Engineering Technology

Today's rapidly changing world requires professionals familiar with the equipment and applications used in technological fields. Our engineering technology program will expand your understanding of applied engineering and the intersection of science, math and computer programming. You'll also gain experience with welding, CNC machining, 3D printing and other techniques.

Thanks to our partnerships with government and industry, you'll have opportunities to apply what you learn in the real world, which will prepare you for a successful career. Regional employers trust our program, and almost all graduates are employed within a year of graduation.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

We're still here for you! The department of Engineering Technology remains open virtually but is not accepting in-person visits at this time. Please call the office at 815-753-1349 or email to arrange for a phone meeting or a virtual meeting.


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We all stick together and the professors all stick with the students. They act like they care. I want to work with a product from start to finish; design, manufacturing and selling the product.

I'm going to get involved as an alumna. I want to be a part of what has helped me succeed and tell other students about it.

Parrys Jones, B.S. '17, Manufacturing Engineering Technology

Faculty and Staff

Name Title Phone Email Office
Abul K. M. Azad, Ph.D. Associate Dean and Professor 815-753-6950 EB 331B
Liping Guo, Ph.D. Professor 815-753-1350 SH 203C
Theodore J. Hogan, Ph.D., CIH Associate Professor 815-753-9912 SG 211C
Rao Kilaparti, Ph.D. Interim Chair of Department of Engineering Technology and Associate Professor 815-753-9932 SG 301C
Kevin B. Martin, Ph.D. Associate Professor 815-753-1345 SH 101
Jonathon Merritt Instructor 815-753-5004 SH 203E
William J. Mills, Ph.D., CIH Associate Professor 815-753-5366 SG 211C
Shanthi Muthuswamy, Ph.D. Associate Professor 815-753-4155 SH 206
Said Oucheriah, Ph.D. Professor 815-753-1356 SH 203B
Alice Pileski Office Manager 815-753-9928 SG 203
Trevor Rogneby Office Support Specialist 815-753-1349 SG 203
Charles Ruetsche Instructor 815-753-5363 SH B05C
Shun Takai, Ph.D. Associate Professor 815-753-0185 SG 300
Robert A. Tatara, Ph.D. Professor 815-753-1130 SG 212
Mahdi Vaezi, Ph.D. Assistant Professor 815-753-9941 SH 103B