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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Charles D. Van Karsen

Charles D. Van Karsen

MSME, University of Cincinnati

Contact

906-487-2159
cdvankar@mtu.edu

Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering–Engineering Mechanics

Professor Van Karsen has been a member of the Michigan Tech Department of Mechanical Engineering - Engineering Mechanics since August 1987. Prior to that he had a twelve year career as a practicing engineer in the Machine Tool, Automotive, and Software industries. He specializes in Experimental Vibro-Acoustics, NVH, and Structural Dynamics. His . . .

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Amitabh Narain

Amitabh Narain

PhD, University of Minnesota

Contact

906-487-2555
narain@mtu.edu

Professor, Mechanical Engineering–Engineering Mechanics

Narain’s current research interests are both experimental and theoretical/computational in nature and emphasize the area of phase-change flows – especially internal condensing and boiling flows. Stable, repeatable, and predictable realizations of shear/pressure driven condensing and boiling flows are critical to the development of many high heat transfer rate applications (electronic-cooling, aircraft-based . . .

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Jason Blough

Jason R. Blough

PhD, University of Cincinnati

Contact

906-487-1020
jrblough@mtu.edu

Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering–Engineering Mechanics

Dr. Blough’s research includes dynamic measurement problems, developing new digital signal processing algorithms to understand NVH type problems and ways to improve the NVH characteristics of virtually any machine. He has made measurements on items as small as individual turbine blades to items as large as 45m diameter radio telescopes and . . .

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