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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Bo Chen

Bo Chen

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

Contact

906-487-3537
bochen@mtu.edu

Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics

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 researches in the areas of mechatronics and embedded systems, agent technology, modeling and control of hybrid electric vehicles, cyber-physical systems, and automation. Her research projects . . .

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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 used analytical and experimental methods to develop models for the grinding of brittle materials. The goal is to develop techniques that improve material removal rates for the machining of brittle materials. Specifically, she and her students have investigated vibration assisted grinding and water-jet assisted grinding, as well as . . .

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Edward Lumsdaine

Edward Lumsdaine

DSc, New Mexico State University

Contact

906-487-2977
lumsdain@mtu.edu

Professor, Mechanical Engineering–Engineering Mechanics

In recent years, Lumsdaine's interests have been in how to enhance learning, innovation, engineering design, quality, and teamwork in academia and industry. He has developed and taught contextual heat transfer, as well as math review and NVH (noise, vibration, and harshness) courses in industry. As a management consultant for Ford Motor . . .

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