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Academic and Career Guidance

Our faculty offer students guidance beyond classroom topics. If you have questions about graduate school, academic professions, or careers in a variety of industries, our faculty have experience and connections that can help you find your way. Here’s who to talk to!

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Lynn Catlin, PE

Senior Design Coordinator
Office: GAA 104
Email: lynncatlin@boisestate.edu

Ask me about:  machine design (automated), technical sales, international business issues, ethics, remote/virtual work, process engineering, leadership, personal interest – rock climbing!


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Khosrow Ebrahimi, Ph.D.

Engineering Foundations
Office: ENGR 234
Email: khosrowebrahimi@boisestate.edu

Ask me about: engineering foundations, turbulence, machine design, computational fluid dynamics, automobile efficiency and emissions


Zhangxian “Dan” Deng (NEW!)

Watch for details in Fall 2018!


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Gus Engstrom, PE

Senior Design Coordinator
Office: GAA 103
Email: gusengstrom@boisestate.edu

Ask me about: aerospace manufacturing · entrepreneurship · returning veterans and active military · local/regional industry


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James Ferguson, PhD

Thermal and Fluids Systems
Office: ENGR 204
Email: jferguson@boisestate.edu

Ask me about: power industry (gas turbines, engines, etc.) · energy (traditional, alternative, renewable, and fuel cells) · cooling systems · heat exchangers · international students


Dr. Clare Fitzpatrick

Clare Fitzpatrick, PhD

Computational Biosciences Laboratory
Office: ENGR 206
Email: clarefitzpatrick@boisestate.edu

Ask me about: computational modeling · biomechanics · orthopaedics industry · scientific writing


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John Gardner, PhD

CAES Energy Efficiency Research Institute
Office: Yanke Building, Room 905
Email: jgardner@boisestate.edu

Ask me about: renewable energy industry · graduate school options · career guidance · students in crisis


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Lizandra Godwin, PhD

Advanced Nanomaterials and Manufacturing Laboratory
Office: MEC 302E
Email: lizandragodwin@boisestate.edu

Ask me about: materials science, electronic devices and materials, working in industry, professional development, student organizations


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Joe Guarino, PhD, PE

Solid Body Engineering
Office: ENGR 203
Email: jguarino@boisestate.edu

Ask me about: acoustics/vibrations · firearms design/ballistics · computer simulations


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Doug Hagemeier

Engineering Foundations
Office: ENGR 209
Email: doughagemeier@boisestate.edu

Ask me about: engineering careers in manufacturing companies · what are employers looking for? · small machine design


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Stephan Howe

Engineering Foundations
Office: ENGR 209
Email: stephanhowe@boisestate.edu

Ask me about: engineering careers in manufacturing companies · what are employers looking for? · small machine design


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JoAnn Lighty, PhD

COEN Dean
Office: Grant Avenue Annex
Email: joannlighty@boisestate.edu

Ask me about: clean energy · transdisciplinary research and design · women in engineering · National Science Foundation · process engineering · soccer · art school


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Trevor Lujan, PhD

Northwest Tissue Mechanics Laboratory
Office: ENGR 235
Email: trevorlujan@boisestate.edu

Ask me about: graduate school · biomedical industry · international travel/work · small business/entrepreneurialism


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Mahmood Mamivand, PhD

Computational Materials Lab
Office: ENGR 232
Email: mahmoodmamivand@boisestate.edu

Ask me about: materials design · nuclear energy · aerospace · additive manufacturing · materials by design · academic/research jobs · hiking · soccer · How to get things done!


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Krishna Pakala, PhD

Director – Engineering Tutoring Center
Office: GAA 103
Email: krishnapakala@boisestate.edu

Ask me about: careers in the academic world · success strategies in engineering · what to do when you think you are “down and out”


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Don Plumlee, PhD, PE

Department Chair; C-MEMS Laboratory
Office: ENGR 201C
Email: dplumlee@boisestate.edu

Ask me about: aerospace · propulsion · systems engineering · manufacturing engineering · professionalism (PE licensure)


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Aykut C. Satici, PhD

Robot Control Laboratory
Office: ENGR 233
Email: aykutsatici@boisestate.edu

Ask me about: robotics · dynamical systems · control systems · pure mathematics


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Gunes Uzer, PhD

Mechanical Adaptations Laboratory
Office: GAA 103
Email: gunesuzer@boisestate.edu

Ask me about: bioengineering · undergraduate research – how to get involved · careers in scientific/medical research · challenges and opportunities of being an international student