Faculty

Rayhaneh Akhavan

Rayhaneh Akhavan

Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering

raa@umich.edu

Research Interests: 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.
Ellen Arruda

Ellen Arruda

Professor, Mechanical Engineering; Professor, Macromolecular Science and Engineering; Maria Comninou Collegiate Professor of Mechanical Engineering

arruda@umich.edu

Research Interests: 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.
Arvind Atreya

Arvind Atreya

Professor, Mechanical Engineering

aatreya@umich.edu

Research Interests: 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.
Jesse Austin-Breneman

Jesse Austin-Breneman

Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering

jausbren@umich.edu

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.
Shorya Awtar

Shorya Awtar

Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering

awtar@umich.edu

Research Interests: Precision engineering; mechatronics; flexure mechanisms; high-precision high-bandwidth motion systems for applications in nanometrology and nanomanufacturing; MEMS sensors and actuators; minimally invasive surgery.
Rohini Bala Chandran

Rohini Bala Chandran

Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering

rbchan@umich.edu

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

Research Interests: Solid mechanics including thermoelasticity; elasticity; solidification; contact mechanics; tribology; elastodynamics, fracture; stability of thermoelastic contact; friction, contact of rough surfaces.
Kira Barton

Kira Barton

Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering ; Miller Faculty Scholar

bartonkl@umich.edu

Research Interests: 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
Andre Boehman

Andre Boehman

Professor, Mechanical Engineering; Director, W.E. Lay Automotive Laboratory

boehman@umich.edu

Research Interests: 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
Claus Borgnakke

Claus Borgnakke

Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering

claus@umich.edu

Research Interests: 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.
Diann Brei

Diann Brei

Professor, Mechanical Engineering

dibrei@umich.edu

Research Interests: Design; smart materials and structures; sensor and actuator design; structural dynamics; vibration and noise control; mechatronics, smart mechanisms
Jesse Capecelatro

Jesse Capecelatro

Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering

jcaps@umich.edu

Research Interests: Developing large-scale simulation capabilities for prediction and design of the complex multi-physics and multiphase flows relevant to energy and the environment.
Steve Ceccio

Steve Ceccio

Professor, Mechanical Engineering; Vincent T and Gloria M Gorguze Professor of Engineering; ABS Professor

ceccio@umich.edu

Research Interests: 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.
Nikos Chronis

Nikos Chronis

Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering; Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering; Associate Professor, Macromolecular Science and Engineering

chronis@umich.edu

Research Interests: Bio-MicroElectroMechanical Systems (Bio-MEMS), Lab-On-A-Chip Systems, Microfluidics and Micro-optics, Polymer Micromachining, Bio-imaging and Neural Networks.
Daniel Cooper

Daniel Cooper

Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering

drcooper@umich.edu

Research Interests: My research, which focuses on making impactful contributions to the areas of manufacturing and sustainability, considers multiple scales: identifying significant opportunities to cut emissions and/or costs by conducting large scale analyses on processes, factories and material supply chains, and pursuing a rigorous technical analysis in order to capitalize on the opportunities.
Shanna Daly

Shanna Daly

Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering

srdaly@umich.edu

Research Interests: Front-end design processes; idea generation; creativity and innovation; design cognition; design ethnography; design decision-making; design problem finding and framing; concept development; cross-disciplinary design practices; prototypes; divergent and convergent thinking; design education
Neil Dasgupta

Neil Dasgupta

Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering

ndasgupt@umich.edu

Research Interests: 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
David Dowling

David Dowling

Professor, Mechanical Engineering

drd@umich.edu

Research Interests: Fluid mechanics and acoustics; turbulence and turbulent mixing; fluid-structure interaction, free-surface flows; liquid polymer flow.
Bogdan Epureanu

Bogdan Epureanu

Professor, Mechanical Engineering

epureanu@umich.edu

Research Interests: Research focuses on biological and epidemiological systems, aerospace and automotive structures, and turbomachinery. Examples include creating novel mechano-chemical dynamic models of nanoscale intracellular transport processes, developing the next generation of highly-sensitive diagnosis and monitoring techniques, discovering novel methods for forecasting tipping points in complex systems such as disease epidemics and ecological systems, developing innovative reduced order models of multi-physics systems such as Li-ion batteries and complex structures, creating advanced system identification and control methodologies for smart structures and fluid-structural systems. These blend novel methods and theory with fundamental experiments in linear and nonlinear dynamics from macro to nano-scale.
Yue Fan

Yue Fan

Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering

fanyue@umich.edu

Research Interests: Long time scale atomistic simulation, irradiation defects structure evolution in structure materials, deformation mechanisms and mechanical properties in amorphous system
Jianping Fu

Jianping Fu

Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering; Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering; Associate Professor, Cell and Developmental Biology; Associate Director, Michigan Center for Integrative Research in Critical Care

jpfu@umich.edu

Research Interests: Cell Mechanics and Mechanobiology, Mechanotransduction, Stem Cell Biology, Bioengineering, and BioMEMS
Krishna Garikipati

Krishna Garikipati

Professor, Mechanical Engineering; Professor, Mathematics

krishna@umich.edu

Research Interests: 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.
Vikram Gavini

Vikram Gavini

Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering

vikramg@umich.edu

Research Interests: 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.
Brent Gillespie

Brent Gillespie

Professor, Mechanical Engineering

brentg@umich.edu

Research Interests: Haptic interface and robotics
Karl Grosh

Karl Grosh

Professor, Mechanical Engineering; ME Associate Chair for Facilities, Planning, and DEI; Professor, Biomedical Engineering Department

grosh@umich.edu

Research Interests: Structural acoustics and vibration; finite element methods; electroacoustic transducers; cochlear mechanics; noise control; gear dynamics; contact noise; biomechanics of soft tissue.
S. Jack Hu

S. Jack Hu

Professor, Mechanical Engineering; Professor, Industrial and Operations Engineering; J. Reid and Polly Anderson Professor of Manufacturing; Vice President for Research, University of Michigan

jackhu@umich.edu

Research Interests: 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
Greg Hulbert

Greg Hulbert

Professor, Mechanical Engineering

hulbert@umich.edu

Research Interests: Computational mechanics; finite element methods; structural dynamics; flexible multibody dynamics; dynamic response of composites; vehicle dynamics; engineering mechanics education.
Eric Johnsen

Eric Johnsen

Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering

ejohnsen@umich.edu

Research Interests: 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.
Elijah Kannatey-Asibu Jr.

Elijah Kannatey-Asibu Jr.

Professor, Mechanical Engineering

asibu@umich.edu

Research Interests: Multi-sensor monitoring of manufacturing processes, specifically machining, welding, and laser processing; multiple-beam laser processing.
Massoud Kaviany

Massoud Kaviany

Professor, Mechanical Engineering; Professor, Applied Physics

kaviany@umich.edu

Research Interests: 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, thermal switch, and multidimensional wicks for record conductance and heat flux.
Sridhar Kota

Sridhar Kota

Professor, Mechanical Engineering; Herrick Professor of Engineering; Executive Director, MForesight

kota@umich.edu

Research Interests: Bio-inspired engineering design - soft robots, complaint and shape-adaptive systems; Topology, size and shape optimization of complaint mechanisms - product design for no-assembly; Design for manufacturability; Technology policy and advanced manufacturing.
Katsuo Kurabayashi

Katsuo Kurabayashi

Professor, Mechanical Engineering; Associate Chair for Graduate Education, Mechanical Engineering; Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

katsuo@umich.edu

Research Interests: Microelectromechanical systems; microscale thermal engineering and design; heat transfer in micro/nano structures; semiconductor processing for micromechanical structure fabrication; microfluidic device; sensors and actuators.
Xiaogan Liang

Xiaogan Liang

Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering

xiaoganl@umich.edu

Research Interests: 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
Allen Liu

Allen Liu

Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering; Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering

allenliu@umich.edu

Research Interests: Mechanobiology and mechanotransduction, bottom-up synthetic biology, droplet microfluidics, systems biology of endocytosis and cell migration.
Wei Lu

Wei Lu

Professor, Mechanical Engineering

weilu@umich.edu

Research Interests: 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.
Jyoti Mazumder

Jyoti Mazumder

Professor, Mechanical Engineering; 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

Research Interests: 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.
Edgar Meyhofer

Edgar Meyhofer

Professor, Mechanical Engineering; Professor, Biomedical Engineering

meyhofer@umich.edu

Research Interests: Nanotechnology, bionanotechnology, cellular and molecular biomechanics
Jun Ni

Jun Ni

Professor, Mechanical Engineering; Shien-Ming (Sam) Wu Collegiate Professor of Manufacturing Science; 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

junni@umich.edu

Research Interests: Intelligent Maintenance of Large Industrial Systems; Optimization of Manufacturing Operations; Manufacturing Process Modeling, Analysis and Design; Precision Engineering and Metrology; Quality Control Methods.
Chinedum Okwudire

Chinedum Okwudire

Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering

okwudire@umich.edu

Research Interests: Design and optimization of mechatronic systems, with current applications to sustainable manufacturing and the automotive industry. Research projects include: precision, speed and energy efficiency improvements in motion delivery systems of manufacturing machines; passive and active vibration control in ultra-precision manufacturing machines; modeling and control of electric power assist steering systems; actuator dynamics of gasoline direct injection engines; sustainable manufacturing in less developed countries.
Kenn Oldham

Kenn Oldham

Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering ; Associate Chair for Undergraduate Education, Mechanical Engineering

oldham@umich.edu

Research Interests: MEMS and micro-mechatronic systems; design for controllability; optimal and robust control; micro-robotics; low-power servo control; vibration control; smart structures.
Gabor Orosz

Gabor Orosz

Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering

orosz@umich.edu

Research Interests: 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.
Jwo Pan

Jwo Pan

Professor, Mechanical Engineering

jwo@umich.edu

Research Interests: Fracture and failure of materials, fatigue testing and modeling, constitutive laws for porous and pressure-sensitive materials, sheet metal forming, crankshaft fillet rolling and residual stresses, rolling modeling and fatigue, modeling/testing of fusion welds, solid state welds and mechanical joints, modeling/testing of deformation behavior of lithium-ion battery
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

Research Interests: Design optimization; large scale system synthesis; automotive systems design, including hybrid vehicles; eco-design; product design.
Huei Peng

Huei Peng

Professor, Mechanical Engineering; US Director, US-China Clean Energy Research Center-Clean Vehicle Consortium; Roger L. McCarthy Professor

hpeng@umich.edu

Research Interests: 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.
Noel Perkins

Noel Perkins

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

ncp@umich.edu

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.
Kevin Pipe

Kevin Pipe

Professor, Mechanical Engineering ; Professor, Applied Physics Program; Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department

pipe@umich.edu

Research Interests: 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.
Bogdan Popa

Bogdan Popa

Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering

bipopa@umich.edu

Research Interests: Design, optimization, and dynamics of new generations of engineered materials (metamaterials) that allow improved control over the propagation of acoustic, elastic and electromagnetic waves with applications in biomedical engineering, telecommunications, aero- and underwater acoustics; noise control; smart materials; mechatronics.
Pramod Sangi Reddy

Pramod Sangi Reddy

Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering; Associate Professor, Materials Science and Engineering

pramodr@umich.edu

Research Interests: Nanoscale charge and energy transport, thermoelectric devices, microscale heat transfer, organic photovoltaics, scanning probe microscopy and optics.
C David Remy

C David Remy

Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering

cdremy@umich.edu

Research Interests: 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
Elliott Rouse

Elliott Rouse

Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering

ejrouse@umich.edu

Research Interests: Precision machine design; development of exoskeletons and robotic prostheses; dynamics of human locomotion; biomedical system identification; neural control of movement; biomechanics; human performance augmentation
Kazu Saitou

Kazu Saitou

Professor, Mechanical Engineering

kazu@umich.edu

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.
Jeff Sakamoto

Jeff Sakamoto

Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering

jeffsaka@umich.edu

Research Interests: As a materials scientist and engineer with an interest in synthesis, processing, and functionalization of ceramics and hydrogels, his research is highly interdisciplinary guided by the fields of energy storage/conversion and biomedicine.
Bill Schultz

Bill Schultz

Professor, Mechanical Engineering; Professor, Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering; Faculty Director, Ginsberg Center

schultz@umich.edu

Research Interests: 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.
Albert Shih

Albert Shih

Professor, Mechanical Engineering; Professor, Biomedical Engineering; Associate Chair, Integrative Systems and Design

shiha@umich.edu

Research Interests: Design and manufacturing; biomedical device design; biomedical manufacturing; medical innovation; surgical thermal management; machining of advanced engineering materials; micro manufacturing; precision engineering; optical metrology.
Alex Shorter

Alex Shorter

Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering

kshorter@umich.edu

Research Interests: Design, Fabrication, Control and Evaluation of Human Assist Devices, Gait Analysis, Biomechanics, Instrument Design.
Volker Sick

Volker Sick

Professor, Mechanical Engineering; Arthur F. Thurnau Professor, Mechanical Engineering; Associate Vice President for Research, Natural Sciences and Engineering, UMOR; Co-Director, General Motors Engine Systems Research Collaborative Research Laboratory

vsick@umich.edu

Research Interests: 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.
Donald Siegel

Donald Siegel

Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering

djsiege@umich.edu

Research Interests: 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
Kathleen Sienko

Kathleen Sienko

Professor, Mechanical Engineering; Arthur F. Thurnau Professor, Mechanical Engineering; Miller Faculty Scholar Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering; Miller Faculty Scholar Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering

sienko@umich.edu

Research Interests: 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.
Steve Skerlos

Steve Skerlos

Professor, Mechanical Engineering; Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering; Arthur F. Thurnau Professor, Mechanical Engineering

skerlos@umich.edu

Research Interests: 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.
Anna Stefanopoulou

Anna Stefanopoulou

Professor, Mechanical Engineering; William Clay Ford Professor of Manufacturing; Director, Automotive Research Center

annastef@umich.edu

Research Interests: Estimation and control of internal combustion engines and electrochemical processes such as fuel cells and batteries
Jeffrey Stein

Jeffrey Stein

Professor, Mechanical Engineering; Associate Director, Automotive Research Center

stein@umich.edu

Research Interests: 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.
Michael Thouless

Michael Thouless

Professor, Mechanical Engineering; Professor, Materials Science and Engineering; Arthur F. Thurnau Professor, Mechanical Engineering; Janine Johnson Weins Professor

thouless@umich.edu

Research Interests: 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.
Dawn Tilbury

Dawn Tilbury

Professor, Mechanical Engineering; Chair, Steering Committee on Advanced Manufacturing; Professor, Electrical Engineering & Computer Science

tilbury@umich.edu

Research Interests: 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.
Ramanarayan Vasudevan

Ramanarayan Vasudevan

Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering

ramv@umich.edu

Research Interests: Optimization, modeling, design and control of nonlinear and hybrid dynamical systems especially as related to human and robot interaction with one another and the environment; specific applications include the locomotion of legged robots, driver modeling for retraining and semiautonomous vehicle active safety systems, and the development of techniques to automate diagnostic and rehabilitative tasks.
Angela Violi

Angela Violi

Professor, Mechanical Engineering; Professor, Chemical Engineering; Professor, Biomedical Engineering; Professor, Macromolecular Science and Engineering; Professor, Applied Physics; Professor, Biophysics

avioli@umich.edu

Research Interests: 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.
Kon-Well Wang

Kon-Well Wang

Professor, Mechanical Engineering; Tim Manganello/BorgWarner Department Chair, Mechanical Engineering; Stephen P. Timoshenko Collegiate Professor of Mechanical Engineering

kwwang@umich.edu

Research Interests: Structural dynamics and vibration, metastable and multi-stable metastructures, vibration energy harvesting, adaptive material systems, structural control and health monitoring, vehicle system dynamics and controls.
Alan Wineman

Alan Wineman

Professor, Mechanical Engineering; Arthur F. Thurnau Professor, Mechanical Engineering

lardan@umich.edu

Research Interests: 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.
Margaret Wooldridge

Margaret Wooldridge

Professor, Mechanical Engineering; Arthur F. Thurnau Professor, Mechanical Engineering

mswool@umich.edu

Research Interests: 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.