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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Mahdi Shahbakhti

Mahdi Shahbakhti

PhD, Mechanical Engineering, University of Alberta, Canada

Contact

906-487-3405
mahdish@mtu.edu

Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering–Engineering Mechanics

Dr. Shahbakhti joined MTU in August of 2012. Prior to this appointment, he was a post-doctoral scholar for two years in the Mechanical Engineering Department at the University of California, Berkeley. He worked in the automotive industry for 3.5 years on R&D of powertrain management systems for gasoline and natural gas vehicles. Some of . . .

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Tolou Shokuhfar

Tolou Shokuhfar

PhD, Mechanical Engineering, Michigan Technological University

Contact

906-487-3104
tshokuhf@mtu.edu

Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering–Engineering Mechanics

Dr. Tolou Shokuhfar is the director of In-Situ Nanomedicine Laboratory, Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Michigan Technological University,  Adjunct Assistant Professor of  College of Dentistry and Physics at University of Illinois at Chicago . Her research experience lies at the interface of biomaterials and nano-biotechnology. She is particularly interested in nanostructured bone/dental implants with enhanced biocompatibility, antimicrobial benefits, and drug delivery as well as real time Scanning Transmission Electron Microscopy of biomolecules and living cells in hydrated conditions with unprecedented . . .

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Edward Lumsdaine

Edward Lumsdaine

DSc, New Mexico State University

Contact

906-487-2977
lumsdain@mtu.edu

Professor, Mechanical Engineering–Engineering Mechanics

In recent years, Lumsdaine's interests have been in how to enhance learning, innovation, engineering design, quality, and teamwork in academia and industry. He has developed and taught contextual heat transfer, as well as math review and NVH (noise, vibration, and harshness) courses in industry. As a management consultant for Ford Motor . . .

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