Welcome: New Prof and Overseer
Brenden Epps has been appointed assistant professor. He received his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Carnegie Mellon University in 2001, worked as a product development engineer at Ford Motor Co., and then earned his doctorate in mechanical engineering from MIT in 2010 with research in experimental hydrodynamics and marine propeller design. He is the author of OpenProp, an open-source propeller and turbine design tool that has thousands of users worldwide. He recently completed a postdoctoral position at the MIT Sea Grant Design Lab.
Elizabeth C. Lempres ’83 Th’84 has been elected to Thayer’s Board of Overseers. She is a director in McKinsey & Co.’s Boston office and the global leader of McKinsey’s consumer sector. She is a trustee of Catholic Charities of New England, the Cristo Rey Boston High School, and the Winsor School, and she is a member of the Visiting Committee of the Board of Overseers at Harvard Business School. She received her A.B. and B.E. from Thayer School and her M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.