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Karl Grosh

Karl Grosh

Professor, Mechanical Engineering
ME Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) Lead
Professor, Biomedical Engineering Department

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3646 GGB
2350 Hayward, Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Phone: (734) 764-9414


Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University, 1994
M.S., Engineering Science, Pennsylvania State University, 1988
B.S., Engineering Science, Pennsylvania State University, 1985

Research Interests

Cochlear mechanics and hearing; acoustic and vibrational transducers; prosthetics and sensors for biomedical applications; MEMS; distributed, active metamaterials; mechanics and computational mechanics; structural acoustics.

Research Areas

Biomechanics & Biosystems Engineering, Dynamics & Vibrations, Multi-scale Computation

Honors & Awards

  • Engineering Translational Research Fund Award, 2009
  • Fellow, Acoustical Society of America, 2009
  • Education Excellence Award, University of Michigan College of Engineering, 2007-08
  • Tau Beta Pi
  • Faculty Achievement Award, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan, 2004
  • Excellence Award, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan, 2003-2004
  • Young Investigator Award, Office of Naval Research, 1999
  • CAREER Award, National Science Foundation, 1999
  • Panhellenic Teaching Excellence Award, U-M, Order of Omega, 1999
  • Best Student Paper in Noise: "Design and effectiveness of in-line tuning cables for quieting hydraulic power units," John M. Dodson, David R. Dowling and Karl Grosh, 131 Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, Indianapolis, IN, May 1996
  • Graduated with Honors and High Distinction, Pennsylvania State University, 1985
  • George F. Wislicenus Undergraduate Assistant, 1983-1985
  • Walter Jaunzemis Memorial Award, Pennsylvania State University, 1984

Faculty Type

Tenured and Tenure-Track

Related News

Six College of Engineering Awards Accepted by ME Faculty
ARC Team, Shanna Daly, Karl Grosh, Wai Lu, Chinedum Okwudire, Michael Umbriac, all have accepted College of Engineering Awards.

Outstanding Achievement in Noise Control and Acoustics Wins Award for ME Professor
Karl Grosh is the 2019 ASME winner of the Per Bruel Gold Medal for Noise Control and Acoustics. 

Grosh and Littrell's company Vesper making news
Vesper announced that it has closed on a $15 million Series A round led by Accomplice with participation also coming from Amazon's Alexa Fund, Hyperplane, Miraenano Tech, and other investors

Understanding cochlear mechanics to better replicate natural hearing
Understanding the different ways that the cochlea responds to sound is the problem that Ph.D. student Aritra Sasmal and others in Professor Grosh's Dynamics and Vibrations Laboratory are tackling

Grosh Elected ASA Fellow

NSF Site Features Research of Karl Grosh