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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Kazuya Tajiri

Kazuya Tajiri

PhD, Pennsylvania State University

Contact

906-487-2675
ktajiri@mtu.edu

Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering–Engineering Mechanics

Dr. Kazuya Tajiri earned his Bachelor degree from the University of Tokyo, and Master of Science degree from Georgia Institute of Technology in the field of turbulent combustion simulation. After three years of fuel cell research at Nissan Motors in Japan, he returned to the U.S. to continue Ph.D. research at . . .

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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 . . .

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William Shapton

Wiliam Shapton

PhD, University of Cincinnati

Contact

906-487-1735
wshapton@mtu.edu

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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