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

Master's Program in Materials Science and Engineering - Now Available

Applications are now open for the new MSE in Materials Science and Engineering (MSE-MTSE) program. The 30-credit-hour program is interdisciplinary and will combine learning fundamentals with a focus on emerging principles and advanced applications of engineering materials in areas such as automotive technology, manufacturing, energy, or biomedical engineering. The program will rely on faculty expertise and industry connections from all four departments in CECS and will utilize the newly updated facilities in the Engineering Laboratory Building.

How to Reach Us

The ME department is now open in our new location--2000 HPEC. You can always contact us by phone or email, but if you’d like to stop by in person, you may do so per the schedule below.

Please be aware of the University mask policy.

Oleg Zikanov, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair, Mechanical Engineering
zikanov@umich.edu
313-593-3718
Appointments by email

Rebekah Awood
Graduate Programs Coordinator, Mechanical Engineering (ME), Bioengineering (BENG), PhD in MSE, graduate certificate programs
rsdew@umich.edu
313-593-5241
Office Hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays: 8:00am-5:00pm

Sherry Boyd
Graduate Programs Coordinator, Automotive Systems Engineering (AENG), Materials Science and Engineering (MTSE), DEng in Automotive Systems and Mobility (ASM)
sjboyd@umich.edu
313-593-5582
Office Hours: Mondays and Wednesdays: 8:00am-5:00pm

Nicole Engel
ME Administrative Assistant Senior, Mechanical Engineering
nicengel@umich.edu
313-593-4913
Appointments by Email

Horia Marcu
Administrative Assistant Associate
hmarcu@umich.edu
313-593-5241
Office Hours: Thursdays 9:00am-5:00pm and Fridays 8:00am-2:00pm

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