Bridge-to-Faculty (B2F) program at UIC 

The Bridge-to-Faculty (B2F) program at UIC takes successful candidates through a two-year training/mentoring regimen that includes research and some teaching. The candidates are like postdocs, but with some privileges (startup, etc.) afforded by TT faculty. The fellows are independent and can choose collaborators/mentors of their own liking. The areas that the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering is looking to enrich this year include advanced manufacturing, data sciences/analytics, healthcare, human factors, or energy. Only minority candidates (including women) qualify for this program. If you or anyone you know might be interested in this opportunity, contact:

Constantine Megaridis, PhD
University Distinguished Professor
Fellow APS, ASME
Mechanical and Industrial Eng. (M/C 251)
University of Illinois at Chicago
842 W. Taylor St.
Chicago, Illinois 60607-7022, USA

Phone: 312 996 3436, E-Mail:

Note that the B2F program considers only candidates who earned their Engineering PhD after Aug 16, 2019.