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 textbook is titled Analysis of Machining and Machine Tools and was co-authored by U-M ME professor Albert Shih and Georgia Tech professor Steven Y. Liang.

Albert Shih’s contributions to the science and technology of manufacturing were recently rewarded with ASME’s Shaw Manufacturing Research Medal.

ME Lab Tour to be Part of MSEC 2014

The paper is titled "Surface Variation Reduction for Face Milling Based on High Definition Metrology"

Seven ME faculty have been honored with 2011 College of Engineering Awards.

Grant Kruger and Albert Shih received a best paper award at the CCCT 2010 for their paper on "Reactive Agent and Visualization System for Anesthesia Support in the Operating Room."