Faculty-Engineers in Residence

The NYU Tandon School of Engineering’s Faculty-Engineers in Residence (F-EIR) are faculty members bridging the gap between academia and entrepreneurship. The F-EIRs work with incubator companies to provide expertise to founders and their teams as well as to the NYU student interns working for them. As a key resource, F-EIR will leverage their expertise, research experience, and, if applicable, facilities of research centers they are involved with to catalyze incubator startup success.

F-EIRs are also encouraged and supported by NYU and the Incubators to commercialize their own inventions and intellectual property by exposure to leveraging of the incubator ecosystem, support of partners and service providers and education in building on entrepreneurship as a skill. F-EIRs will serve as on-campus advocates to encourage other faculty, leading by example, as innovators and entrepreneurs.

Each F-EIR will receive up to $3,000 per year to support entrepreneurial activities of his/her students as well as collectively over $200,000 in the form of in-kind contributions from the university and the incubators for entrepreneurial activities. Stipends and in-kind support will be approved based on individual needs and dispersed upon written request.

The stipend can be used any of the following activities:

  • Prototyping activities
  • Events and conferences for faculty and students related to entrepreneurship
  • Other activities that enhance and promote the entrepreneurial ecosystem at the School of Engineering

In-kind support includes:

  • Cost of incorporating 
  • Funding for faculty/student for 1 desk at one of three NYU Incubators 
  • Lean Launchpad training
  • Amazon Web Services credits
  • Google App Engine
  • Microsoft Bizspark
  • Legal Office Hours/Advice
  • Accounting support
  • And others such as connection to financing




2018 F-EIR

Justin  Cappos
Ryan L. Hartman
Oded   Nov
Ivan  Selesnick
Mark  Skwarek
Julian   Togelius
Paul  Torrens

Previous F-EIR

Kurt H. Becker
Justin  Cappos
Anne-Laure   Fayard
Vittoria  Flamini
Nikhil   Gupta
Ryan L. Hartman
Michael  Knox
Constantine E. Kontokosta
Nasir   Memon
Claudio  Silva
Fred   Strauss
Quanyan  Zhu