Balraj Subra Mani

Contact Info

Title: University Lecturer
Office: MEC326
Hours: Tuesday: 2:30 to 3:55 PM Friday: 4:00 to 5:25 PM
Phone: 973-596-3339
Dept: Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering



  • University of Texas at Austin, TX, MS (Engineering Mechanics), 1980-1982
  • University of Madras, Madras, India, BE (Mechanical Engineering) 1963-1968

Academic and research Appointments

  • University Lecturer September 1, 2009 - present
  • Adjunct Professor, MMAE Department, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL 2002-2003
  • Part Time Instructor, College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn, IL 1992-2009
  • Part Time Instructor, Austin Community College, Austin, TX 1984-1992
  • Part Time Instructor, University of Phoenix (on-line and on-ground), Chicago, IL 2004-2009
  • Associate Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering, University of Madras, India 1968-1969
  • Research Engineering Associate, McDonald Observatory, University of Texas at Austin, Austin TX 1980-1984

Industrial Appointments

  • President, Solid Idea, Inc., Hinsdale, IL, 1997-2009
  • Lead Engineer, Advanced Manufacturing Technology, Motorola Inc, Libertyville, IL,1992-1996;
  • Staff Engineer, SMT Manufacturing Process Engineering, IBM, Austin, TX,1984-1992
  • Deputy Manager, Bharat Electronics Limited, Ghaziabad, India,1969-1979
  • Received training in Product Design of Antenna Structures and Professional Electronic Packaging at Thomson CSF, Bagneux, France,1972-1973

Awards and Honors

  • Saul K. Fenster Innovation in Engineering Education Award, March 2017
  • Faculty Ambassador, University of Phoenix, 2007
  • Elected President, Surface Mount Technology Association, Great Lakes Chapter, IL 2002-2003
  • Recipient of several Awards at IBM, Austin, TX 1984-1992
  • Co-Principal Investigator, NSF Proposal on “S. M. A, R. T. DuPage – One Child at a time,”NSF Proposal 2003 - aimed at improving math education in participating high school districts.
  • Principal Investigator, DOD Proposal on “Hyper-Spectral X-Ray Industrial Imaging,” DOD Proposal 2001 - aimed at developing a novel x-ray imaging system using CZT detector.
  • Author of several papers in the field of Transmission x-ray and scanned Beam laminography x-ray imaging & inspection and process control