Jesse Austin-Breneman

Jesse Austin-Breneman
Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering




George G. Brown Laboratory

2350 Hayward 
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2125

(734) 647-3342


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

Faculty Type

Tenured and Tenure-Track

Related News

Seven Mechanical Engineering Faculty have been awarded 2020-21 College of Engineering Awards! Congratulations to them for their outstanding achievements.

Panos Papalambros, Jesse Austin-Breneman, Dan Cooper, and Michael Umbriac collectively have been selected winners of the 2019 ASME Ben C. Sparks Medal Award.

ME's undergrad curriculum has a unique team-based, Design-Build-Test spine of required classes. In Design and Manufacturing I, II and III (ME250, 350 and 450 respectively), sophomores, juniors and seniors turn concepts into real, working engineered system

The ME department is pleased to welcome Jesse Austin-Breneman and Shanna Daly, who will be joining the faculty as assistant professors