Global Resolve: Advisory Group

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Mark Henderson, Board Chair
Dr. Mark Henderson is President's Professor Emeritus of Engineering and Co-founder of GlobalResolve. He recently served as Associate Dean of the Barrett Honors College and taught mechanical engineering for 35 years in the Ira A Fulton Schools of Engineering, including design and global teaming, leading projects in Ghana, Nepal, Kenya, Peru and elsewhere in the developing world. He has won the President's Innovation Award, the Alumni Association Creasman Award and named Professor of the Year. Dr. Henderson has been instrumental in launching several global programs including the Nomadic Design Academy, the Global Product Development Teams, as well as GlobalResolve.

Brad Rogers
Brad Rogers was an Associate Professor of Engineering at The Polytechnic School in the Ira A Fulton Schools of Engineering at Arizona State University and a Senior Sustainability Scientist in the Global Institute of Sustainability. He is one of the founders of GlobalResolve, and in his capacity within GlobalResolve, he has initiated programs and managed in-country student teams from ASU and partner universities in the developing world that have worked on multiple projects. While at ASU, he taught more than 50 different courses in engineering topics at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and led the development of both graduate and undergraduate programs in Engineering at the Polytechnic campus of Arizona State University, including a trans-disciplinary PhD program in Systems Engineering. He has also worked in industry in in several capacities, most often on projects involving conventional and alternative energy conversion systems.

Mark Kerrigan
Mark Kerrigan's work experience spans more than 30 years in the energy management and public policy space. After graduate school, Mark came to Washington DC as a Presidential Management Intern. He started his career at the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB), where he advised senior staff at the Office of the President on budgetary matters associated with a range of energy technology and regulatory issues. In the George H. Bush Administration, he was appointed Deputy Undersecretary for Policy at the Department of Energy (DOE). Among his duties, he led the US delegation to the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which resulted in the first global treaty at the Rio Conference and oversaw the development of the National Energy Strategy, which became the Energy Policy Act. In 1992, Mark became the manager of the Energy Solutions Group at Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC). Mark currently serves on the ASU Alumni Board. Following a Bachelor of Science Degree from Arizona State University, he spent a year studying economics and law at Adelaide University in Australia. He received a Masters degree from the School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University.

Aparna Mohla
Aparna Mohla is Vice President of Corporate Partnerships for GivePower (givepower.org), a 501(c)(3) organization that provides solar energy solutions to developing regions that need them the most. She is currently working hard to help bring power back to Haiti after the earthquake and hurricane this summer. Aparna holds an MBA from Hofstra University and held positions at Solar City and Tesla before joining GivePower.

Sean McGraw
Sean McGraw is the Founder and current CEO of FOR Energy. He moved from Detroit to Arizona in 2006 to attend Arizona State University. He was a part of a team that won the 2011 Innovation Challenge that helped fund their GlobalResolve project in Ghana. He spent the summer of 2011 in Ghana helping implement a gel fuel stove that he and his team worked on the 2 semesters prior. Sean founded FOR Energy in 2010 while still a student at ASU. FOR offers both efficiency and solar energy to residential clients in Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico and California. FOR has won numerous awards from the EPA through the Home Performance with ENERGY STAR program as well as been named an INC 5000 fastest growing company in the United States in both 2018 and 2019. FOR is also the recipient of the Sun Devil 100 award for 2018 and 2019 as one of the fastest growing companies run by a Sun Devil. He has served on the board of Efficiency First and the Executive Council of the Sun Devil Club of Young Professionals. He currently sits on the Executive Council as the fundraising director of the Phoenix 20-30 Club, a philanthropic group devoted to serving disadvantaged kids in the Phoenix community.

Sarah Hussein
Sarah Hussein is a Senior Space Systems Engineer in the Guidance, Navigation, and Control Systems organization at Maxar Technologies in Palo Alto, CA (maxar.com). She works in dynamic interdisciplinary team environments on the development of a wide spectrum of space solutions in spacecraft Propulsion and on spacecraft launch mission operations. Sarah holds a Doctorate in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Texas at Arlington. Her expertise is in Fluid Dynamics, Propulsion, and Aircraft Design. She actively organizes and participates in educational outreach activities that introduce students of all age-groups to Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) through such programs as Engineers' Week, Girlgineering, Saturdays at the Smith, Eagle Aviation Beginner Camp, Eagle Venture Camp, among others.

Peter Waswa
Dr. Peter M. B. Waswa is an Astronautical Systems Engineer with professional experiences in leading organizations such as Maxar, NASA-JPL, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and European Organization for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites (EUMETSAT) among others. His areas of expertise include the formulation, implementation, and sustaining of dynamical space systems in addition to applications of space technology for sustainable development. He has authored numerous peer-reviewed publications on Space Systems Engineering and the utilization of space technology for sustainable national development, and founded Kenya Space Sector Advocacy. This platform elucidates and engages a global audience on understanding space-based technology and further advocates for integration of space technology in sustainable national development. Dr. Waswa is currently a Senior Staff Space Systems Engineer at Maxar Space in Palo Alto, California. He earned his doctorate degree in Systems Engineering from Arizona State University. He further holds two advanced degrees in Astronautical Engineering and Space Systems Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology – Cambridge, Massachusetts and International Space University – Strasbourg, France respectively. He received his Electrical Engineering Bachelor's degree from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology in Kenya.

GlobalResolve’s collaborators have included universities and NGOs that complement our strengths.

Partners

  • Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering
  • Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability
  • Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana

Donors

  • VentureWell
  • The Kauffman Foundation Grant to ASU
  • Women & Philanthropy, ASU
  • NSF
  • Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Mark Kerrigan
  • Jim Ameduri

Collaborators

  • Ashesi University
  • CEESD Ghana
  • Esperanca
  • IIT Delhi
  • National Peace Corps Association
  • University of the West Indies
  • ASME
  • Groningen University
  • Tribhuvan University
  • Penn State
  • Aprotech
  • Monterrey Tech
  • Kumasi Polytechnic
  • The University of Trinidad and Tobago
  • Jaipur Food
  • Sunbridge Salon
  • Andes Libres
  • SCOPE
  • Namuna Biomass
  • WaterIsLife