Prospective members

Join us to work on what matters!

If you are interested in joining our group as a grad (Ph.D. or M.Sc.), or an undergrad student, please contact us.

Current research interests include microscale phase change heat transfer/thermal management, micro/nano-fabrication techniques, water desalination, air conditioning systems, and energy storage/conversion devices. 

The desired Ph.D. candidates hold a M.Sc. degree in Mechanical Engineering, and have
     1- strong communication (written and verbal) and interpersonal skills;

     2- an excellent academic record showing outstanding analytical skills;

     3- (preferred) a record of peer-reviewed publications in the fields of phase change heat transfer and/or energy systems. 


Our GRADUATE program is ranked 59th nationally among the 179 (top 33%) doctoral granting Mechanical Engineering Departments in the U.S. by the 2019 U.S. News & World Report:Best Graduate Schools (ranked in 2018).


Our UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAM is currently 8th in enrollment and 19th in BSME degrees awarded in the U.S (latest ASEE data). We have been in the top 27 in BSME degrees awarded for the past 36 consecutive years. 

The National Science Foundation (NSF) ranks Mechanical Engineering in RESEARCH EXPENDITURES at Michigan Tech 16th in FY2019 (latest rankings) with $20.015 Million among all Mechanical Engineering programs in the U.S.


Our department is 6th in MSME degrees awarded, 10th in MSME enrollment, 23rd in PhD enrollment, and 33rd in PhD degrees awarded in the U. S.(2017 ASEE Data)

Our Mechanical Engineering department is 5th in MSME enrollment, 16th in MSME degrees awarded, 26th in PhD enrollment, and 21st in PhD degrees awarded in the U. S. (latest ASEE Data).