Deborah Lee Thurston is an American civil engineer specializing in the engineering design process  and sustainable engineering.  She is Gutsgell Professor Emerita of Industrial & Enterprise Systems Engineering at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. 
Thurston was interested in gymnastics as a high school student in suburban Minnesota, but gave it up to major in civil engineering at the University of Minnesota,  where she graduated in 1978. She continued her studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where she earned a master's degree in 1984 and a Ph.D. in 1987,  under the supervision of Joel P. Clark. 
She joined the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in 1987, as an assistant professor of general engineering, and was the department's only female faculty member from then until 1999. In 2005, the department of general engineering merged with the university's program in industrial engineering to form a department of industrial and systems engineering, and she became the interim head of the department, serving until 2007. She served as interim head again in 2019–2020, before retiring in 2021. 
Thurston was named as an ASME Fellow in 2010,  for "significant contributions through her research in multiobjective engineering design decision making, developing new methods for simultaneous analysis of environmental impacts, production costs, and product performance and quality". 
Jeff S. Shamma is an American control theorist. He is the Department Head and Professor of Industrial and Enterprise Systems Engineering at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Formerly, he was a Professor of Electrical engineering at the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology. Before that, he held the Julian T. Hightower Chair in Systems & Control Systems and Controls at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He is known for his early work in nonlinear and adaptive control, particularly on gain scheduling, robust control, and more recently, distributed systems.
The GraingerCollege of Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign was first established in 1868, and is considered one of the original units of the school.
Hüseyin Şehitoğlu is a Turkish mechanical engineer who holds the John, Alice, and Sarah Nyquist Endowed Chair at the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States. Hüseyin Şehitoğlu received a B.S. in mechanical engineering from City University London, in 1979, and a M.S., and Ph.D. in theoretical and applied mechanics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, in 1981 and 1983, respectively.
Rashid Bashir is Dean of The Grainger College of Engineering, Grainger Distinguished Chair in Engineering and Professor of Bioengineering, at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He was the Executive Associate Dean and Chief Diversity Officer at the Carle-Illinois College of Medicine at UIUC. Previously, he was the Abel Bliss Professor of Engineering, Head of Department of Bioengineering, Director of the Micro and Nanotechnology Laboratory, and Co-Director of the campus-wide Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology, a "collaboratory" aimed at facilitating center grants and large initiatives around campus in the area of nanotechnology. Prior to joining UIUC, he was at Purdue University from 1998–2007 with faculty appointments in Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Bioengineering. From 1992 to 1998 he worked at National Semiconductor Corporation in Santa Clara, CA as Sr. Engineering Manager. He graduated with a PhD in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University in 1992. He has authored or co-authored over 240 journal papers, over 200 conference papers and conference abstracts, and over 120 invited talks, and has been granted 50 patents. He is an NSF Faculty Early Career Award winner and the 2012 IEEE EMBS Technical Achievement Award. He received the Pritzker Lecture Award from BMES in 2018. He is a fellow of IEEE, AIMBE, AAAS, BMES, RSC, APS, and NAI.
Yonggang Huang is the Jan and Marcia Achenbach Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Northwestern University.
Phyllis M. Wise is a biomedical researcher. Most recently, she is currently serving as the inaugural Chief Executive Officer and President of Colorado Longitudinal Study.
Henry Louis Langhaar was a mathematician, engineer, researcher, educator, and author in the field of engineering mechanics. In 1978, he retired as Professor Emeritus, after 31 years in the Department of Theoretical & Applied Mechanics (TAM) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Kendra Vail Sharp is an American engineer. She is a professor of mechanical engineering and the Richard and Gretchen Evans Professor in Humanitarian Engineering at Oregon State University College of Engineering.
Judith S. Liebman is an American operations researcher, civil engineer, and mechanical engineer. She is a professor emerita at the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign and the former and only female president of the Operations Research Society of America.
Andrew G. Alleyne is the Dean of the College of Science and Engineering at the University of Minnesota. He was previously the Ralph M. and Catherine V. Fisher Professor in Engineering and Director of the National Science Foundation Engineering Research Center on Power Optimization of Electro Thermal Systems at the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign. His work considers decision making in complex physical systems. He is a fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Jennifer Lyn Truman Bernhard is an American electrical engineer. She is the Donald Biggar Willett Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. In 2010, Bernhard was elected a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) for her development of multifunctional, reconfigurable, and integrated antennas.
Chao-Ju Jennifer Hou was a Taiwanese computer scientist and electrical engineer specializing in wireless sensor networks.
Thomas J. Dolan was an American engineer and educator. He was a professor and department head at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Charles E. Taylor was an American engineer. He was a Professor of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (TAM) Department at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. He was known as Chuck.
Janet Katherine Allen is an American biochemist and industrial engineer whose research concerns uncertainty in the engineering design process and its quantification and control through robust design processes, statistical methods, simulation of alternative designs, and the use of the design of experiments to systematically explore alternatives in large design spaces. She is a professor of industrial and systems engineering at the University of Oklahoma, where she holds the John and Mary Moore Chair of Engineering.
Elizabeth T. Hsiao-Wecksler is an American biomechanics researcher specializing in human gait and balance, and in the design of devices for assisting in gait and posture. She is a professor and Willett Faculty Scholar in the Department of Mechanical Science & Engineering at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.
Laura Lynn Pauley is an American mechanical engineer specializing in computational fluid dynamics, including the simulation of cavitation, flow separation, and large eddy simulation, with applications including the design of airfoils, boat propellors, and centrifugal pumps. She is a professor of mechanical engineering in the Penn State College of Engineering, the former Arthur L. Glenn Professor of Engineering Education at Penn State, and the interim executive director of the Penn State faculty senate.
Margaret Stacey Wooldridge is an American engineer known for her research on combustion of fuel-air mixtures and its byproducts, including the operation of gas turbines and diesel engines. She is Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Walter J. Weber, Jr. Professor of Sustainable Energy, Environmental and Earth Systems Engineering at the University of Michigan, where she directs the Wooldridge Combustion Laboratory.
Leslie M. Phinney is an American thermal engineer and an expert on microscale heat transfer, particularly involving thin films, surfaces, and boundaries between different materials. She is a researcher at Sandia National Laboratories.
Stephen Malkin was an American engineer. He taught at the University of Texas at Austin, the University at Buffalo, the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and Technion – Israel Institute of Technology.