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A stereo microscope is used to study flow in microchannels. Data will help improve the durability of automotive fuel cells. This senior design team worked with 3M to automate part of its dust mask assembly process, and built a working prototype.

u

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50,000 square feet and 12 stories in

process. You’ll analyze your

the R.L. Smith ME-EM Building.

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You won’t get lost in the crowd here. Each and every course in our

efficiently, reliably, and can be

department is taught by faculty.

manufactured at a competitive

u

■ Work with computer software

Average class size: 31

C R E AT E T H E F U T U R E

Average lab size: 12

to design and develop new

Real-World Experience

machinery, or use powerful

Senior Design, Enterprise, internships and co-ops—our

supercomputers to study auto

excellent programs will give you

aerodynamics.

a thorough understanding of

■ Invent an ultrasonic device

u

engineering practices in industry

that deters whales, dolphins,

while you’re still a student.

and seals from swimming into fishing nets.

Professional Success

■ Design a new rocket engine

regional, national, and global

Our graduates are recruited by

for the sub-zero cold of space, or a microprobe to dissect a single nerve cell under a microscope.

u

turbines, control devices, jet engines, and power plants—and

The Challenge X team redesigned a Chevy Equinox to minimize energy consumption and emissions— then took it on a 2000-mile road trip to teach the public about hybrid technology.

corporations, with a job placement rate of 98 percent within six

MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

months of graduation.

■ Analyze the performance

of a host of machinery—gas

Researchers explore strategies to continuously adapt and tune engines for flex-fuel ethanol gasoline and biodiesel.

Our testing labs are supported by three fabrication facilities with a variety of machining, forming, joining, and cutting capabilities.

Big Department, Small Classes

insuring that it functions safely,

Our SAE Aero team flew its radio-controlled plane to third place in Aero Design West, then soared to first place u in Aero Design East.

t

and computer centers—more than

a machine, a system, or a

motion, energy, and force—

Computer-aided design (CAD) software can show a 3D model from any angle, even from the inside looking out. The Aerospace Enterprise built a nanosatellite for space surveillance, and was selected to fly aboard NASA’s zerogravity simulation airplane to conduct experiments.

learning in state-of-the-art labs

design using the principles of

A material testing system helps determine the mechanical properties of meniscal cartilage in the human knee joint, so that new replacements can be designed. Each year we host the national SAE Clean Snowmobile Challenge—schools compete with stock snowmobiles reengineered to reduce emissions and noise.

You’ll be introduced to hands-on

you can design a component,

cost. You can...

t

Learn by Doing

As a mechanical engineer,

The Ion Space Propulsion Lab’s space simulation chamber is used for ground-testing flight-scale ion propulsion systems. Researchers prepare to isolate meniscal cartilage to see how it responds biochemically to disease and injury as well as normal mechanical loads.

WHY CHOOSE MICHIGAN TECH?

MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

Outstanding Faculty mentors, researchers and teachers

Department of Mechanical Engineering – Engineering Mechanics

develop more efficient ways to

815 R.L. Smith Building

keep them running smoothly.

1400 Townsend Drive

■ Design a prosthetic arm or leg

Our faculty are world-class

Michigan Technological University

Houghton, MI USA 49931-1295

for people who have suffered

T: 906-487-2551

an injury or other medical

F: 906-487-2822

problems.

E: meem@mtu.edu

who maintain an open-door policy and encourage students to take advantage of it.

A

s a mechanical engineer, you

can make a difference. You’ll use

u

Flow rate and pressure data are recorded for a fuel cell flow control experiment. Engineers Without Borders completed a series of wellu building projects—bringing safe and reliable water to two villages in Guatemala, Fronterizo and Neuva Libertad

www.me.mtu.edu

■ 7th in total number of BSME

years)

Since 1885, we have offered educational excellence in beautiful Upper Michigan.

environmental sustainability.

and physical sciences; and technology.

Report, America’s Best Colleges

today’s problems in health care, energy,

exploration, climate change, and

economics; computing; engineering; forestry and environmental science; natural

■ 22nd by US News & World

degrees granted (top seven for

equal opportunity employer. Our students create the future in arts, humanities, and social sciences; business and

Undergraduate Program:

the latest technologies to help solve

transportation, world hunger, space Michigan Technological University is an equal opportunity educational institution/

Solid Department Rankings

the past twenty-four consecutive Graduate Program: ■ 48th by US News & World Report, America’s Best Graduate Schools ■ 21st in research expenditures ($10.238 million) by the National Science Foundation


P H O T O D E TA I L

t

t

Wide-ranging Options

A stereo microscope is used to study flow in microchannels. Data will help improve the durability of automotive fuel cells. This senior design team worked with 3M to automate part of its dust mask assembly process, and built a working prototype.

u

t

t

50,000 square feet and 12 stories in

process. You’ll analyze your

the R.L. Smith ME-EM Building.

t

You won’t get lost in the crowd here. Each and every course in our

efficiently, reliably, and can be

department is taught by faculty.

manufactured at a competitive

u

■ Work with computer software

Average class size: 31

C R E AT E T H E F U T U R E

Average lab size: 12

to design and develop new

Real-World Experience

machinery, or use powerful

Senior Design, Enterprise, internships and co-ops—our

supercomputers to study auto

excellent programs will give you

aerodynamics.

a thorough understanding of

■ Invent an ultrasonic device

u

engineering practices in industry

that deters whales, dolphins,

while you’re still a student.

and seals from swimming into fishing nets.

Professional Success

■ Design a new rocket engine

regional, national, and global

Our graduates are recruited by

for the sub-zero cold of space, or a microprobe to dissect a single nerve cell under a microscope.

u

turbines, control devices, jet engines, and power plants—and

The Challenge X team redesigned a Chevy Equinox to minimize energy consumption and emissions— then took it on a 2000-mile road trip to teach the public about hybrid technology.

corporations, with a job placement rate of 98 percent within six

MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

months of graduation.

■ Analyze the performance

of a host of machinery—gas

Researchers explore strategies to continuously adapt and tune engines for flex-fuel ethanol gasoline and biodiesel.

Our testing labs are supported by three fabrication facilities with a variety of machining, forming, joining, and cutting capabilities.

Big Department, Small Classes

insuring that it functions safely,

Our SAE Aero team flew its radio-controlled plane to third place in Aero Design West, then soared to first place u in Aero Design East.

t

and computer centers—more than

a machine, a system, or a

motion, energy, and force—

Computer-aided design (CAD) software can show a 3D model from any angle, even from the inside looking out. The Aerospace Enterprise built a nanosatellite for space surveillance, and was selected to fly aboard NASA’s zerogravity simulation airplane to conduct experiments.

learning in state-of-the-art labs

design using the principles of

A material testing system helps determine the mechanical properties of meniscal cartilage in the human knee joint, so that new replacements can be designed. Each year we host the national SAE Clean Snowmobile Challenge—schools compete with stock snowmobiles reengineered to reduce emissions and noise.

You’ll be introduced to hands-on

you can design a component,

cost. You can...

t

Learn by Doing

As a mechanical engineer,

The Ion Space Propulsion Lab’s space simulation chamber is used for ground-testing flight-scale ion propulsion systems. Researchers prepare to isolate meniscal cartilage to see how it responds biochemically to disease and injury as well as normal mechanical loads.

WHY CHOOSE MICHIGAN TECH?

MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

Outstanding Faculty mentors, researchers and teachers

Department of Mechanical Engineering – Engineering Mechanics

develop more efficient ways to

815 R.L. Smith Building

keep them running smoothly.

1400 Townsend Drive

■ Design a prosthetic arm or leg

Our faculty are world-class

Michigan Technological University

Houghton, MI USA 49931-1295

for people who have suffered

T: 906-487-2551

an injury or other medical

F: 906-487-2822

problems.

E: meem@mtu.edu

who maintain an open-door policy and encourage students to take advantage of it.

A

s a mechanical engineer, you

can make a difference. You’ll use

u

Flow rate and pressure data are recorded for a fuel cell flow control experiment. Engineers Without Borders completed a series of wellu building projects—bringing safe and reliable water to two villages in Guatemala, Fronterizo and Neuva Libertad

www.me.mtu.edu

■ 7th in total number of BSME

years)

Since 1885, we have offered educational excellence in beautiful Upper Michigan.

environmental sustainability.

and physical sciences; and technology.

Report, America’s Best Colleges

today’s problems in health care, energy,

exploration, climate change, and

economics; computing; engineering; forestry and environmental science; natural

■ 22nd by US News & World

degrees granted (top seven for

equal opportunity employer. Our students create the future in arts, humanities, and social sciences; business and

Undergraduate Program:

the latest technologies to help solve

transportation, world hunger, space Michigan Technological University is an equal opportunity educational institution/

Solid Department Rankings

the past twenty-four consecutive Graduate Program: ■ 48th by US News & World Report, America’s Best Graduate Schools ■ 21st in research expenditures ($10.238 million) by the National Science Foundation


U N D E R G R A D U AT E R E S E A R C H

SENIOR DESIGN

Our world-class Capstone Senior Design program allows student teams to solve realworld problems sponsored by our industrial partners. Projects are two semesters in length, and design-intensive. Each team has its own design studio in the department’s Cuskie Design and

Enterprise Opportunities

Meaningful Work

Join an Enterprise team and get

aspects of being an engineer is

One of the most rewarding

FIND OUT MORE

Cutting-edge research isn’t just

Come See Us

for graduate students. As early

There is no substitute for

as your sophomore year, you

seeing first-hand what

can gain valuable experience

Michigan Tech has to offer.

working with a faculty mentor.

We invite you to visit our

the extra edge on your education.

improving people’s lives.

Solve real-world engineering,

Our society is becoming

design, and communication

increasingly complex. We must

We divide research and teaching

campus, and tour the

problems. Develop marketing,

provide more food, water and

into six key areas:

mechanical engineering

business, and leadership skills.

energy for a rapidly growing

department. Call 888-688-1885 Advanced Power Systems

to set things up.

Teams are made up of students

Creativity Center, and access

population, and we must limit

from many different majors and

to professional engineering

damage to the environment in

operate like companies in the

the process. Engineering will

efficient, and sustainable power

Advising

facilities in the Rivard Product

private sector.

play a key role in meeting these

systems, including engines, fuel

Two academic advisors in

Realization Center.

Our department houses seven

challenges. So can you.

cells, and wind turbines

our department (who also

Recent senior design projects

Michigan Tech Enterprise teams,

include:

but you can choose from more

Global Opportunities

Multi-scale Sensors and

engineers) meet with future

More than ever before, Michigan

Systems

Tech students are seeking

students to map out academic

Nanofabrication and

opportunities to put their new

choices and career development.

characterization, micro-

Please feel free to get in touch.

fabrication processes and

We look forward to hearing

bio-nanotechnology

from you.

■ Water pump design

optimization, for Ford Motor Co.

than twenty-eight across campus. Mechanical engineeringsponsored teams include:

engineering skills to work in impoverished communities

Critical technologies for clean,

happen to be mechanical

■ Golf-enabling device for a

Boardsport Technologies

throughout the world. A number

disabled student, for a local

Design and construction of

of our students study abroad—in

school district

boards with original and

Mechanical Engineering

Europe, Asia, Australia, and

pioneering features for various

Central and South America—

Education

board sports

through Engineers Without

Clean Snowmobile Team

Borders and other international

■ Series turbocharger system,

for John Deere ■ High-expansion foam

generator system, for Tyco

New technology to achieve significant reductions in noise

programs. In fact, Michigan Tech has one of the fastest-growing chapters of Engineers Without

Innovation through discovery-

R.L. Smith Building

research

Room 205 T: 906-487-2564

Multidisciplinary Engineering/

and emissions

improvement, for Caterpillar

Noise, Vibrations and Harshness

■ Dynamic test stand, for

Dynamic noise and vibration

Close to Home

signal processing and controls,

reduction for industry

Here on campus, the Wood to

and emerging areas such as

Formula SAE Car

Wheels (W2W) project brings

active nano-structures and

together Michigan Tech scientists

smart materials

Whirlpool ■ Elevating hands-free

supportive walker for disabled children, for Mulholland, Inc.

Indy-style race car design and competition Challenge X Hybrid electric SUV design and competition Aerospace Satellite and other aero-based projects

Materials

resources, ethanol production,

Biomaterials, cellular materials,

vehicle design, and social/

biological tissues, and artificial

economic impacts.

organs

department are working to

Four-wheel-drive off-road vehicle

ethanol. Their goal: to improve

design and competition

efficiency and lower emissions.

of sensors and microcontrollers in small packages to control a process or environment

Advisors Danise Jarvey E: dnjarvey@mtu.edu James Mattson E: jaamatts@mtu.edu

from every perspective—forest

optimize engines for the use of

Development and integration

Dynamics, vibration, acoustics,

ethanol-powered transport

W2W researchers in our

www.me.mtu.edu/advising

Dynamic Systems

Mechanics of Multi-scale

Mini-Baja SAE

Integrated Microsystems

www.me.mtu.edu

and engineers to research

Advising Center

based learning and motivation

■ Engine compartment airflow

Borders in the US.

MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

Space Systems Innovative electric propulsion systems, Hall-effect thrusters, micro-thrusters, altitude control technology, lightweight spacecraft structures, and astrodynamics


P H O T O D E TA I L

t

t

Wide-ranging Options

A stereo microscope is used to study flow in microchannels. Data will help improve the durability of automotive fuel cells. This senior design team worked with 3M to automate part of its dust mask assembly process, and built a working prototype.

u

t

t

50,000 square feet and 12 stories in

process. You’ll analyze your

the R.L. Smith ME-EM Building.

t

You won’t get lost in the crowd here. Each and every course in our

efficiently, reliably, and can be

department is taught by faculty.

manufactured at a competitive

u

■ Work with computer software

Average class size: 31

C R E AT E T H E F U T U R E

Average lab size: 12

to design and develop new

Real-World Experience

machinery, or use powerful

Senior Design, Enterprise, internships and co-ops—our

supercomputers to study auto

excellent programs will give you

aerodynamics.

a thorough understanding of

■ Invent an ultrasonic device

u

engineering practices in industry

that deters whales, dolphins,

while you’re still a student.

and seals from swimming into fishing nets.

Professional Success

■ Design a new rocket engine

regional, national, and global

Our graduates are recruited by

for the sub-zero cold of space, or a microprobe to dissect a single nerve cell under a microscope.

u

turbines, control devices, jet engines, and power plants—and

The Challenge X team redesigned a Chevy Equinox to minimize energy consumption and emissions— then took it on a 2000-mile road trip to teach the public about hybrid technology.

corporations, with a job placement rate of 98 percent within six

MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

months of graduation.

■ Analyze the performance

of a host of machinery—gas

Researchers explore strategies to continuously adapt and tune engines for flex-fuel ethanol gasoline and biodiesel.

Our testing labs are supported by three fabrication facilities with a variety of machining, forming, joining, and cutting capabilities.

Big Department, Small Classes

insuring that it functions safely,

Our SAE Aero team flew its radio-controlled plane to third place in Aero Design West, then soared to first place u in Aero Design East.

t

and computer centers—more than

a machine, a system, or a

motion, energy, and force—

Computer-aided design (CAD) software can show a 3D model from any angle, even from the inside looking out. The Aerospace Enterprise built a nanosatellite for space surveillance, and was selected to fly aboard NASA’s zerogravity simulation airplane to conduct experiments.

learning in state-of-the-art labs

design using the principles of

A material testing system helps determine the mechanical properties of meniscal cartilage in the human knee joint, so that new replacements can be designed. Each year we host the national SAE Clean Snowmobile Challenge—schools compete with stock snowmobiles reengineered to reduce emissions and noise.

You’ll be introduced to hands-on

you can design a component,

cost. You can...

t

Learn by Doing

As a mechanical engineer,

The Ion Space Propulsion Lab’s space simulation chamber is used for ground-testing flight-scale ion propulsion systems. Researchers prepare to isolate meniscal cartilage to see how it responds biochemically to disease and injury as well as normal mechanical loads.

WHY CHOOSE MICHIGAN TECH?

MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

Outstanding Faculty mentors, researchers and teachers

Department of Mechanical Engineering – Engineering Mechanics

develop more efficient ways to

815 R.L. Smith Building

keep them running smoothly.

1400 Townsend Drive

■ Design a prosthetic arm or leg

Our faculty are world-class

Michigan Technological University

Houghton, MI USA 49931-1295

for people who have suffered

T: 906-487-2551

an injury or other medical

F: 906-487-2822

problems.

E: meem@mtu.edu

who maintain an open-door policy and encourage students to take advantage of it.

A

s a mechanical engineer, you

can make a difference. You’ll use

u

Flow rate and pressure data are recorded for a fuel cell flow control experiment. Engineers Without Borders completed a series of wellu building projects—bringing safe and reliable water to two villages in Guatemala, Fronterizo and Neuva Libertad

www.me.mtu.edu

■ 7th in total number of BSME

years)

Since 1885, we have offered educational excellence in beautiful Upper Michigan.

environmental sustainability.

and physical sciences; and technology.

Report, America’s Best Colleges

today’s problems in health care, energy,

exploration, climate change, and

economics; computing; engineering; forestry and environmental science; natural

■ 22nd by US News & World

degrees granted (top seven for

equal opportunity employer. Our students create the future in arts, humanities, and social sciences; business and

Undergraduate Program:

the latest technologies to help solve

transportation, world hunger, space Michigan Technological University is an equal opportunity educational institution/

Solid Department Rankings

the past twenty-four consecutive Graduate Program: ■ 48th by US News & World Report, America’s Best Graduate Schools ■ 21st in research expenditures ($10.238 million) by the National Science Foundation


U N D E R G R A D U AT E R E S E A R C H

SENIOR DESIGN

Our world-class Capstone Senior Design program allows student teams to solve realworld problems sponsored by our industrial partners. Projects are two semesters in length, and design-intensive. Each team has its own design studio in the department’s Cuskie Design and

Enterprise Opportunities

Meaningful Work

Join an Enterprise team and get

aspects of being an engineer is

One of the most rewarding

FIND OUT MORE

Cutting-edge research isn’t just

Come See Us

for graduate students. As early

There is no substitute for

as your sophomore year, you

seeing first-hand what

can gain valuable experience

Michigan Tech has to offer.

working with a faculty mentor.

We invite you to visit our

the extra edge on your education.

improving people’s lives.

Solve real-world engineering,

Our society is becoming

design, and communication

increasingly complex. We must

We divide research and teaching

campus, and tour the

problems. Develop marketing,

provide more food, water and

into six key areas:

mechanical engineering

business, and leadership skills.

energy for a rapidly growing

department. Call 888-688-1885 Advanced Power Systems

to set things up.

Teams are made up of students

Creativity Center, and access

population, and we must limit

from many different majors and

to professional engineering

damage to the environment in

operate like companies in the

the process. Engineering will

efficient, and sustainable power

Advising

facilities in the Rivard Product

private sector.

play a key role in meeting these

systems, including engines, fuel

Two academic advisors in

Realization Center.

Our department houses seven

challenges. So can you.

cells, and wind turbines

our department (who also

Recent senior design projects

Michigan Tech Enterprise teams,

include:

but you can choose from more

Global Opportunities

Multi-scale Sensors and

engineers) meet with future

More than ever before, Michigan

Systems

Tech students are seeking

students to map out academic

Nanofabrication and

opportunities to put their new

choices and career development.

characterization, micro-

Please feel free to get in touch.

fabrication processes and

We look forward to hearing

bio-nanotechnology

from you.

■ Water pump design

optimization, for Ford Motor Co.

than twenty-eight across campus. Mechanical engineeringsponsored teams include:

engineering skills to work in impoverished communities

Critical technologies for clean,

happen to be mechanical

■ Golf-enabling device for a

Boardsport Technologies

throughout the world. A number

disabled student, for a local

Design and construction of

of our students study abroad—in

school district

boards with original and

Mechanical Engineering

Europe, Asia, Australia, and

pioneering features for various

Central and South America—

Education

board sports

through Engineers Without

Clean Snowmobile Team

Borders and other international

■ Series turbocharger system,

for John Deere ■ High-expansion foam

generator system, for Tyco

New technology to achieve significant reductions in noise

programs. In fact, Michigan Tech has one of the fastest-growing chapters of Engineers Without

Innovation through discovery-

R.L. Smith Building

research

Room 205 T: 906-487-2564

Multidisciplinary Engineering/

and emissions

improvement, for Caterpillar

Noise, Vibrations and Harshness

■ Dynamic test stand, for

Dynamic noise and vibration

Close to Home

signal processing and controls,

reduction for industry

Here on campus, the Wood to

and emerging areas such as

Formula SAE Car

Wheels (W2W) project brings

active nano-structures and

together Michigan Tech scientists

smart materials

Whirlpool ■ Elevating hands-free

supportive walker for disabled children, for Mulholland, Inc.

Indy-style race car design and competition Challenge X Hybrid electric SUV design and competition Aerospace Satellite and other aero-based projects

Materials

resources, ethanol production,

Biomaterials, cellular materials,

vehicle design, and social/

biological tissues, and artificial

economic impacts.

organs

department are working to

Four-wheel-drive off-road vehicle

ethanol. Their goal: to improve

design and competition

efficiency and lower emissions.

of sensors and microcontrollers in small packages to control a process or environment

Advisors Danise Jarvey E: dnjarvey@mtu.edu James Mattson E: jaamatts@mtu.edu

from every perspective—forest

optimize engines for the use of

Development and integration

Dynamics, vibration, acoustics,

ethanol-powered transport

W2W researchers in our

www.me.mtu.edu/advising

Dynamic Systems

Mechanics of Multi-scale

Mini-Baja SAE

Integrated Microsystems

www.me.mtu.edu

and engineers to research

Advising Center

based learning and motivation

■ Engine compartment airflow

Borders in the US.

MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

Space Systems Innovative electric propulsion systems, Hall-effect thrusters, micro-thrusters, altitude control technology, lightweight spacecraft structures, and astrodynamics


U N D E R G R A D U AT E R E S E A R C H

SENIOR DESIGN

Our world-class Capstone Senior Design program allows student teams to solve realworld problems sponsored by our industrial partners. Projects are two semesters in length, and design-intensive. Each team has its own design studio in the department’s Cuskie Design and

Enterprise Opportunities

Meaningful Work

Join an Enterprise team and get

aspects of being an engineer is

One of the most rewarding

FIND OUT MORE

Cutting-edge research isn’t just

Come See Us

for graduate students. As early

There is no substitute for

as your sophomore year, you

seeing first-hand what

can gain valuable experience

Michigan Tech has to offer.

working with a faculty mentor.

We invite you to visit our

the extra edge on your education.

improving people’s lives.

Solve real-world engineering,

Our society is becoming

design, and communication

increasingly complex. We must

We divide research and teaching

campus, and tour the

problems. Develop marketing,

provide more food, water and

into six key areas:

mechanical engineering

business, and leadership skills.

energy for a rapidly growing

department. Call 888-688-1885 Advanced Power Systems

to set things up.

Teams are made up of students

Creativity Center, and access

population, and we must limit

from many different majors and

to professional engineering

damage to the environment in

operate like companies in the

the process. Engineering will

efficient, and sustainable power

Advising

facilities in the Rivard Product

private sector.

play a key role in meeting these

systems, including engines, fuel

Two academic advisors in

Realization Center.

Our department houses seven

challenges. So can you.

cells, and wind turbines

our department (who also

Recent senior design projects

Michigan Tech Enterprise teams,

include:

but you can choose from more

Global Opportunities

Multi-scale Sensors and

engineers) meet with future

More than ever before, Michigan

Systems

Tech students are seeking

students to map out academic

Nanofabrication and

opportunities to put their new

choices and career development.

characterization, micro-

Please feel free to get in touch.

fabrication processes and

We look forward to hearing

bio-nanotechnology

from you.

■ Water pump design

optimization, for Ford Motor Co.

than twenty-eight across campus. Mechanical engineeringsponsored teams include:

engineering skills to work in impoverished communities

Critical technologies for clean,

happen to be mechanical

■ Golf-enabling device for a

Boardsport Technologies

throughout the world. A number

disabled student, for a local

Design and construction of

of our students study abroad—in

school district

boards with original and

Mechanical Engineering

Europe, Asia, Australia, and

pioneering features for various

Central and South America—

Education

board sports

through Engineers Without

Clean Snowmobile Team

Borders and other international

■ Series turbocharger system,

for John Deere ■ High-expansion foam

generator system, for Tyco

New technology to achieve significant reductions in noise

programs. In fact, Michigan Tech has one of the fastest-growing chapters of Engineers Without

Innovation through discovery-

R.L. Smith Building

research

Room 205 T: 906-487-2564

Multidisciplinary Engineering/

and emissions

improvement, for Caterpillar

Noise, Vibrations and Harshness

■ Dynamic test stand, for

Dynamic noise and vibration

Close to Home

signal processing and controls,

reduction for industry

Here on campus, the Wood to

and emerging areas such as

Formula SAE Car

Wheels (W2W) project brings

active nano-structures and

together Michigan Tech scientists

smart materials

Whirlpool ■ Elevating hands-free

supportive walker for disabled children, for Mulholland, Inc.

Indy-style race car design and competition Challenge X Hybrid electric SUV design and competition Aerospace Satellite and other aero-based projects

Materials

resources, ethanol production,

Biomaterials, cellular materials,

vehicle design, and social/

biological tissues, and artificial

economic impacts.

organs

department are working to

Four-wheel-drive off-road vehicle

ethanol. Their goal: to improve

design and competition

efficiency and lower emissions.

of sensors and microcontrollers in small packages to control a process or environment

Advisors Danise Jarvey E: dnjarvey@mtu.edu James Mattson E: jaamatts@mtu.edu

from every perspective—forest

optimize engines for the use of

Development and integration

Dynamics, vibration, acoustics,

ethanol-powered transport

W2W researchers in our

www.me.mtu.edu/advising

Dynamic Systems

Mechanics of Multi-scale

Mini-Baja SAE

Integrated Microsystems

www.me.mtu.edu

and engineers to research

Advising Center

based learning and motivation

■ Engine compartment airflow

Borders in the US.

MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

Space Systems Innovative electric propulsion systems, Hall-effect thrusters, micro-thrusters, altitude control technology, lightweight spacecraft structures, and astrodynamics


U N D E R G R A D U AT E R E S E A R C H

SENIOR DESIGN

Our world-class Capstone Senior Design program allows student teams to solve realworld problems sponsored by our industrial partners. Projects are two semesters in length, and design-intensive. Each team has its own design studio in the department’s Cuskie Design and

Enterprise Opportunities

Meaningful Work

Join an Enterprise team and get

aspects of being an engineer is

One of the most rewarding

FIND OUT MORE

Cutting-edge research isn’t just

Come See Us

for graduate students. As early

There is no substitute for

as your sophomore year, you

seeing first-hand what

can gain valuable experience

Michigan Tech has to offer.

working with a faculty mentor.

We invite you to visit our

the extra edge on your education.

improving people’s lives.

Solve real-world engineering,

Our society is becoming

design, and communication

increasingly complex. We must

We divide research and teaching

campus, and tour the

problems. Develop marketing,

provide more food, water and

into six key areas:

mechanical engineering

business, and leadership skills.

energy for a rapidly growing

department. Call 888-688-1885 Advanced Power Systems

to set things up.

Teams are made up of students

Creativity Center, and access

population, and we must limit

from many different majors and

to professional engineering

damage to the environment in

operate like companies in the

the process. Engineering will

efficient, and sustainable power

Advising

facilities in the Rivard Product

private sector.

play a key role in meeting these

systems, including engines, fuel

Two academic advisors in

Realization Center.

Our department houses seven

challenges. So can you.

cells, and wind turbines

our department (who also

Recent senior design projects

Michigan Tech Enterprise teams,

include:

but you can choose from more

Global Opportunities

Multi-scale Sensors and

engineers) meet with future

More than ever before, Michigan

Systems

Tech students are seeking

students to map out academic

Nanofabrication and

opportunities to put their new

choices and career development.

characterization, micro-

Please feel free to get in touch.

fabrication processes and

We look forward to hearing

bio-nanotechnology

from you.

■ Water pump design

optimization, for Ford Motor Co.

than twenty-eight across campus. Mechanical engineeringsponsored teams include:

engineering skills to work in impoverished communities

Critical technologies for clean,

happen to be mechanical

■ Golf-enabling device for a

Boardsport Technologies

throughout the world. A number

disabled student, for a local

Design and construction of

of our students study abroad—in

school district

boards with original and

Mechanical Engineering

Europe, Asia, Australia, and

pioneering features for various

Central and South America—

Education

board sports

through Engineers Without

Clean Snowmobile Team

Borders and other international

■ Series turbocharger system,

for John Deere ■ High-expansion foam

generator system, for Tyco

New technology to achieve significant reductions in noise

programs. In fact, Michigan Tech has one of the fastest-growing chapters of Engineers Without

Innovation through discovery-

R.L. Smith Building

research

Room 205 T: 906-487-2564

Multidisciplinary Engineering/

and emissions

improvement, for Caterpillar

Noise, Vibrations and Harshness

■ Dynamic test stand, for

Dynamic noise and vibration

Close to Home

signal processing and controls,

reduction for industry

Here on campus, the Wood to

and emerging areas such as

Formula SAE Car

Wheels (W2W) project brings

active nano-structures and

together Michigan Tech scientists

smart materials

Whirlpool ■ Elevating hands-free

supportive walker for disabled children, for Mulholland, Inc.

Indy-style race car design and competition Challenge X Hybrid electric SUV design and competition Aerospace Satellite and other aero-based projects

Materials

resources, ethanol production,

Biomaterials, cellular materials,

vehicle design, and social/

biological tissues, and artificial

economic impacts.

organs

department are working to

Four-wheel-drive off-road vehicle

ethanol. Their goal: to improve

design and competition

efficiency and lower emissions.

of sensors and microcontrollers in small packages to control a process or environment

Advisors Danise Jarvey E: dnjarvey@mtu.edu James Mattson E: jaamatts@mtu.edu

from every perspective—forest

optimize engines for the use of

Development and integration

Dynamics, vibration, acoustics,

ethanol-powered transport

W2W researchers in our

www.me.mtu.edu/advising

Dynamic Systems

Mechanics of Multi-scale

Mini-Baja SAE

Integrated Microsystems

www.me.mtu.edu

and engineers to research

Advising Center

based learning and motivation

■ Engine compartment airflow

Borders in the US.

MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

Space Systems Innovative electric propulsion systems, Hall-effect thrusters, micro-thrusters, altitude control technology, lightweight spacecraft structures, and astrodynamics


U N D E R G R A D U AT E R E S E A R C H

SENIOR DESIGN

Our world-class Capstone Senior Design program allows student teams to solve realworld problems sponsored by our industrial partners. Projects are two semesters in length, and design-intensive. Each team has its own design studio in the department’s Cuskie Design and

Enterprise Opportunities

Meaningful Work

Join an Enterprise team and get

aspects of being an engineer is

One of the most rewarding

FIND OUT MORE

Cutting-edge research isn’t just

Come See Us

for graduate students. As early

There is no substitute for

as your sophomore year, you

seeing first-hand what

can gain valuable experience

Michigan Tech has to offer.

working with a faculty mentor.

We invite you to visit our

the extra edge on your education.

improving people’s lives.

Solve real-world engineering,

Our society is becoming

design, and communication

increasingly complex. We must

We divide research and teaching

campus, and tour the

problems. Develop marketing,

provide more food, water and

into six key areas:

mechanical engineering

business, and leadership skills.

energy for a rapidly growing

department. Call 888-688-1885 Advanced Power Systems

to set things up.

Teams are made up of students

Creativity Center, and access

population, and we must limit

from many different majors and

to professional engineering

damage to the environment in

operate like companies in the

the process. Engineering will

efficient, and sustainable power

Advising

facilities in the Rivard Product

private sector.

play a key role in meeting these

systems, including engines, fuel

Two academic advisors in

Realization Center.

Our department houses seven

challenges. So can you.

cells, and wind turbines

our department (who also

Recent senior design projects

Michigan Tech Enterprise teams,

include:

but you can choose from more

Global Opportunities

Multi-scale Sensors and

engineers) meet with future

More than ever before, Michigan

Systems

Tech students are seeking

students to map out academic

Nanofabrication and

opportunities to put their new

choices and career development.

characterization, micro-

Please feel free to get in touch.

fabrication processes and

We look forward to hearing

bio-nanotechnology

from you.

■ Water pump design

optimization, for Ford Motor Co.

than twenty-eight across campus. Mechanical engineeringsponsored teams include:

engineering skills to work in impoverished communities

Critical technologies for clean,

happen to be mechanical

■ Golf-enabling device for a

Boardsport Technologies

throughout the world. A number

disabled student, for a local

Design and construction of

of our students study abroad—in

school district

boards with original and

Mechanical Engineering

Europe, Asia, Australia, and

pioneering features for various

Central and South America—

Education

board sports

through Engineers Without

Clean Snowmobile Team

Borders and other international

■ Series turbocharger system,

for John Deere ■ High-expansion foam

generator system, for Tyco

New technology to achieve significant reductions in noise

programs. In fact, Michigan Tech has one of the fastest-growing chapters of Engineers Without

Innovation through discovery-

R.L. Smith Building

research

Room 205 T: 906-487-2564

Multidisciplinary Engineering/

and emissions

improvement, for Caterpillar

Noise, Vibrations and Harshness

■ Dynamic test stand, for

Dynamic noise and vibration

Close to Home

signal processing and controls,

reduction for industry

Here on campus, the Wood to

and emerging areas such as

Formula SAE Car

Wheels (W2W) project brings

active nano-structures and

together Michigan Tech scientists

smart materials

Whirlpool ■ Elevating hands-free

supportive walker for disabled children, for Mulholland, Inc.

Indy-style race car design and competition Challenge X Hybrid electric SUV design and competition Aerospace Satellite and other aero-based projects

Materials

resources, ethanol production,

Biomaterials, cellular materials,

vehicle design, and social/

biological tissues, and artificial

economic impacts.

organs

department are working to

Four-wheel-drive off-road vehicle

ethanol. Their goal: to improve

design and competition

efficiency and lower emissions.

of sensors and microcontrollers in small packages to control a process or environment

Advisors Danise Jarvey E: dnjarvey@mtu.edu James Mattson E: jaamatts@mtu.edu

from every perspective—forest

optimize engines for the use of

Development and integration

Dynamics, vibration, acoustics,

ethanol-powered transport

W2W researchers in our

www.me.mtu.edu/advising

Dynamic Systems

Mechanics of Multi-scale

Mini-Baja SAE

Integrated Microsystems

www.me.mtu.edu

and engineers to research

Advising Center

based learning and motivation

■ Engine compartment airflow

Borders in the US.

MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

Space Systems Innovative electric propulsion systems, Hall-effect thrusters, micro-thrusters, altitude control technology, lightweight spacecraft structures, and astrodynamics


P H O T O D E TA I L

t

t

Wide-ranging Options

A stereo microscope is used to study flow in microchannels. Data will help improve the durability of automotive fuel cells. This senior design team worked with 3M to automate part of its dust mask assembly process, and built a working prototype.

u

t

t

50,000 square feet and 12 stories in

process. You’ll analyze your

the R.L. Smith ME-EM Building.

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You won’t get lost in the crowd here. Each and every course in our

efficiently, reliably, and can be

department is taught by faculty.

manufactured at a competitive

u

■ Work with computer software

Average class size: 31

C R E AT E T H E F U T U R E

Average lab size: 12

to design and develop new

Real-World Experience

machinery, or use powerful

Senior Design, Enterprise, internships and co-ops—our

supercomputers to study auto

excellent programs will give you

aerodynamics.

a thorough understanding of

■ Invent an ultrasonic device

u

engineering practices in industry

that deters whales, dolphins,

while you’re still a student.

and seals from swimming into fishing nets.

Professional Success

■ Design a new rocket engine

regional, national, and global

Our graduates are recruited by

for the sub-zero cold of space, or a microprobe to dissect a single nerve cell under a microscope.

u

turbines, control devices, jet engines, and power plants—and

The Challenge X team redesigned a Chevy Equinox to minimize energy consumption and emissions— then took it on a 2000-mile road trip to teach the public about hybrid technology.

corporations, with a job placement rate of 98 percent within six

MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

months of graduation.

■ Analyze the performance

of a host of machinery—gas

Researchers explore strategies to continuously adapt and tune engines for flex-fuel ethanol gasoline and biodiesel.

Our testing labs are supported by three fabrication facilities with a variety of machining, forming, joining, and cutting capabilities.

Big Department, Small Classes

insuring that it functions safely,

Our SAE Aero team flew its radio-controlled plane to third place in Aero Design West, then soared to first place u in Aero Design East.

t

and computer centers—more than

a machine, a system, or a

motion, energy, and force—

Computer-aided design (CAD) software can show a 3D model from any angle, even from the inside looking out. The Aerospace Enterprise built a nanosatellite for space surveillance, and was selected to fly aboard NASA’s zerogravity simulation airplane to conduct experiments.

learning in state-of-the-art labs

design using the principles of

A material testing system helps determine the mechanical properties of meniscal cartilage in the human knee joint, so that new replacements can be designed. Each year we host the national SAE Clean Snowmobile Challenge—schools compete with stock snowmobiles reengineered to reduce emissions and noise.

You’ll be introduced to hands-on

you can design a component,

cost. You can...

t

Learn by Doing

As a mechanical engineer,

The Ion Space Propulsion Lab’s space simulation chamber is used for ground-testing flight-scale ion propulsion systems. Researchers prepare to isolate meniscal cartilage to see how it responds biochemically to disease and injury as well as normal mechanical loads.

WHY CHOOSE MICHIGAN TECH?

MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

Outstanding Faculty mentors, researchers and teachers

Department of Mechanical Engineering – Engineering Mechanics

develop more efficient ways to

815 R.L. Smith Building

keep them running smoothly.

1400 Townsend Drive

■ Design a prosthetic arm or leg

Our faculty are world-class

Michigan Technological University

Houghton, MI USA 49931-1295

for people who have suffered

T: 906-487-2551

an injury or other medical

F: 906-487-2822

problems.

E: meem@mtu.edu

who maintain an open-door policy and encourage students to take advantage of it.

A

s a mechanical engineer, you

can make a difference. You’ll use

u

Flow rate and pressure data are recorded for a fuel cell flow control experiment. Engineers Without Borders completed a series of wellu building projects—bringing safe and reliable water to two villages in Guatemala, Fronterizo and Neuva Libertad

www.me.mtu.edu

■ 7th in total number of BSME

years)

Since 1885, we have offered educational excellence in beautiful Upper Michigan.

environmental sustainability.

and physical sciences; and technology.

Report, America’s Best Colleges

today’s problems in health care, energy,

exploration, climate change, and

economics; computing; engineering; forestry and environmental science; natural

■ 22nd by US News & World

degrees granted (top seven for

equal opportunity employer. Our students create the future in arts, humanities, and social sciences; business and

Undergraduate Program:

the latest technologies to help solve

transportation, world hunger, space Michigan Technological University is an equal opportunity educational institution/

Solid Department Rankings

the past twenty-four consecutive Graduate Program: ■ 48th by US News & World Report, America’s Best Graduate Schools ■ 21st in research expenditures ($10.238 million) by the National Science Foundation


P H O T O D E TA I L

t

t

Wide-ranging Options

A stereo microscope is used to study flow in microchannels. Data will help improve the durability of automotive fuel cells. This senior design team worked with 3M to automate part of its dust mask assembly process, and built a working prototype.

u

t

t

50,000 square feet and 12 stories in

process. You’ll analyze your

the R.L. Smith ME-EM Building.

t

You won’t get lost in the crowd here. Each and every course in our

efficiently, reliably, and can be

department is taught by faculty.

manufactured at a competitive

u

■ Work with computer software

Average class size: 31

C R E AT E T H E F U T U R E

Average lab size: 12

to design and develop new

Real-World Experience

machinery, or use powerful

Senior Design, Enterprise, internships and co-ops—our

supercomputers to study auto

excellent programs will give you

aerodynamics.

a thorough understanding of

■ Invent an ultrasonic device

u

engineering practices in industry

that deters whales, dolphins,

while you’re still a student.

and seals from swimming into fishing nets.

Professional Success

■ Design a new rocket engine

regional, national, and global

Our graduates are recruited by

for the sub-zero cold of space, or a microprobe to dissect a single nerve cell under a microscope.

u

turbines, control devices, jet engines, and power plants—and

The Challenge X team redesigned a Chevy Equinox to minimize energy consumption and emissions— then took it on a 2000-mile road trip to teach the public about hybrid technology.

corporations, with a job placement rate of 98 percent within six

MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

months of graduation.

■ Analyze the performance

of a host of machinery—gas

Researchers explore strategies to continuously adapt and tune engines for flex-fuel ethanol gasoline and biodiesel.

Our testing labs are supported by three fabrication facilities with a variety of machining, forming, joining, and cutting capabilities.

Big Department, Small Classes

insuring that it functions safely,

Our SAE Aero team flew its radio-controlled plane to third place in Aero Design West, then soared to first place u in Aero Design East.

t

and computer centers—more than

a machine, a system, or a

motion, energy, and force—

Computer-aided design (CAD) software can show a 3D model from any angle, even from the inside looking out. The Aerospace Enterprise built a nanosatellite for space surveillance, and was selected to fly aboard NASA’s zerogravity simulation airplane to conduct experiments.

learning in state-of-the-art labs

design using the principles of

A material testing system helps determine the mechanical properties of meniscal cartilage in the human knee joint, so that new replacements can be designed. Each year we host the national SAE Clean Snowmobile Challenge—schools compete with stock snowmobiles reengineered to reduce emissions and noise.

You’ll be introduced to hands-on

you can design a component,

cost. You can...

t

Learn by Doing

As a mechanical engineer,

The Ion Space Propulsion Lab’s space simulation chamber is used for ground-testing flight-scale ion propulsion systems. Researchers prepare to isolate meniscal cartilage to see how it responds biochemically to disease and injury as well as normal mechanical loads.

WHY CHOOSE MICHIGAN TECH?

MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

Outstanding Faculty mentors, researchers and teachers

Department of Mechanical Engineering – Engineering Mechanics

develop more efficient ways to

815 R.L. Smith Building

keep them running smoothly.

1400 Townsend Drive

■ Design a prosthetic arm or leg

Our faculty are world-class

Michigan Technological University

Houghton, MI USA 49931-1295

for people who have suffered

T: 906-487-2551

an injury or other medical

F: 906-487-2822

problems.

E: meem@mtu.edu

who maintain an open-door policy and encourage students to take advantage of it.

A

s a mechanical engineer, you

can make a difference. You’ll use

u

Flow rate and pressure data are recorded for a fuel cell flow control experiment. Engineers Without Borders completed a series of wellu building projects—bringing safe and reliable water to two villages in Guatemala, Fronterizo and Neuva Libertad

www.me.mtu.edu

■ 7th in total number of BSME

years)

Since 1885, we have offered educational excellence in beautiful Upper Michigan.

environmental sustainability.

and physical sciences; and technology.

Report, America’s Best Colleges

today’s problems in health care, energy,

exploration, climate change, and

economics; computing; engineering; forestry and environmental science; natural

■ 22nd by US News & World

degrees granted (top seven for

equal opportunity employer. Our students create the future in arts, humanities, and social sciences; business and

Undergraduate Program:

the latest technologies to help solve

transportation, world hunger, space Michigan Technological University is an equal opportunity educational institution/

Solid Department Rankings

the past twenty-four consecutive Graduate Program: ■ 48th by US News & World Report, America’s Best Graduate Schools ■ 21st in research expenditures ($10.238 million) by the National Science Foundation

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