Mechanical Engineering: A Tradition of Excellence

Our graduate program  is ranked 61st nationally among the 171 (top 36%) doctoral granting Mechanical Engineering Departments in the U.S. by the 2015 U.S. News & World Report: America's Best Graduate Schools (ranked in 2014).

The National Science Foundation ranks the Department of Mechanical Engineering–Engineering Mechanics as 22nd in research expenditures with $13.981 million among all Mechanical Engineering Departments in the U.S..

Our department is 12th in MSME degrees awarded, 9th in MSME enrollment, 42nd in PhD degrees awarded, and 32nd in PhD enrollment (latest ASEE data).

Our undergraduate program is currently 14th in the U.S. in BSME degrees awarded and 9th in enrollment (latest ASEE data). We have been in the top 17 in this category for the past 31 consecutive years.

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Craig Friedrich

Craig Friedrich

PhD, Oklahoma State University

Contact

906-487-1922
craig@mtu.edu

Richard & Bonnie Robbins Chair, Professor, Associate Chair and
Director of Graduate Studies, Mechanical Engineering–Engineering Mechanics

Craig Friedrich is the Robbins Professor of Sustainable Design and Manufacturing and has been on the faculty of the Department of Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics for more than fifteen years, after serving on the faculty at Louisiana Tech University for ten years. He serves as the associate chair and director of . . .

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Michele H. Miller

Michele H. Miller

PhD, North Carolina State University

Contact

906-487-3025
mhmiller@mtu.edu

Professor, Mechanical Engineering–Engineering Mechanics

Dr. Miller has done research in the diverse fields of precision machining, micro-electromechanical systems and engineering education.  She and her students have described the effects of wheel characteristics on the grinding of brittle materials, developed models of the vibration assisted grinding process, developed time-efficient analytical models of mass-resonant sensor dynamics for . . .

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Gordon G. Parker

Gordon G. Parker

PhD, State University of New York at Buffalo

Contact

906-487-1850
ggparker@mtu.edu

John & Cathi Drake Professor, Mechanical Engineering–Engineering Mechanics

Dr. Parker specializes in control system design and correlation of nonlinear dynamic models to experimental data. A key area of his research is the optimal control of microgrids with particular attention given to networked topologies. Closed loop control and real-time optimization for harmonizing use of available energy generation and storage . . .

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