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Diann Brei

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Diann Brei

Professor, Mechanical Engineering; Associate Chair for Undergraduate Education, Mechanical Engineering
2380C GGB (George G. Brown Laboratory)
2350 Hayward
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2125
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Phone: (734) 763-6617
Fax: (734) 647-3170


Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Arizona State University, 1993
B.S.E., Computer Systems Engineering, Arizona State University, 1988

Research Interests

Design; smart materials and structures; sensor and actuator design; structural dynamics; vibration and noise control; mechatronics, smart mechanisms

Major Funding Sources

General Motors; National Institutes of Health; Air Force Office of Scientific Research; Hartwell Foundation

Honors and Awards

Ted Kennedy Family Team Excellence Award, College of Engineering, The University of Michigan, 2011

Dedicated Service Award, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 2011

Associate Fellow, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 2008

Best Paper (Enabling Technology and Integrated Systems Symposium), SMASIS, 2008

Hartwell Award (team with D. Teielbaurm and J. Luntz), 2008

Best Paper, ICAST, 2008

MEAM Teaching Incentive Award

Michigan Road Scholar, 2005

National Academy of Engineering Frontiers in Engineering, 2003 and 2004 (organizer)

National Multiple Scierosis Society Da Vinci Award,, 2003

Outstanding Faculty Award, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan, 2001

Ruth and Joel Spira Outstanding Teaching Award, University of Michigan College of Engineering, 2001

Best Paper Award, American Society for Engineering Education, 2000

Career Development Award, 1999

Fellowship Program, Sloan Pre-Tenure Leave, 1999

Summer Faculty Research Program, US Navy-American Society for Engineering Education, 1996

Professor of Winter Term, Pi Tau Sigma, Winter 1995

Junior Faculty Fellowship, General Electric, 1995


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