Tiffany Ling portrait

Tiffany Ling

Design Clinic Lead
Ph.D. Northwestern University
FDC 202
By appointment


Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Northwestern University
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Minnesota


  • Engineering Education
  • Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma
  • Engineering Design
  • Academic and Industrial Collaboration
  • Manufacture and Applications of Surface Textures


Prior to joining the University of St. Thomas in 2015, Tiffany worked for Honeywell Aerospace. She managed numerous projects from small scale product design through manufacturing line conversions and large corporate initiatives. As a Lead Senior Process Engineer at Honeywell, Tiffany led a team of engineers in continuously improving and supporting the supply chain and process flow of pressure sensor manufacturing lines. In addition, Tiffany continues to own and lead an independent engineering consulting firm, resolving complex design and manufacturing problems for local and multinational corporations.

Tiffany's doctoral research at Northwestern University focused on investigation of novel fabrication processes for generating micro-scale surface textures. Tiffany studied the effects of textured surfaces for numerous applications, including: reduced friction and wear properties, modification of de-icing and hydrophobic properties, and improved biological attachment. She spent much of her dissertation work on projects directly interfacing with industrial sponsors such as Boeing and Ford, for which she was awarded multiple patents. 


  • ENGR 150  Introduction to Engineering
  • ENGR 480/481  Senior Design Clinic

Fall 2019 Courses

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J-Term 2020 Courses

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Spring 2020 Courses

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