Dean’s Corporate Advisory Board

The Dean’s Corporate Advisory Board provides executive-level representation for industry partners of UCLA Engineering. By invitation from the dean, corporate executives are asked to participate based on industry alignment, prior or anticipated relationship to the school, and ability and willingness to provide high-level thought leadership and expertise. This opportunity for professional development and civic engagement is integral to shaping and advancing mutually beneficial partnerships between academia and industry. The board will leverage the school’s strengths and assets nationally and globally, helping to create relationships between industry and UCLA Engineering faculty, students, alumni, research centers and institutes. 

Melani Austin ’83
Vice President, ADP Operations, Mobility and Commercial
Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company

Lisa Cagnolatti ’83
Vice President of Customer Service Operations
Southern California Edison

Naga Chandrasekaran
Senior Vice President of Process Research and Development
Micron Technology, Inc.

Noel Ellis
Director, Engineering Learning and University Relations

Tim Frei ’85, MS ’87, CERT ’01
Sector Vice President
Global Strategy and Mission Solutions
Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems

Dan Goebel ’77, MS ’78, PhD ’81
Senior Research Scientist
Jet Propulsion Laboratory NASA

Wayne Goodman
Executive Vice President
Aerospace Corporation

Arnold Hackett ’87

Luke Haylock
Global Director of New Product Development
Arconic Fastening Systems & Rings

Simon Kuo ’89
Vice President of Corporate Quality


Durga Malladi MS ’95 PhD ‘98
Senior Vice President and General Manager, 4G/5G
Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

Leslie Momoda ’85, MS ’87, PhD ’90
Vice President
HRL Laboratories

Tony Mueller ’93, MBA ‘02
Sprectrolab (a Boeing subsidiary)

Cynthia Murphy-Ortega
Manager, University Partnerships and Association Relationships

Chris Pernin, Ph.D.
Director, Engineering and Applied Science Department
RAND Corporation

Thierry R. Sanglerat MS ’14, P.E.
Executive Vice President
Geosyntec Consultants

Swami Sivasubramanian
Vice President, Amazon AI

Stephen Trilling CERT ’00
Senior Vice President and General Manager Security Analytics and Research Division

Ken Vallens ‘00
President and CEO
CTS Cement

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