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AZ ASME Leadership Team 2020-2021

Chair-Eric Smith

Vice Chair-Perry Wood

Perry Wood is an Instructor\Lab Manager of Mechanical Engineering at Northern Arizona University (NAU), where he has been here since 2004. He is currently teaching multiple sections of ME180 Introduction to Engineering Graphics. Perry is also pursuing a doctoral degree in Earth Sciences and Environmental Sustainability with an emphasis in fatigue characterization of magnetic shape memory alloys at Northern Arizona University. Prior to his current work, Perry worked in the Aerospace and Renewable Energy industries for 16 years on various projects including Boeing\Air force GPS IIF satellite, NASA Space Shuttle, Sandia Laboratory Sunshade, Orbital ATK Taurus\Pegasus rockets, Raytheon patriot missile program, Naval Precision Optical Interferometer and NREL\SouthWest WindPower Skystream Wind Turbine.

Perry is the NAU American Society of Mechanical Engineers faculty adviser which is the most active student section in Arizona.

Treasurer-Markland Jones

Mark worked at various times during the later phases of his career as a senior principal fan and compressor aerodynamics specialist, manager of cold section component design for commercial propulsion and as manager of fan and compressor aerodynamics at Honey- well Engines and Systems, retiring from the company in 2001.

Mark is well known in the turbomachinery industry. He chaired various technical sessions and participated as a panel member in panel discussions at the annual ASME-IGTI (International Gas Tur- bine Institute) conferences over a period of nearly 20 years. Before coming to Honeywell, Mark worked at Pratt & Whitney Engine Division in Florida.  Mark got his B.S. & M. S. degrees from University of California, Berkeley, and an Engineers Degree from University of Florida.

Secretary-John Gunaraj

John is working as a Lead engineer at Honeywell Aerospace. John works in the design of fan and compressor department, doing aerodynamic de- sign and analysis. He has chaired few sessions at ASME-IGTI conferences.  He has presented few papers in those conferences.

John got his Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering from Madurai Kamaraj University, and Masters in Aerospace Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur.  John got his Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Cincinnati in 1997. Since then he has worked at Honey- well Aerospace.

Director-Lysbeth Lieber

Lysbeth Lieber is a retired Mechanical Engineer with 41 years of experience at Honeywell Aerospace (and its predecessor companies) in Phoenix. Her specialization was in aerodynamic and acoustic computational analysis related to aircraft gas turbine engines, focusing on the simulation of 3D flow and noise propagation in engine components. In addition, she designed and developed numerous in- house software tools to support engine component design. She graduated from Arizona State University with a BSE (1975) and MSE (1984) in Mechanical Engineering. During her retirement, she has volunteered with various K-12 STEM outreach activities.

Director-Webb Etheridge

Director-Terri Taylor

Past Chair-Boris Bolf

ASME Faculty Advisor-Cho Lik Chan

Dr. Cho Lik Chan is a Professor of the Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering Department at the University of Arizona.  He is also the Faculty Advisor of the ASME Student Chapter at the University of Arizona.

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