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Solomon Adera
Solomon AderaAssistant Professor, Mechanical Engineeringsadera@umich.eduResearch Interests: Adera earned his Ph. D. in Mechanical Engineering from MIT. He was a postdoctoral associate at the Harvard University before moving to the University of Michigan. His research interests include heat and mass transfer, phase-change (evaporation, condensation, freezing), water/fog harvesting, micro/nanoengineering, and fluid-structure interactions.
Alauddin Ahmed
Alauddin AhmedAssistant Research Scientist, Mechanical Engineeringalauddin@umich.eduResearch Interests: Applications: Energy storage (e.g., hydrogen, thermal, natural gas), battery (e.g., electrolytes, manufacturing); Materials: Nanoporous materials (e.g., metal organic frameworks, covalent organic frameworks), metal oxides, metal hydrides, energetic materials, small molecules, nanoporous composites; Methods: Applied machine learning & AI, Ab initio & density functional theory (DFT), Monte Carlo & molecular dynamics, high-throughput computing, materials by design; Developments: Methods for interpretable machine learning, algorithm for predicting thermophysical properties of chemical compounds.
Rayhaneh Akhavan
Rayhaneh AkhavanAssociate Professor, Mechanical Engineeringraa@umich.eduResearch Interests: Fluid mechanics with emphasis on turbulence physics, turbulence modeling and turbulence control; high fidelity computations and reduced-order modeling of complex turbulent flows involving multi phases, fluid-structure interactions and viscoelastic effects; biomimetic and bio-inspired concepts for flow control and drag reduction; lattice Boltzmann, pseudo-spectral and stochastic methods; high performance computing. Applications in energy, environment, aerospace and naval disciplines.
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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: Mechanical design, precision engineering, human-centric design, mechatronic systems, and robotics. Specific research and development topics include constraint-based design, parallel kinematics, flexure mechanisms, dynamics of flexible systems, electromagnetic actuators, medical devices for minimally invasive surgery, precision motion stages for semiconductor metrology, motion sickness mitigation in autonomous vehicles, rehab robotics, modular prostheses, and micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS).
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; iterative learning control; multi-agent systems; human/robot collaborations; smart manufacturing; manufacturing robotics; high-performance micro/nano-scale printing for electrical and biomedical applications
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, energy and thermal sciences 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 CapecelatroAssociate Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Associate Professor, Aerospace Engineering
jcaps@umich.eduResearch Interests: Fluid mechanics, with an emphasis on multiphase flow, turbulence, reacting flows, and high-performance computing. Applications include renewable energy, disease transmission, and space exploration.
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
Arthur F. Thurnau Professor, Mechanical Engineering
srdaly@umich.eduResearch Interests: Front-end design processes; idea generation; engineering creativity and divergent thinking; design cognition; socially-engaged design; socio-technical engineering skillsets; design ethnography; design problem finding and framing; design prototyping; design education
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Sambit DasAssistant Research Scientist, Mechanical
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; Batteries; Solar Energy; Catalysis; Nanomanufacturing; Atomic layer deposition; Bio-inspired materials; High-resolution microscopy and spectroscopy of nanomaterials; In situ/operando electrochemistry; 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: (1) High-speed method for directly joining plastics directly to metals for manufacture of multi-materials lightweight structures; (2) solid-state rapid deposition technique for additive manufacture of bimetal components without introducing detrimental intermetallic compounds; (3) Fracture mechanics modeling of randomly distributed defects in additively-manufactured metal components; (4) smart modular design for manufacturing and assembly methods for advanced lightweight marine structures.
David Dowling
David DowlingProfessor, Mechanical Engineeringdrd@umich.eduResearch Interests: Underwater acoustics, hydrodynamics, hydro-acoustics, structural acoustics
Paolo Elvati
Paolo ElvatiAssociate Research Scientist, Mechanical Engineeringelvati@umich.eduResearch Interests: Nanoparticle formations and interactions using computational tools (Molecular Dynamics, Machine Learning, Stochastic Solvers), with particular emphasis on biological systems, non-thermal plasma and reactive gas-phase conditions. Applications include drug transport, bacterial biofilms control, combustion, ultra-soft materials, and low temperature plasma.
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: Autonomous and semi-autonomous vehicles; human-autonomy interactions
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: Defects behaviors and microstructural evolution in structure materials, deformation mechanisms and mechanical properties of amorphous solids, long time scale atomistic simulation
Nima Fazeli
Nima FazeliAssistant Professor, Mechanical Engineeringnfz@umich.eduResearch Interests: Robotic Manipulation, Physical Interaction and Contact, Robot Learning and Control, State-Estimation
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: Stem Cell Bioengineering, Developmental Bioengineering, Mechanobiology, and BioMEMS
Miguel Funes Lora
Miguel Funes LoraResearch Investigator, Mechanical Engineeringmiguelaf@umich.eduResearch Interests: Robotics, Manufacturing, and Medical device implementation.
Krishna Garikipati
Krishna GarikipatiProfessor, Mechanical Engineering
Professor, Mathematics
krishna@umich.eduResearch Interests: I am a computational scientist focusing on the development of scientific machine learning and methods for data-driven computational science. My work draws upon nonlinear physics, applied mathematics and numerical methods. I have worked for quite a few years in mathematical biology, biophysics and materials physics. Some specific problems that I have been thinking about recently are: (1) mathematical models of patterning and morphogenesis in developmental biology, (2) scale bridging using scientific machine learning, (3) using machine learning and graph-based methods to solve partial differential equations, (4) mechano-chemically driven phenomena in materials, such as phase transformations, electro-chemo-thermo-mechanics and the like, motivated by materials for batteries, electronics and structural alloys.
Vikram Gavini
Vikram GaviniProfessor, Mechanical Engineering
Professor, Materials Science and Engineering
vikramg@umich.eduResearch Interests: Developing algorithms and computational frameworks for large-scale ab-initio calculations to understand materials properties; HPC aspects of electronic structure calculations; Electronic structure studies on defects in solids; Multi-scale modeling; Analysis of approximation theories
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 GourgouAssociate Research Scientist, Mechanical Engineeringegourgou@umich.eduResearch Interests: Neurobiology of memory and learning, emphasis on spatial learning and aging-driven decline; Behavioral neurogenetics and neuronal basis of behavior; Development of controlled, engineered microenvironments to interrogate the nervous system; Mathematical models of neuronal networks; Locomotion dynamics; Customized 3D printing of hydrogels; Technology (3D printing, microfluidics, nanoparticles) and engineering (image processing, computer vision, data analytics) coupled with neurobiology; Multi-scale dynamics of biological systems, emphasis on neurons and neuronal circuits; Neuronal physiology and calcium dynamics; Cell physiology, signal transduction and stress; Arts/Science integration.
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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: Bipedal locomotion, autonomy.
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 sensors and photoacoustics, organic and hybrid photovoltaics and photodetectors, flexible transparent conductors, nanophotonics & structural colors, 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: Safety equity among diverse populations, 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.
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Bikash KanungoAssistant Research Scientist, Mechnical
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: Biosensors, Biomedical Microelectromechanical Systems (BioMEMS), Optofluidics, Lab on a Chip
David Kwabi
David KwabiAssistant Professor, Mechanical Engineeringdkwabi@umich.eduResearch Interests: Electrochemistry, grid energy storage, CO2 capture, organic batteries, desalination, solid-state batteries
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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.
Xiaogan Liang
Xiaogan LiangAssociate Professor, Mechanical Engineeringxiaoganl@umich.eduResearch Interests: Advanced Nanofabrication, Nanomanufacturing, and Microsystem Technologies, and Their Applications in Nanoelectronics, Nanophotonics, Integrated Biosensing Systems, and Airborne Sensing Systems Based on Microdrones.
Allen Liu
Allen LiuAssociate Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering
allenliu@umich.eduResearch Interests: Mechanobiology and mechanotransduction, bottom-up synthetic biology, quantitative cell biology
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: Nano mechanics, electron microscopy, laser processed metallic alloys, metallic thin films
Talia Moore
Talia MooreAssistant Professor, Mechanical Engineeringtaliaym@umich.eduResearch Interests: Dynamics of terrestrial locomotion, arrhythmic and transient locomotion, bio-inspired design, bio-inspired robotics, soft robotics, animal-robot interaction
James Moyne
James MoyneAssociate Research Scientist, Mechanical Engineeringmoyne@umich.eduResearch Interests: Smart manufacturing including digital twins, predictive maintenance, big data management, virtual sensors and applied analytics, networked control systems, network performance, model-based process control, and renewal energy “grid” networks and diagnosis.
Jun Ni
Jun NiProfessor, Mechanical Engineering
Shien-Ming (Sam) Wu Collegiate Professor Emeritus of Manufacturing Science
Professor Emeritus of Mechanical Engineering
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: Inertial sensing, sensor data fusion, Kalman filtering, localization, biomechanics, and human gait analysis
Chinedum Okwudire
Chinedum OkwudireAssociate Professor, Mechanical Engineeringokwudire@umich.eduResearch Interests: Manufacturing Automation: with key applications in additive manufacturing (or 3-D printing), nano-positioning, machining, distributed manufacturing, and smart manufacturing systems
Kenn Oldham
Kenn OldhamProfessor, Mechanical Engineeringoldham@umich.eduResearch Interests: Micro-mechatronic systems for endoscopic imaging; micro-robotic systems for manipulation and autonomous locomotion; identification of physiological feedback systems using novel sensing technologies; modeling, system identification, and state estimation for microelectromechanical systems (MEMS)
Gabor Orosz
Gabor OroszAssociate Professor, Mechanical Engineeringorosz@umich.eduResearch Interests: Nonlinear dynamics and control, time delay systems, connected and automated vehicles, traffic flow
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.
Raymond Pearson
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; medical applications of heat transfer
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, hypersonic design and optimization, and rotating detonation engines.
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 RouseAssociate Professor, Mechanical Engineeringejrouse@umich.eduResearch Interests: Precision machine design; development of exoskeletons / robotic prostheses; brushless motors; dynamics of human locomotion; human perception and psychophysics; 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: Computational design. Manufacturability-driven structural topology optimization. Multi-material, multi-process, multi-component structural topology optimization (M^3 TO). Computational optimal synthesis of structural assemblies. Physics-informed AI for structural and assembly optimization.
Jeff Sakamoto
Jeff SakamotoProfessor, Mechanical Engineering
Professor, Materials Science and Engineering, without tenure, and Professor, Macromolecular Science and Engineering
jeffsaka@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: Extensional rheometry, uretral peristalsis
Albert Shih
Albert ShihProfessor, Mechanical Engineering
Professor, Biomedical Engineering
Faculty Member, Institute of Gerontology
shiha@umich.eduResearch Interests: Manufacturing; biomedical device design; biomedical manufacturing; computed tomography for inspection; neurovascular devices; precision machining of advanced engineering materials; additive manufacturing; cyber-physical manufacturing systems for assistive technology
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 solutions to help address the climate crisis. Developing and applying optical measurement techniques to diagnose diseases of the human eye.
Jason Siegel
Jason SiegelAssociate Research Scientist, Mechanical Engineeringsiegeljb@umich.eduResearch Interests: Battery Modeling, Control and State of Health Estimation. Control of Hybrid Electric Powertrains. Control of Solid oxide and low temperature PEM fuel cells.
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: Theory, methodologies and tools for control system integration and optimization, with applications to marine and automotive systems; Connected and automated transportation systems; Renewable energy 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 Engineeringwendatan@umich.eduResearch Interests: Our current research efforts have been focused on physics-based modeling for various advanced manufacturing processes. Specifically we are working on computational fluid dynamics and computational materials modeling for additive manufacturing, welding, casting, powder metallurgy, and electrohydrodynamic printing processes.
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
Herrick Professor of Engineering
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, reduced-complexity modeling, data-driven modeling, flow control, aeroacoustics
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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 robotic systems that interact with humans and the environment. My group works on a variety of applications including locomotion of legged robots, prosthetic control, autonomous vehicles, and soft robots.
Hugo G. Villasanti
Hugo G. VillasantiAssistant Professor, Mechanical Engineeringhugov@umich.eduResearch Interests: Starting 9/1/2022
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
Walter J. Weber, Jr. Professor of Sustainable Energy, Environmental and Earth Systems Engineering
mswool@umich.eduResearch Interests: Sustainable and renewable energy, power and propulsion systems; combustion, fluid mechanics and thermodynamics; pollution mitigation; high-efficiency, low-resource consumption energy systems; reaction kinetics; aerosol formation, transport and impact; optical diagnostics; gas dynamics
Shaobing Xu
Shaobing XuAssistant Research Scientist, Mechanical Engineeringxushao@umich.eduResearch Interests: Motion prediction, planning and control of autonomous cars; reinforcement learning; augmented reality; optimal control and optimization; eco-driving
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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