Associate Professor & Chair, Integrative Systems & Design; University of Michigan's College of Engineering
After receiving hisPhD from Purdue University in 1991, Dr. Shih worked at Cummins Inc. at Columbus, Indianafor 7 years. He developed cost-effective precision machining processes for advancedengineering materials. From 1998 to 2002, he was Associate Professor in Mechanical andAerospace Engineering Department, North Carolina State University at Raleigh, NorthCarolina. In January 2003, Dr. Shih joined University of Michigan’s Mechanical Engineering and Wu Manufacturing Research Center.
Currently, Professor Shih’s research and teaching focus are in biomedical design andmanufacturing the application of advanced design and manufacturing technology to advance medical device, healthcare operations, and patient safety. He works closely with collaborators in the Medical School and is a founding member of the Medical Innovation Center. He continues to conduct research in machining of advanced materials, non-contact optical metrology, friction stir joining, and precision machine design.
Professor Shih is the Fellow of ASME and SME and the recipient of 2000 NSFCAREER Award, SAE Ralph Teetor Education Award and 2009 Fulbright Scholar. He was the associate editor of ASME Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering and current serves in the Scientific Committee of NAMRI/SME. He has 7 US patents and over 200 publications, including over 140 journal papers.