Mechanical Engineering: A Tradition of Excellence

Our graduate program  is ranked 53rd  nationally among the 177 (top 30%) doctoral granting Mechanical Engineering Departments in the U.S. by the 2016 U.S. News & World Report: America's Best Graduate Schools (ranked in 2015.

The National Science Foundation (NSF) ranks the Department of Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics 20th in  research expenditures with $14.790 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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SAE Clean Snowmobile Challenge

The Keweenaw Research Center and the Department of Mechanical Engineering–Engineering Mechanics at Michigan Tech will host the 2016 SAE Clean Snowmobile Challenge— from  March 7-12, 2016 and have hosted it for the last 13 years. Photo Gallery and Videos

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John Beard

John E. Beard

PhD, Purdue University



Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering–Engineering Mechanics

Dr. Beard's research interests include design for manufacturing in two areas. He is investigating the influence of manufacturing variation on the response of planar and three-dimensional mechanisms. He has examined the influence of design parameters on the wear rates of gerotor types, and has developed a pump that demonstrates the . . .

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Amitabh Narain

Amitabh Narain

PhD, University of Minnesota



Professor, Mechanical Engineering–Engineering Mechanics

Narain’s current research interests are both experimental and theoretical/computational in nature and emphasize the area of phase-change flows – especially internal condensing and boiling flows. Stable, repeatable, and predictable realizations of shear/pressure driven condensing and boiling flows are critical to the development of many high heat transfer rate applications (electronic-cooling, aircraft-based . . .

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Jason Blough

Jason R. Blough

PhD, University of Cincinnati



Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering–Engineering Mechanics

Dr. Blough’s research includes dynamic measurement problems, developing new digital signal processing algorithms to understand NVH type problems and ways to improve the NVH characteristics of virtually any machine. He has made measurements on items as small as individual turbine blades to items as large as 45m diameter radio telescopes and . . .

Wings of Angels documentary follows two wounded war veterans (both amputees) who heal their bodies through marathoning, and the dedicated group of Michigan Tech engineering students that attempt to design and build a better hand cycle for the vets to compete with.

See the video "The Wings of Angels" on Vimeo