Industrial Postdoctoral Fellowships

The IMA offers up to three two-year Industrial Postdoctoral Fellowships for recent Ph.D. scholars each year. These fellowships are designed to prepare the fellows for research careers in industry or those involving industrial interaction in academia.

The industrial postdoc devotes half of their time to an industry project and half to their own research. Industrial postdocs receive a great deal of guidance as well as ample opportunities for collaboration with their industry mentor. These positions are funded jointly by the IMA and an industrial partner. Postdoctoral fellows are appointed for 12 months, receive an annual salary with full health care benefits, and a travel allowance.

Goals

Fellows conduct research and are given the opportunity to network and collaborate with an industry member. About half of the program’s participants go on to careers in industry or government labs, with the rest pursuing careers in academia.

Fellows, 1990-Present

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Fellows, 1990-Present

2020–22

2020–22

Name Company Affiliation (Current or last known)
Mahmood Ettehad Target University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Liwei Zeng Target Flexport

2019–21

2019–21

Name     Company Affiliation (Current or last known)
Seyedahmad Mousavi Cargill University of Florida
Ankit Bansal Mayo Clinic Binghamton University
Behrooz Pourghannad Mayo Clinic University of Oregon

2018–20

2018–20

Name Company Affiliation (Current or last known)
Shannon Negaard-Paper Cargill University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Alexander Estes Target University of Maryland
Yiran Li Target Target Corporation

2017–19

2017–19

Name Company Affiliation (Current or last known)
Stuart Rogers Target Aptiv
Dongmian Zou Cargill Duke Kunshan University
Hossein Keshavarz Cargill RelationalAI
Guanglin Xu Cargill University of North Carolina at Charlotte

2015–17

2015–17

Name Company     Affiliation (Current or last known)
Mark Hubenthal ExxonMobil Corporation Amazon
Xianfeng (Janice) Hu Ford Roush Industries

2014–16

2014–16

Name     Company Affiliation (Current or last known)
Pedro Rangel Schlumberger-Doll Wells Fargo Securities
Andrew Thaler Schlumberger-Doll Research The MathWorks, Inc.

2013–15

2013–15

Name Company Affiliation (Current or last known)
Krystal Taylor General Motors Company The Ohio State University
Guy-vanie Miakonkana Corning Incorporated Travelers Insurance
Lingyun Qiu ExxonMobil Corporation Tsinghua University
Paul Patrone Boeing National Institute of Standards and Technology

2012–14

2012–14

Name Company Affiliation (Current or last known)
Zhu Wang Eaton Corporation University of South Carolina
Krystal Taylor General Motors Company The Ohio State University

2011–13

2011–13

Name  Company Affiliation (Current or last known)
Junshan Lin ExxonMobil Auburn University
Gabriela Martínez Siemens Northwell Health

2010–12

2010–12

Name Company Affiliation (Current or last known)
Raya Horesh IBM IBM

2009–11

2009–11

Name Company Affiliation (Current or last known)
Yan Li Schlumberger-Doll Chevron Corporation
Jaemin Shin General Motors Hanbat National University
Dimitar Trenev ExxonMobil ExxonMobil
Mustafa Tural Telcordia Technologies Middle East Technical University (ODTU)

2008–10

2008–10

Name Company Affiliation (Current or last known)
Lijian Jiang ExxonMobil Los Alamos National Laboratory
Weigang Zhong Corning Oracle Corporation
Vasileios Maroulas Lockheed Martin University of Tennessee

2007–09

2007–09

Name     Company Affiliation (Current or last known)
Olivier Dubois ExxonMobil John Abbott College

2006–08

2006–08

Name Company Affiliation (Current or last known)
Yermal Bhat AFRL University of Colorado
Laura Lurati Boeing Edward Jones
Hongchao Zhang IBM Louisiana State University

2005–07

2005–07

Name Company Affiliation (Current or last known)
JungHa An Siemens California State University, Stanislaus
Xiaoqiang Wang VA Hospital Florida State University

2004–06

2004–06

Name Company Affiliation (Current or last known)
Qian-Yong Chen ExxonMobil University of Massachusetts
Chuan-Hsiang Han Ford National Tsing Hua University
Chiu-Yen Kao VA Medical Center Claremont McKenna College
Peter Philip Corning Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München

2002–04

2002–04

Name Company Affiliation (Current or last known)
Yusuf Bilgin Altundas Schlumberger-Doll Research Schlumberger-Doll Research
Lili Ju VA Medical Center University of South Carolina
Haewon Nam GE Yonsei University
Jun Zhao Schlumberger-Doll Research Applied Materials

2001–03

2001–03

Name Company Affiliation (Current or last known)
Aurelia Minut 3M U.S. Naval Academy
Santiago Betelu Seagate University of North Texas

2000–02

2000–02

Name Company Affiliation (Current or last known)
Christine Cheng Telcordia Technologies University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee

1999–2001

1999–2001

Name Company Affiliation (Current or last known)
Jay Gopalakrishnan Medtronic Portland State University
Dimitri Kirill Motorola University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Nilima Nigam Seagate Simon Fraser University

1998–2000

1998–2000

Name Company Affiliation (Current or last known)
Radu Balan IBM University of Maryland
Anthony Varghese Medtronic/Endocardial Solutions University of Wisconsin-River Falls
Nicholas Coult FMA&H Amazon
Kurt Lust United Technologies Universiteit Antwerp

1997–99

1997–99

Name Company Affiliation (Current or last known)
Aleksandar Zatezalo Lockheed Martin Scientific Systems Company, Inc.
Marina Brockway Honeywell VivaQuant

1996–98

1996–98

Name Company Affiliation (Current or last known)
Gilberto Lopez Kodak Center for Scientific Investigation and Higher Education (CICESE)

1995–97

1995–97

Name Company Affiliation (Current or last known)
Sanjay Chawla Honeywell University of Sydney
Michael Kouritzin Lockheed Martin University of Alberta
Lei Wang Honeywell Seagate Technology

1994–96

1994–96

Name Company Affiliation (Current or last known)
Juan Cockburn Honeywell Rochester Institute of Technology
Mark Copeland Unisys Advanced Software Applications
Monika Nitsche Siemens University of New Mexico
Nathan Kutz Honeywell University of Washington

1993–95

1993–95

Name Company Affiliation (Current or last known)
Douglas Huntley 3M 3M

1992 - 1994

1992–94

Name Company Affiliation (Current or last known)
Michael Donahue Siemens National Institute of Standards and Technology
Alex Solomonoff 3M Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Pu Sun Ford Ford Motor Company
Bingyu Zhang Honeywell University of Cincinnati
Gang Bao Honeywell Zhejiang University

1991–93

1991–93

Name Company Affiliation (Current or last known)
William Morokoff Siemens Axioma Inc.

1990–92

1990–92

Name Company Affiliation (Current or last known)
Emad Fatemi 3M Deceased
Thomas Hoffend Jr. 3M Amazon
Yongzhi Xu Alliant Techsystems University of Louisville
David Dobson Honeywell Aleph1 Labs, LLC