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Jesse Austin-Breneman

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Jesse Austin-Breneman

Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering
2468 GGB (George G. Brown Laboratory)
2350 Hayward
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2125
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Phone: (734) 647-3342

Global Design Lab


Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014
M.S. Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2011
B.S. Ocean Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2005

Research Interests

Design research, complex systems design, design of product eco-systems, multi-disciplinary design teams, multi-disciplinary design optimization, modeling of team-based design decision-making, design for emerging markets, socially-engaged design, design for entrepreneurship

Honors and Awards

Graduate Research Fellowship, National Science Foundation, 2010-2014

Graduate Research Fellowship, Ford Foundation, 2010-2014

Carl G. Sontheimer Prize for Creativity and Innovation in Design, MIT, 2009

Presidential Fellowship, MIT, 2009

In the News...

2016 - ME Project-Based Design/Manufacturing Class Series Thrives

2015 - ME Welcomes New Faculty Members Jesse Austin-Breneman and Shanna Daly


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