BSE Mechanical Engineering 1999

Amanda Mikhail (BSE Mechanical Engineering 1999) began her career at IBM in 1999 as an

Amanda Mikhail portrait, red and white blouse

engineer in hardware development. In 2002 she was promoted to project lead, where she managed a $1.5M budget and led multiple teams through expedient program delivery. Mikhail is an inventor on more than 25 US Patents and was the second female in IBM Rochester’s 50+ year history to receive an IBM Master Inventor award. She was also the recipient of the Outstanding Technical Achievement award. In 2010, she became a product development manager where she led a teams across many US states through significant product development commitments.

In 2014, Mikhail left IBM to join Mayo Clinic. She currently serves as the administrative lead for research for the Mayo Clinic Department of Medicine addressing the needs of patients through strategic discovery, translation, and application of capabilities.  Mikhail also serves as co-chair of Mayo’s COVID-19 Research Task Force  and co-leads the DERIVE initiative—Departments Engaging Research for Innovation.  She has a strong track record of employee development and commitment to diversity.

Mikhail has been a devoted member of our College of Engineering Advisory Board since 2005. She previously helped transform the undergraduate curriculum to better serve student development and overall success. She currently co-chairs the Industry Strategic Partnerships committee to strengthen our industry outreach.

Amanda Mikhail will be inducted into the College of Engineering’s Distinguished Engineering Alumni Academy which was created to honor University of Iowa engineering alumni for their personal contribution toward engineering achievement, leadership, and service to the profession and to society.