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Kazu Saitou

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Kazu Saitou

Professor, Mechanical Engineering
2454 GGB (George G. Brown Laboratory)
2350 Hayward
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2125
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Phone: (734) 763-0036
Fax: (734) 647-3170

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Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1996
M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1992
B.Eng., SysInfo & Control, University of Tokyo, 1990

Research Interests

Computer modeling and optimal synthesis of mechanical (and non-mechanical) products and systems. Computational design for manufacture/assembly/environment. Simultaneous design of products/manufacturing systems/supply chains. Computer modeling and synthesis of MEMS/NEMS. Chemo/bio-informatics. Structure-based virtual screening for drug discovery and design.

Major Funding Sources

National Science Foundation; Environmental Protection Agency; U.S. Army/Tank-Automotive and Armaments Command; Nissan; General Motors; Toyota

Honors and Awards

Finalist for the Best Paper Award (first author: Emre Kazancioglu), Conference on Automation Science and Engineering, October 7-10, 2006

Marquis Who's Who in the World, 2006

Marquis Who's Who in Science and Engineering, 2006-2008

IESET Interdisciplinary Environmental Program Award (for a research proposal with Profs. Skerlos, Kikuchi and Papalambros), College of Engineering, University of Michigan, 2001

CAREER Award (Division of Design, Manufacture, and Industrial Innovation), National Science Foundation, 1999

In the News...

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

2015 - Twelve ME Faculty Recognized for Prestigious Professional Society Awards in 2015

2015 - ME Professor Saitou and ME PhD student Zhou win Innovative Design Component Award

2015 - Saitou wins 2015 ASME Kos Ishii-Toshiba Award


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