Staff

no_pictureRoy Howard
Lab Technician I

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Mr. Howard has been employed by Auburn University since October 1999. He is responsible for general lab operations and maintenance. He also coordinates equipment, supply and chemical purchasing for the program’s research and academic activities. After completion of military service, during which he completed a basic electronics course, Roy worked for 33 years in private industry, primarily as a chemical lab technician. Since coming to Auburn, he has taken and completed AC/DC fundamentals at Southern Union State Community College. He received the Materials Engineering Staff Service Award in 2001.

 

no_pictureDavid Lindahl
Engineer

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Mr. Lindahl is responsible for the design and maintenance of high-temperature and vacuum materials-processing equipment and associated electronics. He also works with students on their experiment and research design. Dave is a graduate of the Milwaukee School of Engineering with a BSIM (majors in EE, ME and CS). He has over 25 years experience in industry as a design and process engineer with companies such as General Electric, Allis Chalmers, Allied Signal (anti-lock brake division), Holley Automotive and Union Switch & Signal.

 

no_pictureShirley A. Lyles
Office Administrator

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Ms. Lyles has been an Auburn University employee since 1988. Since joining the materials staff in 1991, she has ensured many aspects of the Materials Engineering program run smoothly. Among her many responsibilities, she coordinates student registration and record-keeping, graduate student applications, program accounting, laboratory billing and many other administrative tasks. Shirley is currently pursuing a degree in business management to augment her prior educational and more than 20 years of professional business experience. She received the Materials Engineering Staff Service Award in 2000.

 

no_pictureLeVar Odum
Electronics Technician

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Mr. Odum supports the design of electronic devices in the Materials Research and Education Center, including research conducted in conjunction with the Auburn University Detection and Food Safety Center. LeVar has a B.S. in electrical engineering from the University of Alabama in Birmingham.