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UTSA College of Engineering adds four members to advisory council
(Oct. 14, 2009)--Michael D. Burke, Michael J. Burke, Ben Streetman and Philip Howlett recently joined the advisory council of the UTSA College of Engineering.
"The support of our advisory council is essential to the success of the College," said Mauli Agrawal UTSA College of Engineering dean. "We count on the council to help direct and support our growth, and we work with its members to raise awareness of the wonderful achievements of our students, faculty and alumni. Our advisory council members are our biggest fans and most trusted advisers. I am delighted that four outstanding leaders in their respective fields have agreed to join the council."
Michael D. Burke is the founder and chair of the San Antonio Clean Technology Forum and president of MDB Capital Ventures, a private equity investment and management-consulting firm. Burke was director, president and CEO of EOTT Energy Corp., a $12-billion NYSE corporation and the largest marketer and transporter of crude oil in North America. His career includes tenure at Tesoro Petroleum Corp. and Texas Eastern Corp., among others.
Michael J. Burke is a retired manufacturing executive, whose experience includes 13 years with Kinetic Concepts Inc (KCI) as senior vice president of manufacturing, quality, global supply chain, and research and development. For 25 years with Sterling Drug, Burke served in multiple capacities including four years as its Hong Kong and China general manager.
Ben Streetman is a professor of electrical and computer engineering at the University of Texas at Austin and holds the Dula D. Cockrell Centennial Chair in Engineering. Streetman was dean of the Cockrell School of Engineering from 1996 to 2008 and was the founding director of its Microelectronics Research Center. His teaching and research centers on semiconductor materials and devices. He is the author of the book, "Solid State Electronic Devices," which has been translated into Japanese, Korean, Chinese and Polish. He has authored more than 290 scholarly articles and is a member of the National Academy of Engineering.
Philip Howlett, an alumnus of the UTSA civil engineering program, is a mobility engineer at the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT). Howlett also is an associate member of Professional Engineers in Government and is a San Antonio district liaison for the new VIA Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system.
Other advisory council members for the UTSA College of Engineering are:
- H. Norman Abramson, Southwest Research Institute (emeritus)
- Wayne Alexander, AT&T
- Bruce Barshop, Barshop Ventures LLC
- Steve Bartley, CPS Energy
- Stephanie Chandler, Jackson Walker LLP
- Jeffrey Clarke, Dell Inc.
- Samuel Dawson, Pape-Dawson Engineers Inc.
- Walter Downing, Southwest Research Institute
- Antonio Gonzalez, Boeing Aerospace
- Stephen Graham, San Antonio River Authority
- Scott Gray, J.M. Waller Associates Inc.
- Roger Hemminghaus, CTS Corp. (emeritus)
- James Henry, Standard Aero San Antonio Inc.
- Randy Holman, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
- Bradley Hunt, Wilson, Hughey Yarbrough LLC
- Lissa Martinez, Martinez Hughes (emeritus)
- Victor Mieres, National Instruments Corp.
- John Monday, AT&T Services
- Kelley Neumann, San Antonio Water System
- Gabriele Niederauer, Entrigue Surgical Inc.
- Hon. Louis Rowe, Goetting Associates Inc. (emeritus)
- Joe Sanchez, Air Intelligence Agency
- Chris Schultz, Raba-Kistner Consultants Inc.
- G.P. Singh, Karta Technologies Foundation
- David Spencer, Mandelbrot Ventures Inc.
- Klaus Weiswurm, Instruments Technology Machinery
- Thomas Wendorf, HNTB Corp.