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2014-2015 Undergraduate Catalog 
2014-2015 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Department of Mechanical Engineering

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(248) 370-2210
FAX: (248) 370-4416

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Interim Chairperson: Brian P. Sangeorzan

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

Professors: Gary C. Barber, Bhushan, L. Bhatt, Randy Gu, Keyu Li, Zissimos P. Mourelatos, Sayed Nassar, Brian P. Sangeorzan, Lianxiang Yang, Qian Zou

Associate professors: Yin-Ping Chang, Sergey Golovashchenko, Laila Guessous, Ching L. Ko, Christopher Kobus, Michael A. Latcha, Xia Wang

Assistant professor: David Schall

Special Instructor: Akash Dixit

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


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, Chrysler, LLC

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

Casilda de Benito, Ph.D., Innovation Manager, Chrysler, LLC

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, Chrysler, LLC

Dennis Corrigan, Ph.D., Research Professor, Wayne State University

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 options. 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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