Industry Advisory Board

The ECE Industry Advisory Board brings together leaders in industry, government and academia with UH Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) faculty and students in order to enhance the overall academic and research experience of UH ECE students and to aid the ECE Department in achieving its mission to educate the next-generation of global, world-class engineers.


How to Get Involved


ECE students and student organizations are encouraged to connect with the ECE IAB for help with career counseling, course selection, technical advice, project consulting, mentoring and internship prospects, just to name a few.

If you are a student or a student organization that would like to connect with the ECE IAB, you may contact us here or you may reach out to individual ECE IAB members directly (please find the membership listing below).


If you are a faculty member who has a course that could benefit from added industry experience, contact us here.

Interested in Joining the ECE IAB?

Industry professionals with an expertise in electrical and computer engineering who are interested in joining the ECE IAB are encouraged to contact us.



Resources and Recommendations

IAB Recommendations on Skills and Knowledge Useful in the Workforce



ECE Industry Advisory Board Members

Message from the Chairman, Doug Verret

To students...

On behalf of the ECE Department Industry Advisory Board it is with pleasure that I cordially invite you make use of this website to establish contact with me and the other Board Members. You are the cornerstone of UH community life and are in the process of laying the foundation for both what you and the University will be in the decades to come. You clearly play a vital role, one which the Board values and wants to nurture. There are many ways Board Members can help, be it for career counseling, course selection, technical advice, project consulting, mentoring, prospects for internships and job openings to simply lending an ear and being your cheerleader. Lastly, we think that we can learn from you and look forward to a free and open sharing of ideas and to sharing experiences which we firmly believe will be of benefit to you, to us and to the University.

To faculty...

I also wish to extend an invitation to the faculty of the ECE Department to engage with Board Members in any way that you feel that industry experience can benefit your courses and the way students experience academic life through you. We are motivated to help you and we expect to benefit from our interactions with you as well. We believe that an open dialog along with an active partnership will be a boon to the University.

I encourage you to reach out to the members listed below. Each provides unique and valuable insight into the industry world.

Igor Alvarado
National Instruments

Jeff Anderson
INEOS Olefins and Polymers

Abu Baker

Robb Black
Omron Automation, Americas

Roger Dale Brown
National Oilwell Varco

Jeff Busby
ABB Inc.

Tommy G. Cooper, PE
Cooper Consulting Service

Paloma de Arizon
CenterPoint Energy

Brian Dietrich
Intel Corporation

Danny Erdeljac
Studio Works LLC

Cary Gallaway
Burns & McDonnell

Alan Goodrum (Emeritus)
Hewlett Packard (Retired)

David Hanson
Axon Energy Products

Michael Hanson
Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Aurora Kennedy

Mark Laber
Toshiba International Corporation

Alexa Malaspino
Keysight Technologies

Trey Mebane

Bill Ramsey
Exxon Mobil

Kristen Roberts
Stryker Corporation

Gregory Rogers, PE, MBA
Enterprise Products

Tammy Savoie
Mitsubishi Electric Power Products, Inc.

Tom Sofka
Macro Enterprises Ltd.

Douglas Verret (Chair)
Texas Instruments, retired

Yan Xu