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 (ranked in 2015.

The National Science Foundation (NSF) ranks the Department of Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics 20th in  research expenditures with $14.790 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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SAE Clean Snowmobile Challenge

The Keweenaw Research Center and the Department of Mechanical Engineering–Engineering Mechanics at Michigan Tech will host the 2016 SAE Clean Snowmobile Challenge— from  March 7-12, 2016 and have hosted it for the last 13 years. Photo Gallery and Videos

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Amitabh Narain

Amitabh Narain

PhD, University of Minnesota

Contact

906-487-2555
narain@mtu.edu

Professor, Mechanical Engineering–Engineering Mechanics

Narain’s current research interests are both experimental and theoretical/computational in nature and emphasize the area of phase-change flows – especially internal condensing and boiling flows. Stable, repeatable, and predictable realizations of shear/pressure driven condensing and boiling flows are critical to the development of many high heat transfer rate applications (electronic-cooling, aircraft-based . . .

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Michele H. Miller

Michele H. Miller

PhD, North Carolina State University

Contact

906-487-3025
mhmiller@mtu.edu

Professor, Mechanical Engineering–Engineering Mechanics

Dr. Miller has done research in the diverse fields of precision machining, micro-electromechanical systems and engineering education.  She and her students have described the effects of wheel characteristics on the grinding of brittle materials, developed models of the vibration assisted grinding process, developed time-efficient analytical models of mass-resonant sensor dynamics for . . .

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L. Brad King

L. Brad King

PhD, University of Michigan

Contact

906-487-2683
lbking@mtu.edu

Ron & Elaine Starr Professor, Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics

Dr. King is an experimentalist interested in studying electric space propulsion systems, including Hall-effect thrusters, ion engines, and arcjets. By utilizing strong electromagnetic forces to accelerate an ionized plasma propellant, electric thrusters take advantage of on-orbit solar power generation to enjoy significant fuel savings over traditional chemical rockets. King's research . . .

Wings of Angels documentary follows two wounded war veterans (both amputees) who heal their bodies through marathoning, and the dedicated group of Michigan Tech engineering students that attempt to design and build a better hand cycle for the vets to compete with.

See the video "The Wings of Angels" on Vimeo