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 13 years. Photo Gallery and Videos

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Andrew Barnard

Andrew Barnard

Ph.D., Acoustics, The Pennsylvania State University

Contact

906-487-2412
arbarnar@mtu.edu

Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering–Engineering Mechanics

Dr. Andrew Barnard is an assistant professor of Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics at Michigan Technological University. Prior to this appointment in 2014, he was a research associate at the Applied Research Laboratory at Penn State University for eight years. He received his B.S. and M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan Tech in . . .

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Gopal Jayaraman

Gopal Jayaraman

PhD, University of Iowa

Contact

906-487-2519
gjayar@mtu.edu

Professor, Mechanical Engineering–Engineering Mechanics

Jayaraman's on-going research projects are in the area of biomechanics and solid mechanics. In the area of biomechanics they focus on injury mechanisms in human joints and organs due to impact and fatigue and prevention of injuries by prophylactic gears and braces. In the area of solid mechanics they focus on . . .

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William W. Predebon

William W. Predebon

PhD, Engineering Mechanics, Iowa State University

Contact

906-487-2551
wwpredeb@mtu.edu

Department Chair, Mechanical Engineering–Engineering Mechanics

Dr. Predebon's research includes mechanical behavior, characterization and processing of ceramics, shock deformation including microstructural effects and dynamic fracture of metals and ceramics, impact phenomena, computer simulation of wave phenomena, explosive-metal interaction and fragmentation. His research usually involves experimental, analytical, and computational elements. Dr. Predebon's research in mechanical behavior and processing of . . .

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