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Executive Committee

Morad Behandish

President – Morad Behandish

Morad is a Ph.D. candidate in Mechanical Engineering. He has been active in SAGE since 2013 as its Events Coordinator and Vice President. He sees graduate school as a great opportunity for professional development beside academic education. (LinkedIn)


Vice President – Bahar Deljoo

Bahar is a Ph.D. student in Materials Science and Engineering, and her research is involved synthesis and characterization of mesoporous materials used as catalysis, drug delivery, and medical imaging. (LinkedIn)
Drew Clearfield

Treasurer – Drew Clearfield

Drew is a Ph.D. candidate in Materials Science & Engineering, working on developing novel biomaterials for tissue engineering. He’s a self-confessed music junkie and a die-hard Eagles fan. (LinkedIn)

Paul A. Wortman

Secretary – Paul Wortman

Paul is a Ph.D. candidate in Electrical & Computer Engineering, studying advanced network storage and security penetration testing. (LinkedIn)




Events Coordinator – Maryam Pardakhti

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Kamyar Momeni

Communications Coordinator – Kam Momeni

Kam is a Ph.D. candidate in Biomedical Engineering, studying the muscle activity patterns and biomechanics of body during cyclical movements. (LinkedIn)


  • Aileen Vandenberg
  • Avnish Kumar
  • Chujiao Ma
  • Chenhao (Colin) Jin
  • David Etim
  • Edward (Ned) Eskew
  • Kelly Stratton
  • Malipeddi Reddy
  • Manuel Rivas
  • Maqsud Chowdhury
  • Mark McKenna
  • Maryam Pardakhti
  • Matthew Harmon
  • Orko Momin
  • Waldemar Cruz
  • Wanjia Xu

School of Engineering Affiliates  

  • Kazem Kazerounian
  • Mei Wei
  • Aida Ghiaei
  • Noreen Wall