Advisory Council

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, Air Products and Chemicals, Inc

Geoffrey Achilles
Manager, Process Gases Technology and Research Solutions
Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.

Richard Eno, York Growth Partners

Richard Eno *Council Chair
CEO and Founder
York Growth Partners

Michael Graham, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Michael Graham
Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor and Harvey D. Spangler Professor
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Keith Gubbins, North Carolina State University

Keith Gubbins
H. Clark Distinguished University Professor
North Carolina State University

Karen Havenstrite, Tangible Sciences, LLC.

Karen Havenstrite
Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer
Tangible Sciences, LLC.

Sung (Katherine) Lee, DuPont Performance Chemicals

Sung (Katherine) Lee
Director of Business Process Transformation
The Chemours Company

Paul Mensah, Pfizer, Inc.

Paul Mensah
Vice President, Bioprocess Research & Development
Biotherapeutics Pharmaceutical Sciences
Pfizer, Inc.


Kathleen Stebe, University of Pennsylvania

Kathleen Stebe
Richer & Elizabeth Goodwin Professor 
University of Pennsylvania

Cheryl Walters, MD Yale New Haven Hospital

Cheryl Walters, MD
Yale New Haven Hospital
Yale University School of Medicine