School of Engineering

William F. Pratt

William Pratt, Director/Professor

WIU QC Riverfront 207B
(309) 762-9481 Ext. 62783


Ph.D. 1999, Mechanical Engineering-Brigham Young University

M.S. 1989, Engineering Management-Brigham Young University

B.S. 1970, Engineering Management-US Military Academy

Academic and Research Interests

  • Develop and expand an ABET accredited, multi-disciplinary engineering program that supports the business and technology development goals and needs of the students, regional community and businesses.
  • Regional Business Development, Entrepreneur Development, Project engineering management.
  • Mechanical, electro-mechanical, and multi-disciplinary design of machines and structures with emphasis on structural dynamics, the use of finite element analysis, and advanced structural composites especially those with high damping.
  • Nanostrand and other new material applications
  • Finite element analysis and design of specialty codes (programming)
  • Manufacturing, process design, lean manufacturing
  • Mechatronics