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Industrial and Professional Advisory Council

The Industrial and Professional Advisory Council (IPAC) is a select group of representatives from industry, government agencies, academia and the profession who advise the College of Engineering on academic issues and on current trends and future directions in engineering. IPAC is a forum where ideas are exchanged and recommendations are made. IPAC provides direct linkage and communication between the College and the engineering profession.

Current Members

Mark Carbeau
CEO and Director
BacterioScan, Inc.

Mike Ferko
Director, Primary Implant Product Development

Payal Khanna
Therapeutics Scientist
DefTec Corporation

Richard Kinard
Dupont Senior Engineering Associate (retired)
Dupont deNemours

Corey Latanision
Vice President, Sales Operations
Shields Health Solutions

Deborah Lee
AI & ML Customer Engineer
Google Cloud

Shel Liang
Field Medical Director
Pfizer Inc.

Steve Spadt
Chief Technology Officer
American College of Physicians

Kim Trautman
Managing Director and VP

Xiaolong (Tom) Zhang
Senior Director
WuXi AppTec, Laboratory Testing Division



The Department of Biomedical Engineering administers the bachelor of science, master of science, and doctorate degree programs in biomedical engineering. Our work combines traditional engineering principles with medicine and technology for the betterment of human health and society. 

Department of Biomedical Engineering

122 Chemical and Biomedical Engineering Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802-4400

Phone: 814-863-6614