Center for Power Optimization of Electro-thermal Systems

Advisory Boards

Scientific Advisory Board (SAB)

The role of the SAB has been to provide crucial input to the strategic direction of the center during the launch phase and through maturation, including both research and workforce development.

The board provides an analysis of the center’s operations and meets with the center leadership and NSF representatives at least once per year, typically at the Spring NSF Site Visit.

Siva Banda, PhD, Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
Avram Bar-Cohen, PhD, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland
Dushan Boroyevich, PhD, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia
Mary Frecker, PhD, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania
Ken Hansen, PhD, Semiconductor Research Corporation, Durham, North Carolina
Eckart Hoene, PhD, Fraunhofer IZM, Berlin
Thomas Jahns, PhD, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin
Manfred Morari, PhD, ETH Zurich 
Evelyn Wang, PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts

Alumni Advisory Board (AAB)

Matthew Williams, POETS Alum 2017, Chair

Industry Practitioner Advisory Board (IPAB)

The IPAB serves as the mechanism for industry and government partners to formally participate in POETS. IPAB members provide important insight and direction to center research efforts, through annual strategic plan review and SWOT activities.

Members support workforce development activities by providing internship opportunities and professional development training to graduate students located at all four partner universities. The IPAB meets in person twice per year, and members regularly participate in POETS workshops, webinars and other center activities.