Mar 30, 2023  
2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog 
2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Department of Mechanical Engineering

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

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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: James D. 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, 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., Director of Technology, XALT Energy 

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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