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Daniel Cooper

Daniel Cooper

Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Associate Professor, Integrative Systems and Design

Resourceful Manufacturing and Design group (ReMaDe)
Mentoring Plan


2458 GGB
2350 Hayward, Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Email: [email protected]
Phone: (734) 764-1357

Research 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.

Research Areas

Design, Manufacturing, Mechanics & Materials

Faculty Type

Tenured and Tenure-Track

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Regents Approve ME Faculty Promotions
The Regents of the University of Michigan have approved the following promotions of ME faculty, effective September 1, 2024.

Dan Cooper selected to receive 2022 ASME McDonald Mentoring Award
Dan Cooper, Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Michigan, was selected to receive the highly-competitive 2022 ASME McDonald Mentoring Award

Prepping for the Revolution
University of Michigan engineers are working to make our electrified future more equitable and avoid the mistakes of the past.

Scrap to sustainable sheet metal: A $2M effort to overhaul automotive recycling
The global move to advanced materials and electric powertrains requires a re-evaluation of how we recycle vehicles.

Daniel Cooper selected for 2020 SME Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award
The SME Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award has recognized manufacturing engineers, age 35 or younger, who have made exceptional contributions and accomplishments in the manufacturing industry. 

Four ME Faculty awarded the 2019 ASME Ben C. Sparks Medal
Panos Papalambros, Jesse Austin-Breneman, Dan Cooper, and Michael Umbriac collectively have been selected winners of the 2019 ASME Ben C. Sparks Medal Award.

Cooper's article on slashing imports of metal and steel published in The Conversation
The article is titled "How recycling more steel and aluminum could slash imports without a trade war."

ME Welcomes Four New Faculty
The ME department is pleased to welcome Jesse Capecelatro, Daniel Cooper,  Bogdan Ioan Popa, and Yue Fan, who are joining the faculty as assistant professors