Alexander Deyhim

Kenneth and Mary Ann Shaw Professor of Practice in Entrepreneurial Leadership

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

349 Link Hall



1998 MBA, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

1993 Master of Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

1987 B.S. Mechanical Engineering, University of Reading, Reading, England

Program Affiliations

Director, Invent@SU

Areas of Expertise:

  • Fundamentals of engineering
  • Engineering design/project management
  • Entrepreneurship

Prof. Deyhim brings three decades of industry and entrepreneurship experience to SU. After working as an engineer for Ford Motor Company, he founded Advanced Design Consulting (ADC) USA Inc. in Lansing, NY. For over 25 years, he managed contracts with government laboratories, international organizations and academic institutions designing complex scientific instruments. Clients included NASA, Argonne National Laboratory, ITER, Army Special Forces and similar organizations in more than 26 countries around the world.

He has a passion for bringing his industry experience and expertise into the classroom and especially enjoys guiding students in the design and delivery of innovative technical projects. He has a vast network of industry partners who are eager to work with engineering students. In his previous role as Associate Director of the MSE M.Eng. Program at Cornell University, Prof. Deyhim recruited a number of leading technical companies, including Satomer, ams, Applied Materials, Boeing, Borg Warner, Corning, Moog, Intel, Exxon Mobile and Universal Instruments, to provide hands-on projects for his students. Prof. Deyhim looks forward to continuing to build industry partnerships to create amazing opportunities for the MAE students at Syracuse University.

Courses Taught:

Honors and Awards:

  • MAE Teaching Excellence Award, 2023

Selected Presentations/Publications:

  • “Development of a Precision Model Positioning System for a Multi-Use Electromagnetic Test Facility at NASA Langley Research Center”  AMTA 36th Annual Meeting & Symposium Tucson, Arizona | Oct 12 – 17, 2014
  • “Development of A Super-Mini Undulator” 2011 Particle Accelerator Conference (PAC’11) March 28 – April 1, 2011 NY USA 
  • “Embedded Sensors for Life-Time Monitoring of Concrete” 4th International Conference on Structural Health Monitoring on Intelligent Infrastructure (SHMII-4) 2009 22-24 July 2009, Zurich, Switzerland
  • “Development of a 100 mm Period Hybrid Wiggler for the Australian Synchrotron Project” 22nd Particle Accelerator Conference, June 25 – 29, 2007 USA