Clifford R. Mirman is currently the Chair of the Department of Technology at NIU.
Dr. Mirman was awarded the NIU Presidential Engagement Professorship Award in 2011 for his work in both academic and industrial transfer within the university. Dr. Mirman has a long history of developing engineering and technology programs for various level of study, both in the United States and abroad.
His research areas are CAD, Finite-Element-Analysis, automation, and kinematics, both securing grants and writing publications, as well as working on undergraduate student engagement and research.
He received his Ph.D. degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 1991. From 1991 until 1999, he was a faculty member in the Mechanical Engineering Department at Wilkes University.