Bill Schultz

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


AL (W.E. Lay Auto Lab)

1231 BealĀ 
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2133

(734) 936-0351


Ph.D., Applied Mathematics and Engineering Sciences, Northwestern University, 1982
M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University, 1977
B.S., Mechanical Engineering with Cooperative Industrial Exp, Purdue University, 1974

Research Interests

Fluid mechanics including waves, computation, stability, asymptotics; steep and breaking waves; spectral method development; mechanics of fish swimming; saliva rheology and swallowing physics,fluid mechanics of industrial processes including laser and arc welding, coating and mixing, and tribology.

Honors and Awards

Service Excellence Award, University of Michigan College of Engineering, 2007
Faculty Advisor of Year, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 2004
Outstanding Faculty Member , Ginsberg Center Community Service & Social Action, 2004
Distinguished Faculty Governance Award , The University of Michigan, 2004
Departmental Teaching Award, The University of Michigan, 2000, 2002
Fellow, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 2000
Fellowship, Alexander von Humboldt, 1991
Young Investigator Award, Office of Naval Research, 1987
Research Achievement Award, Department of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics, The University of Michigan, 1985
American Society for Engineering Education/Office of Naval Research Summer Faculty Fellow, 1983

Faculty Type

Tenured and Tenure-Track

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