RODNEY A. ERICKSON
He has worked to improve the academic stature of the University and enhance the success of our students. He has promoted various long-term interests like internationalization and academic excellence.
Erickson is respected by academic leaders around the country where he has served on countless task forces and special committees, including chairing the Committee on Institutional Cooperation, which is the academic arm of the Big Ten universities. He was a Fulbright Research Scholar in the United Kingdom and a Simon Senior Fellow at the University of Manchester.
Erickson holds B.A. and M.A. degrees from the University of Minnesota, and was awarded a Ph.D. in geography from the University of Washington. He joined the faculty at Penn State in 1977 and has served as professor in both geography and business administration, dean of the Graduate School, and vice president for research.
TOM L. RICHARD
and serves as the deputy technical director for the DOE’s National Risk Assessment Partnership for carbon sequestration.
Dr. Richard is the author or co-author of over 140 research and technical publications and is a Fellow and Past President of the Institute of Biological Engineering. He has a B.S. from the University of California at Berkeley, and M.S. and PhD degrees from Cornell University.
Chief of the Systems Integration Division
Vijay Srinivasan is the chief of the Systems Integration Division in the Engineering Laboratory at the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Gaithersburg, Maryland. He comes to NIST from IBM, where he was the chief standards and solutions officer for Product Lifecycle Management (PLM); and program manager for PLM Research, Standards and Academic Programs at IBM.
Before that, he was a manager in IBM’s T.J. Watson Research Center leading research in the areas of geometric modeling, CAD/CAM, robotics, standards for geometric dimensioning and tolerancing, and data exchange. Dr. Srinivasan also served as an adjunct professor of mechanical engineering at Columbia University, where he has taught geometric modeling and computations and integrated product development.
He is the current chairman of the US Technical Advisory Group to ISO/TC 213. Dr. Srinivasan is a founding member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Y14.5.1 committee on mathematical definitions of GD&T, and is an ASME Fellow. He is also a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). His book ‘Theory of Dimensioning: An introduction to parameterizing geometric models’ was published by Marcel-Dekker in 2004. He also co-authored a book on ‘SOA Approach to Enterprise Integration for Product Lifecycle Management.’
He is the Organizing Chairman for the World Manufacturing Forum and conducts regular workshops for manufacturing research. Mr. Nagy holds a Masters in Business Administration and certification in medical laboratory technology.