Texas Tech University

iTTU Mentor

Igor Alvarado

Functional Expertise

    • Embedded & Control systems engineering
    • Cyber-Physical Systems Design
    • Wireless Communications & Networking Systems

Industry Expertise

    • Multi-industry (Defense, Aerospace, Telecom, Medical, Energy, Transportation, etc.)
    • Technology translation and accelerated transition to practice
    • Business Development for deep-tech/high-technologies

Igor Alvarado is the R&D and National Laboratories Account Manager at National Instruments Corp. where he helps to develop collaborations and strategic partnerships with national labs, government, academia, and industry in such areas as Cyber-Physical Systems, Energy, Medical Imaging/Devices and RF/Wireless Communications to advance scientific research and accelerate innovation with funding from public and private agencies. Mr. Alvarado holds A.S. and B.S. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Kansas State University and has been with NI since 1999. He is an NSF Innovation-Corps mentor and has more than 30 years of practical experience in successfully developing and growing markets for high-technology products and services. He is an active member of the IEEE, SIAM, ISA, APS, ASME, AAAS, AUSA, AFCEA and the AOC. In 2017, He received the prestigious Electrical and Computer Engineering Department Heads Association’s (ECEDHA) Industry Award for his contributions to the ECE discipline and to engineering education.