                                                    Scientist, Weizmann Institute of Science
                                             It’s very artificial to          blocked arteries, he also is
form tissue-like assemblies,” says
                                                                              investigating bioactive vascular        Visiting Associate and Scientist, Laboratory
Lelkes, who for five years was a            separate the margins               grafts that potentially can prevent     of Cell Biology and Genetics, NIADDK,
visiting associate and scientist in the
Laboratory of Cell Biology and                 between biology,               restenosis, or reclogging of            National Institutes of Health
                                                                              the blood vessels.
Genetics at the National Institute               chemistry and                                                        Director, Laboratory of Cell Biology,
of Diabetes and Digestive and                                                 Lelkes will be bringing all his
                                            physics. You need to                                                      Department of Medicine, University of
Kidney Diseases in Bethesda, Md.                                              current research to Temple,             Wisconsin (both Milwaukee and Madison)
                                           straddle the interface including three multi-year
“Nature’s tissues, of course, are                                                                                     Associate and Full Professor of Medicine,
still more complex and functional             between them and                NIH-funded studies worth nearly
                                                                                                                      University of Wisconsin Medical School
                                                                              $3 million on which he is the
than most of the engineered ones,           speak the language                co-principal investigator, as well as   Adjunct Associate and Professor of
but the role of tissue engineering
                                               of all of these to             several significant National Science     Cell Biology, Dept. of Biology,
is to learn what nature is doing
                                                understand the                Foundation grants.                      Marquette University
and then optimize it to create smart
and practical solutions to unmet            mechanisms at play.               In his “spare time” the father of       Also:
clinical needs.”                                                              four enjoys hiking in the               • More than 150 peer-reviewed papers
                                                                              Appalachians and western national
After directing the University of Wisconsin’s cell                                                                    • 45 book chapters
                                                          parks with his wife, Iris. With her and friends, he also
biology laboratory for a dozen years, Lelkes for the                                                                  • More than 400 national and
                                                          plays chamber music. “When I go to conferences I
past 11 years has been the Calhoun Chair Professor                                                                      international presentations
                                                          like to take my violin and play with friends,” he says.
of Cellular Tissue Engineering in Drexel University’s
                                                          “And one more advantage Temple has over Drexel is           • Nearly 60 research grants, including
School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and
                                                          that the Boyer School of Music is a very good music           federal (NIH, NSF, NASA, DOE),
Health Systems and since 2007 has directed its
                                                          school. Maybe I can join one of its orchestras.”              state, and private funding agencies
Surgical Engineering Enterprise. He also held two
                                                                                                                        for a total of over $17 Million
adjunct appointments in Drexel’s College of
Engineering and three such appointments in
Drexel’s College of Medicine.


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Nasa’s Kevin Carmack
2011 Gallery of
success honoree
                                       alumni Profile
                                       Mark Bruley ’75: the ‘World’s Expert on Medical accidents’

                                       A South Jersey woman’s face is badly burned during eye surgery.          environment in
                                       Fatal flames engulf a premature infant on an L.A. operating               which the tech-
                                       table. Another infant dies in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, when an            nology you are
                                       incubator overheats to 170° F. At a Leeds, England, hospital,            designing is being
Kevin Carmack grew up in               alleged tampering with medical devices has supposedly killed             used – including
Stratford, N.J. and graduated from     half a dozen patients, including a member of a Middle Eastern            the level of
Temple in 1984 with dual BS            royal family.                                                            understanding
degrees in mechanical engineering                                                                               by the actual
                                       If you are a hospital administrator or government health official
technology and architecture.                                                                                    user, whether a
                                       who wants to know what happened and why, chances are you’re
During his years at Temple he                                                                                   physician or
                                       going to call Mark E. Bruley, BS, ’75, the vice president for
participated in two co-op                                                                                       patient.”
                                       accident and forensic investigation at the ECRI Institute in
experiences designing and building     Plymouth Meeting, Pa.                                                    So besides testing
satellites at the RCA Aerospace &                                                                               devices in ECRI’s
Defense facility in East Windsor,      e Philadelphia Inquirer recently called him the “world’s expert
                                                                                                                well-equipped lab
N.J. Upon graduation in 1984, he       on medical accidents.” At ECRI, where he is vice president
                                                                                                                and consulting its
worked for another five years at the    for accident and forensic investigation, they simply call him
                                                                                                                first-rate medical
GE Astro Space Division in East        Sherlock Holmes.
                                                                                                                reference library,
Windsor, N.J., continuing his          at was particularly fitting when he and the head of the                  Bruley often
career in designing communication      institute’s European office, David Watson, were summoned to                observes medical
satellites for commercial and          Leeds. Among the alleged tampering deaths was an intensive care          teams in action
NOAA customers. Afterwards he          patient who died during dialysis when a slug of air traveled             before drawing his conclusions.
spent two years in Toulouse, France,   through a catheter into her body. Even though the machine hadn’t
                                                                                                                e Baltimore native got his first taste of medicine as a three-year-
working for Matra Espace on            been used for two years during the ongoing police investigation,
                                                                                                                old when his chest was cut open to correct a condition known as
satellites and launch vehicles.        in two days Bruley was able to determine that no one had
                                                                                                                “funnel chest” in which his ribs were pressing on his heart. While
                                       tampered with it. Instead, air that had accumulated in her
In 1992, Kevin relocated to the                                                                                 a Temple student he spent his summers working as a nurse’s
                                       superior vena cava vein due to placement of a jugular catheter
Washington, D.C., area to work at                                                                               assistant and autopsy aide at a Baltimore hospital.
                                       combined with how she was sitting had back flowed into the
NASA Goddard Space Flight              machine and then migrated back into her heart.                           Bruley’s interest in biomedical engineering technology was
Center on numerous space projects                                                                               primarily influenced by Professor Emeritus Victor Schutz, PhD,
such as the Upper Atmosphere           Reviewing the other patients’ files, Bruley quickly concluded that
                                                                                                                and the late John E. Tarka, PhD, chair of the Electrical
Research Satellite (UARS), repair      device tampering also had not caused any of their deaths.
                                                                                                                Engineering Department. During the fall semester of his senior
and servicing of the Hubble Space      In the Malaysia incubator case, the breakthrough finally came             year, Schutz suggested checking out “this fantastic laboratory in
Telescope, robotic servicing           when Bruley remembered a freshman-year lecture. “You may                 Philadelphia called the Emergency Care Research Institute that
missions and interplanetary science    come out of this program with a degree in engineering tech-              does tremendous things with medical technology evaluation.”
missions. He designed and              nology,” a Temple professor had said, “but that doesn’t mean
                                                                                                                Bruley began working at ECRI a month after he graduated and,
built hardware that flew on nine        you’ll know how to wire a house.”
                                                                                                                36 years later, is still there. After first evaluating emergency
different Space Shuttle missions.                                                                                medical equipment, in 1978 he began his hazard and accident
                                       So Bruley looked at the Korean-made incubator’s most mundane
For the past six years he has          component, its power plug. Someone had removed the Korean                investigations of a wide range of healthcare technologies,
managed one of the largest             plug and soldered the strands of the wires and then connected            including one of his specialties: medical-device fire investigations,
manufacturing projects at NASA’s       them to the Malaysian electrical plug with the internal screws.          which often involve oxygen-enriched fires and flammability issues.
Goddard Space Flight Center in         e soldered wires inevitably loosened (due to “cold flow”) under
                                                                                                                Bruley, and ECRI, however, rarely testify in malpractice trials.
Greenbelt, Md. is International       the screw compression forces resulting in intermittent power
                                                                                                                “Our goal is to improve health care by informing hospitals what
Space Station project involved         connections and causing the electricity drop out for a few cycles.
                                                                                                                caused the problem and creating awareness,” he says.
designing, manufacturing, testing      at caused the incubator’s microprocessor and control panel and
                                       back-up temperature safety circuitry to fail.                            To do so, he relies upon both his encyclopedic memory of past
and delivering five large science
                                                                                                                investigations and his decades as a magician. “Understanding the
platforms that were used to carry      When a mishap occurs Bruley is usually told a device has failed.
                                                                                                                cause of a medical accident often involves looking for clues that
more than 40,000 lbs. of               But as these examples illustrate, in 70 percent of the cases the fault
                                                                                                                others ignore because they are convinced the incident occurred a
equipment and science experiments      lies not with the device but how it was used. Bruley always
                                                                                                                certain way,” he says. “I understand how people ‘see’ and
to the Space Station before the        considers four key interfaces with the device – the user, the
                                                                                                                remember the details with devices and physical items.”
Shuttle was retired. Over 500,000      patient, the device accessories and the device’s environment, such
parts were used to fabricate the five   as electricity and gases supplied by the facility.                       Adds Bruley, “What I like most is the challenge. You have
space platforms.                                                                                                to develop a level of confidence in your ability to solve a
                                       As he often used to tell Temple students during once-a-semester
                                                                                                                problem that you have never seen before … or the world has
Carmack has also hired and brought     lectures, “You have to understand not only the anatomy,
                                                                                                                never seen before.”
many Temple co-op students to the      physiology and biochemistry of the patients but also the broader
NASA center.


         6
alumni News
a Message from the alumni association President

                             Greetings fellow alumni:
                                                                                                           alvin Greenspan Receives
                             My predecessor, Ron Kerins, focused on the importance of alumni
                             like you reconnecting with the College of Engineering through the
                                                                                                           Russell h. Conwell award
                             alumni association.

                             Clearly, many of you have embraced that message. Between
                             30 and 40 engineering graduates attended last fall’s homecoming
                             celebration. This year more than 60 attended and it’s my goal, as
                             we continue to grow the alumni association, for next year’s
                             homecoming attendance to be even greater.

I’ve also attended the Gallery of success award ceremony, which honored Nasa
engineer Kevin Carmack, ME ’84, and was on campus for senior Day—both of which were
great opportunities to reengage with current students and recent alums. for me, these
experiences have been invigorating. Temple engineers are everywhere and as the college’s
reputation continues to rise, I sense a growing, justifiable pride in our college.

If you haven’t done so already, come back to the campus. Our next scheduled events
include our Networking and holiday Reception, Thursday evening, Dec. 8th, and the Dunk ‘n
Dine Temple-Xavier basketball game/dinner feb. 11. We’re also working on organizing
smaller, more informal gatherings. Reconnecting with other Temple engineers represents a
great opportunity to network, to tap into a wealth of engineering knowledge and to enjoy the
camaraderie of your peers. It’s good for your business and good for giving back to Temple.                 Bret Perkins, TUAA President and Alvin Greenspan, Russell H.
                                                                                                           Conwell Award recipient
so please make time to join us soon. and feel free to contact me with any suggestions you
might have to make our alumni association even better.                                                     is fall the Temple University Alumni Association
                                                                                                           presented one of its most prestigious awards, the
Mark Onesky, CE ’84                                                                                        Russell H. Conwell Award, to Professor Emeritus
monesky@oneskyengineering.com
                                                                                                           Alvin T. Greenspan, a member of the College of
                                                                                                           Engineering faculty for 20 years.
                                                                                                           e award was bestowed at the Russell H. Conwell
                                                                                                           Society Celebration and Alumni Association Award in
                                                                                                           October. e Russell H. Conwell Awards recognizes
                                                                                                           non-Temple University alumni for outstanding
                                                                                                           volunteer and philanthropic contributions to the
                                                                                                           university community.
                                                                                                           Greenspan served Temple University for more than
                                                                                                           20 years. He was chairman of the Mechanical
                                                                                                           Engineering Department for 13 years and was also
                                                                                                           chairman of the University Educational Policies and
                                                                                                           Practices Committee, chairman of the University
                                                                                                           Faculty Workload Committee and a member of the
                                                                                                           University Faculty Senate Steering Committee.
                                                                                                           Continuing to be a huge supporter of the College
                                                                                                           of Engineering, Greenspan has pledged a $1 million
Dean Keya Sadeghipour with       On site of the World Trade Center     e Ewell family poses in front of
Dereck Baker ME ’91.             Reconstruction project.               1 World Trade Center.
                                                                                                           gift – the largest the college has ever received –
                                                                                                           to establish an endowed scholarship fund that will
                                                                                                           provide full-time tuition support to undergraduates
alumni Tour of World Trade Center Reconstruction Project                                                   in the College of Engineering. e Greenspan
                                                                                                           Scholars will be selected based on academic merit
On september 28, 2011 alumni Dereck Baker ME ’91 and Patrick askew CCET ’96 gave fellow                    and financial need.
alumni a behind-the-scenes tour of the World Trade Center Reconstruction project. The tour
included 1 World Trade Center, the Memorial Museum and the Transportation hub. following
the extensive tour, alumni enjoyed drinks and appetizers at Trinity Place Bar located just a few
blocks from the project site. Thank you to Dereck and Patrick for offering such an amazing tour!



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         News Briefs
                                                                                               Boufadel, principal investigator for the Temple project, said that the process
         College leading Pennsylvania sTEM Initiative
                                                                                               used to drill into the shale creates enormous pressure that could be forcing
         Sixty middle and high school students from the Philadelphia School District,          pockets of methane toward the drinking wells. Temple’s research will attempt to
         along with their parents, joined university leaders, top Navy commanders —            determine if the methane gas found in the wells was released from the shale
         including U.S. Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Gary Roughead — and                     during drilling or whether it was located in pockets closer to the surface.
         Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter in the ribbon cutting, which celebrated
         Temple receiving the license to bring the national award-winning MESA                 If the methane is originating in the upper formations, the likely cause is the
         (Mathematics Engineering Science Achievement) program to Pennsylvania, its            drilling operation or the well casing construction — issues that could be
         ninth state.                                                                          addressed at a reasonable cost, said Boufadel. However, if the gas is originating
                                                                                               in the deep formation, the entire hydrofracking process could be considered
         e MESA initiative is designed to increase the number of scientists, technologists,   hazardous and would need to be stopped or dramatically modified, he said.
         engineers and related professionals who are able to graduate from a two- or four-
         year institution; and to diversify American students who achieve advanced degrees
         leading to research and development to create new products and to support the         summer Introductory Programs Quite successful
         nation’s defense. Over the past 40 years, nearly 70 percent of MESA students —
         many of them minorities and women — have entered STEM (Science,                       Two summer high school Programs
         Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) fields.                                      Introduce students to Engineering
         Temple’s College of Engineering is leading the Pennsylvania MESA initiative           e College of Engineering’s two summer pre-college outreach programs for
         through financial and administrative support, with Jamie Bracey, PhD, director of      high school students were again quite successful.
         STEM education, outreach and research in the College of Engineering,
                                                                                               e goal of the programs – Women’s Engineering Exploration (WE2) and the
         coordinating Temple’s MESA efforts.
                                                                                               ROBOTICS course – is to increase awareness in the engineering field and
         is summer, Temple launched the MESA summer academies in partnership with             heighten high school students’ interest in pursuing engineering in college –
         the U.S. Navy, through funding from the Office of Naval Research and support            either at Temple or elsewhere.
         from engineers from the Naval Ship Systems Engineering Station, the Urban
                                                                                               is year the WE2 Program, which is designed to bridge the engineering gender
         Youth Racing School, and the Mayor’s Office of Community Services. e
                                                                                               gap, drew 34 students to the Temple campus the week of July 11. at
         students engaged in engineering, technology and health and medicine at Temple’s
                                                                                               represented a huge increase over last year’s group of 10 students. “It was a really
         College of Engineering, School of Medicine and the Philadelphia Navy Yard.
                                                                                               good crowd, reports Shriram “Alex” Pillipakkam, PhD, a professor of
                                                                                               mechanical engineering and the college’s graduate program coordinator who has
                                                                                               offered the intensive five-day residential program for the past three years. “ree
         Researchers Investigating Methane Gas
                                                                                               of the students liked it so much that they came back to the campus to spend
         from Marcellus shale Drilling                                                         more time working in laboratories with Temple professors.”
         A Temple study funded by the William Penn Foundation will explore the origin of
         methane gas found at higher concentrations in drinking wells in areas surrounding     e two-credit robotics course, which meets three mornings a week for five
         Marcellus Shale drilling sites in Susquehanna County, Pa.                             weeks, attracted another 20 high school students to the College of Engineering.
                                                                                               e introduction to electrical, computer and mechanical engineering culminates
         A multi-disciplinary team of Temple researchers will investigate the origins of       in the design and construction of programmable, autonomous robots that the
         methane gas found in drinking water wells near Marcellus Shale drilling sites in      students engage in a “robot laser tag” competition.
         Pennsylvania and how science is influencing the formation of public policy on
         drilling. e research is being funded through a one-year, $66,000 multi-              “is year’s group was an extremely diversified group with 8 females and 12
         disciplinary grant from the William Penn Foundation.                                  males, ” says John Helferty, PhD, associate professor of electrical and computer
                                                                                               engineering, who has taught the course every summer since 1994.
         “We know there are environmental concerns about the Marcellus Shale and there
         have been some accidents related to the drilling,” said Michel Boufadel, PhD,         We are extremely grateful to our summer program supporters:
         professor of environmental engineering and director of the Center for Natural             Scott A. McKeown, Esq.
         Resources Development and Protection (NRDP) in Temple’s College of                        NASA Pennsylvania Space Grant Consortium at Penn State
         Engineering. “ere has been a lot of hype about this issue and sometimes it is            Oblon, Spivak, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, P.C
         difficult to decipher what is fact-based and what is opinion.”                              Turner Construction Company


Nasheeba St. Louis (center) from                                                                                                                    Jonathan Padua (center), from the
Upper Darby High School                                                                                                                             Philadelphia Douglas Charter
received a full scholarship for the                                                                                                                 School, received a full scholarship for
summer robotics program. To her                                                                                                                     the summer robotics program. He is
left is teaching assistant Yuliy                                                                                                                    accompanied by John Helferty, PhD,
Balter and John Helferty, PhD                                                                                                                       director of the program, and
and to her right is Nasheeba's                                                                                                                      Christopher House, PhD, the head
guardian Ms. St. Louis and                                                                                                                          of the NASA Pennsylvania Space
teaching assistant Jay Shukla.                                                                                                                      Grant Consortium at Penn State,
                                                                                                                                                    which funds part of the program.


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student Profile                                                                      honor Roll
senior alani Intintolo already                                                       Thank You for Your support

Engaged in Bioengineering Research                                                   as the year draws to a close, I would like to thank all of our alumni
                                                                                     and friends who have supported the College of Engineering. as you
                                                                                     know, the college is growing and we are depending on your support.
                                       Alani Intintolo, a senior enrolled in the
                                                                                     annual gifts bring our vision to life, and keep the college strong. Your
                                       College of Engineering’s 4 + 1 accelerated
                                                                                     support, no matter the amount, also increases the percentage of
                                       BS in mechanical engineering/MS in
                                                                                     alumni supporting the university this year, which in turn positively
                                       bioengineering degree program, has spent      affects the College of Engineering’s rankings and reputation. and in
                                       her summer and a portion of her fall          the end, all of those things make your Temple Engineering degree
                                       semester conducting research at the           more meaningful.
                                       School of Medicine’s Magnetic
                                       Resonance Imaging Lab.                        so please, make your gift today by returning the enclosed envelope
                                                                                     or visiting myowlspace.com/makeagift.
                                       As a scholarship participant in the
                                       college’s Summer Undergraduate                again, thank you and we hope you will consider making a gift today.
                                       Research Program, she has been studying       Maureen Kuhar
                                       the potential of an MRI technique called
                                       diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) for
                                       evaluating spinal cord injuries and
                                                                                     Trustees’ Circle                    Members
                                       determining beneficial treatment options.      $100,000 and above                  $1,000 to $2,499
“Most DTI research has focused on the brain,” says Intintolo, who was raised         Alvin T. Greenspan                  Air Products Foundation
in Havertown, Pa. “I am trying to compare normal and injured spinal cord data        Susan G. Komen for the Cure         Darcy M. Antonellis ENG ’84
                                                                                                                         George R. Baran
to see if there are any trends and to develop possible protocols for using this
                                                                                     fellows                             The Boeing Company
software and methodology to evaluate the condition of spinal cords,                  $10,000 to $49,999                  George C. Cavallo ENG ’74
particularly pediatric spinal cords.”                                                American Heart Association          Iris Cavallo
                                                                                        National Center                  Deeb, Petrakis, Blum & Murphy, P.C.
Intintolo, who is also the vice president of Alpha Beta chapter (Temple’s                                                Gilbane Building Company
                                                                                     John R. Ewell CLA ’87
chapter) of Pi Tau Sigma which is the international mechanical engineering           Lynne Tarka Ewell ENG ’86           John D. Goffredo ENG ’84
honors society, actually was not aware that the Mechanical Engineering               Estate of Raymond D. Fidler         Anne E. Hennessy ENG ’81
Department offered a bioengineering concentration or an accelerated joint             Robert M. & Mary Haythornthwaite    Ulrick P. Joseph ENG ’81
                                                                                        Foundation                       Mohammad Kiani
degree program until her junior year.
                                                                                     Eli Hoffman SBM ’59                 Joong Lee
Nonetheless, it ultimately felt natural for her. Her father, who graduated cum       Jaqua Foundation                    Victor A. Marcus ENG ’71, SBM ’72
                                                                                     The Nanotechnology Institute        Dianne Mensch
laude from Temple both in 1976 and 1979 with a bachelor’s degree and
                                                                                     Helen Schutz EDU ’78, EDU ’79       William D. Mensch ENG ’65, ENG ’66
master’s degree in social work, is the social work coordinator for the spinal cord                                       Mobil Foundation, Incorporated
                                                                                     Victor K. Schutz
injury and polytrauma injury programs at the Philadelphia VA Medical Center,         Titans Energy Technology Group      Anne Marie Murphy CLA ’89, LAW ’92
and her mother formerly worked at Bryn Mawr Hospital.                                                                    Frank G. Murphy ENG ’85, LAW ’92
                                                                                     Benefactors                         Milos Nikolic ENG ’02
“Whenever they came home from work my parents were always talking about                                                  Cathleen Parsons-Nikolic
                                                                                     $5,000 to $9,999
healthcare,” says Intintolo, “and I helped my dad at the VA hospital during                                              Onesky Engineering, Incorporated
                                                                                     Robert A. Fullerton ENG ’55         Mark W. Onesky ENG ’84
high school and during my freshman year at Temple I volunteered at the VA            Hunter Roberts Construction Group
hospital, mainly working with veterans in the physical and occupational                                                  Uttpal R. Patel ENG ’93
                                                                                     Scott A. McKeown ENG ’93, LAW ’99   Marcella V. Ridenour
therapy units.                                                                       Molly Construction, Inc.            Steven M. Ridenour
                                                                                     Paul C. Peace ENG ’93               Keyanoush and Ramineh Sadeghipour
“Bioengineering makes sense for me because I’ve always felt that health care         Jacqueline T. Scharko CLA ’91       David P. Sheffield ENG ’81
was one of the more interesting fields,” adds Intintolo.                              Christopher J. Tarka SBM ’95        Ellen S. Stone
                                                                                     Elizabeth Tarka                     Temple University Alumni Association
Although she is unclear whether or not she will continue her DTI research for        Turner Construction Company         James D. Zuber ENG ’95
her master’s degree thesis next year, she says, “I’m definitely excited to keep
going with this project for now. When I think of bioengineering, I don’t             friends                                             continued on next page
automatically think of MRIs but it’s definitely shown me how many                     $2,500 to $4,999
bioengineering options will be available to me after I get my degree.”               Michael Britton ENG ’85
                                                                                     Costa and Rihl
                                                                                     National Space Grant Foundation
                                                                                     Oblon, Spivak, McClelland, Maier
                                                                                        & Neustadt, P.C.
                                                                                     Jane Creamer Sullivan SCT ’70
                                                                                     Thomas J. Sullivan III



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laura h. Carnell associates        second Century associates        Thomas J. Kaufmann ENG ’88             Paul Thomas ENG ’90             Ira Banks Carter ENG ’64
$500 to $999                       $100 to $249                     Robert M. Klinges ENG ’49              Tso-Hui Ting ENG ’97            John H. Carter ENG ’96
ASME PHILADELPHIA                  Daniel B. Afflick ENG ’92,       David Albert Klotz ENG ’64,            Jack R. Tulanowski ENG ’97      Richard L. Chalfant ENG ’97
   CHAPTER                            ENG ’97                          ENG ’65, ENG ’72                    Chidiebere H. Uzoije ENG ’96    Merle E. Charles EDU ’79
Steven A. Baranowitz               Gene R. Alessandrini EDU ’58,    Alexander Kobylkevich                  Dmitri Vainchtein               Gabriel D. Cieri LAW ’89
Richard S. Cohen                      EDU ’63                       Myriam Kobylkevich                     Theodore P. Vassallo EDU ’56,   Pauline M. Cieri CST ’88
Joseph M. Fierko ENG ’84           Denise Alston-Guiden ENG ’84     William A. Koelle ENG ’82                 EDU ’47                      Cristian M. Ciuciu ENG ’99,
Frank Giunta ENG ’78               Djodjo Amorin ENG ’06            Paula M. Koelle                        Richard F. Wallen ENG ’65,         ENG ’02
Johnson & Johnson                  Thomas Patrick Anglim ENG ’73,   W. Irving Kramer ENG ’56                  ENG ’66                      Francis A. Ciufo ENG ’78
Lockheed Martin Corporation           ENG ’75                       Paul A. Kwashie ENG ’96                Yang Wang ENG ’94               Edward J. Clark ENG ’87
Nailah Lowther ENG ’95             Armstrong World Industries,      John P. LaForce ENG ’79                William N. Weissman ENG ’76     Ronald J. Cohen ENG ’74
Pagnotta Engineering, Inc.            Incorporated                  Kalyan Lama                            Debra Wing                      James F. Coll ENG ’91
Rebecca Visconti Petry ENG ’98     AstraZeneca, LP                  David P. LaPotin ENG ’76,              John W. Wozniak ENG ’80,        William R. Collison ENG ’90
Dennis A. Silage                   AT&T Foundation                     ENG ’77                                ENG ’89                      Anthony P. Conner
Amanda T. Fraser-Stone SBM ’88     Roger L. Barnes ENG ’00          Charles W. Lentz ENG ’62               Louis L. Young ENG ’55          Mark J. Connolly ENG ’80
John W. Stone ENG ’88              Heidi Barranco-Fisher ENG ’83    George J. Lusczek ENG ’64,                                             Benito J. Cornacchio ENG ’58
The Wassermann-Lindo Foundation    Benjamin R. Bernstein CLA ’85       ENG ’76                             Contributors                    David A. Cornier-Chevere
John L. Winkelman ENG ’52          Saroj K. Biswas                  Zemnfes K. Mariam ENG ’88              $100 and under                  Daniel A. Corredor ENG ’03
                                   Jack M. Blank ENG ’55            Marvin L. Marks ENG ’59                Evelyn C. Aaron ENG ’82         Joseph A. Curci ENG ’10
Diamond associates                 Bruce Benjamin Bloom ENG ’69     Angel M. Martinez ENG ’79,             Safiyah Abdul Malik             Elizabeth A. Curran
$250 to $499                       Lora C. Bloom EDU ’72               ENG ’80                             Abiy Abebe ENG ’87              Warren V. Dallas ENG ’82
                                   Booz & Company (N.A.) Inc.       Flerida Mendez                         Sasha Afanassiev SBM ’89        Ronald D. Dalton ENG ’76,
Michael S. Allen ENG ’84
                                   Douglas A. Brand ENG ’90         Juan Mendez                            Tugba Akgun ENG ’11                ENG ’78
Melinda Berardi ENG ’03,
                                   George W. Bridges ENG ’64,       Clifford Merz ENG ’76                  Omar M. Al Sayyed ENG ’97       Gleb Danilchenko ENG ’11
   ENG ’06
                                      ENG ’66                       Francis A. Milcetich ENG ’92           Gerard Joseph Albert ENG ’63    Sandra L. Dawson ENG ’90,
Leon C. Bryan ENG ’65
                                   Charles Bross ENG ’63            Elizabeth A. Milcetich                 Michele Miller Allen ENG ’88       ENG ’93
E Gardner Burkhardt ENG ’64
                                   Michael C. Brownholtz ENG ’79    Richard A. Mills ENG ’64               George A. Articolo CST ’63,     Edward De Leo
Daniel J. Cassidy ENG ’88
                                   Donna Brownholtz                 David Murray                              CST ’67                      Sheila De Leo
Shih-Jiun Chen
                                   Ann P. Burgin ENG ’89            Mihyung Murray                         Soroush Assari                  Raymond J. Delgrosso ENG ’70,
Howard Stevens Clark ENG ’74
                                   Charyl Calabrese                 Sophia Nekoranik ENG ’86               Clarence G. Augustin ENG ’11       TYL ’75
Leigh G. Desantis ENG ’07,
                                   Daniel Calabrese                 Svetlana Neretina                      Marco Aurelio ENG ’77           Armand W. Dethomas ENG ’64
   ENG ’09
                                   John Caperilla ENG ’03           Chilezie Uma Nnadi ENG ’04             Richard M. Avant EDU ’77        Glenn G. Dickerson ENG ’11
ExxonMobil Foundation
                                   Brian T. Cawley ENG ’90          Mark J. O’Donnell ENG ’85              Brian Michael Baptist           Barbara Dickerson
Estela I. Figueroa ENG ’83
                                   David H. Cornman ENG ’77         James J. Orlando ENG ’74               Ellen Barker                    Adam O. Dickstein ENG ’09
Steve M. Forst ENG ’63
                                   Dung V. Dao ENG ’81              Pak International Engineering          Richard D. Barnett ENG ’61      Warren A. Dieffenbach ENG ’64
Andrew Gimbar ENG ’86
                                   Henry K. Davenport ENG ’48          and Construction, Inc.              Stephen Barrett ENG ’11         Henry G. Diekman ENG ’59
Michael J. Grady ENG ’98
                                   Charles H. Davies ENG ’86        Pamela M. Pendleton-Smith              Anthony T. Bartolacci ENG ’09   Izuchukwu N. Dike
Dewitt Hobbs ENG ’53
                                   Edward J. Defonzo ENG ’58        John J. Phelan ENG ’61                 Rudy Battle ENG ’60             Jason G. Dilks ENG ’00
Homersmith Keystone
                                   William Dennis ENG ’51           Shriram Pillapakkam                    Allen Baugh ENG ’84             Bernard Burt Dinerman ENG ’57
   Associates, Inc.
                                   Burton Dicht ENG ’82             Stuart E. Price ENG ’61                Daniel G. Baunach ENG ’10       Raymond Nicholas Donis ENG ’67
Walter M. Hunt ENG ’76
                                   Oleksandr Diloyan                Stuart E. & Estelle Price Foundation   Nocair Bensalah ENG ’93         Mamadou S. Doumbia ENG ’11
Pasquale Ionata ENG ’81
                                   Andrew J. Dolan ENG ’89,         Mansour Radmand ENG ’76                Michael A. Berk ENG ’74         John Charles Dowrick ENG ’61
Paul P. Jacquette ENG ’73
                                      ENG ’92                       Teletronics Technology Corporation     Renu Bhalla ENG ’11             Dominick J. D’Stefan ENG ’51
Fred J. Kaczor ENG ’78
                                   Paul B. Donovan ENG ’92          Joseph Ree ENG ’52                     Steven Bielik                   Martin Lee Dyas ENG ’84
Robert Khan ENG ’80
                                   Carl G. El ENG ’74, ENG ’77      Timothy A. Reese ENG ’87,              Bielik, Inc.                    Robert William Eadie CLA ’51
Thomas P. Kopera ENG ’77
                                   Esoom, LLC                          ENG ’90                             Norbert J. Binkowski ENG ’73    Warren P. Eck ENG ’70, ENG ’72
Bramley R. Maber ENG ’89
                                   George E. Fava                   Douglas E. Reichert ENG ’81            Jeffrey H. Blakeslee ENG ’80    Christopher R. Eckert ENG ’11
Marie Naples Maber TYL ’93
                                   Margaret Mary Fava               Alfred P. Ricci ENG ’64, ENG ’65       Nana A. Boateng ENG ’11         Salvatore T. Enos ENG ’50
Frank John Perry ENG ’64,
                                   Louis N. Ferrero ENG ’72         Samuel Rizzo                           Francis B. Bolger ENG ’11       Reginald H. Eveillard
   ENG ’65, ENG ’75
                                   Michael S. Forst ENG ’90         Diana Rizzo                            Robert A. Bongiorno ENG ’75     Hongmin Fan ENG ’93
Robert I. Peters
                                   Susanne Forst SBM ’90            John J. Rosa Bian ENG ’88              Hassan Borghei ENG ’92          George Fava ENG ’11
Michael F. Pintozzi ENG ’89
                                   George W. Francis ENG ’72        Jeffrey S. Sablosky ENG ’64,           Irene T. Borgogno SBM ’84       FMC Technologies, Inc.
Patricia Pintozzi
                                   Nancy Louie Francis MUS ’77,        ENG ’65                             Roland C. Bowker ENG ’65,       Michael R. Ford ENG ’88
Nancy Pleshko
                                      EDU ’84                       Ayesha Saeed ENG ’01                      ENG ’66                      Raymond Fossett ENG ’79,
Thomas James Praisner ENG ’92,
                                   G. Eric Genzlinger ENG ’86       Santino S. Salvo ENG ’08               Amanda C. Branco ENG ’11           ENG ’84
   ENG ’94
                                   Walter E. Goodman ENG ’68        Leslie C. Scott CHPSW ’92,             Cecil E. Brazos ENG ’71         Mary M. Fossett
Procter & Gamble Pharmaceuticals
                                   Michael Harbove                     MED ’02                             James A. Brennan ENG ’84,       Kenneth Frost ENG ’59
Alfred L. Rees ENG ’64, ENG ’65
                                   Nadine Harbove                   William M. Scott ENG ’97                  ENG ’01                      Francie Galante TYL ’81
Albert C. Rohrman ENG ’62
                                   Donavan M. Harvey ENG ’85        Gene W. Sharpless ENG ’64              Bernard V. Brennan ENG ’91      Thomas B. Gallen ENG ’11
Timothy P. Saunders ENG ’90
                                   John M. Haynes ENG ’82           Durgesh Sinha ENG ’08                  Mark Brisgone                   Michael P. Geary ENG ’81
Mark S. Snyder ENG ’65, ENG ’68
                                   Leroy F. Heckman ENG ’59         James H. Smith ENG ’97                 Natale J. Brisgone ENG ’50      Yvette L. Gibson
Robert C. Stoeckle ENG ’77
                                   James J. Heston ENG ’50          Thomas M. Snyder ENG ’78,              Robert Jacob Buhner ENG ’72     Leonard W. Gipson ENG ’89
United Technologies Corporation
                                   Austin D. Hoofnagle ENG ’83         ENG ’95                             Thuan Bui ENG ’00               GlaxoSmithKline
Verizon Foundation
                                   Parsaoran Hutapea                Roy Steward ENG ’76                    Robert Burg ENG ’59             Mark L. Glickman ENG ’67
                                   IBM International Foundation     Walter L. Stewart ENG ’65,             Douglas P. Burke ENG ’85        Kwane M. Glover ENG ’98
                                   Thomas Itterly                      ENG ’66                             Richard G. Burkee ENG ’81       Lonnie S. Goldiner ENG ’82
                                   Connie Itterly                   Leo J. Storniolo ENG ’68, ENG ’73      Prevo J. Butler ENG ’89         John R. Goodwin ENG ’60
                                   Walter H. Jamison ENG ’54        Frederick H. Surgener ENG ’61          Kimberley A. Byk SED ’76,       James Floyd Gorden ENG ’72,
                                   Andrew D. Kalemkarian ENG ’08    Joseph H. Sypherd ENG ’62                 ENG ’79, ENG ’80                ENG ’75, ENG ’86
                                   Hac Soo Kang ENG ’90             Bart A. Terrery ENG ’86                William F. Carr ENG ’60         Richard H. Greaves ENG ’55
                                   Thomas W. Kapushinski ENG ’91    Caitlin J. Thomas ENG ’08              John Carruth ENG ’85            Zayne E. Green
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Patricia Gregorio                Maureen Kuhar SCT ’88           Mary L. Moran                    Christopher Ramsey ENG ’09         Brent H. Snyder ENG ’95
Charles W. Greiner ENG ’61,      Thomas Kuhar                    Leroy D. Morgan ENG ’09          Adeel K. Rana                      Jennifer Cheung Snyder SBM ’94
   SBM ’75                       Dinh Lai ENG ’84                Geoy M. Morgan ENG ’89           Mobin Rastgar Agah                 Laura D. Solomon ENG ’11
Ronald J. Griffith ENG ’69       Kaveh Laksari ENG ’09           Josiah Mount ENG ’07, ENG ’09    Charles V. Ray ENG ’88, CST ’96    Timothy T. Starosta
Joseph C. Gro                    Robert Barry Lambert ENG ’58    Gary R. Mueller ENG ’81          Edmund L. Reardon ENG ’83          John W. Stayt ENG ’80
Simon E. Grubb ENG ’63           David Lamphere ENG ’59          Robert Vincent Mullen ENG ’71    John P. Redden ENG ’76             Bernard Stepanski ENG ’60
Keming Gu ENG ’96                Ernest F. Landsmann ENG ’67     James M. Mullikin ENG ’01        Daniel F. Reo ENG ’11              Glenn E. Stinson ENG ’05
John Madison Gudknecht ENG ’50   Robert L. Lane ENG ’67          Abdul Muneem ENG ’11             Robert Reo                         Helen C. Stinson
Elizabeth H. Gudknecht           Harold Lane                     Henry F. Murray ENG ’69          Karen Reo                          Harvey E. Stuckley ENG ’56
William Guiteras                 Lawanda H. Lane                 Angelo T. Napoli MUS ’89,        Jack R. Richards ENG ’52           Molly Sullivan
Denise Guiteras                  Paul Lapinsky ENG ’90              MUS ’91, ENG ’98              Catherine Richards                 Richard B. Swain ENG ’54
Rebecca M. Hagel ENG ’11         Rob Laskin                      Rutesh R. Narielwala ENG ’01     Jason R. Riegler ENG ’09           Louise G. Swain EDU ’65
John J. Halloran ENG ’42         Linda Laskin                    Kinnari Ramesh Narielwala        Samuel J. Rizzo ENG ’11            Christopher J. Tate ENG ’79
Verneda P. Hamm Baugh CLA ’89    Jonathan J. Lee ENG ’03            CST ’99, SBM ’03, PHR ’11     George J. Roberts ENG ’82          Glenice Thomas
Don A. Hankins ENG ’97           Esther W. Lee TYL ’02           Scott T. Nethery ENG ’89         William R. Robinson ENG ’74,       Angela Thomas ENG ’11
Charlie Hanna ENG ’07            Steven Lengkeek SBM ’07         Anthony T. Nguyen ENG ’97            ENG ’77                        Michael J. Tierney ENG ’88
Clifton B. Harmon ENG ’67,       Marlyn Katz Levenson EDU ’57    Son T. Nguyen ENG ’03, ENG ’07   Andrew Rodzon ENG ’09,             John Timmons
   ENG ’76                       Lewis R. Levinson ENG ’52       Joseph Peter Noce ENG ’72,           ENG ’11                        Michael E. Tolassi ENG ’92
H. Scott Harris ENG ’85          Karl Lewis ENG ’11                 ENG ’74                       Jasmine N. Ross ENG ’11            Andrew Joseph Toth ENG ’65,
Lois Harris                      Robert R. Leyendecker ENG ’84   Roseann D. Noce                  Cynthia Ross                          ENG ’66
Robert C. Hartman ENG ’68,       Joseph J. Librizzi ENG ’86      William J. Novak ENG ’57         Michael Ross                       Bryan Townes ENG ’92
   SBM ’74                       Neil F. Light ENG ’63           Patrice L. Nuble ENG ’02         Anne Rovner EDU ’83                An Tran ENG ’10
Berkeley P. Hastings ENG ’62     Richard P. Lisko ENG ’70        Joseph W. Nuschke ENG ’53        Shoumik Roychoudhury               Tuyen V. Tran ENG ’88
William F. Hatcher ENG ’74       Henry F. Liu ENG ’87            Olushola J. Olatujoye            Holland R. Rudy ENG ’52            Euripides Tsaprazis ENG ’64
Colin M. Hayden ENG ’09          Xuhui Liu ENG ’11               Lucas E. Orner ENG ’11           David J. Russell ENG ’80           John J. Tumolo ENG ’60
Robert S. Heiman ENG ’90         Andy H. Liu MED ’08             Joseph M. Osifchok ENG ’81,      James A. Russello ENG ’61          Leo C. Vaccaro ENG ’74
Maria M. Heiman ENG ’90          Jayne Lombardo                     TYL ’81                       Robert D. Sacchetti ENG ’84        Frank Valtri ENG ’
Ali Hemmasizadeh                 John Lombardo                   David Edward Ottinger ENG ’75    Henry J. Salaga ENG ’69, ENG ’72   John M. Vassa ENG ’09
Christopher M. Hendricks         Michael S. Lukas ENG ’11        David H. Outcalt ENG ’80         John J. Samanns ENG ’82            Arun Tejaswi Varma Vatsavai
   ENG ’77, ENG ’80              Jeremiah Mack ENG ’77           Douglas D. Owen ENG ’82          Jill Saull TYL ’86                    ENG ’11
Frederick C. Hessler ENG ’62     James Andrew Mann ENG ’47       Louis Pagano ENG ’57             Michael J. Saunders ENG ’79        Bin Wang ENG ’07
Frank Honisch ENG ’73            Paul Albert Marrella EDU ’65    Mario L. Palena ENG ’84          Tarek Sayegh                       Yue Wang CST ’07
H. Steven Horst ENG ’93          Kenneth W. Marschner ENG ’64    Neil F. Palumbo ENG ’86,         Gerard W. Scheliga ENG ’78         Jermain A. Warner ENG ’99
David Hughes                     Marcus W. Mathieson                ENG ’88, ENG ’93              Joseph T. Schofield ENG ’76        Mark A. Waronker CLA ’76,
Michele Hughes                   David J. Matour ENG ’87         Anand Pandey ENG ’05             William G. Scott ENG ’75,             ENG ’77
Richard Colin Hummel ENG ’72     Christine A. Mattson ENG ’91    Cristina Parenti ENG ’10             ENG ’78                        Peter Wasem ENG ’82, TYL ’82
Ernest B. Humphries ENG ’50      Ali Mawani                      June Bong Park ENG ’95           Paul W. Searfoorce ENG ’83         Frank A. Weer ENG ’58
David H. Jackson ENG ’88         Martin Mazza                    Hiran V. Patel ENG ’08           Mary Searfoorce                    Russell M. Weimar EDU ’58
Anthony Jackson                  Carmela Mazza                   Naresh J. Patel ENG ’89          Jessica L. Seersma ENG ’07         Norman M. Weiss ENG ’82,
Anna Jackson                     William P. Mc Sorley ENG ’80    Yamini N. Patel PHR ’96          Timothy M. Sellers ENG ’87            ENG ’85
Charles D. Jackson               Donald McCloskey ENG ’95        Parin M. Patel ENG ’11           Jean Sgarlat                       Harold L. Wetzel ENG ’56
Sandeepsarma Josyula ENG ’11     Douglas H. McCone ENG ’76       Rohit Varma Penumetsa ENG ’11    Michael Sgarlat                    Roscoe White
Joseph M. Jovinelli CLA ’85      Joseph F. McFadden ENG ’60      Vallorie J. Peridier             Eugene Shaid ENG ’57               Sharon White
John W. Kalis ENG ’63            Dennis P. McGovern ENG ’11      John P. Perry                    Ramy A. Shalabi                    Edward D. Wienckoski ENG ’11
Frank J. Kampas SBM ’95          Todd McKeever ENG ’02           Roland R. Phillip ENG ’79        Martin F. Shannon ENG ’68          Susan A. Wilkinson ENG ’88
Raviteja Kancherla ENG ’11       James J. McLaughlin ENG ’79     Neil T. Pieszchala ENG ’11       Youness Sharifi ENG ’11            Thomas Clinton Winkel ENG ’88
Shelly L. Kearney ENG ’92        Donald J. McNaughton ENG ’84    Francis L. Pitonyak ENG ’72,     Charles D. Shelmire ENG ’59        George Wintersun ENG ’80
Barbara Taylor Keener ENG ’64    Bradley J. Mealy ENG ’94           EDU ’74, SBM ’79              Faith Shepard                      Ronald A. Wood ENG ’59
Csaba L. Kiraly SBM ’76          Daniel Olie Mensah ENG ’03      Kenneth J. Pooler ENG ’11        Evan D. Shepard ENG ’11            Brian C. Worthington ENG ’11
Thomas J. Kirk ENG ’10           Kadiatu A. Mensah SSW ’09       Kenneth J. Pooler                Stuart C. Shepard ENG ’11          Judy Wright ENG ’79
Robert K. Kline ENG ’56          Lassey S. Mensah ENG ’11        Sally A. Pooler                  James A. Sherman ENG ’88           William J. Yanalavage ENG ’94
Kenneth David Knapp ENG ’70,     Bruce P. Michalski ENG ’79      Elaine Friel Porcello ENG ’88    Harry Shevchuck ENG ’60            James A. Yann ENG ’75, ENG ’76
   ENG ’72                       Joann R. Michalski              Noel A. Prodigalidad ENG ’11     Edward Armond Silvey ENG ’59       Dennis Francis Zak ENG ’74
Kathryn I. Knauth                Benjamin F. Michener ENG ’66    David Jeffrey Prost ENG ’01      John C. Sines CLA ’74, ENG ’80     Derek J. Zambo ENG ’91
Pamela M. Kobylkevich ENG ’11    Karen Dunlevy Miller ENG ’90    PSE&G Company                    Christopher R. Singleton ENG ’90   Charles P. Zanes ENG ’61,
Navya Koka ENG ’08               William Mills ENG ’66           Chandrasheker R. Puvvada         Albert Sivahop ENG ’58                ENG ’83
Seong G. Kong                    Haitham H. Mohammad                ENG ’06                       Thiva Sivilay ENG ’99
Gregory W. Kough ENG ’87         William C. Mohler ENG ’85       Kenneth D. Radomski ENG ’93      Sharon A. Smith CHPSW ’79,
Edward F. Kroener ENG ’74        Angelo J. Molinaro ENG ’50      Furman Raine ENG ’60                 ENG ’88
Frank J. Krok ENG ’57            Ruben E. Morales ENG ’93        David J. Rakszawski ENG ’11      Lester J. Snyder ENG ’52




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alumni association Events • save the Date • Dunk ’n Dine 2012!



          saturday,
      february 11, 2012




                                                                                                                                 Men’s Basketball game
                                                                                                                                    against Xavier
                                                                                                                                         9pm


                                                                         Dinner at President’s
                                                                           Conference suite
                                                                         1810 liacouras Walk
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