Enterprise Governing Board

As an interdisciplinary curriculum, the oversight of Enterprise is housed within the Office of the Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education. Each enterprise is advised by one or more faculty members from various departments throughout the University. In order to best serve the needs of the program and to facilitate effective administration as an interdisciplinary program, an Enterprise Governing Board was established. The Enterprise Governing Board will set policy and make overall program decisions, in consultation with the Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education, with regard to the following areas of Enterprise program administration:

  • Safety
  • Financial/sponsorship models
  • Strategic planning
  • Program assessment and continuous improvement
  • Curriculum structure and content
  • Enterprise advisors, including:
    • Roles and responsibilities
    • Training and development
    • Rewards and incentives
  • Approval of new Enterprise teams
  • Removal of Enterprise advisors and/or termination of Enterprise teams
  • Disciplinary action of Enterprise students/teams
  • Enterprise Program Operations Manual content

Current Governing Board Membership

Nagesh Hatti

Nagesh Hatti

  • Director, The Enterprise Program and Chair, Enterprise Governing Board
  • Advisor, ITOxygen
  • Professor Emeritus, Chemical Engineering

Research Interests

  • Process simulation and improvement
  • Physical property prediction and measurement
  • Electrical energy storage
  • Teaching Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Areas of Interest

  • Image processing
  • Undergraduate EE labs
  • Counter-terrorism
  • Electronic warfare
  • Information operations
  • Chair and Distinguished Professor, Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics
  • Clean Snowmobile Team Faculty Advisor

Areas of Expertise

  • Vibrations
  • Unique Instrumentation/Data Acquisition
  • Digital Signal Processing
  • Noise Control

Research Interests

  • Dynamic Measurement Problems
  • Developing new digital signal processing algorithms to understand NVH type problems
  • Ways to improve the NVH characteristics of virtually any machine
  • Interim Department Chair, Kinesiology and Integrative Physiology
  • Associate Professor, Kinesiology and Integrative Physiology
  • Affiliated Associate Professor, Biological Sciences and Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics

Research Interests

  • Adaptations to exercise training
  • Functional losses following injury
  • Skeletal muscle function
  • Cycling biomechanics
  • Physiology education
  • Teaching Professor in Management, College of Business
  • Faculty Advisor, Enterprise Business Initiative


  • Business Development
  • Economics Development
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Management Information Systems
  • Professor of Practice in Forest Biomaterials
  • Coordinator of Industrial Research, Innovation, and Commercialization
  • Director of Ford Center and Forest

Areas of Expertise

  • Forest Biomaterials
  • Tree biomechanics
  • Wind and trees
  • Dendrochronology
  • Extension and Outreach
  • Associate Teaching Professor, Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering Technology
  • Graduate Program Director, Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering Technology

Research Interests

  • Leader development
  • Electric vehicles
  • Ethical theory and applications

Teaching Interests

  • Applied fluid power
  • Computer-cyber ethics and policy
  • Internal-combustion engines
  • Leadership in complex organizations
  • Quality techniques
  • Senior design