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.

Our department ranks eighth nationally in Master of Science Mechanical Engineering degrees awarded, 11th in MSME enrollment, 30th in PhD degrees awarded, and 26th in PhD enrollment.

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 ranks eighth nationally in enrollment and remains—as it has for the past 32 years—in the top 23 in Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering degrees awarded. Source: latest American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) data

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Gopal Jayaraman

Gopal Jayaraman

PhD, University of Iowa

Contact

906-487-2519
gjayar@mtu.edu

Professor, Mechanical Engineering–Engineering Mechanics

Jayaraman's on-going research projects are in the area of biomechanics and solid mechanics. In the area of biomechanics they focus on injury mechanisms in human joints and organs due to impact and fatigue and prevention of injuries by prophylactic gears and braces. In the area of solid mechanics they focus on . . .

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Ossama Abdelkhalik

Ossama Abdelkhalik

PhD, Texas A&M University

Contact

906-487-3503
ooabdelk@mtu.edu

Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering–Engineering Mechanics

Dr. Abdelkhalik conducts research in the area of dynamics, control, and  global optimization with applications to spacecraft trajectory planning, wave energy converter control, data assimilation in oil reservoirs, systems design, and traffic engineering. In some applications, the design space has numerous local minima, with mixed variables (integer and real), and the . . .

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Jeffrey Allen

Jeffrey S. Allen

PhD, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, University of Dayton

Contact

906-487-2349
jstallen@mtu.edu

John & Joan Calder Professor, Mechanical Engineering–Engineering Mechanics

Dr. Allen is an experimentalist interested in the study of two-phase flow in capillary systems; such as found in the gas flow channels and diffusion media of PEM fuel cells. The behavior of liquid water in the internal passages of Proton Exchange Membrane (PEM) fuel cells, a class of low . . .

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