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Jun Ni

Jun Ni

Professor Emeritus, Mechanical Engineering
Shien-Ming (Sam) Wu Collegiate Professor Emeritus of Manufacturing Science

S.M. Wu Manufacturing Research Center


1020 Dow
2300 Hayward, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2136

Email: [email protected]
Phone: (734) 936-2918


Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of Wisconsin, 1987
M.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Wisconsin, 1984
B.S., Mechanical and Production Engineering, Shanghai Jiaotong University, 1982

Research Interests

Intelligent Maintenance of Large Industrial Systems; Optimization of Manufacturing Operations; Manufacturing Process Modeling, Analysis and Design; Precision Engineering and Metrology; Quality Control Methods.

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Honors & Awards

  • Gold Medal, Society of Manufacturing Engineers, 2013
  • William T. Ennor Manufacturing Technology Award, ASME, 2009
  • National Medal in Higher Education (1st Prize), Ministry of Education, P.R. of China, 2010
  • Presidential Faculty Fellow Awards, National Science Foundation, 1994
  • Fellow, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 2004
  • Fellow, Society of Manufacturing Engineers, 2002
  • Fellow, International Society of Engineering Asset Management, 2012
  • Fellow, International Society of Nanomanufacturing, 2011
  • Stephen S. Atwood Excellence in Engineering Award, University of Michigan, 2015
  • International Science and Technology Cooperation Award, President of the People’s Republic of China, 2013
  • Magnolia Gold Medal, Shanghai Municipal Government, 2010
  • Alexander Schwarzkopf Award for Technology Innovation, NSF IUCRC Association, 2014
  • IIE Andrew Heiskell Award for Innovation in International Education, Institute of International Education, 2014
  • S. M. Wu Research Implementation Award, Society of Manufacturing Engineers and North American Manufacturing Research Institute, 2013
  • University Distinguished Professor, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, 2011-2013
  • “1000 Talent” Award, P. R. C. Government, 2008
  • Changjiang Endowed Chair Professorship, Ministry of Education, PRC, 1999-2002
  • Silver Medal for Outstanding Contribution by Oversea Scientist, Shanghai Municipal Government, 2003
  • Research Excellence Award, College of Engineering, University of Michigan, 2001-2002
  • Robert M. Caddell Memorial Award for Outstanding Faculty Achievement, Department of Mechanical Engineering, The University of Michigan, 2000-2001
  • Outstanding Oversea Scientist Award, National Natural Science Foundation of China, 1999
  • Excellence in Research Award, Department of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics, The University of Michigan, 1995
  • Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award, Society of Manufacturing Engineers, 1991
  • Distinguish Service Award, Chinese Institute of Engineers, North American, 2010
  • Best Paper Award, International Conference on Frontiers of Design and Manufacturing, 2014
  • Best Paper Award, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference (MSEC), 2014
  • Best Paper Award, International Conference on Frontiers of Design and Manufacturing, 2010
  • Best Paper Award, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference (MSEC), 2009
  • Best Paper Award, ASME International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference, 2009
  • Best Paper Award, International Conference on Frontiers of Design and Manufacturing, 2004
  • Best Paper Award, SRC TECHCON, 2007
  • Best Paper Award, SRC TECHCON, 2005
  • Education Excellence Award, College of Engineering, The University of Michigan, 2006-2007
  • Best Paper Award, North America Manufacturing Research Conference, 2001
  • Guest Professorship, Tsinghua University, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Nanjing University of Science and Technology, Chinese Academy of Machinery Science and Technology, Dalian University of Technology, Xi’an Jiao Tong University
  • (cont.) Guest Professorship, Jilin University of Technology, Huazhong Un
  • Member, Advisory Board, Mechanical Industrial Research Lab, Industrial Technology Research Institute, Taiwan, 1995-1998, 2004-08
  • Distinguished Visiting Chair Professor, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, 2001-2002
  • Member of Advisory Board, Ministry of Science & Technology, China, 2003-Present

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Related News

Jun Ni listed in SME's 20 Most Influential Professors in Smart Manufacturing
Dr. Jun Ni has been selected for SME's list of the top 20 most influential professors in Smart Manufacturing

Taheri's group selected as P&G Challenge winners
The P&G Innovations in 3D Printing Challenge sought diverse teams of scientists and engineers to develop solutions to modern problems in additive manufacturing. 

ME Faculty Receive CoE Awards
Four ME faculty members received College of Engineering Awards in 2015. These recipients include Jun Ni, Huei Peng, Katsuo Kurabayashi, and Jianping Fu

Ni Honored with 2013 International Science and Technology Cooperation Award
Jun Ni has been recognized this January by the People’s Republic of China after being selected to receive one of the nation’s most prestigious awards in science and technology

Ni awarded the Shanghai International Scientific & Technological Cooperation Award
The award was established to encourage scientific discoveries and technological innovations that promote and improve Shanghai's development, security, and health

Ahmad Almuhtady wins highly competitive award for paper on hybrid-electric vehicles
Paper develops a method to reduce maintenance costs for universities, cities and companies

Ni receives SME Gold Medal
This prestigious award recognizes outstanding service to the manufacturing engineering profession in technical communications through published literature, technical writings and lectures

Ni elected to be a Fellow by ISNM and ISEAM
Jun Ni is honored for making significant scientific and technological contributions in the field

Ni Receives Four Awards in Relation to Education and Engineering
Jun Ni receives four awards this last year, including the National Medal for Education, CIE Distinguished Service Award, Magnolia Gold Medal, and 2010 ICFDM Best Paper Award

Ni Receives Best Paper Award at MSEC

Jun Ni Receives 2009 ASME Ennor Award

Professor Ni Appointed to Shien-Ming (Sam) Wu Collegiate Professorship

Ni and Pasek Receive Excellence Awards

New Administrative Appointments Announced

Professor Jun Ni Elected as ASME Fellow

Jun Ni Elected SME Fellow

ME Department Chair Announces New Undergraduate and Graduate Program Directors

Professor and Student Receive Outstanding Paper Award at Conference