Engineers in Residence

Our Engineers in Residence program brings a team of experienced faculty members and talented graduate students to your company. They'll help meet a need or solve a challenge you face. You'll increase your productivity, improve customer satisfaction, reduce costs and more. Our students will gain experience applying their technical skills and bridging theory with practice.

Build Your Team

We'll bring a fresh approach to your challenge. Simply identify a need and how we can help. Then, select your team of graduate students. Each team also includes a faculty coach and company supervisor. Selected students will receive funding, including tuition and a stipend.

The student team will work onsite at your company for a specified number of hours each week. In addition, our experts will help identify project needs outside of engineering and engineering technology. We often partner with other NIU colleges to ensure success.

For more information, contact Mansour Tahernezhadi, Ph.D., at 815-753-1279 or mtaherne@niu.edu.

Get Started Today

Contact Mansour Tahernezhadi, Ph.D., at 815-753-1279 or mtaherne@niu.edu.

Areas of Expertise

Mechanical Engineering

  • Alternative and renewable computational fluid
  • Dynamics (CFD)/FEM modeling and simulation
  • CAD/CAM simulation and fabrication
  • Electrical and electronics cooling and thermal management
  • Heat and mass transfer
  • Thermal energy systems
  • Fluid mechanics
  • Fuel cell and electric battery storage
  • Manufacturing materials and testing
  • Nanotechnology
  • Robotics/mechatronic automation
  • Two-phase flow
  • Vibrations, controls and dynamics

Electrical Engineering

  • Biomedical engineering
  • Microelectronics
  • Nanotechnology
  • Computer architecture
  • Digital signal processing
  • Control systems and robotics
  • Power systems and power electronics
  • Electromagnetics and RF design
  • VLSI design and fabrication

Industrial and Systems Engineering

  • Lean manufacturing
  • Lean Six Sigma
  • Process optimization
  • Simulation
  • Logistics
  • Supply chain
  • Facility layout and design
  • Sustainability
  • Life cycle assessment
  • Warehouse operations
  • Line balancing
  • Production planning/scheduling
  • Time and motion study
  • Quality health care

Engineering Technology

  • Plastics
  • Material
  • Automation
  • Vision
  • Robotics
  • Integration
  • Project management
  • Design
  • Failure analysis