Excellent laboratory skills across a range of material measurement techniques.
Likely Majors: Material Science Engineering, Macromolecular Science Engineering
MATERIAL PROPERTIES THEORY (1 STUDENT)
High level understanding of Theories and Models of Material Properties
Likely Majors: Material Science Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Macromolecular Science Engineering
MULTI-PHYSICS MODEL DEVELOPMENT (3 STUDENTS)
Multi-physics model Development. FEA Modeling Techniques. This project will utilize COMSOL.
Likely Majors: Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Materials Science Engineering, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Any student with model development skills
Dennis VanHouten is a product engineer at the Yanfeng Technical Campus in Holland, Michigan. Dennis graduated from the University of Michigan (BSME ’93) and Grand Valley State University (MBA ’99). Dennis has over 20 years of experience in automotive interiors, including roles in research and development, testing, product design, and Six Sigma. He currently mentors product development and launch teams in the use of Taguchi methods for Robust Engineering.
Faculty Mentor: Johannes Schwank
Our research program is focused on fundamental and applied research problems in heterogeneous catalysis, sensors, and energy storage materials. A major theme is the development of correlations between surface structure of materials and their reactivity.
Likely Majors: Any, ChE, CHEM, Macro Sci Eng, MSE, MATH, ME, PHYSICS, STATS
Course Substitutions: Honors, ME 490, ME 590, ChE Elec
Summer Opportunity: See Complete Description for Details