Bogdan Epureanu

Bogdan Epureanu
Professor, Mechanical Engineering


3650 GGB (George G. Brown Laboratory)
2350 Hayward
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2125
(734) 647-6391


Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Duke University, 1999 Graduate Studies, University of Valladolid, 1994
M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Galati University, 1993
Graduate Studies, École Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Paris, 1992

Research 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.

Honors and Awards

1938E Award, College of Engineering, University of Michigan, 2007
Outstanding Achievement Award, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan, April 2006
Selected and invited by the National Academy of Engineering, to participate at the Frontiers of Engineering Symposium, Niskayuna, NY, September 2005
Junior Achievement Award, American Academy of Mechanics, 2004
Ferdinand P. Beer and E. Russell Johnston, Jr., Outstanding New Mechanics Educator Award, for exceptional contributions to mechanics education, American Society for Engineering Education, Salt Lake City, UT, June 2004
CAREER Award, National Science Foundation, March 2004
Pi Tau Sigma Gold Medal Award, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, November 2003
Young Innovator Award, Petro-Canada, Montreal, 2001-2002
Best Paper Award Finalist, Society of Manufacturing Engineers, 2001
Winner of the 1999 Eaton International Mechanical Design Contest for the best electric circuit breaker design, Eaton Corporation, Pittsburgh, April 1999
A. M. Strickland Prize, for the best paper published in the Proceedings of IMechE as a significant contribution to the field of manufacturing, Division of Manufacturing Industries of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, London, UK, May 1998

Faculty Type

Tenured and Tenure-Track

Related News

Five ME faculty members received College of Engineering Awards in 2016. These recipients include Xiaogan Liang, Bogdan Epureanu, Margaret Wooldridge, Steve Skerlos, and Stani Bohac