Jun 04, 2020  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Department of Mechanical Engineering

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(248) 370-2210

FAX: (248) 370-4416

Department Website


Chairperson: Brian P. Sangeorzan

Professors emeriti: Bhushan Bhatt, Robert Edgerton, Michael Y.Y. Hung, Gilbert L. Wedekind

Professors: Gary C. Barber, Randy Gu, Laila Guessous, Keyu Li, Zissimos P. Mourelatos, Sayed Nassar, Brian P. Sangeorzan,  Xia Wang, Lianxiang Yang, Qian Zou

Associate professors: Yin-Ping Chang, Sergey Golovashchenko, Ching L. Ko, Krzyszto Kobus, Michael A. Latcha, James D. Schall

Assistant professor: Dan DelVescovo, Jonathan Maisonneuve, Peng Zhao

Special Instructors: Jim Leidel, Zhijun Wu

Adjunct professors: Ismat Abu-Isa, Alex Alkidas, Dennis Corrigan, Yung-Li Lee, Turgay Bengisu, Edward Groff


Advisory Board

The Mechanical Engineering Advisory Board assists the department in enhancing its educational and research programs and ensuring their relevance to current and emerging technological needs. Board members are:

Ray Kuczera, Ph.D., Vice President of Engineering, GKN Driveline

Yung-Yung-Li Lee, Ph.D., Senior Technical Specialist, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles

Yucong Wang, Ph.D., Manager, Department of Materials Technology, General Motors Powertrain

Casilda de Benito, Ph.D., Innovation Manager, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles

David Lamb, Ph.D., Subject Technical Expert, Modeling and Simulation, TARDEC

Ren-Jye Yang, Ph.D., Senior Tech Leader, Optimization and Robustness, Ford

Rohit Paranjpe, Ph.D., Director, Powertrain Virtual Analysis, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles

Dennis Corrigan, Ph.D., President, DC Energy Consulting

David Sonntag, MSc., Manager of Capital Projects, Detroit Edison Company

General Information

The Department of Mechanical Engineering carries out the mission of the School of Engineering and Computer Science by offering undergraduate majors in mechanical engineering including various depth areas. The department also offers a master’s program in mechanical engineering and a Ph.D. program in mechanical engineering. The Mechanical Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET).

Schedule of classes

Specific offerings for each semester may be found in the Schedule of Classes.



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