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Noel Perkins

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Noel Perkins

Professor, Mechanical Engineering; Arthur F. Thurnau Professor, Mechanical Engineering; Donald T. Greenwood Collegiate Professor of Mechanical Engineering

ncp@umich.edu
3435 GGB (George G. Brown Laboratory)
2350 Hayward
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2125
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Phone: (734) 936-0403
Fax: (734) 647-7303

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Vibrations and Acoustics Laboratory

Degrees

Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of California - Berkeley, 1986
M.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of California - Berkeley, 1984
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of California - Berkeley, 1982

Research Interests

Dynamics including vibration and stability, nonlinear dynamics, experimental methods. Applications to nonlinear dynamics of elastic cables, nonlinear fluid-structure interaction, DNA supercoiling, sports engineering, MEMS inertial sensor applications, vehicle systems, axially moving materials.

Major Funding Sources

Office of Naval Research; DaimlerChrysler; Ford; U.S. Army/Tank-Automotive and Armaments Command; Scientific Anglers; Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories

Honors and Awards

N.O. Myklestad Award, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 2011

Engineering Translational Research Fund Award, 2009

Academic Challenge Award (for invention of fly casting analyzer), Technical University of Munich and ISPO, 2005

Professor of the Term, Pi Tau Sigma, 1989, 1992, 2003

Amoco Undergraduate Teaching Award, The University of Michigan, October 2002

Applied Mechanics Division, Certificate of Appreciation (Six Years of Service as Associate Editor for the Journal of Applied Mechanics), American Society of Mechanical Engineers, November 22, 2002

The GM Outstanding Distance Learning Faculty Award for 2001, GM Technical Education Program, September 26, 2002

Fellow, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 2000

Award for Outstanding Accomplishment, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan, 2000

Ruth and Joel Spira Outstanding Teaching Award (1st Recipient), College of Engineering, University of Michigan, 2000

Professor of the Year Award, College of Engineering, Tau Beta Pi, 2000

Faculty Recognition Award, The University of Michigan, 1993

Young Investigator Award, Office of Naval Research, 1989 - 1992

Senior Summer Faculty Fellowship, Office of Naval Research - American Society of Engineering Education, Summer Faculty Research Program, 1991

The College of Engineering Teaching Excellence Award, College of Engineering, University of Michigan, 1990

Southeastern Michigan Section Young Engineer of the Year- Honorable Mention, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 1990

Ralph R. Teetor Educational Award, Society of Automotive Engineers, 1989

Exxon Education Foundation Junior Faculty Outstanding Teaching Award, Department of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics, The University of Michigan, 1988

In the News...

2016 - Professor Noel Perkins' micro-sensor a game changer

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

2015 - Perkins wins 2015 ASME Leonardo Da Vinci Award

Teaching

See ME Course Information for more information about our courses offered and teaching histories.