albert shih, phd

Professor, Mechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering
Associate Director, Medical Innovation Center
Director, Global Automotive and Manufacturing Engineering


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 precision machining processes for a wide variety of diesel engines and fuel systems applications.  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 (U-M) in 2003.  Dr. Shih’s research and teaching focus are in design and manufacturing, particularly in medical devices.  His research group has build knowledge base in bio-heat transfer, bio-impedance, ultrasound diagnosis, clinical simulators, and tissue cutting mechanics.  He is a member of the renowned SM Wu Manufacturing Research Center (WuMRC)  A key research thrust of WuMRC is the Biomedical Design and Manufacturing Lab (BDML) which works broadly in the innovative design and manufacturing technology to advance medical devices, healthcare operations, and patient safety.  

Professor Shih is the co-founder of the Medical Innovation Center (MIC) and Fellow of ASME and SME.  He is the recipient of the 1999 ASME BOSS Award, 2000 NSF CAREER Award, 2004 SAE Ralph Teetor Education Award, 2009 Fulbright Scholar, 2010 U-M Rackham Faculty Recognition Award, and 2011 U-M College of Engineering Research Award.