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List of Professors

Name Years at Michigansort icon Position

Charles Simeon Denison

1872 - 1913
Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanical Engineering
Professor of Engineering Drawing

Mortimer Elwyn Cooley

1881 - 1928
1930 - 1933
Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Dean of Engineering

Robert Alexander Winslow

1882 - 1887
Instructor of Mechanical Engineering

Clarence G. Taylor

1883 - 1899
Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Superintendent of Shops Mechanical Engineering

George Washington Patterson

1889 - 1930
Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics
Junior Professor of Physics

Frank Caspar Wagner

1890 - 1896
Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Harvey J. Goulding

1895 - 1940
Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Associate Professor of Engineering Drawing

John Robin Allen

1896 - 1917
Professor of Mechanical Engineering

John Theodore Faig

1896 - 1898
Instructor of Mechanical Engineering

Robert Clark Stevens

1898
Instructor of Mechanical Engineering

Henry Clay Anderson

1899 - 1939
Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Dean of Engineering

Leo Dwight Miner

1899 - 1900
Assistant Professor of Mechanical and Marine Engineering

George Lyman Grimes

1899 - 1901
Instructor of Mechanical Engineering

Homer Jay Parker

1900
Instructor in Mechanical Engineering

John Thorpe

1902
Instructor of Mechanical Engineering

Frank Merrill Dunlap

1903
Acting Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Roscoe Bradbury Jackson

1903 - 1904
Instructor of Mechanical Engineering

Joseph A. Bursley

1904 - 1947
Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Dean of Students

William Sylvester Hazelton

1904 - 1907
Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering

William Lincoln Miggett

1904
Junior Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Allen Loomis

1904 - 1906
Instructor of Mechanical Engineering

Henry Harold Higbie

1905 - 1947
Professor of Electrical Engineering
Professor of Mechanical Engineering

John E. Emswiler

1906 - 1940
Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanical Engineering

Frank Richard Finch

1906 - 1953
Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Professor of Engineering Drawing

Walter T. Fishleigh

1906 - 1917
Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Associate Professor of Descriptive Geometry and Drawing

Alfred H. Knight

1906 - 1910
Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Henry P. Nobel

1906
Instructor of Mechanical Engineering

Charles R. Swineford

1906 - 1908
Instructor of Mechanical Engineering
Instructor of Engineering Drawing

Stanislaus Jan Zowski

1907 - 1922
Professor of Hydro-Mechanical Engineering
Professor of Civil Engineering

Fred C. Purcell

1907 - 1908
Instructor in Mechanical Engineering

Herbert Lester Abbott

1908 - 1918
Assistant Professor of Descriptive Geometry and Drawing
Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Burt Denman

1908
Acting Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Charles Horace Fessenden

1908 - 1934
Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics

James Ambrose Moyer

1908 - 1912
Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics

William Frank Verner

1908 - 1917
Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Assistant Professor of Engineering Drawing

Samuel T. Mudge

1908 - 1910
Instructor of Mechanical Engineering

Walter Edwin Lay

1910 - 1959
Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Ferdinand Northrup Menefee

1910 - 1956
Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Professor of Engineering Drawing

John Huber Stevenson

1910 - 1931
Foreman of Instrument Shop Mechanical Engineering
Instrument Maker Mechanical Engineering

Emory Morris Sweet

1910 - 1922
Instructor of Mechanical Engineering

George Edward Wallis

1910 - 1912
Instructor of Mechanical Engineering

Edge Taylor Cope

1910
Instructor of Mechanical Engineering

William Robertson McDonald

1910 - 1916
Instructor of Mechanical Engineering
Forman and Instructor in Forge Shop Mechanical Engineering

John Airey

1911 - 1924
Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Director of Engineering Shops

William Telfer

1911 - 1951
Instructor of Mechanical Engineering

William Henry Yeatman

1911 - 1925
Instructor of Mechanical Engineering

Anton Greiner

1912 - 1921
Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Harold Rhys Lloyd

1912 - 1915
1924 - 1950
Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering

George Garfield Bull

1912
Instructor in Foundry Mechanical Engineering

Samuel J. Hoexter

1912 - 1916
Instructor of Mechanical Engineering
Instructor of Engineering Drawing

J. D. Boylan

1913 - 1917
Instructor of Machine Shop Mechanical Engineering

Orlan William Boston

1914 - 1956
Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Frank Alexander Mickle

1914 - 1945
Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Associate Professor of Engineering Drawing

Martin J. Orbeck

1914 - 1957
Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Professor of Engineering Drawing

Julius C. Palmer

1914 - 1963
Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Professor of Engineering Drawing

Felix Wladyslaw Pawlowski

1914 - 1946
Guggenheim Professor of Aeronautical Engineering
Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics, Physics
Chair Aeronautical Engineering 1922-1939

Stanley Roof Thomas

1914
Instructor of Mechanical Engineering

Jan Abram van den Broek

1914 - 1955
Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Clyde Elmore Wilson

1914
Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Harold F. French

1914 - 1915
Instructor of Mechanical Engineering (Engineering Mechanics)

Edward Leerdrup Eriksen

1915 - 1955
Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Chair Department of Engineering Mechanics

John Howard Rowen

1915 - 1916
Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Roy Stanley Swinton

1915 - 1956
Professor of Mechanical Engineering

J. Ernest Warren

1915 - 1917
Instructor of Mechanical Engineering
Foreman of Foundry

John Minert Nickelsen

1916 - 1952
Professor of Mechanical Engineering (Engineering Mechanics)

Charles L. Boyce

1916
Instructor of Mechanical Engineering

Glen Smock

1917
Instructor of Machine Shop Practice Mechanical Engineering

Harry James Watson

1917 - 1956
Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics

Harold Adams Hicks

1917
Instructor of Mechanical Engineering

Ransom Smith Hawley

1917 - 1951
Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Chairman of the Department of Mechanical Engineering

Charles W. Good

1918 - 1956
Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Hugh E. Keeler

1918 - 1959
Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Earl Clair Payne

1918 - 1919
Instructor of Mechanical Engineering

James Henry Speirs

1918
Instructor in Mechanical Engineering

Frank E. Jagodzinski

1918 - 1925
Instructor of Mechanical Engineering

Richard Thomas Liddicoat

1919 - 1962
Professor of Mechanical Engineering (Engineering Mechanics)

William Rue

1919
Instructor in the Forge Shop Mechanical Engineering

Thomas John Kneebone

1919 - 1932
Instructor of Mechanical Engineering

Arthur Horace Blanchard

1919 - 1927
Professor of Highway Engineering

Allen Firman Sherzer

1920 - 1946
Professor of Hydraulic Engineering
Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Holger Mads Hansen

1920 - 1957
Professor of Mechanical Engineering (Engineering Mechanics)
Professor of Engineering Drawing

Clarence F. Kessler

1920 - 1953
Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering

George Alexander Morley

1920
Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics
Assistant Professor of Engineering Drawing

Charles Thomas Olmsted

1920 - 1956
Professor of Mechanical Engineering (Engineering Mechanics)

Archie L. Beach

1920
Instructor of Mechanical Engineering

Russell Alger Dodge

1921 - 1964
Professor of Engineering Mechanics
Chair of Engineering Mechanics

Henry W. Miller

1921 - 1954
Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Professor of Engineering Drawing
Chair of Engineering Drawing

Maurice Barkley Eichelberter

1922 - 1963
Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Associate Professor of Descriptive Geometry and Drawing

Axel Marin

1922 - 1966
Professor of Mechanical Engineering

John Grennan

1922 - 1947
Instructor of Foundry Practice and Metal Processing

Myron Louis Begeman

1923
Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Roswell E. Franklin

1923
Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering (Engineering Mechanics)

Donald L. Perkins

1923 - 1928
Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Lloyd Hamilton Donnell

1923 - 1931
Assistant Professor of Engineering Mechanics

Nelson Oliver Hollis

1924
Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Floyd N. Calhoon

1925 - 1960
Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Stephen Timoshenko

1927 - 1936
Professor of Mechanical Engineering (Engineering Mechanics)

Alexander P. Gwiazdowski

1928 - 1934
Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Dean E. Hobart

1930 - 1959
Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Professor of Engineering Drawing

Henry L. Kohler

1931 - 1946
Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Franklin Leland Everett

1931 - 1973
Associate Professor of Engineering Mechanics

Donovan Harold Young

1931
Assistant Professor of Engineering Mechanics

Paul Allerton Cushman

1932

James Hagood Sams Jr

1934 - 1936
Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering

William Wayne Gilbert

1934 - 1954
Professor of Metal Processing

Jay Arthur Bolt

1937 - 1982
Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Lester V. Colwell

1937 - 1980
Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Jesse Ormondroyd

1937 - 1967
Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Edward T. Vincent

1937 - 1960
Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Chair Department of Mechanical Engineering

Ignatius Albert Wojtaszak

1937 - 1951
Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering (Engineering Mechanics)

Richmond Clay Porter

1938 - 1973
Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Frank H. Smith

1938 - 1973
Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Francis Xavier Lake

1940 - 1963
Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Professor of Engineering Graphics ( Formerly Engineering Drawing)

Frank LeRoy Schwartz

1941 - 1960
Professor of Mechanical Engineering

William Walsh Hagerty

1942 - 1955
Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics

Charles Willett Spooner

1942 - 1953
Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Robert Heppinstall

1943 - 1973
Professor of Mechanical Engineering (Engineering Mechanics)

Robert Edwin McKee

1943 - 1956
Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics

Harry Andrew Rea

1943 - 1944
Instructor of Mechanical Engineering

Arnet Epple

1945 - 1982
Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanical Engineering

Kurt C. Binder

1946 - 1987
Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics
Associate Professor of Engineering Drawing

Robert Horace Hoisington

1946 - 1982
Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Associate Professor of Engineering Drawing

Alfred W. Lipphart

1946 - 1976
Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Professor of Engineering Graphics (Mechanism)
Professor of Civil Engineering

Raymond C. Scott

1946 - 1981
Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Associate Professor of Engineering Graphics

Leslie E. Wagner

1946 - 1966
Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Frank William Wilson

1946
Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics

Paul Franklin Chenea

1946 - 1952
Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Donald Craig Douglas

1946 - 1970
Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Associate Professor of Engineering Drawing

Herbert H. Alvord

1947 - 1982
Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanical Engineering

Howard R. Colby

1947 - 1983
Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Glenn Vernon Edmonson

1947 - 1977
Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanical Engineering
Chair Program of Biomedical Engineering 1962-1975

Frederick J. Vesper

1948 - 1975
Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Edward Axel Yates

1948 - 1962
Associate Professor of Engineering Mechanics

Thomas A. Boyle

1949 - 1956
Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Robert H. Eaton

1949 - 1956
Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Keith W. Hall

1949 - 1972
Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics

Wilbert Steffy

1949 - 1976
Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Paul F. Youngdahl

1949 - 1974
Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Frederick Kent
 Boutwell

1949 - 1961
Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Don E.
 Rogers

1949 - 1962
Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Gordon J. Van Wylen

1951 - 1972
Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Chair Department of Mechanical Engineering
Dean of Engineering

Robert M. Caddell

1952 - 1988
Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Robert L. Hess

1952 - 1991
Professor of Mechanical Engineering (Engineering Mechanics)

Hadley J. Smith

1952 - 1985
Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanical Engineering

Joseph Datsko

1953 - 1989
Professor of Mechanical Engineering

John Graham Young

1953 - 1980
Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Richard Folsom

1953 - 1958
Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Director Engineering Research Institute

Charles Lipson

1954 - 1976
Professor of Mechanical Engineering

William L. Wainwright

1954 - 1958
Assistant Professor of Engineering Mechanics

John S. McNown

1954 - 1955
Profesor of Engineering Mechanics

Wyeth Allen

1955 - 1963
Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Professor of Industrial Engineering
Chair of Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Engineering 1955-1963

Samuel K. Clark

1955 - 1992
Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Frederick G. Hammitt

1955 - 1986
Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics

Joseph C. Mazur

1955 - 1985
Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics

Ernest F Masur

1955 - 1964
Professor of Engineering Mechanics

Joseph R. Akerman

1956 - 1980
Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering

William Mirsky

1956 - 1989
Professor of Mechanical Engineering

John Raymond Pearson

1956 - 1981
Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics

Joseph E. Shigley

1956 - 1978
Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Chia-Shun Yih

1956 - 1988
Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics

Karl Ernst Hans Mol
trecht

1956 - 1959
Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering

John A. Clark

1957 - 1988
Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Julian R. Frederick

1957 - 1982
Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Robert C. Juvinall

1957 - 1986
Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Leland J. Quackenbush

1957 - 1986
Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Walter R. Debler

1958 - 1995
Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanical Engineering

Roger D. Low

1958 - 1983
Instructor in Mathematics 1958-1964
Professor of Engineering Mechanics 1964-1983

Tariq B Khammash

1958
Assistant Professor of Engineering Mechanics

Vedat Salih Arpaci

1959 - 2002
Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Francis E. Fisher

1959 - 1990
Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering

William P. Graebel

1959 - 1991
Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics

Arthur G. Hansen

1959
Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics
Chair of Department of Mechanical Engineering

Herman Merte Jr

1959 - 1999
Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Arthur G. Hanson

1959 - 1965
Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Chair Department of Mechanical Engineering

David K. Felbeck

1961 - 1996
Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics

Robert B. Keller

1961 - 1995
Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics

Richard E. Sonntag

1961 - 1998
Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Chair Department of Mechanical Engineering

Wen-Jei Yang

1961 - 2001
Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics

Kenneth C. Ludema

1962 - 1998
Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Robert E. Crank

1963
Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Edward R. Lady

1963 - 1991
Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Gene E. Smith

1963 - 1998
Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Ward O. Winer

1963 - 1969
Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Stanley J. Jacobs

1964 - 2003
Professor of Atmospheric, Oceanic and Space Sciences

James Wallace Daily

1964 - 1980
Professor of Mechanical Engineering

David E. Cole

1965 - 2000
Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering

John C. Georgian

1965 - 1967
Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Abdou Naeim Henein

1965
Adjunct Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Wei-Hsuin Yang

1965 - 2004
Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics

Milton A. Chace

1967 - 1985
Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics

Lary L. Evans

1967 - 1972
Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Leonard Segel

1967 - 1987
Professor of Mechanical Engineering

George S. Springer

1967 - 1983
Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Charles M. Vest

1967 - 1990
Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Dean of Engineering
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affiars

Bruce Karnopp

1968 - 2004
Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics

John W Melvin

1968 - 1985
Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Donald J. Patterson

1968 - 1991
Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics

John C. Penrose

1968
Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Michael S. Flynn

1969 - 2005
Research Scientist Transportation Research Institute
Assistant Professor of Sociology
Senior Research Associate School of Education

Bernd Blankenstein

1970
Adjunct Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Hans B. Pacejka

1971
Visiting Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Maria Comninou

1974 - 2000
Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Kenneth L. Campbell

1974 - 2995
Senior Research Scientist - UMTRI

Thomas D. Gillespie

1976 - 2005
Research Professor, Transportation Research Institute
Adjunct Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Warren R. DeVries

1977 - 1982
Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Howard M. Bunch

1977 - 1998
Associate Professor of Ship Production Sciences
Associate Professor of Transportation Research Institute
Research Scientist Transportation Research Institute

David T. Pratt

1978 - 1981
Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Chair of Department of Mechanical Engineering

Krishman Radhakrishnan

1979 - 1985
Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Joseph E. Whitesell

1980 - 1985
Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics

Jean T. Shope

1980 - 2013
Research Professor (UMTRI)
Research Professor & Lecturer Public Health

Nicolas Triantafyllidis

1980 - 2012
Professor of Aerospace Engineering
Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Jonathan A. Laitone

1981 - 1984
Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics

Steven A. Goldstein

1981 - 2011
Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Professsor of Mechanical Engineering
Professor of Orthopedic Surgery

Albert B. Schultz

1983 - 1999
Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics

Scott E. Slezak

1983 - 1986
Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics

Ravi Rao

1984 - 1991
Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics

Lorraine G. Olson

1985 - 1990
Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics

Douglas G. Talley

1985 - 1991
Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics

Spilios D. Fassois

1986 - 1994
Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics

Robert Ryan

1986
Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics

Shyam K. Samanta

1986 - 1989
Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics

Giles J. Brereton

1987
Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics

Shien-Ming Wu

1987 - 1992
Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Yeshaiahu Y. Fainman

1988 - 1990
Associate Professor of Mechanical Engneering

John W. Holmes

1988 - 1999
Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics

Janet Louise Kuhn

1988
Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics
Instructor in Orthopedic Surgery
Assistant Research Scientist

Glen E. Johnson

1989 - 1994
Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics

Allen C. Ward

1989 - 1996
Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics
Adjunct Assistant Research Scientist

Robert S. Fijan

1990 - 1994
Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics

Michael Chen

1991 - 2005
Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics

Steven W. Shaw

1991 - 1994
Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics

Mehrdad Haghi

1992 - 1996
Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics

Michael M. Bridges

1994 - 2000
Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering

William J. Endres

1994 - 2001
Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics

Rida T. Farouki

1994 - 1998
Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics

Dionissios N. Assanis

1994 - 2011
Professor
Arthur f. Thurnau Professor
Jon R & Beverly S Holt Professor of Engineering

Zoran S. Filipi

1994 - 2011
Research Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Research Professor, UMTRI

Jianjun Shi

1995 - 2007
Professor
G. Lawton & Louise G. Johnson Professor of Engineering

David W. Mead

1995 - 1999
Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering

Ann Marie Sastry

1995 - 2012
Professor
Arthur F Thurnau Professor

Lin Liwei

1996 - 1999
Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics

Suman Das

2000 - 2007
Associate Professor

Robert Dennis

2001 - 2004
Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering