2017-2018 Executive Board

Hannah Kuhl

President -
Hannah Kuhl (

Hi everyone! My name is Hannah Kuhl and I am the Tau Beta Pi president this year. I am a senior majoring in Bioengineering. Aside from Tau Beta Pi, I am also a member of the Biomedical Engineering Society, a trumpet in the Marching Illini, and a lab assistant for BIOE202. In my limited free time I try to spend as much time with my friends as possible. Very excited for a great year of TBP!

Dimitrios Gotsis

Executive Vice President -
Dimitrios Gotsis (

Victor Qiao

Projects Vice President -
Victor Qiao (

Tejas Jayashankar

Corresponding Secretary -
Tejas Jayashankar (

Esther Murray

Recording Secretary -
Esther Murray (

Austin Brown

Treasurer -
Austin Brown (

Ron Wright

Grad Services -
Ron Wright (

Hello, all! My name is Ron Wright and I am the Graduate Services Chair for Tau Beta Pi this academic year. I am a sixth year graduate student in Computer Engineering from Schaumburg, IL, who graduated with a Master’s degree in December 2014 and is therefore currently a PhD student. My primary area of research is reliable and secure systems. I am part of the PERFORM research group working on the modeling aspects of computer systems, and my graduate advisor is Professor William H. Sanders, Head of Electrical and Computer Engineering. My hobbies include programming, DJing, making music, and watching some TV.

2016-2017 Projects Board

Andy Stork

Andy Stork (

Hi everyone! My name is Andy Stork, and I’m a junior in chemical engineering from La Grange, IL. I’ve been a member of Dr. Catherine Murphy’s research group studying gold nanoparticles for almost two years now. I played trumpet in the Marching Illini my freshman and sophomore years, and I still enjoy playing trumpet and piano in my very limited free time. Also, contrary to my last name, I do not deliver babies in my free time.

Larry Sheridan

Larry Sheridan (

I’m a senior in Aerospace Engineering at UIUC. When I’m not doing schoolwork, I work as a calculus mentor for online distance learning through the university. I'm also an Engineering Learning Assistant for the IEFX program at Illinois in which I help a group of freshmen acclimate to college life. Additionally, I am a tutor for the Department of Aerospace Engineering. In my free time I play in a couple bands around Champaign-Urbana and rock climb.

Daniel Petrisko

Daniel Petrisko (

Hello, my name is Dan Petrisko!  I am a first year Computer Engineering graduate student, but I did my undergrad right here in Champaign.  Primary area of research is Computer Architecture, with a focus on energy-efficient computing.  From Orland Park, near Chicago.  My two loves are ECE and board games, although somehow, through great personal sacrifice, I'm usually able to fit in Netflix.



Principal Advisor -
John Popovics (

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John S. Popovics holds B.S. and M.S. degrees (Drexel University 1988 and 1990, respectively) in civil engineering, and a Ph.D. (The Pennsylvania State University 1994) in engineering science and mechanics. He has been on the faculty of the department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Illinois since January 2002. He has also held the positions of Research Assistant Professor at Northwestern University, Assistant Professor at Drexel University, Guest Scientist at the German Federal Materials Research Institute (BAM-Berlin), Visiting Professor at the Polytechnic University of Valencia in Spain and Visiting Researcher, Laboratoire Centrale des Pont et Chaussées (LCPC) in France.


Advisor -
Marie-Christine Brunet (

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Dr. Marie-Christine Brunet received her Master Degree with High Honors from the University of Paris VI in 1984 in Computer Science, and her PhD from the University of Paris IX in 1989 in Computer Science and Applied Mathematics. Dr. Brunet performed research in Numerical Analysis, specifically in studying the propagation of errors in large numerical codes. She joined the Electrical and Computer Engineering department in 1994 and the College of Engineering Undergraduate Programs as Assistant Dean in August 2012. She taught ECE 110 for 18 years, and was ECE chief advisor for 14 years. She greatly enjoys teaching and any kind of public speaking. Dr. Brunet has given numerous invited lectures on a great variety of topics: “Computer Engineering” to prospective high school women, “Teaching is no longer a dirty job! Thank you Technology” to Staff and Faculty, “Academic Success at Illinois” to exchange international students, “Academic Integrity training for TAs” to engineering TAs, etc. Her current role in the College of Engineering involves advising students on a daily basis, managing College of engineering scholarships, and being the college contact point for all academic integrity issues.


Advisor -
Andreas C Cangellaris (

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Professor Cangellaris’ research interests are in the area of theoretical and applied electromagnetism with special focus on the advancement of modeling methodologies and the development of computer-aided design tools in support of performance analysis and noise-aware design of high-frequency/high-speed integrated electronic components, circuits and systems. In parallel, his research group is pursuing the development of both physics-based and mathematical model order reduction methodologies for reducing the complexity of discrete electromagnetic and hybrid electromagnetic-circuit models of the interconnect and power distribution network in packaged electronic systems. A recent focus of this modeling and reduced-order modeling effort is in the advancement of comprehensive, physics-based models and reduced-order, accurate macromodels of MEMS devices.


Advisor -
Larry A Fahnestock (

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Larry A. Fahnestock holds a B.S. (Drexel University, 1996), M.S. (Lehigh University, 1998) and Ph.D. (Lehigh University, 2006), all in civil engineering, in addition to a B.S. (Drexel University, 1996) in architectural engineering. He has been on the faculty of the department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) at the University of Illinois since 2006. During the 2013-2014 academic year, he served as an Education Innovation Fellow in the College of Engineering. From 1998 to 2000, Dr. Fahnestock worked as a structural engineer for KlingStubbins, an architectural and engineering firm located in Philadelphia, Pa.