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Stuart Goodman, MD, PhD
The Robert L. and Mary Ellenburg Professor in Surgery and Professor, by courtesy, of Bioengineering
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsAs an academic orthopaedic surgeon, my interests center on adult reconstructive surgery, arthritis surgery, joint replacement, biomaterials, biocompatibility, tissue engineering, mesenchymal stem cells. Collaborative clinical, applied and basic research studies are ongoing.
Darryl Wayne Goodson
BioGrowing up as the son of a California based heavy civil contractor, Mr. Goodson operated and understood the equipment utilized to construct projects well before his studies as a civil engineer began. Upon graduation with his B.S.C.E. from Cal State University Fresno in 1978, he took his Dad's advise and went to work for the Guy F. Atkinson Construction Company, one of the largest companies in the nation at the time.
Atkinson pressed Darryl into large project logistical planning making his first field assignment writing the CPM schedules for two nuclear power plants in Washington State. Mr. Goodson worked and learned in a team under Dr. Paul Tiesholtz (Stanford PHd) who some years later would return to Stanford and start CIFE. From power plants, Darryl headed to the jungles of Venezuela to build a structural steel bridge which was an intake structure component on a rock fill dam. While there, he studied for and passed the registration exam to become a Registered Civil Engineer in California. This was followed by a two year stint in Chile where he first lead the field engineering team supporting the construction of a 30 million cy dam with a classic arch gate spillway structure followed by running the night shift concrete operation in the construction of that spillway.
Leaving Chile, Mr. Goodson earned his Masters in Construction Engineering and Management at Stanford University in 1984 and then headed to the Rocky Mountains to build roads and bridges for COP Construction and Washington Construction in Montana. Having reached the project manager level by this time, Mr. Goodson took a position with Granite Construction Company in Orange County, CA just as the Design-Build era in highways began. After running a 16 million cy site development project in Aliso Viejo, CA, Darryl helped estimate and later became Project Manager of the SR-91 Toll Road near Anaheim,CA, the nations first PPP venture.
In 1996, Granite Construction joined Peter Kiewit and Washington Corporation to successfully bid the $1.3 billion I-15 Design Build freeway project in Salt Lake City. Darryl wrote the selected CPM schedule for the project and was named Segment Manager of the $400 million Cottonwood Segment from 48th Street to 123rd Street. With this, Mr. Goodson's days in project management ended as he was moved from Senior Project Manager to Area Manager to Western U.S. Regional Manager to Assistant Division Manager of Granite's Heavy Construction Division between 1998 and 2007. He served as a Vice President and Corporate Officer in his last four years with Granite Construction.
In 2007, Mr. Goodson joined Stacy and Witbeck Inc. of Alameda, CA as a principal and member of the Board of Directors. Stacy and Witbeck was, and is, a leader in heavy civil transit construction nation wide and lead the development and use of CM/GC contracts in the transit industry. During his tenure the company expanded geographically and experienced significant growth completing over $1.2 billion in CM/GC transit contracts in Salt Lake City alone.
In the Spring of 2011, Mr. Goodson walked quietly away from the construction industry to start the family owned Fort Klamath Ranch Ent. LLC in Oregon. Fort Klamath Ranch has interests in timber, Wagyu cattle ranching, White Sturgeon aquaculture and real estate development. Believing in the concept of giving back however, Mr. Goodson began teaching a construction management class at Stanford University in the Fall of 2017. The class offered; CEE240 Project Assessment and Budgeting
Davies Family Provostial Professor, Senior Associate Dean for Faculty and Academic Affairs and Professor, by courtesy, of Materials Science and Engineering
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsProf. Goodson’s Nanoheat Lab studies heat transfer in electronic nanostructures, microfluidic heat sinks, and packaging, focussing on basic transport physics and practical impact for industry. We work closely with companies on novel cooling and packaging strategies for power devices, portables, ASICs, & data centers. At present, sponsors and collaborators include ARPA-E, the NSF POETS Center, SRC ASCENT, Google, Intel, Toyota, Ford, among others.
Ph.D. Student in Management Science and Engineering, admitted Autumn 2015
BioKhonika Gope is a Ph.D. student at the Stanford Technology Ventures Program in the Department of Management Science & Engineering at Stanford University.
Research Area: Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Broadly, Khonika Gope's research interests focus on strategy in innovative entrepreneurs. Particularly, she’s interested in how institutions affect entrepreneurship and innovation, and is also interested in how power and politics play a role in top management teams in entrepreneurial firms.
Khonika received her BS in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology. She received her MBA from Goizueta Business School, Emory University, as a Fulbright Scholar. Prior to joining Stanford, she worked at as a lecturer and assistant professor at University of Dhaka’s Institute of Business Administration, the leading business school in her home country, Bangladesh.
Associate Director of Corporate Relations, School of Engineering - External Relations
Current Role at StanfordJeff Gordon is the Associate Director of Corporate Relations in Stanford’s School of Engineering. In this role he works with faculty and colleagues to advance the School's corporate partnership programs, build long-term relationships with companies, and increase the flow of industry support to the School through gifts, affiliate memberships, and sponsored research. Prior to joining Stanford Engineering he served as Senior Director of Program Development and External Partnerships at the San Jose State University Research Foundation where he facilitated increased support to San Jose State’s research and academic programs across multiple academic disciplines. He also held strategy, business development, marketing and sales positions during a successful career in the telecommunications sector. At Pacific Bell he served as a Sales Vice President and Director of Broadband Services, Strategy and Product Marketing. His work with many tech-based entrepreneurial ventures included serving as Director of Industry Relations for Silicon Valley start-up IPWireless. He has also provided business/market development and strategic consulting services to private and public sector, as well as non-profit clients. He holds a Bachelors Degree in Political Science from San Diego State University, and M.A. in Public Policy Analysis from Claremont Graduate University. He also was a Coro Public Affairs Leadership Fellow.