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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Song Lin (Jason) Yang

Song-Lin (Jason) Yang

PhD, University of Florida



Professor, Mechanical Engineering–Engineering Mechanics

Dr. Yang’s research interest is in the area of computational fluid dynamics (CFD), both in developing it as a tool and in using it to study problems in fluid mechanics, heat transfer, and combustion. He is using the KIVA code along with the Reynolds-stress turbulence model for engine flow simulation with . . .

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John Beard

John E. Beard

PhD, Purdue University



Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering–Engineering Mechanics

Dr. Beard's research interests include design for manufacturing in two areas. He is investigating the influence of manufacturing variation on the response of planar and three-dimensional mechanisms. He has examined the influence of design parameters on the wear rates of gerotor types, and has developed a pump that demonstrates the . . .

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Jeffrey D. Naber

Jeffrey D. Naber

University of Wisconsin-Madison



Ron & Elaine Starr Professor in Energy Systems, Mechanical Engineering–Engineering Mechanics

Dr. Naber joined MTU in August of 2004. Prior to joining MTU, he worked in the automotive industry on R&D of engine-management-systems for gasoline and diesel engines. He also worked at Sandia National Laboratories, CRF investigating sprays and combustion processes of diesel, natural gas, and hydrogen engines utilizing laser based . . .