These are the wonderful people that make the Tennessee Alpha chapter of Tau Beta Pi run.

EXECUTIVE OFFICERS

Katherine Krouse

Ryan Kelly

Vice President

Delaney Fisher

Ryan Durkee

President

Katelyn Luthi

Madi Sherrod

Secretary

Austin Ngo

Samantha Cahill

Service Chair

Gillian McGlothin

Lauren Jennings

Engineers Day Chair

Abby Pennington

Zaky Hussein

Engineers Day Co-Chair

Natalie Czarnecki

Mackinzie Hutchinson

Social Chair

Chris Walker

Hannah Hajdik

Communications Chair

Austin Ngo

Makenna Smith

Image and Marketing Chair

FACULTY ADVISORS

Dr. Christopher Pionke

Treasurer and Chief Advisor

1993-present
Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Science, University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

1988-1992
Graduate Teaching Assistant and Graduate Research Assistant, School of Civil Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia.

1988
Instructor, Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee.

1986-1987
Mechanical Engineer, Optic-Electronic Corp., Dallas, Texas.

1984-1985
Graduate Research Assistant and Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Engineering Science & Mechanics, University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

1983-1984
Assistant Professor (part-time without tenure), Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics, University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

1982-1984
Engineer Associate, Presearch Inc., Oak Ridge, Tennessee.

Research
Structural mechanics with an emphasis on linear and non-linear finite element methods
Energy and variational methods
Dynamics and vibrations
Plate and shell analysis
Precision engineering and manufacturing techniques
Computational solid mechanics
Engineering education, particularly engineering design, as well as the history of science and engineering

Education
PhD Georgia Institute of Technology
MS University of Tennessee
BSES University of Tennessee
ISEP Scholar University of Stirling, Stirling, Scotland

 Dr. Mark Barker

Advisor

2012-present
Senior Lecturer, Mechanical, Aerospace, and Biomedical Engineering, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

2003-2012
Lecturer, Mechanical Engineering, Louisiana Tech University

1998-2003
Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering, Louisiana Tech University

1990-1998
Graduate Teaching and Research Assistant, Mechanical Engineering, Clemson University

1988-1990
Senior Engineer, Propulsion Group, General Dynamics - Fort Worth Division

1984-1988
Engineer, Model Test Group, General Dynamics - Fort Worth Division

Research
Engineering Education
Flow Diagnostics
Vortex Structures

Education
PhD Clemson University in Mechanical Engineering
MS Clemson University in Mechanical Engineering
BS Louisiana Tech University in Mechanical Engineering

Dr. Kevin Kit

Advisor

2003-present
Associate Professor, Materials Science and Engineering, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

1996-2003
Assistant Professor, Materials Science and Engineering, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Research
Electrospinning
Biosource Materials
Mechanical Behavior of Polymers and Polymer Composites
Polymer Blends
Polymer Crystallization
Polymer Processing

Education
PhD University of Delaware in Materials Science and Engineering
MS University of Delaware in Materials Science and Engineering
BS Virginia Tech in Materials Engineering

Dr. H. Lee Martin

Advisor

Clinical Professor, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, Industrial and Systems Engineering
Chairman, Abunga.com, LLC
Managing Member, Clarity Resources
Technomics columnist, Knoxville News Sentinel
Executive Director, Tennessee Technology Development Corp.
Founder and CEO, IPIX Corporation
Development Engineer, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Graduate Research Assistant, Purdue University, Mechanical Engineering
Engineering Assistant Intern, Tennessee Valley Authority

Research
Technology Entrepreneurship
Technomics
Teleoperation in Human Factors and Remote Control
Virtualization
Remote Systems

Education
PhD University of Tennessee in Mechanical Engineering
MS Purdue University in Mechanical Engineering
BS University of Tennessee in Mechanical Engineering