Steve Ceccio

Steve Ceccio
Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Professor, Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering
Vincent T and Gloria M Gorguze Professor of Engineering
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs


Robert H. Lurie Engineering Center
1221 Beal Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2102
(734) 647-7020


Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, California Institute of Technology, 1990
M.S., Mechanical Engineering, California Institute of Technology, 1986
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan, 1985

Research Interests

Fluid mechanics with emphasis on experimental methods, multiphase flows, high Reynolds number flows, cavitation and bubbly flows, optical flow measurement methods, electrical and radiation based tomography.

Honors and Awards

American Society Mechanical Engineering Fluids Engineering Award, 2021
American Society Mechanical Engineering Freeman Scholar, 2014
Fellow, American Physical Society, 2009
Fellow, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 2005
Young Scientist & Engineering Award - Defense Programs, U.S. Department of Energy, 1996
Excellence in Teaching Award, Department of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics, The University of Michigan, 1994
Francis J. Cole Fellowship, 1988-1989
ARCS Fellowship, 1986-1988
Special Institute Fellowship, California Institute of Technology, 1985-1986

Faculty Type

Tenured and Tenure-Track

Related News

For outstanding contributions to hydrodynamics research, Professor Steve Ceccio has been recognized by ASME.

Inspired by startup funding models, Michigan Engineering reinvents its internal R&D grant structure with the Blue Sky Initiative.

In his internationally recognized laboratory, Ceccio conducts novel experiments to better understand the complex dynamics of cavitation and other multiphase bubbly flows at the macro and micro scales.

These faculty are Dawn Tilbury (Chair of the Engineering's Steering Committee on Advanced Manufacturing), Steve Ceccio (Associate Dean for Research), Jing Sun (Chair of NAME)

The recipients are: Michael Thouless, Huei Peng, Steve Ceccio, and Kathleen Sienko

The Freeman Scholar Award Program is conducted biennially in even-numbered years. A person of extensive experience in fluids engineering is selected as the Freeman Scholar.