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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Edward Lumsdaine

Edward Lumsdaine

DSc, New Mexico State University



Professor, Mechanical Engineering–Engineering Mechanics

In recent years, Lumsdaine's interests have been in how to enhance learning, innovation, engineering design, quality, and teamwork in academia and industry. He has developed and taught contextual heat transfer, as well as math review and NVH (noise, vibration, and harshness) courses in industry. As a management consultant for Ford . . .

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William W. Predebon

William W. Predebon

PhD, Engineering Mechanics, Iowa State University



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 Endres

William J. Endres

PhD, Mechanical Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign



Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering–Engineering Mechanics

Dr. Endres received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1992. He is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering – Engineering Mechanics at Michigan Technological University. His primary research interests include fundamental cutting mechanics, machine-tool system dynamics, and mechanistic modeling . . .

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