Noel Perkins

Noel Perkins
Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Arthur F. Thurnau Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Donald T. Greenwood Collegiate Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Address

3435
GGB (George G. Brown Laboratory)

2350 Hayward 
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2125


Phone
(734) 936-0403

Degrees

Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of California - Berkeley, 1986
M.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of California - Berkeley, 1984
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of California - Berkeley, 1982

Research Interests

Dynamics including vibration and stability, nonlinear dynamics, experimental methods. Applications to nonlinear dynamics of elastic cables, nonlinear fluid-structure interaction, DNA supercoiling, sports engineering, MEMS inertial sensor applications, vehicle systems, axially moving materials.

Honors and Awards

N.O. Myklestad Award, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 2011
Engineering Translational Research Fund Award, 2009
Academic Challenge Award (for invention of fly casting analyzer), Technical University of Munich and ISPO, 2005
Professor of the Term, Pi Tau Sigma, 1989, 1992, 2003
Amoco Undergraduate Teaching Award, The University of Michigan, October 2002
Applied Mechanics Division, Certificate of Appreciation (Six Years of Service as Associate Editor for the Journal of Applied Mechanics), American Society of Mechanical Engineers, November 22, 2002
The GM Outstanding Distance Learning Faculty Award for 2001, GM Technical Education Program, September 26, 2002
Fellow, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 2000
Award for Outstanding Accomplishment, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan, 2000
Ruth and Joel Spira Outstanding Teaching Award (1st Recipient), College of Engineering, University of Michigan, 2000
Professor of the Year Award, College of Engineering, Tau Beta Pi, 2000
Faculty Recognition Award, The University of Michigan, 1993
Young Investigator Award, Office of Naval Research, 1989 - 1992
Senior Summer Faculty Fellowship, Office of Naval Research - American Society of Engineering Education, Summer Faculty Research Program, 1991
The College of Engineering Teaching Excellence Award, College of Engineering, University of Michigan, 1990
Southeastern Michigan Section Young Engineer of the Year- Honorable Mention, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 1990
Ralph R. Teetor Educational Award, Society of Automotive Engineers, 1989
Exxon Education Foundation Junior Faculty Outstanding Teaching Award, Department of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics, The University of Michigan, 1988

Faculty Type

Tenured and Tenure-Track

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