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Albert Shih

Albert Shih
Albert Shih, Fellow, ASME and SME
Professor and Director of Global Automotive and Manufacturing Engineering, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor

Title of speech:

Mechantronics in Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering Education and Research



The presentation starts from an overview of the First Robotics Competition for High School students in the United States and its impact on the engineering undergraduate recruiting. The hands-on experiential learning in the undergraduate Design and Manufacturing courses from sophomore to senior and the graduate-level mechatronics course for Mechanical Engineering students at the University of Michigan are introduced. The curriculum and laboratory setting and staff support are key to enable students to gain the necessary knowledge and skills in mechatronics to embark in their career in industry and research. Examples of the applying the knowledge of mechatronics for Master- and PhD-level research projects are introduced in the development of active rehabilitation machine, spinal support device, additive manufacturing, and clinical simulators.



Albert Shih, Professor, Mechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Director of Global Automotive and Manufacturing Engineering, Associate Chair of the Integrative Systems and Design, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor.  After received his PhD degree at Purdue Univ. in 1991, Dr. Shih worked at Cummins Inc. at Columbus, Indiana as a manufacturing engineer to develop advanced machining process for a wide variety of diesel engine and fuel systems.  From 1998 to 2002, he was Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, North Carolina State University. He joined University of Michigan (UM) in 2003. Dr. Shih’s research and teaching interests are in design and manufacturing. Currently, Professor Shih's research and teaching focus are in biomedical design and manufacturing. He works closely with collaborators in the Medical School and Health Sytstems. Professor Shih is the Fellow of ASME and SME.