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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William Shapton

Wiliam Shapton

PhD, University of Cincinnati

Contact

906-487-1794
wshapton@mtu.edu

Professor Emeritus, Mechanical Engineering–Engineering Mechanics

Dr. Shapton is involved in design and experimental modal analysis of dynamic structures. Recently, this has been combined with noise control techniques to study vehicle noise, vibration, and harshness. Noise path analysis techniques are applied to track the path that vibration energy travels through a structure to attenuate, interrupt, and . . .

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Mahesh Gupta

Mahesh Gupta

PhD, Rutgers University

Contact

906-487-3566
mahesh@mtu.edu

Professor, Mechanical Engineering–Engineering Mechanics

Gupta’s research is focused on computer simulation of polymer processing and design of plastic parts. Some of the projects he is investigating are: 1) effect of elongational viscosity on polymeric flows, 2) estimation of elongational viscosity for polymeric melts, 3) threedimensional simulation of the flow in ceramic injection molding, 4) mixing . . .

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Charles D. Van Karsen

Charles D. Van Karsen

MSME, University of Cincinnati

Contact

906-487-2159
cdvankar@mtu.edu

Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering–Engineering Mechanics

Professor Van Karsen has been a member of the Michigan Tech Department of Mechanical Engineering - Engineering Mechanics since August 1987. Prior to that he had a twelve year career as a practicing engineer in the Machine Tool, Automotive, and Software industries.

He specializes in Experimental Vibro-Acoustics, NVH, and Structural Dynamics. His research . . .

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