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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John Gershenson

John K. Gershenson

PhD, University of Idaho



Professor, Mechanical Engineering–Engineering Mechanics

Dr. Gershenson performs research in the area of life-cycle engineering.  Specific research interests include: life-cycle design, environmentally conscious design, design for manufacturability, decision-based design, modular product design, industrial ecology, agile manufacturing processes, design for post-manufacturing issues, lean manufacturing, and lean product

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Lucia Gauchia

Lucia Gauchia

PhD, Electrical, Electronic and Automation Engineering, University of Carlos III of Madrid, Spain



Assistant Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Dr. Lucia Gauchia received her General Engineering degree and her Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University Carlos III of Madrid, Spain in 2005 and 2009, respectively. Dr. Gauchia was appointed in 2013, the Richard and Elizabeth Henes Assistant Professor of Energy Storage Systems at the Electrical and Computer Engineering . . .

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Ossama Abdelkhalik

Ossama Abdelkhalik

PhD, Texas A&M University



Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering–Engineering Mechanics

Dr. Abdelkhalik conducts research in the area of dynamics, control, and  global optimization with applications to spacecraft trajectory planning, wave energy converter control, data assimilation in oil reservoirs, systems design, and traffic engineering. In some applications, the design space has numerous local minima, with mixed variables (integer and real), and the . . .

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