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Steve Ceccio

Steve Ceccio

Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Professor, Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering
Vincent T and Gloria M Gorguze Professor of Engineering
Dean of Engineering

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Robert H. Lurie Engineering Center
1221 Beal Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2102

Email: [email protected]
Phone: (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.

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Honors & 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

Steven Ceccio honored by ASME
American Society of Mechanical Engineers honors Steven Ceccio with the 2021 Fluids Engineering Award.

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

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

Gaining New Insights Into Multiphase Flows: Bubbly Shock Waves & Superhydrophobic Surfaces
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.

Three ME faculty assume leadership positions
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)

Four ME faculty received named professorships
The recipients are: Michael Thouless, Huei Peng, Steve Ceccio, and Kathleen Sienko

Ceccio receives ASME Freeman Scholar Award
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.

Steve Ceccio selected as Chair of NAME Department
Steve Ceccio will be taking the position as Chair of the Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering department on July 1st. With his strong ties to the ME department, this appointment should have a positive impact on building a stronger relationship

Airships of the sea
Blasting air under a vessel's hull can cut its fuel consumption

Scientific American Features Ceccio's work

Ceccio Awarded APS Fellowship
In recognition of his research in multiphase and high-Reynolds number flows, Professor Steve Ceccio was made a Fellow of the American Physical Society.

October 20 Seminar Features Steve Ceccio

Ceccio Appointed as Associate VP for Research

Bian Receives Barbour Fellowship