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Mechanical Engineering

Welcome to the Mechanical Engineering Department.

Mechanical Engineering is the discipline that applies the principles of engineering, physics, and materials science for the design, analysis, manufacturing, and maintenance of mechanical systems. It is the branch of engineering that involves the design, production, and operation of machinery.

Department of Mechanical Engineering
402 Engineering Center
(248) 370-2210 
Fax: (248) 370-4416

Advisory Board
The Mechanical Engineering and Manufacturing Engineering Option 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
  • Yucong Wang, Ph.D., Surface Engineering and Tribology Center, General Motors Powertrain
  • Casilda de Benito, Ph.D., Innovation, Chrysler Group LLC
  • Ren-Jye Yang, Ph.D., Senior Tech Leader, Optimization and Robustness, Ford
  • Dennis Corrigan, Ph.D., Research Professor, Wayne State University
  • David Sonntag, MSc., Manager of Capital Projects, Detroit Edison Company