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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Scott Miers

Scott A Miers

PhD, Mechanical Engineering, Michigan Technological University, 2004. MS, Engineering Mechanics, Michigan Technological University, 2001. BS, Mechanical Engineering, Michigan Technological University, 1995.


(906) 487-2709

Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering–Engineering Mechanics

Dr. Miers joined the ME-EM Department at Michigan Tech in August of 2008. He was previously employed by Argonne National Laboratory in the Engines and Emissions Research section where his research focus was on internal combustion engine efficiency, emissions, and performance. He was also closely involved with alternative and renewable fuels . . .

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Tolou Shokuhfar

Tolou Shokuhfar

PhD, Mechanical Engineering, Michigan Technological University



Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering–Engineering Mechanics

Dr. Tolou Shokuhfar is the director of In-Situ Nanomedicine Laboratory, Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Michigan Technological University,  Adjunct Assistant Professor of  College of Dentistry and Physics at University of Illinois at Chicago . Her research experience lies at the interface of biomaterials and nano-biotechnology. She is particularly interested in nanostructured bone/dental implants with enhanced biocompatibility, antimicrobial benefits, and drug delivery as well as real time Scanning Transmission Electron Microscopy of biomolecules and living cells in hydrated conditions with unprecedented . . .

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William Shapton

Wiliam Shapton

PhD, University of Cincinnati



Professor Emeritus, Mechanical Engineering–Engineering Mechanics

Dr. Shapton is involved in design and experimental modal analysis of dynamic structures. Recently, this has been combined with noise control techniques to study vehicle noise, vibration, and harshness. Noise path analysis techniques are applied to track the path that vibration energy travels through a structure to attenuate, interrupt, and . . .

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