Department of Mechanical Engineering–Engineering Mechanics

Mechanical Engineering: A Tradition of Excellence

Our graduate program is ranked 51st nationally among the 177 (top 29%) doctoral granting Mechanical Engineering Departments in the U.S. by the 2017 U.S. News & World Report: America's Best Graduate Schools (ranked in 2016).

Our department is 10th in Master of Science Mechanical Engineering degrees awarded, 6th in MSME enrollment, 30th in PhD degrees awarded, and 30th in PhD enrollment in the US. Source: 2015 American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) data.

The National Science Foundation (NSF) ranks Michigan Tech mechanical engineering programs 19th in US research expenditures among all national mechanical engineering programs, with funding totaling $13.094 million.

Our undergraduate program is currently 20th in the US in Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering degrees awarded and 7th in enrollment. We have been in the top 23 in BSME degrees awarded for the past 33 consecutive years. Source: 2015 American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) data.

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William Endres

William J. Endres

PhD, Mechanical Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Contact

906-487-2567
wjendres@mtu.edu

Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering–Engineering Mechanics

Dr. Endres received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1992. He is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering – Engineering Mechanics at Michigan Technological University. His primary research interests include fundamental cutting mechanics, machine-tool system dynamics, and mechanistic

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Fernando Ponta

Fernando Ponta

Postdoctoral, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Contact

906-487-3563
flponta@mtu.edu

Richard & Elizabeth Henes Professor in Wind Energy

Fernando Ponta, an associate professor of mechanical engineering at Michigan Technological University, earned his engineering degree and PhD at the University of Buenos Aires. Before coming to Michigan Tech in 2007, he was for three years a Postdoctoral Fellow in Theoretical and Applied Mechanics at the University of Illinois

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Lucia Gauchia

Lucia Gauchia

PhD, Electrical, Electronic and Automation Engineering, University of Carlos III of Madrid, Spain

Contact

906-487-3382
gauchia@mtu.edu

Assistant Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Dr. Lucia Gauchia received her General Engineering degree and her Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University Carlos III of Madrid, Spain in 2005 and 2009, respectively. Dr. Gauchia was appointed in 2013, the Richard and Elizabeth Henes Assistant Professor of Energy Storage Systems at the Electrical and

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