Welcome to the Department of Mechanical Engineering

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at Michigan University has 1500 undergraduate students that make up a quarter of the students in the College of Engineering. Our graduate program has over 200 students, a large number of them are working toward their PhD degree in one of four different concentrations: Biomechanics; Dynamics Systems and Controls; Fluid Mechanics and Thermal Sciences; and Solid Mechanics, Design, and Manufacturing. We have 43 tenure-stream faculty conducting cutting-edge research with funding from organizations such as the National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, Department of Energy, Department of Defense, and many US Industries. This research provides opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students alike. We have 9 teaching faculty who are dedicated to enhancing the educational mission of the department.  The department has an on-line MS program that allows industry professionals to pursue their degree off-campus while working. The department also has an outstanding external advisory board which includes leading experts from both academia and industry.

Feel free to explore our department website, where you will find research profiles of our faculty, details of our engaging curriculum, and information about out engineering  community. 

Go green!

Ranjan Mukherjee
Professor and Interim Chairperson



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The Department of Mechanical Engineering seeks applicants for Chair of the department.


A Spartan Engineer, Jeffrey F. Rhoads, has been named the VP of Research at Notre Dame

Posted on: Monday, January 23, 2023

Patton Allison receives NSF CAREER GRANT: Extinction Phenomena in turbulent flames

Posted on: Thursday, January 05, 2023

Katherine Stevenson releases her podcast for Siemons entitled Innovations in the classroom

Posted on: Wednesday, November 30, 2022

“On-farm renewable electricity harvesting from agricultural water systems" is funded.

Posted on: Wednesday, November 30, 2022

ME student Ellie Clark has returned from filming Season 7 of BattleBots

Posted on: Wednesday, November 16, 2022


Location: 3540 Engineering

Location: 3540 Engineering

Location: 3540 Engineering