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College of Engineering

The Regents of the University of Michigan Julia Donovan Darlow, Ann Arbor Laurence B. Deitch, Bingham Farms Olivia P. Maynard, Goodrich Rebecca McGowan, Ann Arbor Andrea Fischer Newman, Ann Arbor Andrew C. Richner, Grosse Pointe Park S. Martin Taylor, Grosse Pointe Farms Katherine E. White, Ann Arbor Mary Sue Coleman, ex officio

The University of Michigan, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action, including Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. The University of Michigan is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination and equal opportunity for all persons regardless of race, sex, color, religion, creed, national origin or ancestry, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, or Vietnam-era veteran status in

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employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions. Inquiries or complaints may be addressed to the Senior Director for Institutional Equity and Title IX/Section 504 Coordinator, Office of Institutional Equity, 2072 Administrative Services Building, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-1432, 734-763-0235, TTY 734-647-1388. For other University of Michigan information call 734-764-1817.

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The U-M Solar Car Team, 2008 North American Solar Car Challenge champion, is the only team that has won the race five times.

U NI V ERSI T Y

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DEAR FRIENDS With a distinctive combination of premier scholars, international reach and multidisciplinary achievement, the University of Michigan College of Engineering is a global leader in engineering education and research. The College is flourishing, with current highlights that include:

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»» Development of the Robert H. Lurie Nanofabrication Facility, a premier laboratory space of its kind; »» Establishment of the Center for Entrepreneurship, a new venture designed to empower student entrepreneurs; »» Creation of the Michigan Memorial Phoenix Energy Institute, a new University-wide energy initiative that enables the College, corporate partners and local governments to lead the nation in developing alternative energy sources; »» Expansion of our international and multidisciplinary programs.

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Whether you are a prospective faculty member or student, a representative of one of our many partner organizations, or a graduate or friend of the College, I encourage you to read this Profile and visit our website at www.engin.umich.edu to learn more about the many great opportunities Michigan Engineering has to offer. If you still have questions, please contact any person listed in the directory in the back of this publication.

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Sincerely,

David C. Munson, Jr. Robert J. Vlasic Dean of Engineering

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Michigan Engineers Michigan Engineering graduates are:

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Expert quantitative problem solvers, able to attack complex, open-ended problems in multidisciplinary teams

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Prepared to contribute to society as professional engineers, but also in other fields, including finance, medicine, business and law

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»» Broadly educated in science, math- ematics, engineering, humanities and social sciences

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“Leaders and Best” The University of Michigan is one of only two institutions with top-rated engineering, business and medical schools.

Chemical Engineering members of Associate Professor Michael Solomon’s research group. His

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»» Equipped with the skills needed to be lifelong learners

group uses nano- and microparticles to assemble new materials and complex fluids. Photo by U-M Photo Services

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Educational Programs Michigan Engineering offers an impressive range of educational programs and options including: »» Top-ranked undergraduate and graduate programs in nearly every engineering field »» 12 engineering departments/divisions and 60+ engineering fields of study

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»» Flexible interdisciplinary degree programs for students who chose to customize their course of study »» Combined bachelors/masters programs that enable students to earn both degrees in just five years »» Unique international exchange opportunities

Student PROFILE Degrees Granted - Academic Year 2007-08

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Entering Student Characteristics – Fall 2008

Masters

Doctoral

Degrees Granted

1,184

782

233

Total Freshman Applications

5,196

Women

23%

22%

20%

% Offered Admission

54%

% URM*

9%

9%

9%

Median HS GPA for Admitted Freshmen

3.9

Student Enrollment – Fall 2008

Median ACT for Admitted Freshmen

31

Median SAT for Admitted Freshmen

1400

Graduation Rate After 6 Years

80%

Bachelors

Masters

Doctoral

Students Enrolled

5,270

1,208

1,271

% Women

23%

20%

20%

Graduate

% URM*

9%

9%

13%

Total Entering Student Applications

4,904

% Offered Admission

37%

*URM = Underrepresented Minorities, which includes Black, Hispanic, and Native American. % based on ethnicity of domestic students only.

As of 9//28/2008

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Undergraduate

Bachelors

Jerome Singleton, an incoming transfer student, earned gold and silver medals at the 2008 Paralympics in Beijing. Photo by U-M Photo Services, Martin Vloet

Mean GRE Quantitative for Entering Students

775

Mean GRE Writing for Entering Students

4.17

Mean GRE Verbal for Entering Students

548

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Michigan Engineering partners with Groupe des Écoles Aéronautiques et Spatiales, France.

cliffs of Bayone, France. Photo by Colleen Monahan, Aerospace Engineering Student

Center for Entrepreneurship, which: »» helps students and faculty turn ideas and technologies into products, services and companies »» provides a co-curricular program for undergraduate students interested in becoming entrepreneurs International Programs in Engineering Office, where students: »» find diverse opportunities to work, volunteer and study abroad »» can elect to formalize international experiences with an International Minor for Engineers

Wilson Student Team Project Center, which provides: »» 10,000 sq. ft. of space for students to launch a dream »» comprehensive resources for design, assembly, machining, electronics, composite lay-up and painting

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Multidisciplinary Design Minor, which: »» supports student participation in continued design, prototyping and systems testing in multidisciplinary teams »» provides opportunities for learning through service

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Students are standing on the

Beyond Traditional Boundaries At Michigan Engineering, students and faculty are encouraged to work across engineering disciplines and build competencies beyond engineering. The College supports these endeavors with numerous resources.

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STUDENT TEAMS AND MULTIDISCIPLINARY DESIGN PROJECTS Applying classroom knowledge to real-world projects and working in multidisciplinary teams are vital components of the Michigan Engineering experience. Nearly 100 student teams and organizations offer exciting opportunities for everyone.

Examples of Student Team Projects Aero Design/M-Fly Autonomous Surface Vehicle Challenge X Chemical Car Concrete Canoe Formula SAE Human-Powered Helicopter

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Human-Powered Submarine Mars Rover Mini-Baja Car Solar Car 2008-09 PROFILE

Steel Bridge Student Space Systems Fabrication Lab The ChemE Car can be no larger than a shoebox and must be powered by a chemical. The team calibrates the car to travel a specified distance carrying a specified volume of water. The winning car is the one that comes to a complete stop closest to the target distance.

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Twice a year, students from various engineering disciplines present their real-world capstone projects at the Design Expo. Photo by David Loomis

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Faculty Profile - Fall 2008 Peter Green, who joined the faculty as chair of the Department of Materials

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Science and Engineering in 2005, became the Vincent T. and Gloria M. Gorguze Professor of Engineering in 2008. Photo by U-M Photo Services, Lin Jones

Full Professors

205

Associate Professors

69

Assistant Professors

64

Total Tenured and Tenure-Track Faculty

338

Research Professors

8

Research Scientists

11

Associate Research Scientists

16

Assistant Research Scientists

36

Research Investigators

7

Total Research Faculty

78

Faculty Distinctions

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62

National Academy of Engineering Members

23*

National Academy of Sciences Members

1

National Medal of Science Recipients

2

National Medal of Technology Recipients

1

Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) Recipients

4

National Science Foundation Career Award Recipients

65

*Includes emeritus faculty

ENGINEERING FACULTY Michigan Engineering’s teaching faculty are among the best in the country. Constantly in search of people who can bring new depth to the institution, the College seeks dynamic individuals who can be stars in both the laboratory and the classroom.

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Endowed and Named Professorships

Data as of September 30, 2008

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The Dominican Republic Project is a partnership of College of Engineering, U-M public health and medical students who do hands-on work to improve drinking

Biodigester Design – Students design a prototype that converts animal/human waste and food scraps into useful biofuel through bacterial digestion.

Sustainable Development in Jamaica – A collaboration of U-M medical and engineering students and the non-profit Blue Mountain Project. Medical students staff a health clinic while student engineers work to create clean water, fix a bridge and provide sustainable electricity for buildings.

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Inspiring Young Minds – Students interact with Detroit middle schoolers to introduce and explore concepts like alternative fuels, pollution, and sustainable design, spreading the word about sustainability and inspiring future engineers.

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water in a small town outside San Cristobal.

OUTREACH At Michigan Engineering, you’ll find students and faculty working to solve real-world problems. A perfect example is Blue Lab, a student-run organization under the direction of faculty advisor and environmental scholar Steven Skerlos. Blue Lab finds sustainable solutions to development problems here and abroad. Projects include:

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RESEARCH U-M is one of the nation’s leading research universities, and Engineering is a significant contributor to the University’s research mission.

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FY 2008 Total Research Expenditures

University

Engineering

$876 m

$135 m

With a research profile characterized by depth, breadth, innovation and impact, Engineering: »» is home to a National Science Foundation Research Center in Wireless Integrated Microsystems »» plays a leading role in the University-wide Michigan Memorial Phoenix Energy Institute as well as the Graham Environmental Sustainability Institute Technology transfer is important here and we work hard to put innovations and discoveries into the hands of the public. U-M ranks fourth in startups and is among the top ten in licenses, licensing revenue and industry-funded research.* FY 2008 Technologies Transferred to Industry

University

Engineering

Patent Applications

132

70

Start-ups Launched

13

6

License Agreements

91

26

Jessy Grizzle, Jerry W.

Invention Disclosures in Agreements

141

48

and Carol L. Levin Pro-

*Association of University Technology Managers, 2004

fessor of Engineering, and Ioannis Poulakakis inspect the bipedal robot MABEL. Photo by U-M Photo Services, Martin Vloet

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Professors Dennis Sylvester and David Blaauw and their graduate students discuss issues related to VLSI circuit design. Photo by U-M Photo Services, Martin Vloet

A new “lung on a chip” mimics fluid mechanics of human lungs– on a plastic wafer, just larger than a quarter. It is allowing researchers to grow lung airway cells that act more like they’re in the human body.

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A new mathematical model, developed by a co-investigator on NASA’s Mars Phoenix Lander mission, indicates that dust devils, water spouts, tornadoes, hurricanes and cyclones are all born of the same mechanism and will intensify as climate change warms the Earth’s surface.

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Examples of Current Research Projects Through studies of birds, bats and insects, which outperform manmade aircraft in aerobatics and efficiency, researchers are moving toward designing flapping-wing planes with wingspans smaller than a deck of playing cards.

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EXCELLENCE ACROSS CAMPUS Nearly all of U-M’s 19 schools, colleges and divisions rank among the best in their fields, and Engineering is no exception. All of our graduate and undergraduate programs are highly ranked and have a strong reputation for excellence.

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RANKINGS

Other Top Rated Schools at Michigan

According to U.S. News & World Report, 2008

Graduate Undergraduate Aerospace Engineering

5

3

Biomedical Engineering

11

7

Chemical Engineering

12

10

Civil Engineering

8

7

Computer Engineering

6

7

Electrical Engineering

6

6

Environmental Engineering

5

8*

N/A

2*

2

2

Materials Science and Engineering

7

2

Mechanical Engineering

4

2

1

N/A

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Engineering Physics

College of Pharmacy Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy Law School Medical School School of Education School of Information School of Music, Theatre & Dance School of Nursing School of Public Health

Industrial and Operations Engineering

School of Social Work Stephen M. Ross School of Business

Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences

Note: U.S. News does not rate Atmospheric, Oceanic and Space Sciences or Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering *Area of concentration

Students enjoy the sights of Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China.

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NORTH CAMPUS Engineering shares the 850-acre North Campus with a mix of academic disciplines: »» A. Alfred Taubman College of Architecture & Urban Planning »» School of Music, Theatre & Dance »» School of Art & Design

This diverse community fosters educational and social collaborations across academic boundaries. A popular meeting place and workspace is the 255,000 sq. ft. James and Anne Duderstadt Center, which offers round-the-clock multimedia resources and comfortable spaces for faculty, staff and students.

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»» School of Information

State-of-the-Art Buildings, Labs and Facilities The College’s 23 buildings include three new state-of-the-art structures: »» Ann and Robert H. Lurie Biomedical Engineering Building

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»» Computer Science and Engineering Building

Visual treasures With an environment as stimulating as its classrooms and labs, the College enjoys a bounty of visual treasures. Private gifts of art created by Alice Aycock, Fletcher Benton, Helen Frankenthaler, Maya Lin, Clement Meadmore and Robert Motherwell enhance public spaces, while the 165-ft. Ann and Robert H. Lurie Tower provides the College's architectural focal point.

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»» Robert H. Lurie Nanofabrication Facility

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ALUMNI As the oldest public engineering school in the U.S. (by first degree awarded), Michigan Engineering boasts more than 65,000 living alumni. These accomplished individuals maintain contact with the College and connect with each other through the Michigan Engineer magazine, the Michigan eNews electronic newsletter and the College’s website (www.engin. umich.edu). Each year, hundreds of Michigan Engineers actively serve on the College’s boards and committees. Distinguished alumni include:

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Tony Fadell (BSE CompE ’91) Senior Vice President, iPod Division, Apple Larry Page (BSE CompE ’95) Co-Founder and President, Products,

James A. McDivitt (BSE AA ’59, ScD Hon. ’65) is the American astronaut

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who commanded the historic Gemini 4 and Apollo 9 missions in 1965 and

Mary Petrovich (BSE IOE ’85)

1969, respectively. Following the Apollo 9 space flight, he assumed the

Chief Executive Officer, AxleTech

role of manager of NASA’s lunar landing operations. Later, he became

International

manager of the entire Apollo spacecraft program.

Charles M. Vest (MSE ’64, PhD ’67)

Photo by U-M Photo Services, Martin Vloet

President, National Academy of Engineering Shawn J. Ward (BSE ME ’96) President, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder, Detny Footwear, Inc.

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CORPORATE RELATIONS The College’s corporate relations office is industry’s front door to the campus. Staff work with partners to create and foster:

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Building Win-Win Relationships When universities form close, comprehensive working relationships with corporations and government, both sides benefit. And that’s just what’s happening here at the College of Engineering.

»» talent pipelines »» professional development opportunities

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»» research collaborations

»» student projects »» program involvement Government Relations The College’s government relations office connects with government partners at the national, state and local levels to:

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»» technology licensing

»» enhance engineering research and education »» foster economic development »» improve connections to the community Recruiters frequent Michigan Engineering, where they know they will find a large pool of bright, well-rounded prospects. Photo by Bob Ramey

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FY 2009 Projected Revenues

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Grants & Contracts $127.7 m 38%

TOTAL USES $303.6 m Faculty & Staff Compensation $151.9 m 46%

Tuition & Fees $136.6 m 41% Other $10.9 m 3% Investment & Endowment Income $15.2 m 5% Expendable Gifts $6.5 m 2% University Funds $36.7 m 11%

Living Individuals

$17,623,061

Trusts & Bequests

$7,343,693

Corporations

$7,173,073

Professional Foundations Associations/Others Total

Student Aid $63.7 m 19%

Other $30.7 m 9.5%

Gifts to the College of Engineering – FY 2008

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FY 2009 Projected Uses

TOTAL REVENUES $303.6 m

Facilities Operations $15.2 m 4.5%

U-M Attributed Assessments $31.9 m 9%

Equipment, Supplies & Services $40.2 m 12%

$3,735,226 $541,839 $36,416,892

Endowment Market Value 6/30/08

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$376.9 m

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College of Engineering Information.................................................................................. (734) 647-7000 www.engin.umich.edu Office of the Dean ................................................................................................................................... (734) 647-7010 David C. Munson, Jr. (munson@umich.edu) Academic Affairs. ........................................................................................................................................ (734) 647-7020 A.W. (Tony) England, Associate Dean (england@umich.edu) Research and Graduate Education............................................................................................... (734) 647-7030 S. Jack Hu, Associate Dean (jackhu@umich.edu) Undergraduate Education................................................................................................................... (734) 647-7150 James P. Holloway, Associate Dean (hagar@umich.edu) Student Affairs.............................................................................................................................................. (734) 647-7118 Jeanne Murabito, Executive Director (murabito@umich.edu) Resource Planning and Management........................................................................................ (734) 647-7060 Virginia Wait, Executive Director (vwait@umich.edu) College Relations........................................................................................................................................ (734) 647-7037 Brad Canale, Executive Director (bcanale@umich.edu) Information Technology....................................................................................................................... (734) 936-3566 Paul Killey, Executive Director (paul@umich.edu) Communications and Marketing.................................................................................................. (734) 647-7034 Byron K. Roberts, Senior Director (byronr@umich.edu)

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Corporate Relations. ................................................................................................................................ (734) 647-7080 Michael Drake, Director (madrake@umich.edu) Government Relations........................................................................................................................... (734) 647-7080 Jon Kinsey, Director (kinseyj@umich.edu) Technology Transfer and Commercialization. .................................................................... (734) 647-1579 Richard Chylla, Director (rchylla@umich.edu) Interdisciplinary Professional Programs................................................................................... (734) 763-0480 Huei Peng, Executive Director (hpeng@umich.edu) Engineering Career Resource Center......................................................................................... (734) 647-7160 Cynthia M. Redwine, Director (redwine@umich.edu) Recruitment and Admissions. .......................................................................................................... (734) 647-7101 Sharon Burch, Director (sharbu@umich.edu) Multicultural Engineering Programs Office......................................................................... (734) 647-7121 Derrick Scott, Director (descott@umich.edu) Women In Science and Engineering.......................................................................................... (734) 647-7012 Cinda-Sue Davis, Program Director (csdavis@umich.edu) International Programs Office......................................................................................................... (734) 647-7026 Amy Conger, Program Director (aconger@umich.edu) Center for Entrepreneurship............................................................................................................. (734) 763-1021 Thomas Zurbuchen, Director (thomasz@umich.edu)

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