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Solomon Adera
Solomon AderaAssistant Professor, Mechanical Engineeringsadera@umich.eduResearch Interests: Adera obtained his Ph. D. in Mechanical Engineering from MIT and has worked as a postdoc in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Harvard University. His research interests include fundamental studies of heat and mass transfer, fluid-structure interactions and water-energy systems.
Alauddin Ahmed
Alauddin AhmedAssistant Research Scientist, Mechanical Engineeringalauddin@umich.eduResearch Interests: Applied machine learning and data mining for high-performance materials discovery; purpose-built hypothetical materials design for energy storage; structure-property-performance relationships; physicochemical properties of chemical compounds; solvation thermodynamics; systems far from equilibrium; phase equilibria; high-throughput and high-performance computing; computational algorithm and methods development; integrated computational framework for materials discovery and design; big data infrastructure for materials discovery.
Rayhaneh Akhavan
Rayhaneh AkhavanAssociate Professor, Mechanical Engineeringraa@umich.eduResearch Interests: Fluid mechanics; turbulence physics, modeling, and control; bio-mimetic fluid dynamics; multi-scale modeling and simulation, including direct, large-eddy and stochastic simulations; pseudo-spectral and lattice Boltzmann methods; parallel computing.
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John AllisonProfessor, Mechanical Engineering
Professor, Materials Science and Engineering
William F. Hosford Professor of Materials Science and Engineering
johnea@umich.eduResearch Interests: Understanding the inter-relationships between processing, alloying, microstructure and properties in metallic materials – and in incorporating this knowledge into computational tools for use in research, education and engineering.
Ellen Arruda
Ellen ArrudaTim Manganello/BorgWarner Department Chair, Mechanical Engineering
Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Professor, Biomedical Engineering
Professor, Program in Macromolecular Science and Engineering
Maria Comninou Collegiate Professor of Mechanical Engineering
arruda@umich.eduResearch 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.
James Ashton-Miller
James Ashton-MillerResearch Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Albert Schultz Collegiate Research Professor & Distinguished Research Scientist
Associate Vice President - Research Policy and Compliance, OVPR
Director, Biomechanics Research Laboratory
jaam@umich.eduResearch Interests: 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.
Jesse Austin-Breneman
Jesse Austin-BrenemanAssistant Professor, Mechanical Engineeringjausbren@umich.eduResearch 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 AwtarProfessor, Mechanical Engineeringawtar@umich.eduResearch 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 ChandranAssistant Professor, Mechanical Engineeringrbchan@umich.eduResearch Interests: Thermal and fluid sciences, multiscale computational model development, radiative heat transfer, optics, chemical kinetics of heterogeneous reactions, electrochemical engineering, semiconductor physics
Mihaela Banu
Mihaela BanuResearch Professor, Mechanical Engineeringmbanu@umich.eduResearch Interests: 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.
James Barber
James BarberProfessor, Mechanical Engineering
Arthur F. Thurnau Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Jon R. & Beverly S. Holt Professor, College of Engineering
jbarber@umich.eduResearch Interests: Solid mechanics including thermoelasticity; elasticity; solidification; contact mechanics; tribology; elastodynamics, fracture; stability of thermoelastic contact; friction, contact of rough surfaces.
Kira Barton
Kira BartonAssociate Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Miller Faculty Scholar
bartonkl@umich.eduResearch 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
Michael Bernitsas
Michael BernitsasProfessor, Mechanical Engineering
Mortimer E Cooley Collegiate Professor, Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering
michaelb@umich.eduResearch Interests: 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
Andre Boehman
Andre BoehmanProfessor, Mechanical Engineering
Director, W.E. Lay Automotive Laboratory
boehman@umich.eduResearch 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 BorgnakkeAssociate Professor Emeritus, Mechanical Engineeringclaus@umich.eduResearch 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 BreiProfessor, Mechanical Engineeringdibrei@umich.eduResearch Interests: Design; smart materials and structures; sensor and actuator design; structural dynamics; vibration and noise control; mechatronics, smart mechanisms
Ashley Bucsek
Ashley BucsekAssistant Professor, Mechanical Engineeringabucsek@umich.eduResearch Interests: Mechanical behavior of materials; micromechanical modeling; in situ/in operando characterization including X-ray imaging and diffraction; functional materials; lightweight structural metals; shape memory alloys; phase transformations; energy conversion
Jesse Capecelatro
Jesse CapecelatroAssistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Assistant Professor, Aerospace Engineering
jcaps@umich.eduResearch Interests: Fluid mechanics, with an emphasis on computational methods, multiphase and granular flow, turbulence, combustion, and high-performance computing. Applications include renewable energy, carbon capture, environmental flows, aerosols, turbomachinery, and space.
Steve Ceccio
Steve CeccioProfessor, Mechanical Engineering
Professor, Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering
Vincent T and Gloria M Gorguze Professor of Engineering
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
ceccio@umich.eduResearch 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.
Erin Cech
Erin CechAssociate Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Associate Professor, Sociology
ecech@umich.eduResearch Interests: Gender and Sexuality; Inequalities and Stratification; Sociology of Culture; Theory, Knowledge, and Science; Work, Economy, and Organizations; Mixed Methods; Sociology; Administration
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Michael ChenProfessor Emeritus, Mechanical Engineeringmmchen@umich.eduResearch Interests: 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.
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John ClarkProfessor Emeritus, Mechanical Engineeringjaclark@umich.eduResearch Interests: Heat transfer, thermodynamics, solar energy, solar thermal processes, solar systems design, economics, multi-phase systems, thermal recovery heat exchangers.
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David ColeAssociate Professor Emeritus, Mechanical EngineeringResearch Interests: Strategic issues related to the restructuring of the North American industry and trends in globalization, technology, market factors, and human resource requirements.
Rhima Coleman
Rhima ColemanAssociate Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering
rhimacol@umich.eduResearch Interests: My research is focused on investigation 2 key areas of manipulating cell behavior for cartilage tissue regeneration: 1) genetic reprogramming of cells; and 2) cell-matrix interactions.
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Maria ComninouProfessor Emerita, Theoretical and Applied Mechanicscomninou@umich.eduResearch Interests: Elasticity; elastodynamics; fracture mechanics; dislocations; fatigue.
Daniel Cooper
Daniel CooperAssistant Professor, Mechanical Engineeringdrcooper@umich.eduResearch 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 DalyAssociate Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Miller Faculty Scholar
srdaly@umich.eduResearch Interests: Front-end design processes; idea generation; engineering creativity and innovation; divergent and convergent thinking; design cognition; socially-engaged design; socio-technical engineering skillsets; design ethnography; design problem finding and framing; concept development; cross-disciplinary design practices; prototypes; design education.
Neil Dasgupta
Neil DasguptaAssociate Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Associate Professor, Materials Science and Engineering
Miller Faculty Scholar
ndasgupt@umich.eduResearch 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
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Joseph DatskoProfessor Emeritus, Mechanical Engineeringjdatsko@umich.eduResearch Interests: Manufacturing processes, mechanical properties of materials, modeling of the manufacturing processes, effect of processing on the strength of fabricated parts.
Cheri Deng
Cheri DengProfessor, Mechanical Engineering
Professor, Biomedical Engineering
cxdeng@umich.eduResearch Interests: Research and development in the field of biomedical ultrasound; understanding of the processes and mechanism involved in ultrasound interaction with biological systems for the purpose of developing efficient techniques for diagnosis and treatment of human diseases; ultrasound mediated drug and gene delivery for cancer treatment and gene therapy, high intensity focus ultrasound ablation of cardiac arrhythmias such as atrial fibrillation, as well as quantitative ultrasound imaging for improved pancreatic cancer detection.
Pingsha Dong
Pingsha DongProfessor, Mechanical Engineering
Professor, Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering
Director, Welded Structures Laboratory
dongp@umich.eduResearch Interests: Advanced design and analysis methods for fabricated structures; geometric discontinuity, and residual stresses; fracture mechanics based Engineering Critical Assessment (FFS) methodologies for life extension of aging structures through Fitness-for-Service (FFS) based, inspection, assessment, repair, and monitoring; Advanced computational computational procedures for integrated evaluation of material characteristics, manufacturing process effects, and structural performance; Novel analysis methods for characterizing residual stresses and distortions in welded structures and effective mitigation techniques
David Dowling
David DowlingProfessor, Mechanical Engineeringdrd@umich.eduResearch Interests: Fluid mechanics and acoustics; turbulence and turbulent mixing; fluid-structure interaction, free-surface flows; liquid polymer flow.
Paolo Elvati
Paolo ElvatiAssociate Research Scientist, Mechanical Engineeringelvati@umich.eduResearch Interests: Cellular membranes of human cells and several classes of small pollutants/drug-like molecules (e.g., carbonaceous nanoparticles, dendrimers, surfactants); Develop a procedure to automatically reduce the complexity of extended kinetic reaction network employing biased MD and AIMD.
Bogdan Epureanu
Bogdan EpureanuProfessor, Mechanical Engineering
Arthur F. Thurnau Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Director, Automotive Research Center
epureanu@umich.eduResearch 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.
Tulga Ersal
Tulga ErsalAssociate Research Scientist, Mechanical Engineeringtersal@umich.eduResearch Interests: 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.
Jon Estrada
Jon EstradaAssistant Professor, Mechanical Engineeringjbestrad@umich.eduResearch Interests: Experimental mechanics of soft and bio-materials, material characterization including high speed rheometry, magnetic resonance, and inverse techniques, inertial cavitation dynamics, photoacoustic and laser microscopy, cell mechanics, image processing techniques, digital image and volume correlation
Yue Fan
Yue FanAssistant Professor, Mechanical Engineeringfanyue@umich.eduResearch Interests: Long time scale atomistic simulation, irradiation defects structure evolution in structure materials, deformation mechanisms and mechanical properties in amorphous system
Nima Fazeli
Nima FazeliAssistant Professor, Mechanical Engineeringnfz@umich.eduResearch Interests: Robotic Manipulation, inference and state-estimation, physics-based learning and semantic AI, controls for hybrid systems, contact modeling for robots interactions.
Evgueni Filipov
Evgueni FilipovAssistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Assistant Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
filipov@umich.eduResearch Interests: My research interests lie in the field of deployable and reconfigurable structural systems. Folding and adaptable structures based on the principles of origami can have practical applications ranging in scale and discipline from biomedical robotics to deployable architecture.
Theodor Freiheit
Theodor FreiheitResearch Associate Professortfreihei@umich.eduResearch Interests: Manufacturing systems engineering. Design of manufacturing and service systems. Reliability and productivity. Markov chain models, including the application of predictive control. Interaction between manufacturing process parameters and failure modes. Product quality. The influence of production system approaches across industries. Applications of controls to manufacturing systems. Design theory and methodology. Product development. New product design. Design of machine components and systems. The influence of designer personality and environment on design outcomes. Engineering Management - with a particular interest in product development. Lean product design. Interaction of business, product, and process in engineering systems. Products design for flexible manufacturing systems.
Jianping Fu
Jianping FuProfessor, Mechanical Engineering
Professor, Biomedical Engineering
Professor, Cell and Developmental Biology
jpfu@umich.eduResearch Interests: Cell Mechanics, Mechanobiology, Stem Cell Bioengineering, Developmental Bioengineering, and BioMEMS
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Miguel Funes LoraResearch Investigator, Mechanical
Krishna Garikipati
Krishna GarikipatiProfessor, Mechanical Engineering
Professor, Mathematics
krishna@umich.eduResearch 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 GaviniProfessor, Mechanical Engineering
Professor, Materials Science and Engineering
vikramg@umich.eduResearch 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.
Yogesh Gianchandani
Yogesh GianchandaniProfessor, Mechanical Engineering
Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Brent Gillespie
Brent GillespieProfessor, Mechanical Engineeringbrentg@umich.eduResearch Interests: Haptic interface and robotics
Steven Goldstein
Steven GoldsteinProfessor Emeritus, Mechanical Engineering
Professor Emeritus, Biomedical Engineering
Henry Ruppenthal Family Professor Emeritus, Orthopaedic Surgery and Bioengineering
Jerard Gordon
Jerard GordonAssistant Professor, Mechanical Engineeringjerardvg@umich.eduResearch Interests: Process-structure-property relationships of advanced materials; metal additive manufacturing; in-situ property evaluation; experimental and computational mechanics; materials discovery; design and manufacturing.
Eleni Gourgou
Eleni GourgouAssistant Research Scientist, Mechanical Engineeringegourgou@umich.eduResearch Interests: I. Cell physiology of micro-interference & technology inspired approach of cell physiology : use of nanoparticles to interrogate physiological systems, neurophysiology by the use of microfluidics, neuronal function under stress, cell physiology under stress. II. Non-linear dynamics in biological systems of various scales: neuronal circuits and axonal transport dynamics, modeling of calcium dynamics, small model organisms' manipulation. III. Memory and learning in invertebrate model organisms.
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William GraebelProfessor Emeritus, Mechanical Engineeringgraebel@umich.eduResearch Interests: Fluid mechanics, including computational fluid dynamics, heat pumps, thermoelectrics, computer modeling.
Robert Gregg
Robert GreggAssociate Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Associate Director for Graduate Education, Michigan Robotics
Director, Locomotor Control Systems Laboratory
rdgregg@umich.eduResearch Interests: Wearable Robots, Legged Robots, Prosthetics & Orthotics, Bipedal Locomotion, Nonlinear Control Theory, Rehabilitation Engineering
Jessy Grizzle
Jessy GrizzleProfessor, Mechanical Engineering
Elmer G Gilbert Distinguished University Professor of Engineering
Jerry W and Carol L Levin Professor of Engineering
Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Director Academic Program, Robotics Institute
grizzle@umich.eduResearch Interests: Analysis and feedback control of nonlinear systems; control of bipedal robot locomotion; automotive powertrain control; hybrid electric vehicles; nonlinear discrete-time systems.
Karl Grosh
Karl GroshProfessor, Mechanical Engineering
ME Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) Lead
Professor, Biomedical Engineering Department
grosh@umich.eduResearch Interests: Cochlear mechanics and hearing; acoustic and vibrational transducers; prosthetics and sensors for biomedical applications; MEMS; distributed, active metamaterials; mechanics and computational mechanics; structural acoustics.
Jay Guo
Jay GuoProfessor, Mechanical Engineering
Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Professor, Macromolecular Science and Engineering
Professor, Applied Physics
guo@umich.eduResearch Interests: Polymer-based photonic devices and sensor applications, organic photovoltaics, plasmonic nanophotonics/metamaterials, nanomanufacturing technologies and applications.
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Robert HessProfessor Emeritus, Mechanical Engineeringhess@umich.eduResearch Interests: Dynamics and control systems, biomechanics of humans.
James Holly, Jr.
James Holly, Jr.Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineeringjhollyjr@umich.eduResearch Interests: My research is interdisciplinary, using scholarship in education, engineering, and Black studies, I study methods of counteracting anti-Black racism within mechanical engineering study and practice. Specific topics include: Black-centered design, pre-college engineering instruction, eco-centric materials and decision-making, sociotransformative engineering.
Jingwen Hu
Jingwen HuResearch Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Research Associate Professor, UMTRI
jwhu@umich.eduResearch Interests: - Impact/Injury Biomechanics: Parametric Human Modeling, Statistical Injury Data Analysis, Cadaver/Volunteer/Dummy Testing - Occupant Protection: Restraint Design Optimization, Rear Seat Occupants, Oblique Impacts, Adaptive Restraint Design, Active and Passive Safety Integration, Tactical Vehicle Safety, Vulnerable Populations, Automated Vehicles, Child Seat Design, Rollover Crashes - Others: Pediatric Fall and Child Abuse, Seat Comfort, Computer Aided Surgery
S. Jack Hu
S. Jack HuProfessor Emeritus, Mechanical Engineering
Professor Emeritus, Industrial and Operations Engineering
J. Reid and Polly Anderson Professor Emeritus of Manufacturing
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
Xun (Ryan) Huan
Xun (Ryan) HuanAssistant Professor, Mechanical Engineeringxhuan@umich.eduResearch Interests: Uncertainty quantification, data-driven modeling, numerical optimization, optimal experimental design, Bayesian analysis, machine learning
Greg Hulbert
Greg HulbertProfessor, Mechanical Engineeringhulbert@umich.eduResearch Interests: Computational mechanics; finite element methods; structural dynamics; flexible multibody dynamics; dynamic response of composites; vehicle dynamics; engineering mechanics education.
Eric Johnsen
Eric JohnsenAssociate Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Associate Chair for Undergraduate Education, Mechanical Engineering
ejohnsen@umich.eduResearch 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 Emeritus, Mechanical Engineeringasibu@umich.eduResearch Interests: Multi-sensor monitoring of manufacturing processes, specifically machining, welding, and laser processing; multiple-beam laser processing.
Massoud Kaviany
Massoud KavianyProfessor, Mechanical Engineering
Professor, Applied Physics
kaviany@umich.eduResearch 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.
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Noboru KikuchiProfessor Emeritus, Mechanical Engineering
Roger L. McCarthy Professor Emeritus of Mechanical Engineering
kikuchi@umich.eduResearch Interests: 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.
Yoram Koren
Yoram KorenProfessor Emeritus, Mechanical Engineering
James J. Duderstadt Distinguished University Professor Emeritus of Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering
Paul G. Goebel Professor Emeritus of Engineering, Mechanical Engineering
Director, NSF Engineering Research Center for Reconfigurable Manufacturing Systems
ykoren@umich.eduResearch Interests: Reconfigurable manufacturing systems; global manufacturing; flexible automation; sensing and controls of machining processes; generation of complex surfaces in CNC
Sridhar Kota
Sridhar KotaProfessor Emeritus, Mechanical Engineering
Herrick Professor Emeritus of Engineering
Executive Director, MForesight
kota@umich.eduResearch 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.
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Julia KramerAssistant Professor, Mechanical EngineeringResearch Interests: Starting 8/28/2023
Grant Kruger
Grant KrugerAssistant Research Scientist, Mechanical Engineeringghkruger@umich.eduResearch Interests: Biomedical design and manufacturing; Digital health; Wearable technology; Intelligent systems; Robotics
Katsuo Kurabayashi
Katsuo KurabayashiProfessor, Mechanical Engineering
Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
katsuo@umich.eduResearch 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.
David Kwabi
David KwabiAssistant Professor, Mechanical Engineeringdkwabi@umich.eduResearch Interests: Electrochemistry, energy storage materials, CO2 capture and storage, electrodeposition, solar energy conversion, organic batteries, renewable energy, climate change mitigation
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Edward LadyProfessor Emeritus, Mechanical Engineeringerlady@umich.eduResearch Interests: Thermal sciences, power systems, cryogenics, boiling heat transfer, superconducting power transmission.
Ronald Larson
Ronald LarsonProfessor, Mechanical Engineering
Professor, Chemical Engineering
Professor, Macromolecular Science & Engineering
George Granger Brown Professor of Chemical Engineering
A H White Distinguished University Professor of Chemical Engineering
rlarson@umich.eduResearch Interests: Complex fluids, polymers, fluid mechanics, surfactants, biomolecules, transport theory, rheology, instabilities, constitutive theory.
George Lavoie
George LavoieResearch Scientist, Mechanical Engineeringglavoie@umich.eduResearch Interests: 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.
Xiaogan Liang
Xiaogan LiangAssociate Professor, Mechanical Engineeringxiaoganl@umich.eduResearch 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 LiuAssociate Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering
allenliu@umich.eduResearch Interests: Mechanobiology and mechanotransduction, bottom-up synthetic biology, droplet microfluidics, systems biology of endocytosis and cell migration.
Wei Lu
Wei LuProfessor, Mechanical Engineeringweilu@umich.eduResearch Interests: Energy storage and electrochemistry; simulation of nano/microstructure evolution; mechanics in nano/micro systems; advanced manufacturing; mechanical properties and performance of advanced materials and relation to microstructures.
Jon Luntz
Jon LuntzLecturer III, Mechanical Engineering
Associate Research Scientist, Mechanical Engineering
jluntz@umich.eduResearch Interests: Mechamatronic system design methodology; smart materials and structures
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Zheng-Dong MaResearch Scientist Emeritus, Mechanical Engineeringmazd@umich.eduResearch Interests: 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.
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Herman MerteProfessor Emeritus, Mechanical Engineeringmerte@umich.eduResearch Interests: 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.
Edgar Meyhofer
Edgar MeyhoferProfessor, Mechanical Engineering
Professor, Biomedical Engineering
meyhofer@umich.eduResearch Interests: Nanotechnology, bionanotechnology, cellular and molecular biomechanics
Robert Middleton
Robert MiddletonAssistant Research Scientist, Mechanical Engineeringrjmidd@umich.eduResearch Interests: Combustion, focusing primarily on automotive engines. Simulations of spark ignited and advanced autoignition combustion modes using 1D models and 3D CFD including large scale parallel simulations. Impact of fuel properties and kinetics on engine efficiency and emissions.
Amit Misra
Amit MisraProfessor, Mechanical Engineering
Professor, Materials Science & Engineering
Department Chair, Materials Science & Engineering
amitmis@umich.eduResearch Interests: Research focuses on light-weight structural materials, radiation-damage tolerant materials, high strength and high electrical conductivity materials and other metal-based multiphase and composite materials, with emphasis on designing materials with enhanced functionality through understanding and control of interface and defect phenomena.
Talia Moore
Talia MooreAssistant Professor, Mechanical Engineeringtaliaym@umich.eduResearch Interests: Dynamics of terrestrial locomotion, arrhythmic and transient locomotion, bio-inspired design, soft robotics, animal-robot interaction.
James Moyne
James MoyneAssociate Research Scientist, Mechanical Engineeringmoyne@umich.eduResearch Interests: 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.
Jun Ni
Jun NiProfessor, 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.eduResearch Interests: Intelligent Maintenance of Large Industrial Systems; Optimization of Manufacturing Operations; Manufacturing Process Modeling, Analysis and Design; Precision Engineering and Metrology; Quality Control Methods.
Lauro Ojeda
Lauro OjedaAssociate Research Scientist, Mechanical Engineeringlojeda@umich.eduResearch Interests: Mobile robotics, position estimation, sensor fusion, adaptive systems, control systems, simulation and digital signal processing.
Chinedum Okwudire
Chinedum OkwudireAssociate Professor, Mechanical Engineeringokwudire@umich.eduResearch Interests: Manufacturing Automation: with key applications in 3-D printing, nano-positioning, machining, and smart manufacturing systems; Vehicle Automation: with key applications in electric power assist steering, steer-by-wire, and electric vehicle charging.
Kenn Oldham
Kenn OldhamProfessor, Mechanical Engineeringoldham@umich.eduResearch 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 OroszAssociate Professor, Mechanical Engineeringorosz@umich.eduResearch Interests: Nonlinear dynamics and control, time delay systems, reinforcement learning, connected and automated vehicles, traffic flow, biological networks.
Jwo Pan
Jwo PanProfessor, Mechanical Engineeringjwo@umich.eduResearch 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 PapalambrosProfessor, Mechanical Engineering
James B Angell Distinguished University Professor & Donald C Graham Professor
Professor of Art and Design
Professor of Architecture
pyp@umich.eduResearch Interests: Design optimization; large scale system synthesis; automotive systems design, including hybrid vehicles; eco-design; product design.
Young Geun Park
Young Geun ParkAssistant Research Scientist, Mechanical Engineeringygpark@umich.eduResearch Interests: Optofluidics; Functional Nanomaterials; Bioinspired Active Optical System; Solar Optics Based Active Panel for Energy Harvesting and Storage: Integrated Molecular Detection System
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Donald PattersonProfessor Emeritus, Mechanical EngineeringResearch Interests: Internal combustion engines, emissions.
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Raymond PearsonProfessor Emeritus, Department of Physical Medicine
Professor Emeritus, Mechanical Engineering
Research Interests: Automatic control of mechanical systems, mechanical design, biomechanics, design of prosthetic and orthotic devices.
Huei Peng
Huei PengProfessor, Mechanical Engineering
US Director, US-China Clean Energy Research Center-Clean Vehicle Consortium
Roger L. McCarthy Professor
U-M MCity Director
hpeng@umich.eduResearch 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 PerkinsProfessor Emeritus, Mechanical Engineering
Arthur F. Thurnau Professor Emeritus, Mechanical Engineering
Donald T. Greenwood Collegiate Professor Emeritus of Mechanical Engineering
ncp@umich.eduResearch 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.
Marc Perlin
Marc PerlinProfessor Emeritus, Mechanical Engineering
Professor Emeritus, Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering
Professor Emeritus, Civil and Environmental Engineering
perlin@umich.eduResearch Interests: Nonlinear water-wave dynamics, contact-line dynamics, drag-reduction technologies, and coastal engineering.
Kevin Pipe
Kevin PipeProfessor, Mechanical Engineering
Professor, Applied Physics Program
Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department
Director of Graduate Degree Programs, College of Engineering
pipe@umich.eduResearch 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 PopaAssistant Professor, Mechanical Engineeringbipopa@umich.eduResearch 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.
Venkat Raman
Venkat RamanProfessor, Mechanical Engineering
Professor, Aerospace Engineering
ramanvr@umich.eduResearch Interests: Development of computational models for turbulent reacting flows with application to aircraft and scramjet engines, stationary power generation, and synthesis of novel materials. High-performance supercomputers and detailed numerical simulations to study the performance of combustion devices. Recent focus in the areas of numerical error analysis, uncertainty quantification, and failure predictions, aimed towards modeling catastrophic and rare events in complex devices and natural systems.
Pramod Sangi Reddy
Pramod Sangi ReddyProfessor, Mechanical Engineering
Professor, Materials Science and Engineering
Associate Chair for Research
pramodr@umich.eduResearch Interests: Nanoscale charge and energy transport, thermoelectric devices, microscale heat transfer, organic photovoltaics, scanning probe microscopy and optics.
Elliott Rouse
Elliott RouseAssistant Professor, Mechanical Engineeringejrouse@umich.eduResearch 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 SaitouProfessor, Mechanical Engineering
Associate Chair for Graduate Education, Mechanical Engineering
kazu@umich.eduResearch 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 SakamotoAssociate Professor, Mechanical Engineeringjeffsaka@umich.eduResearch 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.
Ulrich Scheven
Ulrich SchevenAssociate Research Scientist, Mechanical Engineeringuscheven@umich.eduResearch Interests: Development and use of quantitative nuclear magnetic resonance techniques to explore and constrain the physics of displacements (1) in full volume non-linear elasticity in soft tissues, tendons, ligaments, polymers, elastomers; (2) in Newtonian and non-Newtonian fluid flow and tracer transport within natural and manufactured porous media.
Bill Schultz
Bill SchultzProfessor, Mechanical Engineering
Professor, Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering
Faculty Director, Ginsberg Center
schultz@umich.eduResearch 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 ShihProfessor, Mechanical Engineering
Professor, Biomedical Engineering
Faculty Member, Integrative Systems and Design
shiha@umich.eduResearch 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 ShorterAssistant Professor, Mechanical Engineeringkshorter@umich.eduResearch Interests: Design, Fabrication, Control and Evaluation of Human Assist Devices, Gait Analysis, Biomechanics, Instrument Design.
Volker Sick
Volker SickProfessor, Mechanical Engineering
Arthur F. Thurnau Professor, Mechanical Engineering
DTE Energy Professor of Advanced Energy Research
Director, Global CO2 Initiative
vsick@umich.eduResearch Interests: Accelerating deployments of CO2-utilization technologies that will innovate existing infrastructure and manufacturing processes, thereby finding sustainable decarbonization solutions to help address the climate crisis. Developing and applying optical measurement techniques for studies of mass and energy transfer as well as diseases of the human eye.
Jason Siegel
Jason SiegelAssociate Research Scientist, Mechanical Engineeringsiegeljb@umich.eduResearch Interests: I am working modeling and control of Lithium-Ion batteries. I use neutron imaging to better understand how Lithium is distributed throughout the electrode in high power applications.
Kathleen Sienko
Kathleen SienkoProfessor, Mechanical Engineering
Arthur F. Thurnau Professor, Mechanical Engineering
sienko@umich.eduResearch Interests: Sensory augmentation, rehabilitation engineering, biomechanics, medical device design (emphasis on global health contexts and task-shifting devices), design science, engineering design education
Steve Skerlos
Steve SkerlosProfessor, Mechanical Engineering
Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Arthur F. Thurnau Professor, Mechanical Engineering
skerlos@umich.eduResearch 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 StefanopoulouProfessor, Mechanical Engineering
William Clay Ford Professor of Technology
annastef@umich.eduResearch Interests: Estimation and control of internal combustion engines and electrochemical processes such as fuel cells and batteries
Jeffrey Stein
Jeffrey SteinProfessor, Mechanical Engineeringstein@umich.eduResearch 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.
Jing Sun
Jing SunProfessor, Mechanical Engineering
Michael G. Parsons Collegiate Professor of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering
Chair, Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering
jingsun@umich.eduResearch Interests: Control system development and optimization for marine and automotive propulsion systems, with focus on system modeling, identification, control algorithm development and integration, control system rapid prototyping and experimental validation; Modeling, control and optimization of electrified vehicles, with emphasis on transient energy management for mobile applications; Adaptive control theory, with focus on algorithm and tool development aiming at improved transient performance and convergence properties; Advanced control methodologies, including optimal control and nonlinear control, and their real-time applications to marine and automotive systems.
Sita Syal
Sita SyalAssistant Professor, Mechanical Engineeringsyalsm@umich.eduResearch Interests: ***Starting 8/29/2022*** Energy justice and equity, sustainable energy and mobility systems, human-centered design methods, design needfinding, socially-engaged design, community engagement, optimization, cost modeling, agent-based modeling, uncertainty quantification, multi-attribute decision making, energy policy.
Wenda Tan
Wenda TanAssistant Professor, Mechanical
Alan Taub
Alan TaubProfessor, Mechanical Engineering
Professor, Materials Science and Engineering
alantaub@umich.eduResearch Interests: My major research interest is in understanding the inter-relationships between processing, microstructure and properties in materials; with an emphasis on mechanical, electrical and magnetic applications. Present research focus is on lightweight structures for land, sea and air transportation applications. Projects include incremental forming of sheet metal and nano-particle additions to aluminum alloys. For polymer composites, we are studying the effect of carbon nanotube and graphene additions to polymer composites utilizing electrical and magnetic fields to produce oriented particles for improved mechanical properties.
Michael Thouless
Michael ThoulessProfessor, Mechanical Engineering
Professor, Materials Science and Engineering
Arthur F. Thurnau Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Janine Johnson Weins Professor
ME Associate Chair for Facilities and Planning
thouless@umich.eduResearch 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 TilburyProfessor, Mechanical Engineering
Professor, Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
tilbury@umich.eduResearch 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.
Serife Tol
Serife TolAssistant Professor, Mechanical Engineeringstol@umich.eduResearch Interests: Dynamical systems, smart materials, metamaterials, phononic crystals, electromechanical systems, energy harvesting, mechanical vibrations, wave propagation
Aaron Towne
Aaron TowneAssistant Professor, Mechanical Engineeringtowne@umich.eduResearch Interests: Fluid mechanics, low-order modeling, flow control
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Nicolas TriantafyllidisProfessor Emeritus, Mechanical Engineering
Professor Emeritus, Aerospace Engineering
Galip Ulsoy
Galip UlsoyProfessor Emeritus, Mechanical Engineering
C.D. Mote Jr. Distinguished University Professor Emeritus, Mechanical Engineering
William Clay Ford Professor Emeritus of Manufacturing
Deputy Director, NSF Engineering Research Center for Reconfigurable Machining Systems
ulsoy@umich.eduResearch Interests: Modeling, analysis and control of dynamic systems; rotating or translating elastic systems; manufacturing automation; vehicle control.
Michael Umbriac
Michael UmbriacLEO Lecturer IV, Mechanical Engineeringmumbriac@umich.eduResearch Interests: Lecturer for ME250 and ME350 (Design and Manufacturing)
Ramanarayan Vasudevan
Ramanarayan VasudevanAssociate Professor, Mechanical Engineeringramv@umich.eduResearch 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.
Hugo G. Villasanti
Hugo G. VillasantiAssistant Professor, Mechanical Engineeringhugov@umich.eduResearch Interests: Starting 1/1/2022
Angela Violi
Angela VioliProfessor, Mechanical Engineering
Professor, Chemical Engineering
Professor, Biomedical Engineering
Professor, Macromolecular Science and Engineering
Professor, Applied Physics
Professor, Biophysics
Arthur F. Thurnau Professor, Mechanical Engineering
avioli@umich.eduResearch 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.
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Anthony WaasProfessor, Mechanical Engineering
Felix Pawlowski Collegiate Professor, Aerospace Engineering
Kon-Well Wang
Kon-Well WangProfessor, Mechanical Engineering
Stephen P. Timoshenko Collegiate Professor of Mechanical Engineering
kwwang@umich.eduResearch Interests: Structural dynamics and controls, including the emerging fields of programmable matters, mechano-intelligence, metastable metastructures, origami dynamics, and adaptive structural & materials systems, with applications in vibration & noise controls, wave manipulation & steering, vibration energy harvesting, structural health monitoring, and vehicle & robotic systems.
Thomas Wang
Thomas WangAssociate Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Associate Professor, Internal Medicine
Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering
thomaswa@umich.eduResearch Interests: Biomedical instrument design, imaging systems, micro-optics, bio-microelectromechanical systems (bio-MEMS), miniature sensors, mirrors and actuators
Alan Wineman
Alan WinemanProfessor Emeritus, Mechanical Engineeringlardan@umich.eduResearch 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 WooldridgeProfessor, Mechanical Engineering
Arthur F. Thurnau Professor, Mechanical Engineering
mswool@umich.eduResearch 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.
Shaobing Xu
Shaobing XuAssistant Research Scientist, Mechanical Engineeringxushao@umich.eduResearch Interests: Motion control, path planning and decision making of autonomous cars; optimal control and optimization theory; reinforcement learning; eco-driving; design and development of connected automated vehicles
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Wei-Hsuin YangProfessor Emeritus, Mechanical Engineeringweiyang@umich.eduResearch Interests: Solid mechanics, applied mathematics, and numerical analysis including plasticity; structural optimization; manufacturing process optimization; structural crash worthiness; optional design of wheels; welding.
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John YoungAssociate Professor Emeritus, Mechanical Engineeringyoung@umich.eduResearch Interests: Heat power, thermodynamics, experiential learning.
Yin Lu Young
Yin Lu YoungProfessor, Mechanical Engineering
Professor, Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering
Director, Aaron Friedman Marine Hydrodynamics Laboratory
ylyoung@umich.eduResearch Interests: Numerical and physical modeling of multiphase flow & composite structures with a focus on: advanced rotary structures that take advantage of novel materials and fluid-structure interaction; smart/adaptive marine propulsors and turbines; multi-functional composite marine structures; smart energy conversion systems
Yi Zheng
Yi ZhengAssistant Research Scientist, Mechanical Engineeringzhengum@umich.eduResearch Interests: Stem Cell Bioengineering, Developmental Biology, Cell Mechanics, Mechanobiology, Microfluidics and Single-cell RNA Sequencing