Donald Siegel

Donald Siegel
Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Associate Chair for Graduate Education, Mechanical Engineering


GGB (George G. Brown Laboratory)

2350 Hayward 
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2125

(734) 764-4808


PhD, Physics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2001
Graduate Certificate, Computational Science and Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2001
BS, Mathematical Physics, Case Western Reserve University, 1995

Research Interests

Development of high-capacity materials and systems for energy storage applications; computational materials science; nanoscale chemistry and its impact on the mechanical properties of materials; thermodynamics and kinetics of phase transformations; multi-scale modeling; integrated computational materials engineering

Honors and Awards

TMS/JIM International Scholar, 2009
Publication J. Phys.: Condens. Mater 20 064228 (2008) named to "Top Papers 2008"
Special Recognition Award, U.S. Council for Automotive Research, 2008
Inventor of the Month, Ford Fuel Cell Patent Committee, 2008
U.S. National Academies/National Research Council Fellow, 2004-2005
Materials Research Society Graduate Student Award, 2001
U.S. Department of Education National Science Scholar, 1991-1995

Faculty Type

Tenured and Tenure-Track

Related News

U-M ME PhD Student, Jeffrey Smith, and Professor Don Siegel have a paper titled, "Low-temperature paddlewheel effect in glassy solid electrolytes," published in Nature Communications. 



Neil Dasgupta, Don Siegel, Jeff Sakamoto, and Anna Stefanopoulou present at the prestigious Gordon Research Conference.  

Researches in ME, chemistry, and the Savanah National Lab for innovative research of technologies for trucks, off-road vehicles, and the fuels that power them.  

New hydrogen storage holds more energy in smaller, more compact cells, boosting efficiency.

Barton and Siegel will be honored at the ME Spring Banquet

A multidisciplinary U-M research group including ME Professor Siegel has been awarded a $1.2 million DOE grant aimed at isolating and developing “best-in-class” hydrogen storage technology