Mechanical Engineering: A Tradition of Excellence

Our graduate program is ranked 49th in the nation among doctoral-granting mechanical engineering departments by the 2014 US News & World Report: America’s Best Graduate Schools.

The National Science Foundation ranks the Department of Mechanical Engineering–Engineering Mechanics as 22nd for research expenditures among all mechanical engineering departments in the US.

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Mahdi Shahbakhti

Mahdi Shahbakhti

PhD, Mechanical Engineering, University of Alberta, Canada

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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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Seong-Young Lee

Seong-Young Lee

PhD, Pennsylvania State University

Contact

906-487-2559
sylee@mtu.edu

Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering–Engineering Mechanics

Dr. Lee is an experimentalist interested in studying turbulent and spray combustion, including high-pressure diesel and gasoline spray and fundamental turbulent flames. Dr. Lee’s research interests are in the area of energy-thermal-fluid sciences, bio/alternative spray fuel combustion, surrogate fuel chemistry, advanced laser diagnostics, combustion dynamics of instabilities and stabilization, and . . .

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Fernando Ponta

Fernando Ponta

Postdoctoral, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Contact

906-487-3563
flponta@mtu.edu

Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering–Engineering Mechanics

Fernando Ponta, an associate professor of mechanical engineering at Michigan Technological University, earned his engineering degree and PhD at the University of Buenos Aires. Before coming to Michigan Tech in 2007, he was for three years a Postdoctoral Fellow in Theoretical and Applied Mechanics at the University of Illinois at . . .