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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

Richard Kinard
Dupont Senior Engineering Associate (retired)
Dupont deNemours

Steve Spadt
Senior Vice President of Technology
American College of Physicians

Kim Trautman
Executive Vice President, Medical Device International Services
NSF Medical Devices

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

Retired Members

Jian Cao
Sr. Research Manager & Technical Fellow
Medtronic, Inc.

Jim Erickson
President and CEO
Blue Mountain Quality Resources

Marjorie Rawhouser
Assistant Dean, Transfer Studies and Achieving College & Career Success
Anne Arundel Community College



The Department of Biomedical Engineering administers the undergraduate major in biomedical engineering, and is a part of the university-wide Intercollege Graduate Degree Program, offering both M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Bioengineering. 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