Jun 23, 2024  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 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, Sergey Golovashchenko, Randy Gu, Laila Guessous, Zissimos P. Mourelatos, Sayed Nassar, Brian P. Sangeorzan,  Xia Wang, Lianxiang Yang, Qian Zou

Associate professors: Yin-Ping Chang, Ching L. Ko, Krzysztof Kobus, Michael A. Latcha

Assistant professors: Christopher Cooley, Dan DelVescovo, Jonathan Maisonneuve, Ryan Monroe, Peng Zhao

Special Instructors: Stephen Bazinski, Turgay Bengisu, Zhijun Wu

Adjunct professors: Ismat Abu-Isa, Alex Alkidas, Dennis Corrigan, Shuxin (Peter) Gu, Yung-Li Lee, 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

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

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

Charon Morgan,  Global Director of Engineering - Fuel and Diesel Systems, General Motors

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

Jason A. Ryska, M.S., MBA, Global Chief Engineer, Stamping, Ford

Peter Schihl, Ph.D., P.E., Senior Research Scientist, Ground Vehicle Propulsion and Mobility, US Army Ground Vehicle Systems Center

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

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

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 master’s and Ph.D. programs in mechanical engineering and a Ph.D. program in mechanical engineering. The Mechanical Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.

Schedule of classes

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



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