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Jesse Austin-Breneman

Jesse Austin-Breneman

Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering

Global Design Lab


3322 GGB
2350 Hayward, Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Email: [email protected]
Phone: (734) 647-3342


Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014
M.S. Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2011
B.S. Ocean Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2005

Research Interests

Design research, complex systems design, design of product eco-systems, multi-disciplinary design teams, multi-disciplinary design optimization, modeling of team-based design decision-making, design for emerging markets, socially-engaged design, design for entrepreneurship.

Research Areas


Honors & Awards

  • Graduate Research Fellowship, National Science Foundation, 2010-2014
  • Graduate Research Fellowship, Ford Foundation, 2010-2014
  • Carl G. Sontheimer Prize for Creativity and Innovation in Design, MIT, 2009
  • Presidential Fellowship, MIT, 2009

Faculty Type

Tenured and Tenure-Track

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Seven faculty members receives College of Engineering Awards 2020-21
Seven Mechanical Engineering Faculty have been awarded 2020-21 College of Engineering Awards! Congratulations to them for their outstanding achievements.

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.

ME Welcomes New Faculty Members Jesse Austin-Breneman and Shanna Daly
The ME department is pleased to welcome Jesse Austin-Breneman and Shanna Daly, who will be joining the faculty as assistant professors