Contacts

Meet the Grainger Engineering Corporate Relations Team

Grainger Engineering’s Corporate Relations Team builds connections with prospective partners, helping to meet goals and ensure a bright future for Grainger students. We are dedicated to building strategic partnerships that support all stakeholders. If you have questions or would like to learn more about becoming a corporate partner at Grainger, contact one of our team members today.

Kent Studer
Director of Corporate Relations 
(217) 300-4671
kstuder@illinois.edu

Melissa Ong
Assistant Director Corporate Relations 
(217) 300-1585
melissao@illinois.edu

Leadership

Name / Title Phone Email
Harley Johnson
Associate Dean for Research
217.265.5468 htj@illinois.edu
Christy Stiner
Office Manager
217.300.6745 christyg@illinois.edu

 

Research and Faculty Development

Name / Title Phone Email
Don Takehara
Associate Director for Research
217.300.1826 dtakehar@illinois.edu
Jessica Dalhaus
Assistant Director for Research
217.333.7161 redden1@illinois.edu

 

Interdisciplinary Initiatives

Name / Title Phone Email
Irfan Ahmad
Executive Director of Interdisciplinary Initiatives
217.333.2015 isahmad@illinois.edu