Michael Thouless

Michael Thouless
Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Professor, Materials Science and Engineering
Arthur F. Thurnau Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Janine Johnson Weins Professor
ME Associate Chair for Facilities and Planning

Address

3672
GGB (George G. Brown Laboratory)

2350 Hayward 
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2125


Phone
(734) 763-5289

Degrees

M.A., Cambridge University, 1985
Ph.D., University of California-Berkeley, 1984
M.S., University of California-Berkeley, 1982
B.A., Cambridge University, 1981

Research Interests

Micromechanics modeling of materials; interfacial fracture mechanics and adhesion; mechanical properties of thin films and coatings; toughening mechanisms in polymers; mechanical properties of structural adhesives.

Honors and Awards

Distinguished Faculty Governance Award, Senate Advisory Committee on University Affairs, 2012
Fellow, Institute of Materials, Minerals, and Mining, 2012
Service Excellence Award, College of Engineering, The University of Michigan, 2011
Achievement Award, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan, 2010
University of Cambridge ScD Degree, 2009
Professor of the Term, Pi Tau Sigma, 2009
Fellow, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 2007
Professor of the Term, Pi Tau Sigma, 2005
Joint work (with Shu Takayama from Biomedical Engineering) on "Fabrication of Reconfigurable Protein Matrices by Cracking," appeared on the cover of Nature Materials, 2005
David E. Liddle Research Excellence Award, College of Engineering, University of Michigan, 2004
Listed as a "highly-cited researcher" in Materials Science category by ISI, 2003
Teaching Incentive Fund Award (ME382), Department of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics, The University of Michigan, 2002
Teaching Incentive Fund Award (ME395), Department of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics, The University of Michigan, 2001
Excellence in Teaching Award, MEAM, College of Engineering, University of Michigan, 1997
CAREER Award, National Science Foundation, 1996-2000
R. F. Bunshah Award, Metallurgical Division, American Vacuum Society, 1990

Faculty Type

Tenured and Tenure-Track

Related News

This award recognizes distinguished and outstanding contributions to engineering mechanics education

The Board of Regents has chosen Professor Michael Thouless to receive the Arthur F. Thurnau Professorship, an award granted to five faculty members university-wide each year

Three ME faculty have been recognized with the 2012 College of Engineering Awards

This award recognizes exceptional and distinctive service in faculty governance to the entire University

The Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining is a major UK engineering institution whose activities encompass the whole materials cycle