Mechanical Engineering

About the Department

One of four departments in the College of Engineering and Computer Science, the Department of Mechanical Engineering offers accredited and nationally ranked undergraduate and graduate degrees in Mechanical Engineering, Bioengineering, Automotive Systems Engineering, and Materials Science and Engineering. Our curriculum offers comprehensive and rigorous education rich in design, research, and interdisciplinary opportunities leading to successful careers in industry, government, higher education, and non-profit organizations both in southeast Michigan and worldwide.

Our Fields of Study

Departmental News

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Graham Institute Carbon Neutrality Grant : Lei Chen

A team of researchers headed by Dr. Lei Chen received a grant from the Graham Sustainability Institute’s Carbon Neutrality Acceleration Program (CNAP) for a new process of recycling spent lithium ion batteries. Given projections of 21 million spent lithium ion batteries by 2040, this process reduces the significant costs of recycling these batteries through an "all-dry-synthesis-based recycling" system. This process aims to reduce waste, reduce prices, and reduce the environmental impact of battery creation. 

To learn more please visit this article about the project or this article about the Graham Sustainability Institutes funding of projects towards Carbon Neutrality.

Department Staff

Oleg Zikanov

Professor and Chair, Mechanical Engineering

Rebekah Awood

Graduate Programs Coordinator, Mechanical Engineering and Bioengineering

Sherry Boyd

Administrative Assistant, Mechanical Engineering, and Graduate Programs Coordinator, Automotive Systems Engineering and Materials Science and Engineering

Nicole Engel

ME Administrative Assistant Senior, Mechanical Engineering

Horia Marcu

Administrative Assistant Associate

Advisory Boards

The ME department continually seeks outside interactions with business, industries, and government through its Industrial Advisory Boards. Our advisory boards are composed of industry professionals who provide input on curriculum, potential employment for students, research opportunities for faculty, and a perspective on future challenges requiring collaboration. 

Mechanical Engineering

2000 - Heinz Prechter Engineering Complex
4901 Evergreen Road
Dearborn, MI 48128
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Phone: 313-593-5241
Fax: 313-593-9967