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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Chang Kyoung Choi

Chang Kyoung Choi

PhD, Mechanical, Aerospace, and Biomedical Engineering, University of Tennessee



Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering–Engineering Mechanics

Dr. Chang Kyoung (CK) Choi is an associate professor of Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics at Michigan Technological University. Prior to this appointment in 2009, he was a post-doctoral researcher at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) from Jan. 2008 to Dec. 2008. He received his B.S. and M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from

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Umesh Korde

Ph.D, University of Notre Dame



Professor, Richard & Elizabeth Henes Chair Professor in Wave Energy

Umesh Korde has been active in the area of ocean wave energy utilization since 1982.  He has worked on several aspects of the problem, though his research over the last three decades has primarily been concerned with the dynamics, control, and hydrodynamics of oscillating bodies and pressure distributions performing

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Bo Chen

Bo Chen

PhD, Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering, University of California-Davis



Dave House Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Electrical Engineering

Dr. Chen is the Dave House Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Electrical Engineering in the Department of Mechanical Engineering – Engineering Mechanics and Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Michigan Technological University. She received her Ph.D. degree from the University of California, Davis, in 2005. Dr. Chen conducts interdisciplinary

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