Dr. Albert J. Shih
Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering
University of Michigan
2350 Hayward St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2136
Albert Shih, Professor, Mechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Co-Director, WuManufacturing Research Center, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor. 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 an ASME Fellow and the recipient of 1999 ASME BOSS Award, 2000 NSFCAREER Award and 2004 SAE Ralph Teetor Education Award. He was the associate editor ofASME Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering and served as the guest editor forthe special issue of Biomedical Manufacturing in 2008. He also served in the ScientificCommittee of NAMRI/SME and the review committee of International Journal of Machine Toolsand Manufacture. He has 5 US patents and over 180 publications, including over 100journal papers.