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S. Jack Hu

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S. Jack Hu

Professor, Mechanical Engineering; Professor, Industrial and Operations Engineering; J. Reid and Polly Anderson Professor of Manufacturing Technology; Interim Vice President for Research, University of Michigan; University Co-Director, General Motors Collaborative Research Laboratory on Advanced Vehicle Manufacturing
3001D EECS (Electrical Engineering & Computer Science)
1301 Beal
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2122
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Phone: (734) 615-4315
Fax: (734) 647-7303

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Ph.D., University of Michigan, 1990
M.S., University of Michigan, 1986
B.S., Tianjin University, 1983

Research Interests

Manufacturing systems: configuration design, performance analysis (quality, productivity and responsiveness), mass customization. Assembly and materials joining: Assembly system design, variation propagation analysis, joint design, joining/welding methods Sheet Metal forming: stamping, hydroforming Engineering statistics: statistical process control and monitoring, robust design

Major Funding Sources

National Science Foundation; Advanced Technology Program; Chrysler; General Motors, Auto Body Consortium

Honors and Awards

Fellow, CIRP, 2012

Best Paper Award, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 2012

William T. Ennor Manufacturing Technology Award, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 2012

Research Excellence Award, College of Engineering, University of Michigan, 2006

Robert Caddell Faculty/Graduate Student Team Award (with Ph.D. student Guosong Lin), September 2005

Outstanding Overseas Young Scientist, Chinese National Natural Science Foundation, January 2004

Teaching Incentive Award, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan, 2001, 2003

Fellow, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, March 2003

Best Paper Award, Design Engineering Technical Conference/6th Design for Manufacturing Conference, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, September 2001

Faculty Fellow, DAAD (German Academic Exchange Agency), October 2001-December 2001

Faculty Achievement Award, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan, 2000

Recognized by Society of Automotive Engineers International for developing the Body-in-White Certificate Program with General Motors, February 1999

Robert Caddell Faculty Research Achievement Award, Department of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics, The University of Michigan, 1997

CAREER Award, National Science Foundation, 1996

Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award, Society of Manufacturing Engineers, 1993

In the News...

2015 - ARC Enters Fourth Phase of Funding in TARDEC Contract

2015 - ME Professor Jack Hu elected to the National Academy of Engineering

2014 - ME Faculty Playing Key Roles in National Manufacturing Institutes

2014 - Hu Selected to Receive SME Research Award

2013 - Hu named U-M interim vice president for research


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