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Portrait of Rayhaneh Akhavan Rayhaneh Akhavan
Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering
raa@umich.edu
(734) 763-1048
Computational fluid dynamics with emphasis on turbulence physics, modeling, and control; bio-mimetic fluid dynamics; multi-scale modeling and simulation including direct, large-eddy, lattice Boltzmann, and stochastic simulations; spectral and spectral multi-domain methods; parallel computing.
Portrait of Vedat Arpaci Vedat Arpaci
Professor Emeritus, Mechanical Engineering
arpaci@umich.edu
(0)
Heat transfer; optics; acoustics; radiation; combustion; microscales of complex turbulent flows; irreversible thermodynamics; internal combustion engines; turbulence; energy; unsteady turbulence; microgravity.
Portrait of Ellen Arruda Ellen Arruda
Professor, Mechanical Engineering; Professor, Macromolecular Science and Engineering
arruda@umich.edu
(734) 763-5328
Mechanical behavior of materials including polymers, elastomers and soft tissue; tissue engineering of tendon and muscle constructs; constitutive modeling of growth, remodeling and functional adaptation in soft tissue; deformation mechanisms in polymers; crystal transformation mechanisms in semi-crystalline polymers; split Hopkinson pressure bar testing of polymers and elastomers for high strain rate applications including crashworthiness in automotive applications.
Portrait of James Ashton-Miller James Ashton-Miller
Albert Schultz Collegiate Research Professor & Distinguished Research Scientist; Associate Vice President - Research Policy and Compliance, OVPR; Director, Biomechanics Research Laboratory, Mechanical Engineering
jaam@umich.edu
(734) 763-2320
Biomechanics including mobility impairments in the elderly; trips, slips, and falls; elderly decision-making and risk-taking in physical tasks; birth related injury; female stress urinary incontinence; spine biomechanics; athletic injuries; occupant vehicular safety.
Portrait of Arvind Atreya Arvind Atreya
Professor, Mechanical Engineering
aatreya@umich.edu
(734) 647-4790
Combustion; fire; heat and mass transfer; energy conservation; fire suppression; diffusion flame ignition and extinction under microgravity conditions; soot and NOx formation and oxidation in diffusion flames; flame spread; diesel engine combustion.
Portrait of Shorya Awtar Shorya Awtar
Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering
awtar@umich.edu
(734) 615-0285
Precision engineering; mechatronics; flexure mechanisms; high-precision high-bandwidth motion systems for applications in nanometrology and nanomanufacturing; MEMS sensors and actuators; minimally invasive surgery.
Portrait of  Banu Mihaela Banu
Research Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering
mbanu@umich.edu
(734) 936-0378
The research focuses on lightweight materials, with emphasis on developing micro- and nanocellulose composites, natural fiber composites and associated manufacturing processes for automotive and aerospace applications, multi-scale modeling of materials and simulation of forming processes, manufacturing of personalized dental ligaplants.
Portrait of James Barber James Barber
Professor, Mechanical Engineering; Arthur F. Thurnau Professor, Mechanical Engineering; Jon R. & Beverly S. Holt Professor, College of Engineering
jbarber@umich.edu
(734) 936-0406
Solid mechanics including thermoelasticity; elasticity; solidification; contact mechanics; tribology; elastodynamics, fracture; stability of thermoelastic contact; friction, contact of rough surfaces.
Portrait of  Barton Kira Barton
Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering
bartonkl@umich.edu
(734) 764-7293
Control theory and applications; high precision motion control; iterative learning control; high-performance nano-scale printing for electrical and biomedical applications; micro/nano-manufacturing; control for manufacturing; cooperative control; control for autonomous vehicles
Portrait of Michael Bernitsas Michael Bernitsas
Professor, Mechanical Engineering; Mortimer E Cooley Collegiate Professor, Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering
michaelb@umich.edu
(734) 764-9317
Current Energy Conversion; Enhancement of High-Damping, High-Reynolds Vortex Induced Vibration; Suppression of Vortex Induced Vibration; Mooring System Dynamics; Structural Redesign and Topology/Material Evolution; Riser and Pipeline Mechanics
Portrait of  Boehman Andre Boehman
Professor, Mechanical Engineering
boehman@umich.edu
(734) 7646995
Automotive engineering including: fuel production and formulation, alternative fuels, diesel combustion, spark ignition combustion, autoignition, spray behavior, particulate emissions, NOx emissions, emissions control, thermodynamics of energy conversion systems
Portrait of Stani Bohac Stani Bohac
Associate Research Scientist, Mechanical Engineering
sbohac@umich.edu
(734) 936-0431
Low temperature premixed and partially premixed combustion (gasoline HCCI and diesel LTC). Exhaust emissions characterization including HC speciation and PM characterization. Engine systems and fuels for passenger car, truck and locomotive engines.
Portrait of Claus Borgnakke Claus Borgnakke
Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering
claus@umich.edu
(734) 936-0432
Combustion and turbulence modeling; engine combustion; pollutant formation; thermodynamic properties; diesel engine combustion; natural gas operation of diesels; compressible turbulence models; metal hydride heat pumps and hydrogen storage; refrigerant properties.
Portrait of Diann Brei Diann Brei
Professor, Mechanical Engineering; Associate Chair for Undergraduate Education, Mechanical Engineering
dibrei@umich.edu
(734) 763-6617
Design; smart materials and structures; sensor and actuator design; structural dynamics; vibration and noise control; mechatronics, smart mechanisms
Portrait of Steve Ceccio Steve Ceccio
Professor, Mechanical Engineering; Chair and Professor, Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering
ceccio@umich.edu
(734) 936-0433
Fluid mechanics with emphasis on experimental methods, multiphase flows, high Reynolds number flows, cavitation and bubbly flows, optical flow measurement methods, electrical and radiation based tomography.
Portrait of  Chen Roland Chen
Research Investigator, Mechanical Engineering
krchen@umich.edu
(734) 763-7687
Bio-heat transfer, design and manufacturing of medical and assistive devices (special focus on devices for people with low vision), energy-based surgical devices, multi-physics finite element modeling, development of tissue-mimicking materials, design optimization of orthoses and prostheses for additive manufacturing.
Portrait of Michael Chen Michael Chen
Professor Emeritus, Mechanical Engineering
mmchen@umich.edu
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Heat transfer and fluid mechanics, including fundamentals and manufacturing applications; buoyant and thermocapillary convection; multiphase flows; asymptotic, computational, and experimental methods; alloy solidification theory; laser processing; welding; spray forming; spray coating.
Portrait of Nikos Chronis Nikos Chronis
Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering; Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering; Associate Professor, Macromolecular Science and Engineering
chronis@umich.edu
(734) 763-0154
Bio-MicroElectroMechanical Systems (Bio-MEMS), Lab-On-A-Chip Systems, Microfluidics and Micro-optics, Polymer Micromachining, Bio-imaging and Neural Networks.
Portrait of John Clark John Clark
Professor Emeritus, Mechanical Engineering
jaclark@umich.edu
Heat transfer, thermodynamics, solar energy, solar thermal processes, solar systems design, economics, multi-phase systems, thermal recovery heat exchangers.
Portrait of  Cole David Cole
Associate Professor Emeritus, Mechanical Engineering
davecole@umich.edu
Portrait of Maria Comninou Maria Comninou
Professor Emerita, Mechanical Engineering
comninou@umich.edu
Law and engineering; engineering ethics; product liability; patents; intellectual property protection related to technology.
Portrait of  D'Souza Kiran D'Souza
Assistant Research Scientist, Mechanical Engineering
kdsouza@umich.edu
(734) 6472233
Structural health monitoring and damage detection in nonlinear systems, reduced order modeling of linear and nonlinear systems,sensing using nonlinear feedback excitation, turbomachinery analysis, complex dynamic system modeling and analysis.
Portrait of Samantha Daly Samantha Daly
Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering
samdaly@umich.edu
(734) 763-8137
Microstructural features of materials; effect of microstructure on macroscopic properties; material behavior at the nanoscale; novel methods of multi-scale material characterization; active materials; plasticity and phase transformations; deformation mechanisms of biomaterials.
Portrait of  Dasgupta Neil Dasgupta
Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering
ndasgupt@umich.edu
(734) 7649655
Renewable energy and energy storage; nanomanufacturing; atomic layer deposition; high-resolution microscopy and spectroscopy of nanomaterials; surface science and catalysis; electrochemistry; nanowires; energy policy and economics
Portrait of Joseph Datsko Joseph Datsko
Professor Emeritus, Mechanical Engineering
jdatsko@umich.edu
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Manufacturing processes, mechanical properties of materials, modeling of the manufacturing processes, effect of processing on the strength of fabricated parts.
Portrait of Walter Debler Walter Debler
Professor Emeritus, Mechanical Engineering
debler@umich.edu
(0)
Fluid mechanics: convection and buoyancy induced flows, stability, mixing processes, oil slick mechanics, jets and drop formation, experimental methods.
Portrait of David Dowling David Dowling
Professor, Mechanical Engineering
drd@umich.edu
(734) 936-0423
Fluid mechanics and acoustics; turbulence and turbulent mixing; fluid-structure interaction, free-surface flows; liquid polymer flow.
Portrait of Bogdan Epureanu Bogdan Epureanu
Professor, Mechanical Engineering
epureanu@umich.edu
(734) 647-6391
Structural health monitoring and sensors based on nonlinear dynamics and chaos; linear and nonlinear reduced order models; pattern formation and control of chaos; computer fluid dynamics of unsteady flows; nonlinear unsteady aerodynamics.
Portrait of  Ersal Tulga Ersal
Assistant Research Scientist, Mechanical Engineering
tersal@umich.edu
(734) 7637388
System dynamics and control; mathematical modeling; model reduction; multi-body dynamics; networked hardware-in-the-loop simulation; biomechanics. Application areas: vehicle dynamics; vehicle powertrains; energy systems; driver modeling; human stance and balance.
Portrait of  Eustice Ryan Eustice
Associate Professor, Department of Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering; Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering; Associate Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
eustice@umich.edu
(734) 647-9411
Simultaneous localization and mapping for mobile robotics using visual perception; underwater image registration and processing; underwater vehicle navigation; autonomous underwater vehicles;
Portrait of David Felbeck David Felbeck
Professor Emeritus, Mechanical Engineering
felbeck@umich.edu
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Mechanical behavior of materials, failure analysis, high-performance composite materials.
Portrait of Jianping Fu Jianping Fu
Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering; Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering
jpfu@umich.edu
(734) 615-7363
Micro/nanofluidics and BioMEMS/NEMS, ultra-sensitive single molecule biosensors; Micro/nanosystems for engineering synthetic ex vivo stem cell microenvironments; Mechanobiology and mechanotransduction during stem cell differentiation and molecular mechanisms of how stem cells sense physicochemical cues of extracellular matrix.
Portrait of Krishna Garikipati Krishna Garikipati
Professor, Mechanical Engineering; Professor, Mathematics
krishna@umich.edu
(734) 936-0414
Prof. Garikipati's work draws from nonlinear mechanics, materials physics, applied mathematics and numerical methods. He is particularly interested in problems of mathematical biology, biophysics and the mechanics of biology. Current research interests include: (1) growth and remodeling or biological tissue, cell adhesion and cell mechanics (2) stress-defect interactions and transport in semiconductor/microelectronic materials, and (3) multiscale aspects of material behavior with an emphasis on plasticity at small scales.
Portrait of Vikram Gavini Vikram Gavini
Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering
vikramg@umich.edu
(734) 763-9685
Developing computational and mathematical tools for electronic structure calculations at macroscopic scales, multi-scale modeling, analysis of approximation theories, electronic structure studies on defects in solids.
Portrait of Yogesh Gianchandani Yogesh Gianchandani
Professor, Mechanical Engineering; Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
yogesh@umich.edu
(734) 615-6407
Design and fabrication of microsensors, microactuators, and micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) for a variety of applications such as inertial sensing, environmental sensing, scanning microscopy, microfluidics, microoptics, and biomedical instrumentation; development of manufacturing processes using combinations of traditional and novel materials and techniques, for example, micro-electro-discharge machining and microplasmas; design of interface circuits for MEMS and development of co-fabrication techniques for circuits and MEMS
Portrait of Brent Gillespie Brent Gillespie
Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering
brentg@umich.edu
(734) 647-6907
Haptic interface and robotics
Portrait of Steven Goldstein Steven Goldstein
Professor Emeritus, Mechanical Engineering; Professor Emeritus, Biomedical Engineering; Professor Emeritus, Orthopaedic Surgery
stevegld@umich.edu
(734) 936-7417
Biomechanics of hard and soft tissues; design and development of orthopedic implants; musculoskeletal tissue engineering; mechanical and biologic influences on bone adaptation, formation and repair; use of local gene therapy in tissue repair and regeneration; structure function relationships in bone extracellular matrix and the consequences of acquired or inherited fragility disorders.
Portrait of William Graebel William Graebel
Professor Emeritus, Mechanical Engineering
graebel@umich.edu
Fluid mechanics, including computational fluid dynamics, heat pumps, thermoelectrics, computer modeling.
Portrait of  Grizzle Jessy Grizzle
Professor, Mechanical Engineering; Jerry W. and Carol L. Levin Professor, Electrical Engineering; Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
grizzle@umich.edu
(734) 7633598
Analysis and feedback control of nonlinear systems; control of bipedal robot locomotion; automotive powertrain control; hybrid electric vehicles; nonlinear discrete-time systems.
Portrait of Karl Grosh Karl Grosh
Professor, Mechanical Engineering; Professor, Biomedical Engineering Department
grosh@umich.edu
(734) 764-9414
Structural acoustics and vibration; finite element methods; electroacoustic transducers; cochlear mechanics; noise control; gear dynamics; contact noise; biomechanics of soft tissue.
Portrait of  Guo Jay Guo
Professor, Mechanical Engineering; Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science; Professor, Macromolecular Science and Engineering; Professor, Applied Physics
guo@umich.edu
Polymer-based photonic devices and sensor applications, organic photovoltaics, plasmonic nanophotonics/metamaterials, nanomanufacturing technologies and applications.
Portrait of Robert Hess Robert Hess
Professor Emeritus, Mechanical Engineering
hess@umich.edu
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Dynamics and control systems, biomechanics of humans.
Portrait of John Hoard John Hoard
Associate Research Scientist, Mechanical Engineering
hoardjw@umich.edu
(734) 764-5263
Automotive and light truck powertrain systems: challenges of meeting low emissions while improving fuel efficiency at affordable cost. Integration of aftertreatment with base engines to minimize emissions over vehicle lifetimes. Matching of engines and transmissions to vehicle and customer requirements. Diesel exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) cooler fouling.
Portrait of Jack Hu 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
jackhu@umich.edu
(734) 615-4315
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
Portrait of Greg Hulbert Greg Hulbert
Professor, Mechanical Engineering
hulbert@umich.edu
(734) 763-4456
Computational mechanics; finite element methods; structural dynamics; flexible multibody dynamics; dynamic response of composites; vehicle dynamics; engineering mechanics education.
Portrait of Hong Im Hong Im
Professor, Mechanical Engineering
hgim@umich.edu
(734) 615-5152
Combustion; computational methods for reacting flows; direct numerical simulation; large eddy simulation; turbulent combustion modeling; flame structure/dynamics; ignition/extinction; supersonic combustion; pollutant reduction and control; combustion chemistry; reduced mechanisms; combustion synthesis of materials; reacting flows in microsystems.
Portrait of  Jin Xiaoning Jin
Assistant Research Scientist, Mechanical Engineering
xnjin@umich.edu
My research interests focus on designing and developing models, optimization techniques and decision-support tools for manufacturing systems to improve resource utilization efficiency, resilience, and sustainability; My research topics includes Remanufacturing systems, Intelligent Maintenance Systems, Prognostic and Health Management Techniques.
Portrait of Eric Johnsen Eric Johnsen
Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering
ejohnsen@umich.edu
(734) 647-1450
Fluid mechanics, with an emphasis on multiphase flow, cavitation and bubble dynamics, computational fluid dynamics, high-speed flow and shock waves, turbulence and mixing, interfacial instabilities, plasmas, and high-performance computing. Applications include biomedical engineering, energy, aeronautics, turbomachinery, naval engineering and high-energy density physics.
Portrait of Elijah Kannatey-Asibu Jr. Elijah Kannatey-Asibu Jr.
Professor, Mechanical Engineering; Director, Program in Manufacturing
asibu@umich.edu
(734) 936-0408
Multi-sensor monitoring of manufacturing processes, specifically machining, welding, and laser processing; multiple-beam laser processing.
Portrait of Bruce Karnopp Bruce Karnopp
Associate Professor Emeritus, Mechanical Engineering
karnopp@umich.edu
(0)
Dynamics and applied mathematics including vibrations of discrete and continuous media; overdamped systems; optimal cam-follower design.
Portrait of Massoud Kaviany Massoud Kaviany
Professor, Mechanical Engineering; Professor, Applied Physics
kaviany@umich.edu
(734) 936-0402
Heat Transfer Physics: efficient and innovative energy transport and conversion (transformation) through atomic tailoring of the principal energy carriers (phonon, electron, fluid particle, and photon). Current energy-related projects include thermoelectricity, phonoelectricity, and thermal switch.
Portrait of Noboru Kikuchi Noboru Kikuchi
Roger L. McCarthy Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering
kikuchi@umich.edu
(734) 615-8180
Computational mechanics including mechanics of composite materials, structural design optimization, analysis of material processing; development of computational methods for composite mechanics using the homogenization method; topology and shape optimization of elastic structures; development of adaptive remesh methods for simulation of metal forming processes.
Portrait of  Kim Kyongtae Kim
Assistant Research Scientist, Mechanical Engineering
kyokim@umich.edu
Nano/atomic-scale charge and energy transport, thermoelectrics, heat transfer, scanning probe microscopy and optics
Portrait of  Kim Tae Hyung Kim
Assistant Research Scientist, Mechanical Engineering
kimtae@umich.edu
(734) 647-0123
Portrait of Yoram Koren Yoram Koren
James J. Duderstadt Distinguished University Professor of Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering; Paul G. Goebel Professor of Engineering, Mechanical Engineering; Director, NSF Engineering Research Center for Reconfigurable Manufacturing Systems
ykoren@umich.edu
(734) 936-3596
Reconfigurable manufacturing systems; global manufacturing; flexible automation; sensing and controls of machining processes; generation of complex surfaces in CNC
Portrait of Sridhar Kota Sridhar Kota
Professor, Mechanical Engineering; Herrick Professor of Engineering
kota@umich.edu
(734) 936-0357
Bio-inspired engineering design. Topology, size and shape optimization of complaint mechanisms - product design for no-assembly, adaptive structures and MEMS. Electromechanical systems design, design for manufacturability. Public policy and advanced manufacturing.
Portrait of Grant Kruger Grant Kruger
Assistant Research Scientist, Mechanical Engineering
ghkruger@umich.edu
(734) 763-6351
Biomedical device design and manufacturing; control systems; mathematic modeling, analysis and prediction; software engineering; embedded systems development; metrology; process monitoring and fault diagnosis; digital signal processing; intelligent maintenance systems.
Portrait of Art Kuo Art Kuo
Professor, Mechanical Engineering; Professor, Biomedical Engineering; Faculty Associate, Institute of Gerontology
artkuo@umich.edu
(734) 647-2505
Dynamics and control of human movement; multi-body dynamics; sensorimotor control models of human balance; automatic generation of dynamical equations of motion; passive dynamic walking; age-related changes in balance control.
Portrait of Katsuo Kurabayashi Katsuo Kurabayashi
Professor, Mechanical Engineering; Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
katsuo@umich.edu
(734) 615-5211
Microelectromechanical systems; microscale thermal engineering and design; heat transfer in micro/nano structures; semiconductor processing for micromechanical structure fabrication; microfluidic device; sensors and actuators.
Portrait of Edward Lady Edward Lady
Professor Emeritus, Mechanical Engineering
erlady@umich.edu
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Thermal sciences, power systems, cryogenics, boiling heat transfer, superconducting power transmission.
Portrait of Ron Larson Ronald Larson
Professor, Mechanical Engineering; Professor, Chemical Engineering; George Granger Brown Professor of Chemical Engineering, Chemical Engineering; Professor, Macromolecular Science & Engineering; Professor, Biomedical Engineering Department
rlarson@umich.edu
(734) 936-0772
Complex fluids, polymers, fluid mechanics, surfactants, biomolecules, transport theory, rheology, instabilities, constitutive theory.
Portrait of George Lavoie George Lavoie
Research Scientist, Mechanical Engineering
glavoie@umich.edu
(734) 936-0431
Internal combustion engines, combustion and emissions, engine Modeling, flammability, fuels, automotive evaporative emission control systems, carbon canisters,optical engine diagnostics, and currently HCCI engines and HCCI engine modeling.
Portrait of  Liang Xiaogan Liang
Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering
xiaoganl@umich.edu
(734) 7647547
Advanced Nanofabrication and Nanomanufacturing Technologies Nanolithography in Combination with Bottom-Up Methods for Assembling and Tailoring Nanomaterials into Functional Device Architectures Scale-up Applications in Photovoltaics, Nanoelectronics and Nanophotonics, Nanofluidic Devices, and Integrated Bio/Chemical Sensors
Portrait of  Liu Allen Liu
Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering; Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering
allenliu@umich.edu
(734) 7647719
Mechanobiology and mechanotransduction, bottom-up synthetic biology, droplet microfluidics, systems biology of endocytosis and cell migration.
Portrait of Wei Lu Wei Lu
Professor, Mechanical Engineering
weilu@umich.edu
(734) 647-7858
Modeling and simulation of nano/microstructure evolution; mechanics in nano/micro systems; mechanical properties and performance of advanced materials and the relation to their microstructures.
Portrait of Ken Ludema Ken Ludema
Professor Emeritus, Mechanical Engineering
kenlud@umich.edu
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Frictional and wear of all materials, dry and lubricated; wear modeling; scuffing of lubricated machinery; dynamics of film growth on sliding surfaces.
Portrait of Jon Luntz Jon Luntz
Assistant Research Scientist, Mechanical Engineering
jluntz@umich.edu
(734) 615-3889
Portrait of Zheng-Dong Ma Zheng-Dong Ma
Research Scientist, Mechanical Engineering
mazd@umich.edu
(734) 764-8481
Computational mechanics including flexible multibody dynamics, structural optimization, structural dynamics and structural acoustics; development of numerical tools for the evaluation and analysis of rattle noise.
Portrait of  Martz Jason Martz
Assistant Research Scientist, Mechanical Engineering
jmartz@umich.edu
(734) 6471384
Portrait of Jyoti Mazumder Jyoti Mazumder
Robert H. Lurie Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering; Professor, Materials Science and Engineering; Director, Center for Laser-Aided Intelligent Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering; Director, NSF I/UCRC for Lasers and Plasmas for Advanced Manufacturing, U of M Site
mazumder@umich.edu
(734) 647-6824
Transforming the field of materials processing by laser from a technological art to scientifically based engineering; laser aided manufacturing; atom to application; technical approach including on-line optical diagnostics, transport phenomena modeling, non-equilibrium synthesis of materials with tailored properties, and their evaluation and characterization.
Portrait of Herman Merte Herman Merte
Professor Emeritus, Mechanical Engineering
merte@umich.edu
(734) 647-9475
Heat transfer including dynamics of phase change, boiling, and condensation; study of boiling heat transfer (pool and flow) in microgravity; heat transfer in wire bundles.
Portrait of Edgar Meyhofer Edgar Meyhofer
Professor, Mechanical Engineering; Professor, Biomedical Engineering
meyhofer@umich.edu
(734) 647-7856
Nanotechnology, bionanotechnology, cellular and molecular biomechanics
Portrait of James Moyne James Moyne
Associate Research Scientist, Mechanical Engineering
moyne@umich.edu
(734) 936-3645
Industrial networks, networked control systems, network performance, model-based process control, real-virtual environment fusion, prediction technologies, renewal energy “grid” networks and diagnosis, “Big Data” methods.
Portrait of Jun Ni Jun Ni
Professor, Mechanical Engineering; Director, S.M. Wu Manufacturing Research Center; Co-Director, Multi-Campus National Science Foundation Center for Intelligent Maintenance Systems; Deputy Director, NSF-Engineering Research Center for Reconfigurable Manufacturing Systems; Collegiate Professor, SM Wu Manufacturing Science; Shien-Ming (Sam) Wu Collegiate Professor of Manufacturing
junni@umich.edu
(734) 936-2918
Manufacturing process modeling, analysis and prediction; precision engineering and metrology; cutting tool development, quality control methods, intelligent maintenance systems, monitoring and fault diagnosis
Portrait of Lauro Ojeda Lauro Ojeda
Assistant Research Scientist, Mechanical Engineering
lojeda@umich.edu
(734) 647-1803
Mobile robotics, position estimation, sensor fusion, adaptive systems, control systems, simulation and digital signal processing.
Portrait of  Okwudire Chinedum Okwudire
Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering
okwudire@umich.edu
(734) 647-1531
Sustainable manufacturing; optimization of mechatronic systems; modeling and control of high-speed, high-precision motion delivery systems; vibration control in ultra-precision machine tools; intelligent trajectory generation for mechatronic systems
Portrait of Kenn Oldham Kenn Oldham
Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering
oldham@umich.edu
(734) 615-6327
MEMS and micro-mechatronic systems; design for controllability; optimal and robust control; micro-robotics; low-power servo control; vibration control; smart structures.
Portrait of  Orosz Gabor Orosz
Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering
orosz@umich.edu
(734) 763-2769
Nonlinear dynamics and control, time-delay systems, networks and complex systems, dynamics and control of connected vehicles, ground robots and autonomous vehicles, neural networks, gene-regulatory networks.
Portrait of Jwo Pan Jwo Pan
Professor, Mechanical Engineering
jwo@umich.edu
(734) 764-9404
Mechanics of materials including nonlinear fracture mechanics, multiaxial fatigue, material modeling, plasticity, constitutive law, metal forming, porous solids; toughening mechanisms in ceramics and polymer composites; localization of plastic flow; mechanics of pressure-sensitive dilatant materials; sheet metal forming and constitutive law, cracks in welds and pipes, spot weld failure.
Portrait of Panos Papalambros Panos Papalambros
Professor, Mechanical Engineering; James B Angell Distinguished University Professor & Donald C Graham Professor; Professor of Art and Design; Professor of Architecture
pyp@umich.edu
(734) 647-8407
Design optimization; large scale system synthesis; automotive systems design, including hybrid vehicles; eco-design; product design.
Portrait of  Park Jonghyun Park
Assistant Research Scientist
jhparkvt@umich.edu
(734) 7638106
Advanced Battery Development, Applied Battery Research for Transportation, Battery System Analysis and Test, Mechanics and self-assembly of nanostructures
Portrait of Donald Patterson Donald Patterson
Professor Emeritus, Mechanical Engineering
patterson@umich.edu
Internal combustion engines, emissions.
Portrait of Raymond Pearson Raymond Pearson
Professor Emeritus, Department of Physical Medicine; Professor Emeritus, Mechanical Engineering
pearson@umich.edu
Automatic control of mechanical systems, mechanical design, biomechanics, design of prosthetic and orthotic devices.
Portrait of Huei Peng Huei Peng
Professor, Mechanical Engineering; US Director, US-China Clean Energy Research Center-Clean Vehicle Consortium
hpeng@umich.edu
(734) 936-0352
Vehicle dynamics and control; electromechanical systems; optimal control; human driver modeling; vehicle active safety systems; control of hybrid and fuel cell vehicles; energy system design and control for mobile robots.
Portrait of Noel Perkins Noel Perkins
Professor, Mechanical Engineering; Arthur F. Thurnau Professor, Mechanical Engineering; Donald T. Greenwood Collegiate Professor of Mechanical Engineering; Associate Chair for Facilities and Planning, Mechanical Engineering
ncp@umich.edu
(734) 936-0403
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.
Portrait of Marc Perlin Marc Perlin
Professor, Mechanical Engineering; Professor, Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering; Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
perlin@umich.edu
(734) 763-4754
Nonlinear water-wave dynamics, contact-line dynamics, drag-reduction technologies, and coastal engineering.
Portrait of Kevin Pipe Kevin Pipe
Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering; Associate Chair for Graduate Education, Mechanical Engineering; Associate Professor, Applied Physics Program; Associate Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department
pipe@umich.edu
(734) 763-6624
Microscale heat transfer, especially related to electronic and optoelectronic devices; thermoelectric energy conversion; scanning probe techniques; photovoltaic energy conversion; organic and hybrid organic/inorganic devices.
Portrait of  Rais-Zadeh Mina Rais-Zadeh
Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering; Assistant Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
minar@umich.edu
MEMS and Microsystems, Radio Frequency (RF) MEMS, Microwave, and Millimeter-wave Circuits; Environmental Sensors; Nanotechnology; Analog interface circuit design
Portrait of  Remy C David Remy
Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering
cdremy@umich.edu
(734) 7648797
Design, simulation, optimization, and control of legged robots, prosthetics, orthotics, active exoskeletons, and other nonlinear systems; Exploitation of natural dynamic motions; Actuators for force/torque controllable systems
Portrait of  Reuss David Reuss
Research Scientist, Mechanical Engineering
dreuss@umich.edu
(734) 9360426
Observation-based development of in-cylinder fluid flow and combustion theory in reciprocating internal combustion engines.
Portrait of  Rudraraju Shiva Rudraraju
rudraa@umich.edu
(734) 7636560
Portrait of Kazu Saitou Kazu Saitou
Professor, Mechanical Engineering
kazu@umich.edu
(734) 763-0036
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.
Portrait of Pramod Sangi Reddy Pramod Sangi Reddy
Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering; Associate Professor, Materials Science and Engineering
pramodr@umich.edu
(734) 615-5952
Nanoscale charge and energy transport, thermoelectric devices, microscale heat transfer, organic photovoltaics, scanning probe microscopy and optics.
Portrait of Albert Schultz Albert Schultz
Professor Emeritus, Mechanical Engineering
aschultz@umich.edu
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Biomechanics including mobility impairments in the elderly, falls and postural stability; experimental and computer simulation studies of falling, tripping, gait, stair climbing, and responses to postural disturbances.
Portrait of Bill Schultz Bill Schultz
Professor, Mechanical Engineering; Professor, Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering; Faculty Director, Ginsberg Center
schultz@umich.edu
(734) 936-0351
Fluid mechanics including waves, computation, stability, asymptotics; steep and breaking waves; spectral method development; mechanics of fish swimming; saliva rheology and swallowing physics,fluid mechanics of industrial processes including laser and arc welding, coating and mixing, and tribology.
Portrait of Richard Scott Richard Scott
Professor, Mechanical Engineering
car@umich.edu
(734) 6479475
Dynamics including dynamics of rigid and flexible mechanisms; nonlinear vibrations.
Portrait of Albert Shih Albert Shih
Professor, Mechanical Engineering; Professor, Biomedical Engineering Department; Associate Director, Medical Innovation Center
shiha@umich.edu
(734) 647-1766
Design and manufacturing; biomedical device design; biomedical manufacturing; medical innovation; surgical thermal management; machining of advanced engineering materials; micro manufacturing; precision engineering; optical metrology.
Portrait of  Shorter Alex Shorter
Research Investigator
kshorter@umich.edu
(734) 7648449
Portrait of Volker Sick Volker Sick
Professor, Mechanical Engineering; Arthur F. Thurnau Professor, Mechanical Engineering; Associate Vice President for Research, Natural Sciences and Engineering, OVPR; Director, W.E. Lay Automotive Laboratory; Co-Director, General Motors Engine Systems Research Collaborative Research Laboratory
vsick@umich.edu
(734) 647-9607
Development and application of laser-based and other optical measurement techniques to enable studies of mass and energy transfer at high pressures and high temperatures in mechanically restricted and vibrating environments, such as present in IC engines, stationary combustion, and multi-phase mixing processes.
Portrait of Donald Siegel Donald Siegel
Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering
djsiege@umich.edu
(734) 764-4808
Development of high-capacity materials and systems for energy storage applications; computational materials science; nanoscale chemistry and its impact on the mechanical properties of materials; thermodynamics and kinetics of phase transformations; multi-scale modeling; integrated computational materials engineering
Portrait of  Siegel Jason Siegel
siegeljb@umich.edu
(734) 7632868
Portrait of Kathleen Sienko Kathleen Sienko
Miller Faculty Scholar Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering; Miller Faculty Scholar Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering
sienko@umich.edu
(734) 647-8249
Medical device design, development, and assessment; wearable balance prostheses and rehabilitation aids; sensory augmentation; biofeedback; mechatronics; haptic interfaces; biomechanics including mobility impairments; affordable medical technologies for the developing world.
Portrait of Steve Skerlos Steve Skerlos
Professor, Mechanical Engineering; Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering; Arthur F. Thurnau Professor, Mechanical Engineering
skerlos@umich.edu
(734) 615-5253
Environmental and sustainable technology systems; life cycle product design optimization; pollution prevention technologies for manufacturing; metalworking fluid formulation and performance; membrane filtration; supercritical fluid delivery of lubricants; biological detection and control in aqueous systems; technology policy analysis.
Portrait of Anna Stefanopoulou Anna Stefanopoulou
Professor, Mechanical Engineering; Director, Automotive Research Center
annastef@umich.edu
(734) 615-8461
Estimation and control of internal combustion engines and electrochemical processes such as fuel cells and batteries
Portrait of Jeffrey Stein Jeffrey Stein
Professor, Mechanical Engineering; Associate Director, Automotive Research Center
stein@umich.edu
(734) 936-3336
Systems and control including machine design, control, monitoring, and diagnostics; physical system modeling; automated modeling; bond graph theory; proper modeling of active suspensions; proper vehicle handling and ride models; high efficiency dynamic formulations for vehicle dynamics; monitoring and control of thermally induced spindle bearing loads; design and control of high speed spindles and novel milling machines.
Portrait of  Tai Bruce Tai
Research Investigator, Mechanical Engineering
ljtai@umich.edu
(734) 7633906
Manufacturing processes; sustainable machining processes; additive manufacturing; precision engineering; Biomedical device design and manufacturing; biomechanics; inverse problems
Portrait of Levi Thompson Levi Thompson
Professor, Mechanical Engineering; Richard E Balzhiser Collegiate Professor of Chemical Engineering; Professor, Chemical Engineering
ltt@umich.edu
(734) 936-2015
Nanostructured materials for catalytic, electrocatalytic and photocatalytic applications; high capacity and capacitance materials for energy storage applications; high energy-density chemistries for redox flow batteries
Portrait of Michael Thouless Michael Thouless
Professor, Mechanical Engineering; Professor, Materials Science and Engineering
thouless@umich.edu
(734) 763-5289
Micromechanics modeling of materials; interfacial fracture mechanics and adhesion; mechanical properties of thin films and coatings; toughening mechanisms in polymers; mechanical properties of structural adhesives.
Portrait of Dawn Tilbury Dawn Tilbury
Professor, Mechanical Engineering; Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Education, College of Engineering; Professor, Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
tilbury@umich.edu
(734) 936-2129
Control theory and applications; logic control for manufacturing systems including diagnostics, fault handling, and recovery; modular control systems; networked control systems; performance management of computing systems; web-based tutorials for controls education.
Portrait of Nicolas Triantafyllidis Nicolas Triantafyllidis
Professor, Mechanical Engineering; Professor, Aerospace Engineering
nick@umich.edu
(734) 763-2356
Continuum mechanics. Micromechanics. Structural mechanics. Structural stability. Manufacturing process modeling, Numerical methods (f.e.m.), Geomechanics. Magneto-Electro-Mechanical coupling problems in solids
Portrait of Galip Ulsoy Galip Ulsoy
C.D. Mote Jr. Distinguished University Professor, Mechanical Engineering; Professor, Mechanical Engineering; William Clay Ford Professor of Manufacturing; Deputy Director, NSF Engineering Research Center for Reconfigurable Machining Systems
ulsoy@umich.edu
(734) 936-0407
Modeling, analysis and control of dynamic systems; rotating or translating elastic systems; manufacturing automation; vehicle control.
Portrait of  Umbriac Michael Umbriac
LEO Lecturer III, Mechanical Engineering
mumbriac@umich.edu
(734) 615-4244
Lecturer for ME250 and ME350 (Design and Manufacturing)
Portrait of Angela Violi Angela Violi
Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering; Associate Professor, Chemical Engineering; Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering; Associate Professor, Macromolecular Science and Engineering; Associate Professor, Applied Physics
avioli@umich.edu
(734) 615-6448
Multiscale simulations of complex systems, nanoparticle growth and self-assembly, nanoparticle interactions with biomolecular systems, applied chemical kinetics, aerosols. Chemical and physical properties of fuels, alternative fuels, lubricants.
Portrait of Nickolas Vlahopoulos Nickolas Vlahopoulos
Professor, Mechanical Engineering; Professor, Department of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering
nickvl@umich.edu
(734) 764-8341
Development of computational methods in structural acoustics, and their utilization in simulation based design. Areas of expertise are in finite element and boundary element methods, energy finite element analysis, statistical energy analysis, hybrid finite element analysis, and sensitivity formulations for design guidance.
Portrait of Anthony Waas Anthony Waas
Professor, Mechanical Engineering; Felix Pawlowski Collegiate Professor of Aerospace Engineering
dcw@umich.edu
(734) 764-8227
Mechanics of Aerospace Structures and Materials, Composite Structures, Structural Stability, Biologically inspired Materials, Nanocomposites, and Engineered Materials
Portrait of Kon-Well Wang Kon-Well Wang
Tim Manganello/BorgWarner Department Chair, Mechanical Engineering; Stephen P. Timoshenko Collegiate Professor of Mechanical Engineering
kwwang@umich.edu
(734) 764-8464
Structural dynamics and vibration, adaptive material systems, structural control and health monitoring.
Portrait of  Wang Thomas Wang
Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering; Associate Professor, Internal Medicine; Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering
thomaswa@umich.edu
Biomedical instrument design, imaging systems, micro-optics, bio-microelectromechanical systems (bio-MEMS), miniature sensors, mirrors and actuators
Portrait of Wencai Wang Wencai Wang
Assistant Research Scientist, Mechanical Engineering
wencai@umich.edu
(734) 764-5298
Manufacturing systems: configuration design, line balancing; performance analysis (system quality, productivity and responsiveness), mass customization.
Portrait of Alan Wineman Alan Wineman
Professor, Mechanical Engineering; Arthur F. Thurnau Professor, Mechanical Engineering
lardan@umich.edu
(734) 936-0411
Mechanics of continua including nonlinear elasticity and viscoelasticity of polymers; theory of interacting continua; non-Fickian diffusion in polymers; yield-induced phenomena in polymers; modeling microstructural changes in polymers; studies in electrorheological fluids.
Portrait of Margaret Wooldridge Margaret Wooldridge
Professor, Mechanical Engineering; Arthur F. Thurnau Professor, Mechanical Engineering
mswool@umich.edu
(734) 936-0349
Combustion, fluid mechanics and thermodynamics including combustion synthesis; pollution mitigation; reburn and co-firing technologies; reaction kinetics; aerosol sampling and transport; optical diagnostics; gas dynamics.
Portrait of Sheng Yang Sheng Yang
Research Investigator, Mechanical Engineering
samyang@umich.edu
(734) 764-8430
Manufacturing System Design, Analysis and Control; Lean Manufacturing and Supply Chain Management; Computer Integrated Manufacturing Systems; Software Engineering for Industrial Systems; Robotics and Automatic Control of Industrial Systems.
Portrait of Wei-Hsuin Yang Wei-Hsuin Yang
Professor Emeritus, Mechanical Engineering
weiyang@umich.edu
Solid mechanics, applied mathematics, and numerical analysis including plasticity; structural optimization; manufacturing process optimization; structural crash worthiness; optional design of wheels; welding.
Portrait of John Young John Young
Associate Professor Emeritus, Mechanical Engineering
young@umich.edu
Heat power, thermodynamics, experiential learning.