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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SAE Clean Snowmobile Challenge

The Keweenaw Research Center and the Department of Mechanical Engineering–Engineering Mechanics at Michigan Tech will host the 2015 SAE Clean Snowmobile Challenge— from  March 2-7, 2015 and have hosted it for the last 12 years.

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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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Rush D. Robinett Faculty

Rush D. Robinett III

Ph.D. Texas A&M University 1987

Contact

(906) 487-1493
rdrobine@mtu.edu

The Richard and Elizabeth Henes Chair Professor in Mechanical Engineering

Dr. Robinett specializes in nonlinear control and optimal system design of energy, robotics, and aerospace systems.  Of particular interest in the energy arena is the distributed, decentralized nonlinear control and optimization of networked microgrids with up to 100% penetration of transient renewable energy sources (i.e., photovoltaics and wind turbines).  At 100% . . .

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Jeffrey Allen

Jeffrey S. Allen

PhD, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, University of Dayton

Contact

906-487-2349
jstallen@mtu.edu

John & Joan Calder Professor, Mechanical Engineering–Engineering Mechanics

Dr. Allen is an experimentalist interested in the study of two-phase flow in capillary systems; such as found in the gas flow channels and diffusion media of PEM fuel cells. The behavior of liquid water in the internal passages of Proton Exchange Membrane (PEM) fuel cells, a class of low . . .

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.

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