The Advisory Council of the Robert Frederick Smith School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering was created in 1981 to assist in the development and long-range planning for the rapidly growing school.
To continue the tradition of excellence in professional programs while expanding graduate research programs, Julian C. Smith, then director of the school, asked representatives from industry and academia to join in providing the school "guidance from knowledgeable people who have an interest in the quality of our future-and who can help us in charting our directions." Advisory Council members serve a three-year term and convene once a year, meeting with faculty and students of the Smith School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering as well as administrators of the College of Engineering.
Geoffrey Achilles, Ph.D. *Council Chair
Manager, Process Gases Technology and Research Solutions
Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.
Keith Gubbins, Ph.D.
W.H. Clark Distinguished University Professor, Emeritus
North Carolina State University
Vibha Kalra, Ph.D.
George B. Francis Endowed Chair Professor
Chemical and Biological Engineering
Kelvin H. Lee, Ph.D.
Gore Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Institute Director, National Institute for Innovation in Manufacturing Biopharmaceuticals (NIIMBL)
University of Delaware
Paul Mensah, Ph.D.
Vice President, Bioprocess Research & Development
Biotherapeutics Pharmaceutical Sciences
Kathleen J. Stebe, Ph.D.
Richer & Elizabeth Goodwin Professor
Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics
University of Pennsylvania