Albert Shih

Albert Shih
Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Professor, Biomedical Engineering
Faculty Member, Integrative Systems and Design


EECS (Electrical Engineering & Computer Science)

1301 Beal 
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2122

(734) 647-1766


Ph.D., Purdue University, 1991
M.S., National Cheng Kung University, 1986
B.S., National Cheng Kung University, 1984

Research Interests

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

Honors and Awards

SME Frederick Taylor Research Medal, 2018
ASME Blackall Machine Tool and Gage Award, 2017
ASME Swanson Fellowship, 2016
ASME Milton Shaw Manufacturing Research Medal, 2014
Best Paper Award, International Conference of Manufacturing Technology Engineers, 2014
Best Paper Award, International Conference on Frontiers of Design and Manufacturing, 2012
Best Paper Award, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 2012
Research Excellence Award, College of Engineering, The University of Michigan, 2011
Faculty Recognition Award, University of Michigan, 2010
Best Paper Award, International Conference on Computing, Communications and Control Technologies, 2010
US Fulbright Scholar, 2009
Fellow, Society of Manufacturing Engineers, 2009
Fellow, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 2008
CRLT Gilbert Witaker Fund for the Improvement of Teaching, 2006
International Adjunct Professor, National Cheng Kung University, 2006-present
Ralph R. Teetor Educational Award, Society of Automotive Engineers, 2004
CAREER Award, National Science Foundation, 2000
BOSS Award, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 1999

Faculty Type

Tenured and Tenure-Track

Related News

The Society of Manufacturing Engineers names Albert Shih in their list of 20 Most Influential Academics Shaping Smart Manufacturing.

Albert Shih receives the 2021 William T. Ennor Manufacturing Technology Award from ASME.

We congratulate Professor Shih on this prestigious honor.

Born in an engineering class, now the ‘arterial everter’ has been licensed to Baxter.

This award honors significant published research leading to a better understanding of materials, facilities, principles, operations and their application to improve manufacturing processes.

Improving the functionality of robotic and manufacturing systems "comes down to understanding your system and identifying a strategy for improving performance," says ME Assistant Professor Kira Barton, whose laboratory combines fundamental and experimental modeling and controls research, from multi-agent coordination to additive manufacturing