Nilam Patel Borrelli

Engineering Fellow
Raytheon Company - Space Airborne Systems

Nilam Borrelli is an Engineering Fellow at Space Airborne Systems, within Integrated Communications System business supporting Identify Friend or Foe (IFF) product line with a revenue of approximately $200M per year.  IFF product lines serves US and international armed forces market.

Nilam received her BS in Electrical Engineering from Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA and Masters in Engineering from Loyola University in Baltimore, MD.  Nilam joined Allied Signal as a Patriot Fuze Test Engineer. After 5 year, she took a 7 year sabbatical from engineering to raise her children.  During this time Nilam consulted as an engineer and ran a successful small business. She reentered the engineering work force as a digital design engineer and has recently been promoted to Engineering Fellow.

Nilam is a technical expert in the digital design and system architecture of Identification Friend or Foe systems. With extensive experience in Field Programmable Gate Arrays in the area of Fuzing, Combat Identification and Civil Air Traffic Control, she has provided valuable leadership and innovative solutions in the pursuit of next-generation common architecture for the IFF product line. She has been nominated by mentees for successfully advancing their careers at Raytheon, and received Mentor Appreciation Awards for each of the last three years. She promotes science and technology to high school students through community STEM programs and is a proactive role model for middle and high school minority and female students who are considering an engineering career.

Outside of work, Nilam enjoys cooking, cycling and skiing with her family.  Nilam resides with her family in Towson MD.