Department of Mechanical Engineering–Engineering Mechanics

Mechanical Engineering: A Tradition of Excellence

Our graduate program is ranked 51st nationally among the 177 (top 29%) doctoral granting Mechanical Engineering Departments in the U.S. by the 2017 U.S. News & World Report: America's Best Graduate Schools (ranked in 2016).

Our department is 10th in Master of Science Mechanical Engineering degrees awarded, 6th in MSME enrollment, 30th in PhD degrees awarded, and 30th in PhD enrollment in the US. Source: 2015 American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) data.

The National Science Foundation (NSF) ranks Michigan Tech mechanical engineering programs 19th in US research expenditures among all national mechanical engineering programs, with funding totaling $13.094 million.

Our undergraduate program is currently 20th in the US in Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering degrees awarded and 7th in enrollment. We have been in the top 23 in BSME degrees awarded for the past 33 consecutive years. Source: 2015 American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) data.

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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

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Mo Rastgaar

Mo Rastgaar

PhD, Mechanical Engineering, Virginia Tech

Contact

906-487-1416
rastgaar@mtu.edu

Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering–Engineering Mechanics

Dr. Mohammad Rastgaar-Aagah is an associate professor in the Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics Department at Michigan Technological University since 2011. Dr. Rastgaar received his Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Virginia Tech in 2008. He was a post-doctoral associate in the Newman Laboratory for Biomechanics and Human Rehabilitation at MIT. Dr.

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Michele H. Miller

Michele H. Miller

PhD, North Carolina State University

Contact

906-487-3025
mhmiller@mtu.edu

Professor, Mechanical Engineering–Engineering Mechanics

Dr. Miller has done research in the diverse fields of precision machining, micro-electromechanical systems and engineering education.  She and her students have described the effects of wheel characteristics on the grinding of brittle materials, developed models of the vibration assisted grinding process, developed time-efficient analytical models of mass-resonant sensor

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