Graduate Student Advisory Council


The purpose of Graduate Student Advisory Council (GSAC) is to provide a liaison between the graduate students and the Mechanical Engineering Department at University of Utah. Our aim is to enhance your graduate life experience by promoting the interests and concerns of graduate student body, as well as establishing a dynamic community through active participation. Please feel free to contact us at

To receive notices of upcoming events, please follow our Google calendar GSAC Google Calendar and Facebook page GSAC Facebook Page.


Our activities are mainly focused (but not limited) to the following:

  •     Involved in graduate student affairs
  •     Promote communication and collaboration among students and faculty.
  •     RPT (Retention, Promotion, Tenure) reviews
  •     New faculty hiring (Attend seminars and luncheon to review and provide feedback)
  •     Organization of graduate visitation weekend (GVW)
  •     Outreach activities
    • Graduate fairs
    • Social events

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Graduate Student Advisory Council Contacts

Tony Yin - Chair
Ph.D. student
Research: Biomaterials and bone cements
Life Interests: Exploring the mountains with his beagle and experiencing the food and culture of the area
Wenkang Huang
Ph.D. student
Research: Laser welding of dissimilar metals
Life interests: Workout, reading, and theaters
Noah Pearson
Ph.D. student
Research: Cerebrovascular mechanics
Life Interests: Skiing, kayaking, mountain biking, and throwing rocks into lakes
Abiral Regmi
Ph.D. student
Research: 2-D material sensors
Life interests: Travelling, sketching, playing Instruments, and learning languages and culture
Lindsay Walter
Ph.D. student
Research: Radiative energy transfer
Life Interests: Aerial dance, reading, being outdoors, and spending time with friends and family
Will Anderl
BS/MS student
Research:: Characterization of vessel wall collagen damage
Life Interests: Music, pick-up basketball, and competitive trivia

Former members:

  • Isaac Nelson – Chair, Ph.D. student, 2016 – 2018
  • Fateme Esmailie, Ph.D. student, 2017 – 2018
  • Dongwoon Shin, Ph.D. student, 2018
  • John DeSutter – Chair, Ph.D. student, 2014 – 2017
  • Valentin Romanov – Chair, Ph.D. student, 2014 – 2017
  • Aowabin Rahman, Ph.D. student, 2014 – 2017
  • Jordan French, Ph.D. student, 2015 – 2017
  • Mike Beeman, Ph.D. student, 2016 – 2017