S. Jack Hu

S. Jack Hu
Professor Emeritus, Mechanical Engineering
Professor Emeritus, Industrial and Operations Engineering
J. Reid and Polly Anderson Professor Emeritus of Manufacturing


Ph.D., University of Michigan, 1990
M.S., University of Michigan, 1986
B.S., Tianjin University, 1983

Research Interests

Manufacturing systems: configuration design, performance analysis (quality, productivity and responsiveness), mass customization. Assembly and materials joining: Assembly system design, variation propagation analysis, joint design, joining/welding methods Sheet Metal forming: stamping, hydroforming Engineering statistics: statistical process control and monitoring, robust design

Honors and Awards

Blackall Machine Tool & Gage Award, ASME, 2017
Best Applications Paper, IIE Transactions on Quality and Reliability Engineering, 2017
Society of Manufacturing Engineers Gold Medal, 2017
Member, U.S. National Academy of Engineering (NAE), 2015
S. M. Wu Research Implementation Award, SME/NAMRI, 2014
Fellow, CIRP, 2012
Best Paper Award, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 2012
William T. Ennor Manufacturing Technology Award, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 2012
Research Excellence Award, College of Engineering, University of Michigan, 2006
Robert Caddell Faculty/Graduate Student Team Award (with Ph.D. student Guosong Lin), September 2005
Outstanding Overseas Young Scientist, Chinese National Natural Science Foundation, January 2004
Teaching Incentive Award, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan, 2001, 2003
Fellow, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, March 2003
Best Paper Award, Design Engineering Technical Conference/6th Design for Manufacturing Conference, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, September 2001
Faculty Fellow, DAAD (German Academic Exchange Agency), October 2001-December 2001
Faculty Achievement Award, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan, 2000
Recognized by Society of Automotive Engineers International for developing the Body-in-White Certificate Program with General Motors, February 1999
Robert Caddell Faculty Research Achievement Award, Department of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics, The University of Michigan, 1997
CAREER Award, National Science Foundation, 1996
Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award, Society of Manufacturing Engineers, 1993

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Hu was elected for his distinguished contributions to mechanical engineering and to the promotion of China-USA exchanges and cooperation in engineering sciences and technology.

“The ability to use tried and true metal forming processes such as stamping on new composite materials, especially green composites, has the potential to speed the adoption of lightweight materials in automotive and other applications,” said Banu.

This award recognizes outstanding service to the manufacturing engineering profession in technical communications through published literature, technical writings or lectures.

The Mobility Transformation Center is an interdisciplinary research unit of the U-M Office of Research.

Vice President Hu will oversee the Office of Research and have overall responsibility for nurturing excellence and integrity of research across the university, including the Ann Arbor, Dearborn and Flint campuses and our health system

Celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, the Automotive Research Center (ARC) continues to thrive thanks to a $40 million, five-year contract renewal with the United States Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC).