Kevin Pipe

Kevin Pipe
Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Professor, Applied Physics Program
Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department
Director of Graduate Degree Programs, College of Engineering


GGB (George G. Brown Laboratory)

2350 Hayward 
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2125

(734) 763-6624


Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2004
M.Eng., Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1999
S.B., Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1999

Research Interests

Microscale heat transfer, especially related to electronic and optoelectronic devices; thermoelectric energy conversion; scanning probe techniques; photovoltaic energy conversion; organic and hybrid organic/inorganic devices.

Honors and Awards

Young Faculty Award, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, 2009
ME Achievement Award, University of Michigan Department of Mechanical Engineering, 2008

Faculty Type

Tenured and Tenure-Track

Related News

In collaboration with MSE Professor Jinsang Kim’s group, ME Professor Kevin Pipe’s lab is using molecular design principles to improve thermal conductivity in polymers.

Professor Pipe and a team of U-M researchers have found a way to change plastic's molecular structure, making it as thermally conductive as glass

The spaghetti-like internal structure of most plastics makes it hard for them to cast away heat, but a U-M research team, including ME associate professor Kevin Pipe, has made a plastic blend that does so 10 times better than its conventional counterparts

On August 23rd, the magazine dedicated its front-page story to an article discussing the group’s solution to the overheating of microprocessors in smartphones and tablets.

HIPERNAP LLC, a University of Michigan based start-up, has received a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant to develop and commercialize large range flexure-based nanopositioning technology.

Pipe's research team has found a way to nearly double the efficiency of a particular class of them that's made with organic semiconductors