By Alec Arbia, Written Communications Assistant
The department is excited to welcome Steve Mayott as the newest member of the MSE External Advisory Board.
Now comprising nine highly reputable industry partners and alumni, the Board works to guide our curriculum, support our initiatives, and ultimately enhance the Materials Science and Engineering Department at the university, state, and national level.
Mayott currently works at General Dynamics Electric Boat as Manager of Materials Engineering & Laboratory Services. He oversees several technical groups, including metallic materials engineering, metallic additive manufacturing, the metallurgy laboratory, and the chemistry laboratories. One of his responsibilities is assuring that correct metallic materials, materials processes, and material specifications are used in the design and construction of submarines. He is also responsible for the evaluation of material non-conformances, mechanical property testing of metallic materials, and the adoption, implementation and oversight of metallic additive manufacturing at the company.
Department Head Bryan Huey notes, “We are pleased to continue our partnership with GD-EB, which is home to so many of our alumni and obviously a key manufacturer in our state. Their input and advocacy will be important as MSE grows into the new Science 1 building.”
Along those lines, outgoing external advisory board member Peter Jarrett said, “It’s funny to realize that the old IMS building was practically new when I arrived in 1978. I wish you and your department all the best going into the future.” MSE is grateful to Peter for many years of dedicated service as a board member and alum. He recently retired as Chief Technology Officer for Ocular Therapeutix.
The External Advisory Board’s next meeting will be held in-person in Science 1 on the afternoon of April 14th, 2023, and many will join the department’s annual banquet that evening.
Published: April 10, 2023