Mechanical Engineering and Business Administration

University of California, Berkeley

About the Program

M.E.T. at a Glance: One program, Two Bachelor of Science (BS) degrees

The Mechanical Engineering and Business Administration simultaneous degree is part of the Management, Entrepreneurship, & Technology Program. The M.E.T. Program aims to educate leaders with a seamless understanding of technology innovation, from idea to real-world impact. 

M.E.T. students earn two Bachelor of Science degrees in one program that combines the best of the top-ranked College of Engineering and Haas School of Business. The integrated curriculum is completed in four years. Internships, career coaching, and other enrichment activities provide ample opportunity for hands-on experience with innovation and entrepreneurship. Each M.E.T. cohort is small, allowing for close mentoring and a tight-knit community.

Admission to the M.E.T. Program

The M.E.T. Program seeks inquisitive, self-motivated students with a passion for finding and solving big problems. It is highly competitive and is only open to freshmen during the UC application period. Freshman admission is limited to a maximum of 50 students.

For further information, please see the M.E.T. website.

Accreditation

The ME undergraduate degree program in the College of Engineering is accredited by ABET. The Undergraduate Business Degree Program is accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

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Major Requirements

In addition to the University, campus, and M.E.T. Program requirements, listed on the College Requirements tab, students must fulfill the below requirements.

General Guidelines

  1. A minimum of 38 upper division business units are required.

  2. Students must complete the College Requirements and the Major Requirements.

  3. Students must complete the degree program in eight semesters. (Summer Session is not required for degree completion in eight semesters.)

  4. All Haas business courses must be taken for a letter grade, including core substitutions, with the exception of UGBA 194UGBA 198 and UGBA 199 (only offered Pass/No Pass).

  5. All technical courses that can be used to fulfill a requirement must be taken for a letter grade.

  6. Students who receive a grade of D+ or lower in a core UGBA course must repeat the course until they achieve a grade of C- or better.

  7. Students in this program must adhere to all policies and procedures of the College of Engineering and the Haas School of Business.

For information regarding University and campus requirements, Reading and Composition, breadth, class schedule, minimum academic progress, and unit requirements, please see the College Requirements.

Lower Division Requirements

UGBA 10Principles of Business3
ECON 1Introduction to Economics4
STAT 20Introduction to Probability and Statistics4
or STAT 21 Introductory Probability and Statistics for Business
or STAT 131A Introduction to Probability and Statistics for Life Scientists
or STAT 134 Concepts of Probability
or COMPSCI C8
STAT 88
Foundations of Data Science
and Probability and Mathematical Statistics in Data Science
MATH 1ACalculus4
MATH 1BCalculus4
MATH 53Multivariable Calculus4
MATH 54Linear Algebra and Differential Equations4
CHEM 1A
1AL
General Chemistry
and General Chemistry Laboratory 1
4
or CHEM 4A General Chemistry and Quantitative Analysis
PHYSICS 7APhysics for Scientists and Engineers4
PHYSICS 7BPhysics for Scientists and Engineers4
ENGIN 7Introduction to Computer Programming for Scientists and Engineers4
ENGIN 25Visualization for Design2
ENGIN 26Three-Dimensional Modeling for Design2
ENGIN 27Introduction to Manufacturing and Tolerancing2
MEC ENG 40Thermodynamics3
MEC ENG C85Introduction to Solid Mechanics3
EL ENG 49Electronics for the Internet of Things4
1

CHEM 4A is intended for students majoring in chemistry or a closely-related field.

Upper Division Requirements

ME Upper Division
MEC ENG 102BMechatronics Design4
MEC ENG 103Experimentation and Measurements4
MEC ENG 104Engineering Mechanics II3
MEC ENG 106Fluid Mechanics3
MEC ENG 108Mechanical Behavior of Engineering Materials4
MEC ENG 109Heat Transfer3
MEC ENG 132Dynamic Systems and Feedback3
Technical electives, minimum 15 units 1,2,315
Select at least one course from the design elective list:
Advanced Engineering Design Graphics
Introduction to Lean Manufacturing Systems
Introduction to Product Development
Structural Aspects of Biomaterials
Introduction to MEMS (Microelectromechanical Systems)
Design of Planar Machinery
Design of Microprocessor-Based Mechanical Systems
Energy Conversion Principles
Ocean-Environment Mechanics
Orthopedic Biomechanics
Designing for the Human Body
Select at least one course from quantitative science elective list:
Methods of Engineering Analysis
Advanced Programming with MATLAB
Computational Biomechanics Across Multiple Scales
Engineering Analysis Using the Finite Element Method
1

Technical electives: 15 units of technical electives are required, of which at least 9 units must be upper division mechanical engineering courses. Any upper division course taught by mechanical engineering faculty may be used as part of the 9 units of upper division mechanical engineering courses. In addition, ENGIN 117ENGIN 128, and ENGIN 177 can count toward the 9 unit upper division ME course requirement. Students may receive up to three units of technical elective credit for work on a research project in either MEC ENG 196 or MEC ENG H194.

2

Up to three units of technical elective credit may be lower division and may be chosen from the following approved lower division courses: ASTRON 7A, ASTRON 7B, BIO ENG 10BIOLOGY 1A plus BIOLOGY 1AL, BIOLOGY 1B, CHEM 1B, CHEM 3A, CHEM 3B, CHEM 4B, CIV ENG 11, CIV ENG 60, CIV ENG 70, CIV ENG 93, COMPSCI C8, COMPSCI 61A, COMPSCI 61B, COMPSCI 61C, COMPSCI 70, DES INV 15, DES INV 90E, EPS 50, EL ENG 16BMATH 55, MAT SCI 45, MCELLBI 32, PHYSICS 7CSTAT 20, STAT 21.

3

Technical electives cannot include:

  • Any course taken on a Pass/No Pass basis

  • Courses numbered 24, 39, 84, or 88

  • Any of the following courses: BIO ENG 100, COMPSCI C79, COMPSCI 195, COMPSCI H195, DES INV courses (except DES INV 15, DES INV 90E, DES INV 190E), ENGIN 125, ENGIN 157AC, ENGIN 180, IND ENG 95, IND ENG 171, IND ENG 185, IND ENG 186, IND ENG 190 series, IND ENG 191, IND ENG 192, IND ENG 195, MEC ENG 191AC, MEC ENG 190K, and MEC ENG 191K.  

UGBA Upper Division
UGBA 100Business Communication2
UGBA 101AMicroeconomic Analysis for Business Decisions3
UGBA 101BMacroeconomic Analysis for Business Decisions3
UGBA 102AIntroduction to Financial Accounting3
UGBA 102BIntroduction to Managerial Accounting3
UGBA 103Introduction to Finance4
UGBA 104Analytic Decision Modeling Using Spreadsheets3
UGBA 105Leading People3
UGBA 106Marketing3
UGBA 107The Social, Political, and Ethical Environment of Business3
M.E.T. Special Topics
Two courses are required. M.E.T. Special Topics courses will count as upper division business units.
Upper Division Business Administration Elective Courses
Select a minimum of 4-6 units of upper division UGBA elective courses in order to complete a minimum of 38 units of upper division Business Administration courses.4-6
UGBA 113Managerial Economics3
UGBA 115Competitive Strategy3
UGBA 117Special Topics in Economic Analysis and Policy1-4
UGBA 118International Trade3
UGBA 119Leading Strategy Implementation3
UGBA 120AAIntermediate Financial Accounting 14
UGBA 120ABIntermediate Financial Accounting 24
UGBA 120BAdvanced Financial Accounting4
UGBA 121Federal Income Tax Accounting4
UGBA 122Financial Information Analysis4
UGBA 123Operating and Financial Reporting Issues in the Financial Services Industry3
UGBA W125Professional Judgment in Accounting3
UGBA 126Auditing4
UGBA 127Special Topics in Accounting1-4
UGBA 128Strategic Cost Management3
UGBA 129Financial Reporting for Complex Transactions3
UGBA 131Corporate Finance and Financial Statement Analysis3
UGBA 132Financial Institutions and Markets3
UGBA 133Investments3
UGBA 136FBehavioral Finance3
UGBA 137Special Topics in Finance1-4
UGBA 141Production and Operations Management3
UGBA 143Game Theory and Business Decisions3
UGBA 147Special Topics in Operations and Information Technology Management1-4
UGBA 151Management of Human Resources3
UGBA 152Negotiation and Conflict Resolution3
UGBA 154Power and Politics in Organizations2,3
UGBA 155Leadership3
UGBA 156ACDiversity in the Workplace3
UGBA 157Special Topics in the Management of Organizations1-4
UGBA 160Consumer Behavior3
UGBA 161Marketing Research: Data and Analytics3
UGBA 162Brand Management and Strategy3
UGBA 162AProduct Branding and Branded Entertainment2
UGBA 165Advertising Strategy3
UGBA 167Special Topics in Marketing1-4
UGBA 168BInternational Marketing3
UGBA 169Pricing3
UGBA 170Ethical Leadership in Business2
UGBA C172History of American Business3
UGBA 175Legal Aspects of Management3
UGBA 176Innovations in Communications and Public Relations2
UGBA 177Special Topics in Business and Public Policy1-4
UGBA 178Introduction to International Business3
UGBA 179International Consulting for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises3
UGBA 180Introduction to Real Estate and Urban Land Economics3
UGBA 183Introduction to Real Estate Finance3
UGBA 184Urban and Real Estate Economics3
UGBA 187Special Topics in Real Estate Economics and Finance1-4
UGBA 190SStrategy for the Information Technology Firm3
UGBA 190TSpecial Topics in Innovation and Design1-4
UGBA 190VCorporate Strategy in Telecommunications and Media2
UGBA 191CCommunication for Leaders2
UGBA 191IImprovisational Leadership3
UGBA 191PLeadership and Personal Development3
UGBA 192ALeading Nonprofit and Social Enterprises3
UGBA 192BStrategic Philanthropy2
UGBA 192LApplied Impact Evaluation2
UGBA 192NTopics in Social Sector Leadership1-5
UGBA 192PSustainable Business Consulting Projects3
UGBA 192TTopics in Corporate Social Responsibility1-4
UGBA 193CCurricular Practical Training for International Students0.0
UGBA 193IBusiness Abroad4-6
UGBA 194Undergraduate Colloquium on Business Topics1
UGBA 195AEntrepreneurship3
UGBA 195PEntrepreneurship: How to Successfully start a New Business3
UGBA 195SEntrepreneurship To Address Global Poverty3
UGBA 195TTopics in Entrepreneurship1-3
UGBA 196Special Topics in Business Administration1-4
UGBA 198Directed Study1-4
UGBA 199Supervised Independent Study and Research1-4

College Requirements

University of California Requirements

Entry Level Writing

All students who enter the University of California as freshmen must demonstrate their command of the English language by fulfilling the Entry Level Writing Requirement. Fulfillment of this requirement is also a prerequisite to enrollment in all reading and composition courses at UC Berkeley. 

American History and American Institutions

The American History and Institutions requirements are based on the principle that a U.S. resident who graduates from an American university should have an understanding of the history and governmental institutions of the United States.

Campus Requirement

American Cultures

American Cultures (AC) is the one requirement that all undergraduate students at UC Berkeley need to take and pass in order to graduate. The requirement offers an exciting intellectual environment centered on the study of race, ethnicity, and culture of the United States. AC courses offer students opportunities to be part of research-led, highly accomplished teaching environments, grappling with the complexity of American culture.

M.E.T. Program Requirements

Reading and Composition

Two Reading and Composition (R&C) courses must be taken for a letter grade (C- or better required), and must be completed by no later than the end of the sophomore year (4th semester of enrollment). The first half of R&C, the “A” course, must be completed by the end of the freshman year; the second half of R&C, the “B" course, by no later than the end of the sophomore year or a student's registration will be blocked. View a detailed list of courses that fulfill Reading and Composition requirements. 

Breadth Requirement

The undergraduate breadth requirement provides Berkeley students with a rich and varied educational experience outside of their major program. As the foundation of a liberal arts education, breadth courses give students a view into the intellectual life of the University while introducing them to a multitude of perspectives and approaches to research and scholarship. Engaging students in new disciplines and with peers from other majors, the breadth experience strengthens interdisciplinary connections and context that prepare Berkeley graduates to understand and solve the complex issues of their day.

Students in the M.E.T. Program must successfully complete six breadth courses, one in each of the following categories:

Arts and Literature

Historical Studies

International Studies

Philosophy and Values (will be satisfied with UGBA 107)

Physical Science (will be satisfied with Physics 7B)

Social and Behavioral Sciences (will be satisfied with Econ 1)

  • With the exception of UGBA 107, UGBA courses cannot be used to fulfill breadth requirements.
  • With the exception of Econ 1, microeconomics and macroeconomics at any level (Econ 2, Econ 3, Econ 100A/B, Econ 101A/B, IAS 106/107) cannot be used to fulfill breadth requirements.
  • Courses offered by any Engineering department, with the exception of BIO ENG 100, COMPSCI C79, ENGIN 125, 157AC, MEC ENG 191K and 191AC, cannot be used to fulfill breadth requirements.
  • No more than two courses from any one department may be used to satisfy the breadth requirement (L&S Discovery courses are exempt).
  • Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate exams cannot be used to fulfill the breadth requirement. Some A-Level exams are accepted, but a maximum of two A-Level exams may be used to fulfill breadth requirements.
  • Two of the breadth courses must be upper-division (courses numbered 100-196).
  • Courses numbered 97, 98, 99, or above 196 may not be used to complete any breadth requirement.
  • Breadth courses must be a minimum of 3 semester units.
  • Reading & Composition courses cannot be used to fulfill breadth requirements.

Class Schedule Requirements

  • Minimum units per semester: 13
  • Maximum units per semester:  20.5
  • Students in the M.E.T. Program must enroll each semester in no fewer than two technical courses (of a minimum of 3 units each) required of the engineering major program of study in which the student is officially declared.

Minimum Academic (Grade) Requirements

  • A minimum overall and semester grade point average of 2.000 (C average) is required. Students will be subject to dismissal from the University if during any fall or spring semester their overall U.C. GPA falls below a 2.000, or their semester GPA is less than 2.000. 
  • Students must achieve a minimum GPA of 2.000 (C average) in upper division technical courses each semester. Students will be subject to dismissal from the University if their upper division technical GPA falls below 2.000. 
  • A minimum overall GPA of 2.000, and a minimum 2.000 GPA in upper division technical course work required of the major are required to graduate.

Unit Requirements

  • A minimum of 120 units are required to graduate.
  • A maximum of 16 units of Special Studies coursework (courses numbered 97, 98, 99, 197, 198, or 199) will count towards the 120 units; a maximum of four are allowed in a given semester.
  • A maximum of four units of Physical Education from any school attended will count towards the 120 units.
  • No more than 1/3 of a student's total UC Berkeley units may be taken Pass/No Pass, including physical education courses, Education Abroad Program, or courses taken on another UC campus.

UC and Campus Requirements

University of California Requirements

Entry Level Writing

All students who will enter the University of California as freshmen must demonstrate their command of the English language by fulfilling the Entry Level Writing Requirement. Fulfillment of this requirement is also a prerequisite to enrollment in all reading and composition courses at UC Berkeley. 

American History and American Institutions

The American History and Institutions requirements are based on the principle that a U.S. resident graduated from an American university should have an understanding of the history and governmental institutions of the United States.

Campus Requirement

American Cultures

American Cultures (AC) is the one requirement that all undergraduate students at UC Berkeley need to take and pass in order to graduate. The requirement offers an exciting intellectual environment centered on the study of race, ethnicity, and culture in the United States. AC courses offer students opportunities to be part of research-led, highly accomplished teaching environments, grappling with the complexity of American Culture.

Plan of Study

Freshman
FallUnitsSpringUnits
MATH 1A14MATH 1B64
CHEM 1A
1AL (or CHEM 4A)2
4PHYSICS 7A74
ENGIN 252UGBA 103
ECON 1 (Breadth-Social and Behavioral Sciences)3,44Reading & Composition course from List B4
Reading & Composition course from List A54STAT 20, 21, 131A, or 134114
M.E.T. Special Topics Course (UGBA 196)122ENGIN 74
 20 23
Sophomore
FallUnitsSpringUnits
MATH 544MATH 534
ENGIN 262PHYSICS 7B (Breadth-Physical Science)34
ENGIN 272MEC ENG 403
EL ENG 494Breadth-International Studies33
Breadth-Arts and Literature/AC34MEC ENG C853
Breadth-Historical Studies/AC34 
 20 17
Junior
FallUnitsSpringUnits
MEC ENG 1043MEC ENG 1084
MEC ENG 1063MEC ENG 1093
MEC ENG 1323Tech Elective (QS Requirement)8,9,103
UGBA 1002UGBA Elective133
UGBA 101A (also Tech Elective) 8,9,103UGBA 101B (also Tech Elective)8,9,103
UGBA 1063 
 17 16
Senior
FallUnitsSpringUnits
MEC ENG 1034MEC ENG 102B4
Tech Elective (Design Requirement)8,9,103UGBA 102B3
UGBA 102A3UGBA 1053
UGBA 1034UGBA 107 (Breadth-Philosophy & Values)33
UGBA 1043Tech Elective8,9,103
M.E.T. Special Topics (UGBA 196)122UGBA Elective132
 19 18
Total Units: 150
1

MATH 1A may be fulfilled with a score of 3, 4 or 5 on the AP Calculus AB or BC exam, a score of 5, 6 or 7 on the IB Higher Level Math exam, or a grade of A, B or C on the A-Level Math H1, H2, H3, Pure Math or Further Math exam.

2

CHEM 1A/CHEM 1AL may be fulfilled with a score of 3, 4 or 5 on the AP Chemistry exam, a score of 5, 6 or 7 on the IB Higher Level Chemistry exam, or a grade of A, B or C on the A-Level Chemistry exam. CHEM 4A is intended for students majoring in chemistry or a closely-related field.

3

ECON 1 and UGBA 107 will be accepted for the Social and Behavioral Sciences and Philosophy and Values breadth requirements, respectively, as exceptions for students in the M.E.T. Program. The Biological Science breadth requirement is waived for students in the M.E.T. Program. In order to satisfy the College of Engineering Humanities and Social Sciences requirement, two of the Breadth courses must be upper division. Some American Cultures courses will also fulfill the Arts & Literature or Historical Studies breadth requirement; use Requirements filters to search the Class Schedule for courses that apply. See "College Requirements" tab for further restrictions on breadth courses.

4

ECON 1 may be fulfilled with scores of 4 or 5 on both the AP Microeconomics exam and AP Macroeconomics exam. However, the Social and Behavioral Sciences Breadth requirement cannot be fulfilled with AP exam scores.

5

Reading & Composition part A may be fulfilled with a score of 4 or 5 on the AP English Language and Composition exam or the AP English Literature and Composition exam, or a score of 5, 6 or 7 on the IB Higher Level English Literature exam or the IB Higher Level English Language and Literature exam.

6

MATH 1B may be fulfilled with a score of 4 or 5 on the AP Calculus BC exam, a score of 5, 6 or 7 on the IB Higher Level Math exam, or a grade of A, B or C on the A-Level Math H2, H3, Pure Math or Further Math exam.

7

PHYSICS 7A may be fulfilled with a score of 5 on the AP Physics C Mechanics exam.

8

Technical electives: 15 units of technical electives are required, of which at least 9 units must be upper division mechanical engineering courses.  Of these 9 units, 3 units must be a design course selected from the following: ENGIN 128, MEC ENG 101, MEC ENG 110, MEC ENG C117, MEC ENG 119, MEC ENG 130, MEC ENG 135, MEC ENG 146, MEC ENG 165, MEC ENG C176, MEC ENG C178.

Also, one of the technical elective courses must be selected from the quantitative science list: ENGIN 117, ENGIN 177, MEC ENG 120, MEC ENG C180. Any upper division course taught by mechanical engineering faculty may be used as part of the 9 units of upper division mechanical engineering courses. In addition, ENGIN 117, ENGIN 128, and ENGIN 177 can count toward the 9 unit upper division ME course requirement. Students may receive up to three units of technical elective credit for work on a research project in either MEC ENG 196 or MEC ENG H194.

9

Up to three units of lower division coursework can count toward the technical elective requirement. Approved lower division courses include: ASTRON 7A, ASTRON 7B, BIO ENG 10, BIOLOGY 1A plus BIOLOGY 1AL, BIOLOGY 1B, CHEM 1B, CHEM 3A, CHEM 3B, CHEM 4B, CIV ENG 11, CIV ENG 60, CIV ENG 70, CIV ENG 93, COMPSCI C8, COMPSCI 61A, COMPSCI 61B, COMPSCI 61C, COMPSCI 70, DES INV 15, DES INV 90E, EPS 50, EL ENG 16B, MATH 55, MAT SCI 45, MCELLBI 32, PHYSICS 7C, STAT 20, STAT 21.

10

Technical electives cannot include:

  • Any course taken on a Pass/No Pass basis

  • Courses numbered 24, 39, 84, or 88

  • Any of the following courses: BIO ENG 100, COMPSCI C79, COMPSCI 195, COMPSCI H195, DES INV courses (except DES INV 15, DES INV 90E, DES INV 190E), ENGIN 125, ENGIN 157AC, ENGIN 180, IND ENG 95, IND ENG 171, IND ENG 185, IND ENG 186, IND ENG 190 series, IND ENG 191, IND ENG 192, IND ENG 195, MEC ENG 191AC, MEC ENG 190K, MEC ENG 191K.

11

Students can also take STAT C8 or COMPSCI C8 plus the STAT 88 connector to fulfill the statistics prerequisite. Both courses must be taken to satisfy the requirement, although they do not need to be taken in the same semester. STAT C8 or COMPSCI C8 will also fulfill the three units of lower division coursework that can count toward the ME Tech Elective requirement.

12

M.E.T. Special Topics courses will count as upper division business units.

13

Students must complete a minimum of 38 units of upper division business coursework. See UGBA Elective course list under “Major Requirements” tab.

Student Learning Goals

Mechanical Engineering

LEARNING GOALS

The objectives of the Mechanical Engineering undergraduate program are to produce graduates who do the following:

  1. Vigorously engage in post-baccalaureate endeavors, whether in engineering graduate study, in engineering practice, or in the pursuit of other fields such as science, law, medicine, business or public policy.
  2. Apply their mechanical engineering education to address the full range of technical and societal problems with creativity, imagination, confidence and responsibility.
  3. Actively seek out positions of leadership within their profession and their community.
  4. Serve as ambassadors for engineering by exhibiting the highest ethical and professional standards, and by communicating the importance and excitement of this dynamic field.
  5. Retain the intellectual curiosity that motivates lifelong learning and allows for a flexible response to the rapidly evolving challenges of the 21st century.
SKILLS

Mechanical Engineering graduates have the following:

  1. An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering.
  2. An ability to design and conduct experiments as well as to analyze and interpret data.
  3. An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability.
  4. An ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams.
  5. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.
  6. An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
  7. An ability to communicate effectively.
  8. The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context.
  9. A recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in life-long learning.
  10. A knowledge of contemporary issues.
  11. An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

Business Administration

MISSION

Guided by the missions of the undergraduate program, and the University's mission of teaching, research, and service, the mission of the Haas School of Business is to develop leaders who redefine how we do business.

The Haas School of Business Undergraduate Program has developed student learning goals for the Business major that provide faculty and students with a shared understanding of the purpose of the major as well as what graduating seniors are expected to know or to be able to do at the end of their course of study as it relates to the school’s mission.

The learning goals are assessed to determine whether students are achieving the outcomes. The assessment results are used to inform curricular design and other program offerings. All steps require input and participation from the business school community, particularly the faculty. The resulting learning goals, which have their origin in the core curriculum, were shaped over several months by faculty and administration and are listed below.

LEARNING GOALS
  1. Students will be skilled in critical thinking and decision making, as supported by the appropriate use of analytical and quantitative techniques.
  2. Students will apply functional area concepts and theories appropriately.
  3. Students will be effective communicators who can prepare and deliver oral and written presentations using appropriate technologies.
  4. Students will be sensitive to the ethical requirements of business activities.
  5. Students will tackle strategic and organizational challenges with innovative solutions.

For a visual representation of the relationship between the core curriculum and the expected outcomes, please see the Haas School of Business website.

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MEC ENG 104 Engineering Mechanics II 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2018, Summer 2018 10 Week Session, Spring 2018
This course is an introduction to the dynamics of particles and rigid bodies. The material, based on a Newtonian formulation of the governing equations, is illustrated with numerous examples ranging from one-dimensional motion of a single particle to planar motions of rigid bodies and systems of rigid bodies.

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MEC ENG 106 Fluid Mechanics 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2018, Summer 2018 10 Week Session, Spring 2018
This course introduces the fundamentals and techniques of fluid mechanics with the aim of describing and controlling engineering flows.

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MEC ENG 107 Mechanical Engineering Laboratory 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2018, Fall 2017, Spring 2017
Experimental investigation of engineering systems and of phenomena of interest to mechanical engineers. Design and planning of experiments. Analysis of data and reporting of experimental results.

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MEC ENG 108 Mechanical Behavior of Engineering Materials 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2018, Spring 2018, Fall 2017
This course covers elastic and plastic deformation under static and dynamic loads. Failure by yielding, fracture, fatigue, wear, and environmental factors are also examined. Topics include engineering materials, heat treatment, structure-property relationships, elastic deformation and multiaxial loading, plastic deformation and yield criteria, dislocation plasticity and strengthening mechanisms, creep, stress concentration effects, fracture,
fatigue, and contact deformation.
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MEC ENG 109 Heat Transfer 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2018, Summer 2018 10 Week Session, Spring 2018
This course covers transport processes of mass, momentum, and energy from a macroscopic view with emphasis both on understanding why matter behaves as it does and on developing practical problem solving skills. The course is divided into four parts: introduction, conduction, convection, and radiation.

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MEC ENG 110 Introduction to Product Development 3 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2018 10 Week Session, Summer 2017 10 Week Session, Spring 2017
The course provides project-based learning experience in innovative new product development, with a focus on mechanical engineering systems. Design concepts and techniques are introduced, and the student's design ability is developed in a design or feasibility study chosen to emphasize ingenuity and provide wide coverage of engineering topics. Relevant software will be integrated into studio sessions, including
solid modeling and environmental life cycle analysis. Design optimization and social, economic, and political implications are included.
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MEC ENG C115 Molecular Biomechanics and Mechanobiology of the Cell 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2016, Spring 2015, Spring 2014
This course applies methods of statistical continuum mechanics to subcellar biomechanical phenomena ranging from nanoscale (molecular) to microscale (whole cell and cell population) biological processes at the interface of mechanics, biology, and chemistry.

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MEC ENG C117 Structural Aspects of Biomaterials 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2018, Spring 2016, Fall 2013
This course covers the structure and mechanical functions of load bearing tissues and their replacements. Natural and synthetic load-bearing biomaterials for clinical applications are reviewed. Biocompatibility of biomaterials and host response to structural implants are examined. Quantitative treatment of biomechanical issues and constitutive relationships of tissues are covered in order to design biomaterial replacements for structural function.
Material selection for load bearing applications including reconstructive surgery, orthopedics, dentistry, and cardiology are addressed. Mechanical design for longevity including topics of fatigue, wear, and fracture are reviewed. Case studies that examine failures of devices are presented.
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MEC ENG 118 Introduction to Nanotechnology and Nanoscience 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2015, Spring 2013
This course introduces engineering students (juniors and seniors) to the field of nanotechnology and nanoscience. The course has two components: (1) Formal lectures. Students receive a set of formal lectures introducing them to the field of nanotechnology and nanoscience. The material covered includes nanofabrication technology (how one achieves the nanometer length scale, from "bottom up" to "top down" technologies),
the interdisciplinary nature of nanotechnology and nanoscience (including areas of chemistry, material science, physics, and molecular biology), examples of nanoscience phenomena (the crossover from bulk to quantum mechanical properties), and applications (from integrated circuits, quantum computing, MEMS, and bioengineering). (2) Projects. Students are asked to read and present a variety of current journal papers to the class and lead a discussion on the various works.
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MEC ENG 119 Introduction to MEMS (Microelectromechanical Systems) 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2015, Fall 2013
Fundamentals of microelectromechanical systems including design, fabrication of microstructures; surface-micromachining, bulk-micromachining, LIGA, and other micro machining processes; fabrication principles of integrated circuit device and their applications for making MEMS devices; high-aspect-ratio microstructures; scaling issues in the micro scale (heat transfer, fluid mechanics and solid mechanics); device design, analysis, and mask layou
t.
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MEC ENG 120 Computational Biomechanics Across Multiple Scales 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2018, Fall 2016, Spring 2015
This course applies the methods of computational modeling and continuum mechanics to biomedical phenomena spanning various length scales ranging from molecular to cellular to tissue and organ levels. The course is intended for upper level undergraduate students who have been exposed to undergraduate continuum mechanics (statics and strength of materials.)

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MEC ENG 122 Processing of Materials in Manufacturing 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2018, Spring 2017, Spring 2016
Fundamentals of manufacturing processes (metal forming, forging, metal cutting, welding, joining, and casting); selection of metals, plastics, and other materials relative to the design and choice of manufacturing processes; geometric dimensioning and tolerancing of all processes.

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MEC ENG 125 Industry-Associated Capstones in Mechanical Engineering (iACME) 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2018, Spring 2018
iACME provide opportunities for Mechanical Engineering undergraduates to tackle real-world engineering problems. Student teams, consisting of no more than four students, will apply to work on specific industry- initiated projects. Teams will be selected based on prior experience in research/internships, scholastic achievements in ME courses, and most importantly, proposed initial approaches toward tackling the specific project. ME faculty, alumni of the
Mechanical Engineering Department, and industry participants will mentor selected teams. Projects fall within a wide range of mechanical engineering disciplines, e.g. biomedical, automotive/transportation, energy, design, etc.
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MEC ENG 130 Design of Planar Machinery 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2018, Fall 2017, Fall 2016
Synthesis, analysis, and design of planar machines. Kinematic structure, graphical, analytical, and numerical analysis and synthesis. Linkages, cams, reciprocating engines, gear trains, and flywheels.

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MEC ENG 131 Vehicle Dynamics and Control 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2018, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
Physical understanding of automotive vehicle dynamics including simple lateral, longitudinal and ride quality models. An overview of active safety systems will be introduced including the basic concepts and terminology, the state-of-the-art development, and basic principles of systems such as ABS, traction control, dynamic stability control, and roll stability control. Passive, semi-active and active suspension systems will be analyzed. Concepts
of autonomous vehicle technology including drive-by-wire and steer-by-wire systems, adaptive cruise control and lane keeping systems. Design of software control systems for an actual 1/10 scale race vehicle.
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MEC ENG 132 Dynamic Systems and Feedback 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2018, Summer 2018 10 Week Session, Spring 2018
Physical understanding of dynamics and feedback. Linear feedback control of dynamic systems. Mathematical tools for analysis and design. Stability. Modeling systems with differential equations. Linearization. Solution to linear, time-invariant differential equations.

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MEC ENG 133 Mechanical Vibrations 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2016, Spring 2014, Spring 2013
An introduction to the theory of mechanical vibrations including topics of harmonic motion, resonance, transient and random excitation, applications of Fourier analysis and convolution methods. Multidegree of freedom discrete systems including principal mode, principal coordinates and Rayleigh's principle.

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MEC ENG C134 Feedback Control Systems 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2018, Spring 2018, Fall 2017
Analysis and synthesis of linear feedback control systems in transform and time domains. Control system design by root locus, frequency response, and state space methods. Applications to electro-mechanical and mechatronics systems.

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MEC ENG 135 Design of Microprocessor-Based Mechanical Systems 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2018, Spring 2017, Spring 2016
This course provides preparation for the conceptual design and prototyping of mechanical systems that use microprocessors to control machine activities, acquire and analyze data, and interact with operators. The architecture of microprocessors is related to problems in mechanical systems through study of systems, including electro-mechanical components, thermal components and a variety of instruments. Laboratory exercises lead through studies
of different levels of software.
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MEC ENG 136 Introduction to Control of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2018, Fall 2017, Fall 1998
This course introduces students to the control of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). The course will cover modeling and dynamics of aerial vehicles, and common control strategies. Laboratory exercises allow students to apply knowledge on a real system, by programming a microcontroller to control a UAV.

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MEC ENG 138 Introduction to Micro/Nano Mechanical Systems Laboratory 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2018, Spring 2015, Spring 2013
This hands-on laboratory course focuses on the mechanical engineering principles that underlie the design, fabricaton, and operation of micro/nanoscale mechanical systems, including devices made by nanowire/nanotube syntheses; photolithography/soft lithography; and molding processes. Each laboratory will have different focuses for basic understanding of MEMS/NEMS systems from prototype constructions to experimental testings using mechanical
, electrical, or optical techniques.
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MEC ENG 140 Combustion Processes 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2018, Fall 2016, Fall 2015
Fundamentals of combustion, flame structure, flame speed, flammability, ignition, stirred reaction, kinetics and nonequilibrium processes, pollutant formation. Application to engines, energy production and fire safety.

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MEC ENG 146 Energy Conversion Principles 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2018, Spring 2018, Fall 2016
This course covers the fundamental principles of energy conversion processes, followed by development of theoretical and computational tools that can be used to analyze energy conversion processes. The course also introduces the use of modern computational methods to model energy conversion performance characteristics of devices and systems. Performance features, sources of inefficiencies, and optimal design strategies are explored for a variety
of applications, which may include conventional combustion based and Rankine power systems, energy systems for space applications, solar, wind, wave, thermoelectric, and geothermal energy systems.
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MEC ENG 150A Solar-Powered Vehicles: Analysis, Design and Fabrication 3 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2015 10 Week Session, Summer 2014 10 Week Session, Spring 2014
This course addresses all aspects of design, analysis, construction and economics of solar-powered vehicles. It begins with an examination of the fundamentals of photovoltaic solar power generation, and the capabilities and limitations that exist when using this form of renewable energy. The efficiency of energy conversion and storage will be evaluated across an entire system, from the solar energy that is
available to the mechanical power that is ultimately produced. The structural and dynamic stability, as well as the aerodynamics, of vehicles will be studied. Safety and economic concerns will also be considered. Students will work in teams to design, build and test a functioning single-person vehicle capable of street use.
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MEC ENG 151 Advanced Heat Transfer 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2018, Spring 2017, Spring 2014
Basic principles of heat transfer and their application. Subject areas include steady-state and transient system analyses for conduction, free and forced convection, boiling, condensation and thermal radiation.

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MEC ENG 151A Conductive and Radiative Transport 3 Units

Terms offered: Not yet offered
Fundamentals of conductive heat transfer. Analytical and numerical methods for heat conduction in rigid media. Fundamentals of radiative transfer. Radiative properties of solids, liquids and gas media. Radiative transport modeling in enclosures and participating media.

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MEC ENG 151B Convective Transport and Computational Methods 3 Units

Terms offered: Not yet offered
The transport of heat and mass in fluids in motion; free and forced convection in laminar and turbulent flow over surfaces and within ducts. Fundamentals of computational methods used for solving the governing transport equations will also be covered.

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MEC ENG 160 Ocean Engineering Seminar 2 Units

Terms offered: Not yet offered
Lectures on new developments in ocean, offshore, and arctic engineering.

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MEC ENG 163 Engineering Aerodynamics 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2018, Fall 2016, Fall 2014
Introduction to the lift, drag, and moment of two-dimensional airfoils, three-dimensional wings, and the complete airplane. Calculations of the performance and stability of airplanes in subsonic flight.

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MEC ENG 164 Marine Statics and Structures 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2012, Fall 2011, Fall 2009
Terminology and definition of hull forms, conditions of static equilibrium and stability of floating submerged bodies. Effects of damage on stability. Structural loads and response. Box girder theory. Isotropic and orthotropic plate bending and bucking.

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MEC ENG 165 Ocean-Environment Mechanics 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2018, Spring 2017, Fall 2015
Ocean environment. Physical properties and characteristics of the oceans. Global conservation laws. Surface-waves generation. Gravity-wave mechanics, kinematics, and dynamics. Design consideration of ocean vehicles and systems. Model-testing techniques. Prediction of resistance and response in waves--physical modeling and computer models.

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MEC ENG 167 Microscale Fluid Mechanics 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2018, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
Phenomena of physical, technological, and biological significance in flows of gases and liquids at the microscale. The course begins with familiar equations of Newtonian fluid mechanics, then proceeds to the study of essentially 1-D flows in confined geometries with the lubrication equations. Next is a study of the flow of thin films spreading under gravity or surface tension gradients. Lubrication theory of compressible gases leads to consideration
of air bearings. Two- and 3-D flows are treated with Stokes' equations. Less familiar physical phenomena of significance and utility at the microscale are then considered: intermolecular forces in liquids, slip, diffusion and bubbles as active agents. A review of relevant aspects of electricity and magnetism precedes a study of electrowetting and electrokinetically driven liquid flows.
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MEC ENG 168 Mechanics of Offshore Systems 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2015, Fall 2014
This course covers major aspects of offshore engineering including ocean environment, loads on offshore structures, cables and mooring, underwater acoustics and arctic operations.

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MEC ENG 170 Engineering Mechanics III 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2018, Spring 2017, Spring 2016
This course builds upon material learned in 104, examining the dynamics of particles and rigid bodies moving in three dimensions. Topics include non-fixed axis rotations of rigid bodies, Euler angles and parameters, kinematics of rigid bodies, and the Newton-Euler equations of motion for rigid bodies. The course material will be illustrated with real-world examples such as gyroscopes, spinning tops, vehicles, and satellites. Applications
of the material range from vehicle navigation to celestial mechanics, numerical simulations, and animations.
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MEC ENG 173 Fundamentals of Acoustics 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2013, Spring 2011
Plane and spherical sound waves. Sound intensity. Propagation in tubes and horns. Resonators. Standing waves. Radiation from oscillating surface. Reciprocity. Reverberation and diffusion. Electro-acoustic loud speaker and microphone problems. Environmental and architectural acoustics. Noise measurement and control. Effects on man.

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MEC ENG 175 Intermediate Dynamics 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2018, Fall 2017, Fall 2016
This course introduces and investigates Lagrange's equations of motion for particles and rigid bodies. The subject matter is particularly relevant to applications comprised of interconnected and constrained discrete mechanical components. The material is illustrated with numerous examples. These range from one-dimensional motion of a single particle to three-dimensional motions of rigid bodies and systems of rigid bodies.

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MEC ENG C176 Orthopedic Biomechanics 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2018, Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015
Statics, dynamics, optimization theory, composite beam theory, beam-on-elastic foundation theory, Hertz contact theory, and materials behavior. Forces and moments acting on human joints; composition and mechanical behavior of orthopedic biomaterials; design/analysis of artificial joint, spine, and fracture fixation prostheses; musculoskeletal tissues including bone, cartilage, tendon, ligament, and muscle; osteoporosis and fracture-risk
predication of bones; and bone adaptation. MATLAB-based project to integrate the course material.
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MEC ENG C178 Designing for the Human Body 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2018, Fall 2017
The course provides project-based learning experience in understanding product design, with a focus on the human body as a mechanical machine. Students will learn the design of external devices used to aid or protect the body. Topics will include forces acting on internal materials (e.g., muscles and total replacement devices), forces acting on external materials (e.g., prothetics and crash pads), design/analysis of devices aimed to improve or fix the human
body, muscle adaptation, and soft tissue injury. Weekly laboratory projects will incorporate EMG sensing, force plate analysis, and interpretation of data collection (e.g., MATLAB analysis) to integrate course material to better understand contemporary design/analysis/problems.
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MEC ENG C180 Engineering Analysis Using the Finite Element Method 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2018, Spring 2017, Spring 2016
This is an introductory course on the finite element method and is intended for seniors in engineering and applied science disciplines. The course covers the basic topics of finite element technology, including domain discretization, polynomial interpolation, application of boundary conditions, assembly of global arrays, and solution of the resulting algebraic systems. Finite element formulations for several important field equations are
introduced using both direct and integral approaches. Particular emphasis is placed on computer simulation and analysis of realistic engineering problems from solid and fluid mechanics, heat transfer, and electromagnetism. The course uses FEMLAB, a multiphysics MATLAB-based finite element program that possesses a wide array of modeling capabilities and is ideally suited for instruction. Assignments will involve both paper- and computer-based exercises. Computer-based assignments will emphasize the practical aspects of finite element model construction and analysis.
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MEC ENG 185 Introduction to Continuum Mechanics 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2018, Fall 2017, Fall 2016
This course is a general introduction to the fundamental concepts of the mechanics of continuous media. Topics covered include the kinematics of deformation, the concept of stress, and the conservation laws for mass, momentum and energy. This is followed by an introduction to constitutive theory with applications to well-established models for viscous fluids and elastic solids. The concepts are illustrated through the solution of tractable initial-boundary-value
problems. This course presents foundation-level coverage of theory underlying a number of sub-fields, including Fluid Mechanics, Solid Mechanics and Heat Transfer.
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MEC ENG 190L Practical Control System Design: A Systematic Loopshaping Approach 1 Unit

Terms offered: Spring 2018, Fall 2015, Spring 2014
After a review of basic loopshaping, we introduce the loopshaping design methodology of McFarlane and Glover, and learn how to use it effectively. The remainder of the course studies the mathematics underlying the new method (one of the most prevalent advanced techniques used in industry) justifying its validity.

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MEC ENG 190M Model Predictive Control 1 Unit

Terms offered: Spring 2015, Fall 2009
Basics on optimization and polyhedra manipulation. Analysis and design of constrained predictive controllers for linear and nonlinear systems.

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MEC ENG 190Y Practical Control System Design: A Systematic Optimization Approach 1 Unit

Terms offered: Spring 2013, Spring 2010, Spring 2009
The Youla-parametrization of all stabilizing controllers allows certain time-domain and frequency-domain closed-loop design objectives to be cast as convex optimizations, and solved reliably using off-the-shelf numerical optimization codes. This course covers the Youla parametrization, basic elements of convex optimization, and finally control design using these techniques.

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MEC ENG 191K Professional Communication 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2018, Summer 2018 First 6 Week Session, Summer 2018 Second 6 Week Session
This course is designed to enhance students' written and oral communication skills. Written work consists of informal documents--correspondence, internal reports, and reviews--and formal work--proposals, conference papers, journal articles, and websites. Presentations consist of informal and formal reports, including job and media interviews, phone interviews, conference calls, video conferences, progress
reports, sales pitches, and feasibility studies.
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MEC ENG 193A Special Topics in Biomechanical Engineering 1 - 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017
This 193 series covers current topics of research interest in biomechanical engineering. The course content may vary semester to semester. Check with the department for current term topics.

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MEC ENG 193B Special Topics in Controls 1 - 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2018
This 193 series covers current topics of research interest in controls. The course content may vary semester to semester. Check with the department for current term topics.

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MEC ENG 193C Special Topics in Design 1 - 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2018, Fall 2016
This 193 series covers current topics of research interest in design. The course content may vary semester to semester. Check with the department for current term topics.

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MEC ENG 193D Special Topics in Dynamics 1 - 4 Units

Terms offered: Prior to 2007
This 193 series covers current topics of research interest in dynamics. The course content may vary semester to semester. Check with the department for current term topics.

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MEC ENG 193E Special Topics in Energy Science and Technology 1 - 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2018, Spring 2017
This 193 series covers current topics of research interest in energy science and technology. The course content may vary semester to semester. Check with the department for current term topics.

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MEC ENG 193F Special Topics in Fluids 1 - 4 Units

Terms offered: Prior to 2007
This 193 series covers current topics of research interest in fluids. The course content may vary semester to semester. Check with the department for current term topics.

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MEC ENG 193G Special Topics in Manufacturing 1 - 4 Units

Terms offered: Prior to 2007
This 193 series covers current topics of research interest in manufacturing. The course content may vary semester to semester. Check with the department for current term topics.

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MEC ENG 193H Special Topics in Materials 1 - 4 Units

Terms offered: Prior to 2007
This 193 series covers current topics of research interest in materials. The course content may vary semester to semester. Check with the department for current term topics.

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MEC ENG 193I Special Topics in Mechanics 1 - 4 Units

Terms offered: Prior to 2007
This 193 series covers current topics of research interest in mechanics. The course content may vary semester to semester. Check with the department for current term topics.

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MEC ENG 193J Special Topics in MEMS/Nano 1 - 4 Units

Terms offered: Prior to 2007
This 193 series covers current topics of research interest in MEMS/nano. The course content may vary semester to semester. Check with the department for current term topics.

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MEC ENG 193K Special Topics in Ocean Engineering 1 - 4 Units

Terms offered: Prior to 2007
This 193 series covers current topics of research interest in ocean engineering. The course content may vary semester to semester. Check with the department for current term topics.

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MEC ENG H194 Honors Undergraduate Research 2 - 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2016, Spring 2015, Spring 2014
Final report required. Students who have completed a satisfactory number of advanced courses may pursue original research under the direction of one of the members of the faculty. A maximum of three units of H194 may be used to fulfill technical elective requirements in the Mechanical Engineering program (unlike 198 or 199, which do not satisfy technical elective requirements). Students can use a maximum of three units of graded research
units (H194 or 196) towards their technical elective requirement.
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MEC ENG 196 Undergraduate Research 2 - 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2016, Fall 2015, Spring 2015
Students who have completed a satisfactory number of advanced courses may pursue original research under the direction of one of the members of the staff. A maximum of three units of 196 may be used to fulfill technical elective requirements in the Mechanical Engineering program (unlike 198 or 199, which do not satisfy technical elective requirements). Students can use a maximum of three units of graded research units (H194 or 196) towards
their technical elective requirement. Final report required.
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MEC ENG 197 Undergraduate Engineering Field Studies 1 - 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2015, Summer 2015 10 Week Session
Supervised experience relative to specific aspects of practice in engineering. Under guidance of a faculty member, the student will work in industry, primarily in an internship setting or another type of short-time status. Emphasis is to attain practical experience in the field.

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MEC ENG 198 Directed Group Studies for Advanced Undergraduates 1 - 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2018, Spring 2018, Fall 2017
Group study of a selected topic or topics in Mechanical Engineering. Credit for 198 or 199 courses combined may not exceed 4 units in any single term. See College for other restrictions.

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MEC ENG 199 Supervised Independent Study 1 - 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2018, Spring 2017, Summer 2016 8 Week Session
Supervised independent study. Enrollment restrictions apply; see the introduction to Courses and Curricula section of this catalog.

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MEC ENG C200 Design, Evaluate, and Scale Development Technologies 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2018, Fall 2017, Fall 2016
This required course for the Designated Emphasis in Development Engineering will include projects and case studies, many related to projects at UC Berkeley, such as those associated with the Development Impact Labs (DIL). Student teams will work with preliminary data to define the problem. They will then collect and analyze interview and survey data from potential users and begin to design a solution. Students will explore how to use novel monitoring
technologies and “big data” for product improvement and evaluation. The student teams will use the case studies (with improvements based on user feedback and data analysis) to develop a plan for scaling and evaluation with a rigorous controlled trial.
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MEC ENG C201 Modeling and Simulation of Advanced Manufacturing Processes 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2018, Spring 2017, Spring 2016
This course provides the student with a modern introduction to the basic industrial practices, modeling techniques, theoretical background, and computational methods to treat classical and cutting edge manufacturing processes in a coherent and self-consistent manner.

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MEC ENG C202 Computational Design of Multifunctional/Multiphysical Composite Materials 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2012
The course is self-contained and is designed in an interdisciplinary manner for graduate students in engineering, materials science, physics, and applied mathematics who are interested in methods to accelerate the laboratory analysis and design of new materials. Examples draw primarily from various mechanical, thermal, diffusive, and electromagnetic applications.

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MEC ENG 203 Nanoscale Processing of Materials 3 Units

Terms offered: Not yet offered
This course surveys sub-micrometer pattern-transfer techniques and methods for handling materials with one or more sub-micrometer dimensions. The optical and mechanical principles underlying a spectrum of candidate lithography techniques are introduced, and extensive examples of industrial applications are discussed. Class material also covers techniques for assembling structures from zero-, one- and two-dimensional materials including nanoparticles, nanotubes
, nanowires, and single- and few-atomic-layer sheets of van der Waals solids such as graphene and molybdenite.
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MEC ENG 204 Advanced Manufacturing Systems Analysis, AMS 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
This course is designed to prepare students for technical leadership in industry. The objective is to provide insight and understanding on the main concepts and practices involved in analyzing, managing systems to deliver high quality, cost effectiveness and sustainable advantages.

The impact of this class on the Mechanical Engineering program includes delivering core production concepts and advanced skills that blend vision and
advanced manufacturing elements. This course is highly recommended for students on the Product Design track in Mechanical Engineering’s Master of Engineering program.

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MEC ENG C205 Critical Making 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2018, Spring 2017, Spring 2016
Critical Making will operationalize and critique the practice of “making” through both foundational literature and hands on studio culture. As hybrid practitioners, students will develop fluency in readily collaging and incorporating a variety of physical materials and protocols into their practice. Students will envision and create future computational experiences that critically explore social and culturally relevant technological themes.
No previous technical knowledge is required to take this course. Class projects involve basic programming, electronic circuitry, and digital fabrication design. Tutorials and instruction will be provided, but students will be expected to develop basic skills in these areas to complete course projects.
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MEC ENG 206 Engineering Design and Prototyping: Pedagogy & Assessment 3 Units

Terms offered: Prior to 2007
This course explores contemporary research in engineering design and prototyping, as well as related cognitive issues in engineering curricular development, pedagogy, and assessment. One recurring theme throughout the course will be the duality between learning and design: design-based research, design as a pedagogy for integrative learning and the role of cognition and the learning sciences in the practice of engineering design. It has been motivated by several
reforms: (1) National efforts to better train and educate engineers for the engineering workplace in the 21st Century: to better prepare engineers to face multidisciplinary problems and product design in competitive industries and improve their skills in teamwork and communication.
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MEC ENG C210 Advanced Orthopedic Biomechanics 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015
Students will learn the application of engineering concepts including statics, dynamics, optimization theory, composite beam theory, beam-on-elastic foundation theory, Hertz contact theory, and materials behavior. Topics will include forces and moments acting on human joints; composition and mechanical behavior of orthopedic biomaterials; design/analysis of artificial joint, spine, and fracture fixation prostheses; musculoskeletal tissues including
bone, cartilage, tendon, ligament, and muscle; osteoporosis and fracture-risk predication of bones; and bone adaptation. Students will be challenged in a MATLAB-based project to integrate the course material in an attempt to gain insight into contemporary design/analysis/problems.
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MEC ENG 211 The Cell as a Machine 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2015, Fall 2013
This course offers a modular and systems mechanobiology (or "machine") perspective of the cell. Two vitally important components of the cell machinery will be studied in depth: (1) the integrin-mediated focal adhesions system that enables the cell to adhere to, and communicate mechano-chemical signals with, the extracellular environment, and (2) the nuclear pore complex, a multi-protein gateway for traffic in and out of the nucleus that regulates
gene expression and affects protein synthesis.
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MEC ENG C212 Heat and Mass Transport in Biomedical Engineering 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2008, Fall 2007, Spring 2006, Spring 2005
Fundamental processes of heat and mass transport in biological systems; organic molecules, cells, biological organs, whole animals. Derivation of mathematical models and discussion of experimental procedures. Applications to biomedical engineering.

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MEC ENG C213 Fluid Mechanics of Biological Systems 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2016, Spring 2014, Spring 2011
Fluid mechanical aspects of various physiological systems, the circulatory, respiratory, and renal systems. Motion in large and small blood vessels. Pulsatile and peristaltic flows. Other biofluidmechanical flows: the ear, eye, etc. Instrumentation for fluid measurements in biological systems and for medical diagnosis and applications. Artificial devices for replacement of organs and/or functions, e.g. blood oxygenators, kidney dialysis machines
, artificial hearts/circulatory assist devices.
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MEC ENG C214 Advanced Tissue Mechanics 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2018, Spring 2017, Spring 2015
The goal of this course is to provide a foundation for characterizing and understanding the mechanical behavior of load-bearing tissues. A variety of mechanics topics will be introduced, including anisotropic elasticity and failure, cellular solid theory, biphasic theory, and quasi-linear viscoelasticity (QLV) theory. Building from this theoretical basis, we will explore the constitutive behavior of a wide variety of biological tissues. After
taking this course, students should have sufficient background to independently study the mechanical behavior of most biological tissues. Formal discussion section will include a seminar series with external speakers.
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MEC ENG C215 Advanced Structural Aspects of Biomaterials 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2018, Spring 2016, Fall 2013
This course covers the structure and mechanical functions of load bearing tissues and their replacements. Biocompatibility of biomaterials and host response to structural implants are examined. Quantitative treatment of biomechanical issues and constitutive relationships of materials are covered in order to design implants for structural function. Material selection for load bearing applications including reconstructive surgery, orthopedics
, dentistry, and cardiology are addressed.
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MEC ENG C216 Molecular Biomechanics and Mechanobiology of the Cell 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2016, Spring 2015, Spring 2014
This course develops and applies scaling laws and the methods of continuum and statistical mechanics to understand micro- and nano-scale mechanobiological phenomena involved in the living cell with particular attention the nucleus and the cytoskelton as well as the interactions of the cell with the extracellular matrix and how these interactions may cause changes in cell architecture and biology, consequently leading to functional adaptation
or pathological conditions.
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MEC ENG C217 Biomimetic Engineering -- Engineering from Biology 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Spring 2014, Fall 2010
Study of nature's solutions to specific problems with the aim of determining appropriate engineering analogs. Morphology, scaling, and design in organisms applied to engineering structures. Mechanical principles in nature and their application to engineering devices. Mechanical behavior of biological materials as governed by underlying microstructure, with the potential for synthesis into engineered materials. Trade-offs between redundancy and
efficiency. Students will work in teams on projects where they will take examples of designs, concepts, and models from biology and determine their potential in specific engineering applications.
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MEC ENG C218 Introduction to MEMS Design 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2018, Spring 2017, Spring 2016
Physics, fabrication, and design of micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS). Micro and nanofabrication processes, including silicon surface and bulk micromachining and non-silicon micromachining. Integration strategies and assembly processes. Microsensor and microactuator devices: electrostatic, piezoresistive, piezoelectric, thermal, magnetic transduction. Electronic position-sensing circuits and electrical and mechanical noise. CAD for MEMS.
Design project is required.
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MEC ENG C219 Parametric and Optimal Design of MEMS 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2013, Spring 2012, Spring 2011
Parametric design and optimal design of MEMS. Emphasis on design, not fabrication. Analytic solution of MEMS design problems to determine the dimensions of MEMS structures for specified function. Trade-off of various performance requirements despite conflicting design requirements. Structures include flexure systems, accelerometers, and rate sensors.

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MEC ENG 220 Precision Manufacturing 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2015, Fall 2013, Fall 2012
Introduction to precision engineering for manufacturing. Emphasis on design and performance of precision machinery for manufacturing. Topics include machine tool elements and structure, sources of error (thermal, static, dynamic, process related), precision machining processes and process models (diamond turning and abrasive (fixed and free) processes), sensors for process monitoring and control, metrology, actuators, machine design case studies
and examples of precision component manufacture.
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MEC ENG C220D Input/Output Methods for Compositional System Analysis 2 Units

Terms offered: Not yet offered
Introduction to input/output concepts from control theory, systems as operators in signal spaces, passivity and
small-gain theorems, dissipativity theory, integral quadratic constraints. Compositional stabilility and
performance certification for interconnected systems from subsystems input/output properties. Case studies in
multi-agent systems, biological networks, Internet congestion control, and adaptive control.

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MEC ENG 221 Graduate Introduction to Lean Manufacturing Systems 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2018, Fall 2006, Fall 2004
Fundamentals of lean manufacturing systems including manufacturing fundamentals, unit operations and manufacturing line considerations for work in process (WIP), manufacturing lead time (MLT), economics, quality monitoring; high mix/low volume (HMLV) systems fundamentals including just in time (JIT), kanban, buffers and line balancing; class project/case studies for design and analysis of competitive manufacturing systems.

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MEC ENG C223 Polymer Engineering 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2015, Fall 2014
A survey of the structure and mechanical properties of advanced engineering polymers. Topics include rubber elasticity, viscoelasticity, mechanical properties, yielding, deformation, and fracture mechanisms of various classes of polymers. The course will discuss degradation schemes of polymers and long-term performance issues. The class will include polymer applications in bioengineering and medicine.

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MEC ENG 224 Mechanical Behavior of Engineering Materials 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2018, Fall 2016, Fall 2015
This course covers elastic and plastic deformation under static and dynamic loads. Prediction and prevention of failure by yielding, fracture, fatigue, creep, corrosion, and wear. Basic elasticity and plasticity theories are discussed.

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MEC ENG C225 Deformation and Fracture of Engineering Materials 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2018, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
This course covers deformation and fracture behavior of engineering materials for both monotonic and cyclic loading conditions.

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MEC ENG 226 Tribology 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2016, Spring 2016, Spring 2013
Surface interactions. Fundamentals of contact mechanics. Friction theories. Types of measurement of wear. Response of materials to surface tractions. Plastic deformation, void/crack nucleation and crack propagation. Delamination wear. Microstructural effects in wear processes. Mechanics of layered media. Solid film and boundary liquid film lubrication. Friction and wear of polymers and fiber-reinforced polymeric composites. Brief introduction
to metal cutting and tool wear mechanisms.
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MEC ENG 227 Mechanical Behavior of Composite Materials 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2013, Fall 2010, Fall 2008
Response of composite materials (fiber and particulate-reinforced materials) to static, cyclic, creep and thermomechanical loading. Manufacturing process-induced variability, and residual stresses. Fatigue behavior,fracture mechanics and damage development. Role of the reinforcement-matrix interface in mechanical behavior. Environmental effects. Dimensional stability and thermal fatigue. Application to polymer, metal, ceramic, and carbon matrix
composites.
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MEC ENG 229 Design of Basic Electro-Mechanical Devices 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2018, Spring 2017, Spring 2015
Fundamental principles of magnetics, electro-magnetics, and magnetic materials as applied to design and operation of electro-mechanical devices. Type of device to be used in a particular application and dimensions of parts for the overall design will be discussed. Typical applications covered will be linear and rotary actuators, stepper motors, AC motors, and DC brush and brushless motors. A design project is required.

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MEC ENG 230A Predictive Control 2 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2018
Advanced optimization, polyhedra manipulation, and multiparametric programming. Robust Invariant set theory. Analysis and design of model predictive controllers (MPC) for linear and nonlinear systems. Stochastic MPC. Learning MPC. Computational oriented models of hybrid systems. Analysis and design of constrained predictive controllers for hybrid systems.

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MEC ENG 230B Advanced System Theory: Control-Oriented Robustness Analysis 2 Units

Terms offered: Not yet offered
Theoretical development of the common methods in control system robustness analysis, including general dissipative systems and supply rates, structured singular value, and integral quadratic constraints. Transforming theory into pragmatic algorithms. Use cases in industrial examples.

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MEC ENG C231A Experiential Advanced Control Design I 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2018, Fall 2017, Fall 2016
Experience-based learning in the design of SISO and MIMO feedback controllers for linear systems. The student will master skills needed to apply linear control design and analysis tools to classical and modern control problems. In particular, the participant will be exposed to and develop expertise in two key control design technologies: frequency-domain control synthesis and time-domain optimization-based approach.

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MEC ENG C231B Experiential Advanced Control Design II 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2018, Spring 2017
Experience-based learning in the design, analysis, and verification of automatic control systems. The course emphasizes the use of computer-aided design techniques through case studies and design tasks. The student will master skills needed to apply advanced model-based control analysis, design, and estimation to a variety of industrial applications. The role of these specific design methodologies within the larger endeavor of control design is also
addressed.
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MEC ENG C232 Advanced Control Systems I 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2018, Fall 2017, Fall 2016
Input-output and state space representation of linear continuous and discrete time dynamic systems. Controllability, observability, and stability. Modeling and identification. Design and analysis of single and multi-variable feedback control systems in transform and time domain. State observer. Feedforward/preview control. Application to engineering systems.

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MEC ENG 233 Advanced Control Systems II 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2018, Spring 2017, Spring 2016
Linear Quadratic Optimal Control, Stochastic State Estimation, Linear Quadratic Gaussian Problem, Loop Transfer Recovery, Adaptive Control and Model Reference Adaptive Systems, Self Tuning Regulators, Repetitive Control, Application to engineering systems.

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MEC ENG 234 Multivariable Control System Design 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2016, Spring 2015, Spring 2011
Analysis and synthesis techniques for multi-input (MIMO) control systems. Emphasis is on the effect that model uncertainty has on the design process.

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MEC ENG 235 Design of Microprocessor-Based Mechanical Systems 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2018, Spring 2017, Spring 2016
This course provides preparation for the conceptual design and prototyping of mechanical systems that use microprocessors to control machine activities, acquire and analyze data, and interact with operators. The architecture of microprocessors is related to problems in mechanical systems through study of systems, including electro-mechanical components, thermal components, and a variety of instruments. Laboratory exercises lead through studies
of different levels of software.
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MEC ENG C236 Control and Optimization of Distributed Parameters Systems 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2018, Fall 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
Distributed systems and PDE models of physical phenomena (propagation of waves, network traffic, water distribution, fluid mechanics, electromagnetism, blood vessels, beams, road pavement, structures, etc.). Fundamental solution methods for PDEs: separation of variables, self-similar solutions, characteristics, numerical methods, spectral methods. Stability analysis. Adjoint-based optimization. Lyapunov stabilization. Differential
flatness. Viability control. Hamilton-Jacobi-based control.
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MEC ENG 237 Control of Nonlinear Dynamic Systems 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2016, Spring 2015, Fall 2013
Fundamental properties of nonlinear systems. Stability of nonlinear systems via Lyapunov’s Direct Method. Controllability and observability of nonlinear systems. Controller design of nonlinear systems including feedback linearization and sliding mode control. Design of nonlinear discrete and adaptive controllers. Nonlinear observers and compensators.

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MEC ENG C237 Nonlinear Systems 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2018
Basic graduate course in nonlinear systems. Nonlinear phenomena, planar systems, bifurcations, center manifolds, existence and uniqueness theorems. Lyapunov’s direct and indirect methods, Lyapunov-based feedback stabilization. Input-to-state and input-output stability, and dissipativity theory. Computation techniques for nonlinear system analysis and design. Feedback linearization and sliding mode control methods.

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MEC ENG 238 Advanced Micro/Nano Mechanical Systems Laboratory 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2018, Spring 2013
This hands-on laboratory course focuses on the mechanical engineering principles that underlie the design, fabricaton, and operation of micro/nanoscale mechanical systems, including devices made by nanowire/nanotube syntheses; photolithography/soft lithography; and molding processes. Each laboratory will have different focuses for basic understanding of MEMS/NEMS systems from prototype constructions to experimental testings using mechanical, electrical
, or optical techniques.
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MEC ENG 239 Advanced Design and Automation 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2018, Fall 2014, Spring 2013
This course will provide students with a solid understanding of smart products and the use of embedded microcomputers in products and machines. The course has two components: 1.) Formal lectures. Students receive a set of formal lectures on the design of smart machines and products that use embedded microcomputers. The materials cover machine components, actuators, sensors, basic electronic devices, embedded microprocessor systems and control
, power transfer components, and mechanism design. 2.) Projects. Students will design and construct prototype products that use embedded microcomputers.
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MEC ENG 240A Advanced Marine Structures I 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2013, Spring 2013, Spring 2012
This course introduces a probabilistic description of ocean waves and wave loads acting on marine structures. These topics are followed with discussion of structural strength and reliability analysis.

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MEC ENG 240B Advanced Marine Structures II 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2015, Fall 2014, Spring 2014
This course is concerned with the structural response of marine structures to environmental loads. Overall response of the structure as well as the behavior of its members under lateral and compressive loads are discussed.

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MEC ENG 241A Marine Hydrodynamics I 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2016, Fall 2015, Spring 2014
Navier-Stokes Equations. Boundary-layer theory, laminar, and turbulent. Frictional resistance. Boundary layer over water surface. Separated flow modeling. Steady and unsteady flow. Momentum theorems. Three-dimensional water-wave theory. Formulation of wave resistance of ships. Michell's solution. Wave patterns. Applications.

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MEC ENG 241B Marine Hydrodynamics II 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Fall 2014
Momentum analysis for bodies moving in a fluid. Added-mass theory. Matched asymptotic slender-body theory. Small bodies in a current. Theory of motion of floating bodies with and without forward speed. Radiation and diffraction potentials. Wave forces. Hydro-elasticity formulation. Ocean-wave energy. Memory effects in time domain. Second-order formulation. Impact hydrodynamics, Hydrofoil theory and lifting surface.

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MEC ENG 243 Advanced Methods in Free-Surface Flows 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2016, Fall 2012, Spring 2009
Analytical and numerical methods in free-surface problems. Elements of inviscid external lifting and nonlifting flows. Analytical solutions in special coordinates systems. Integral-equation methods: formulations and implementations. Multiple-bodies interaction problems. Free-surface Green functions in two and three dimensions. Hybrid integral-equation methods. Finite-element formulations. Variational forms in time-harmonic flows. Finite-difference
forms, stability, and accuracy. Boundary-fitted coordinates methods. Unsteady linearized wave-body interaction in time domain. Nonlinear breaking waves calculations. Particle dynamics. Extensive hands-on experience of microcomputers and/or workstations in developing solution.
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MEC ENG 245 Oceanic and Atmospheric Waves 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2018, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
Covers dynamics of wave propagation in the ocean and the atmosphere. Specifically, formulation and properties of waves over the surface of a homogenous fluid, interfacial waves in a two-/multi-layer density stratified fluid, and internal waves in a continuous stratification will be discussed.

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MEC ENG 246 Advanced Energy Conversion Principles 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2018, Spring 2018, Fall 2016
Covers the fundamental principles of energy conversion processes, followed by development of theoretical and computational tools that can be used to analyze energy conversion processes. Also introduces the use of modern computational methods to model energy conversion performance characteristics of devices and systems. Performance features, sources of inefficiencies, and optimal design strategies are explored for a variety of applications.

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MEC ENG 250A Advanced Conductive and Radiative Transport 3 Units

Terms offered: Not yet offered
Fundamentals of conductive heat transfer. Analytical and numerical methods for heat conduction in rigid media. Fundamentals of radiative transfer. Radiative properties of solids, liquids and gas media. Radiative transport modeling in enclosures and participating media.

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MEC ENG 250B Advanced Convective Transport and Computational Methods 3 Units

Terms offered: Not yet offered
The transport of heat and mass in fluids in motion; free and forced convection in laminar and turbulent flow over surfaces and within ducts. Fundamentals of computational methods used for solving the governing transport equations will also be covered.

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MEC ENG 251 Heat Conduction 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2018, Fall 2016, Fall 2015
Analytical and numerical methods for the determination of the conduction of heat in solids.

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MEC ENG 252 Heat Convection 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2015, Spring 2014
The transport of heat in fluids in motion; free and forced convection in laminar and turbulent flow over surfaces and within ducts.

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MEC ENG 253 Thermal Radiation 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2018, Fall 2015, Fall 2013
Thermal radiation properties of gases, liquids, and solids; the calculation of radiant energy transfer.

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MEC ENG 254 Thermodynamics I 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2018, Spring 2018, Fall 2016
Axiomatic formulation of macroscopic equilibrium thermodynamics. Quantum mechanical description of atomic and molecular structure. Statistical-mechanical evaluation of thermodynamic properties of gases, liquids, and solids. Elementary kinetic theory of gases and evaluation of transport properties.

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MEC ENG 255 Advanced Combustion Processes 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2018, Fall 2016, Fall 2015
Fundamentals of combustion, flame structure, flame speed, flammability, ignition, stirred reaction, kinetics and nonequilibrium processes, pollutant formation. Application to engines, energy production, and fire safety.

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MEC ENG 256 Combustion 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Spring 2015, Spring 2014
Combustion modeling. Multicomponent conservation equations with reactions. Laminar and turbulent deflagrations. Rankine-Hugoniot relations. Diffusion flames. Boundary layer combustion, ignition, and stability.

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MEC ENG 257 Advanced Combustion 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2016, Fall 2014, Fall 2012
Critical analyses of combustion phenomenon. Conservation relations applied to reacting systems. Reactions are treated by both asymptotic and numerical methods. Real hydrocarbon kinetics are used; where available reduced kinetic mechanics are introduced. Flame propagation theory and experiments are discussed in detail for both laminar and turbulent flows.

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MEC ENG 258 Heat Transfer with Phase Change 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2018, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
Heat transfer associated with phase change processes. Topics include thermodynamics of phase change, evaporation, condensation, nucleation and bubble growth, two phase flow, convective boiling and condensation, melting and solidification.

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MEC ENG 259 Microscale Thermophysics and Heat Transfer 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2014
This course introduces advanced statistical thermodynamics, nonequilibrium thermodynamics, and kinetic theory concepts used to analyze thermophysics of microscale systems and explores applications in which microscale transport plays an important role.

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MEC ENG 260A Advanced Fluid Mechanics I 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2018, Fall 2017, Fall 2016
Introduces the foundations of fluid mechanics. Exact flow solutions are used to develop a physical insight of the fluid flow phenomena. Rigorous derivation of the equations of motion. Incompressible and compressible potential flows. Canonical viscous flows.

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MEC ENG 260B Advanced Fluid Mechanics II 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2018, Spring 2017, Spring 2016
Develops a working knowledge of fluid mechanics by identifying the essential physical mechanism in complex canonical flow problems which leads to simplified yet accurate formulation. Boundary layers, creeping flows, rotational flows, rotating flows. Stability and transition, introduction to turbulence.

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MEC ENG 262 Hydrodynamic Stability and Instability 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2018, Fall 2014, Fall 2012
Discussions of linear and nonlinear instabilities in a variety of fluid flows: thermal convection, Rayleigh-Taylor flows, shearing flows, circular and cylindrical Couette flows (i.e., centrifugal instability). Use of the Landau equation, bifurcation diagrams, and energy methods for nonlinear flows.

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MEC ENG 263 Turbulence 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Fall 2012, Spring 2010
Physics of turbulence: Summary of stability and transition. Description of turbulence phenomena. Tools for studying turbulence. Homogeneous turbulence, shear turbulence, rotating turbulence. Summary of engineering models. Discussion of recent advances.

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MEC ENG 266 Geophysical and Astrophysical Fluid Dynamics 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2015, Spring 2013, Spring 2008
This course examines high-Reynolds number flows, including their stability, their waves, and the influence of rotating and stratification as applied to geophysical and astrophysical fluid dynamics as well as to engineering flows. Examples of problems studies include vortex dynamics in planetary atmospheres and protoplanetary disks, jet streams, and waves (Rossby, Poincare, inertial, internal gravity, and Kelvin) in the ocean and atmosphe
re.
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MEC ENG C268 Physicochemical Hydrodynamics 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Fall 2013, Fall 2011, Spring 2011
An introduction to the hydrodynamics of capillarity and wetting. Balance laws and short-range forces. Dimensionless numbers, scaling and lubrication approximation. Rayleigh instability. Marangoni effect. The moving contact line. Wetting and short-range forces. The dynamic contact angle. Dewetting. Coating flows. Effect of surfactants and electric fields. Wetting of rough or porous surfaces. Contact angles for evaporating systems
.
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MEC ENG 273 Oscillations in Linear Systems 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2018, Fall 2017, Fall 2016
Response of discrete and continuous dynamical systems, damped and undamped, to harmonic and general time-dependent loading. Convolution integrals and Fourier and Laplace transform methods. Lagrange’s equations; eigensolutions; orthogonality; generalized coordinates; nonreciprocal and degenerate systems; Rayleigh’s quotient.

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MEC ENG 274 Random Oscillations of Mechanical Systems 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2018, Spring 2015, Spring 2011
Random variables and random processes. Stationary, nonstationary, and ergodic proceses. Analysis of linear and nonlinear, discrete and continuous, mechanical systems under stationary and nonstationary excitations. Vehicle dynamics. Applications to failure analysis. Stochastic estimation and control and their applications to vibratory systems.

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MEC ENG 275 Advanced Dynamics 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2015, Spring 2012
Review of Lagrangian dynamics. Legendre transform and Hamilton's equations, Cyclic coordinates, Canonical transformations, Hamilton-Jacobi theory, integrability. Dynamics of asymmetric systems. Approximation theory. Current topics in analytical dynamics.

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MEC ENG 277 Nonlinear and Random Vibrations 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2016, Spring 2014, Spring 2012
Oscillations in nonlinear systems having one or two degrees of freedom. Graphical, iteration, perturbation, and asymptotic methods. Self-excited oscillations and limit cycles. Random variables and random processes. Analysis of linear and nonlinear, discrete and continuous, mechanical systems under stationary and non-stationary excitations.

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MEC ENG C278 Adv Designing for the Human Body 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2018, Fall 2017
The course provides project-based learning experience in understanding product design, with a focus on the human body as a mechanical machine. Students will learn the design of external devices used to aid or protect the body. Topics will include forces acting on internal materials (e.g., muscles and total replacement devices), forces acting on external materials (e.g., prothetics and crash pads), design/analysis of devices aimed to improve or fix the human
body, muscle adaptation, and soft tissue injury. Weekly laboratory projects will incorporate EMG sensing, force plate analysis, and interpretation of data collection (e.g., MATLAB analysis) to integrate course material to better understand contemporary design/analysis/problems.
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MEC ENG C279 Introduction to Statistical Mechanics for Engineers 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Fall 2013, Fall 2012
Introduction to statistical mechanics for engineers. Basics of ensembles, phase spaces, partitions functions, and free energies. Analysis of expectation values and fluctuations in system properties. Applications to the study of elementary gases, phonons in solids, polymer chains and networks, harmonic and quasi-harmonic crystalline solids; limitations of classical methods and quantum mechanical influences; molecular dynamics simulations for
solids.
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MEC ENG 280A Introduction to the Finite Element Method 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2018, Fall 2017, Fall 2016
Weighted-residual and variational methods of approximation. Canonical construction of finite element spaces. Formulation of element and global state equations. Applications to linear partial differential equations of interest in engineering and applied science.

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MEC ENG 280B Finite Element Methods in Nonlinear Continua 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2016, Spring 2013, Spring 2009
A brief review of continuum mechanics. Consistent linearization of kinematical variables and balance laws. Incremental formulations of the equations of motion. Solution of the nonlinear field equations by Newton's method and its variants. General treatment of constraints. Applications to nonlinear material and kinematical modeling on continua.

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MEC ENG 281 Methods of Tensor Calculus and Differential Geometry 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2015, Spring 2012
Methods of tensor calculus and classical differential geometry. The tensor concept and the calculus of tensors, the Riemann-Christoffel tensor and its properties, Riemannian and Euclidean spaces. Geometry of a surface, formulas of Weingarten, and equations of Gauss and Codazzi.

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MEC ENG 282 Theory of Elasticity 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2018, Spring 2016, Fall 2014
Fundamentals and general theorems of the linear theory of elasticity (in three dimensions) and the formulation of static and dynamic boundary value problems. Application to torsion, flexure, and two-dimensional problems of plane strain, generalized plane stress, and bending of plates. Representation of basic field equations in terms of displacement potentials and stress functions. Some basic three-dimensional solutions.

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MEC ENG 283 Wave Propagation in Elastic Media 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2013, Fall 2012, Fall 2009
Propagation of mechanical disturbances in unbounded and bounded media. Surface waves, wave reflection and transmission at interfaces and boundaries. Stress waves due to periodic and transient sources. Some additional topics may vary with instructor.

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MEC ENG 284 Nonlinear Theory of Elasticity 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2014, Spring 2013
Fundamentals of the nonlinear theory of elasticity. Material symmetry. Exact solutions in elastostatics. Internal constraints. Useful strain-energy functions. Uniqueness. Compatibility conditions. Volterra dislocations. The Eshelby tensor. Small deformations superposed on finite deformations. Waves in pre-stressed solids. Stability. Bifurcations and buckling. Acceleration waves. Entropic elasticity.

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MEC ENG 285A Foundations of the Theory of Continuous Media 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2018, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
A general development of thermodynamics of deformable media, entropy production, and related entropy inequalities. Thermomechanical response of dissipative media, including those for viscous fluids and nonlinear elastic solids. A discussion of invariance, internal constraints, material symmetry, and other special topics.

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MEC ENG 285B Surfaces of Discontinuity and Inhomogeneities in Deformable Continua 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2011, Spring 2010, Fall 2008
Finitely deforming thermo-mechanical media. Moving surfaces of discontinuity. Shock waves and acceleration waves in elastic materials. The Eshelby tensor and Eshelbian mechanics. Fracture. Microstructured continua.

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MEC ENG 285C Electrodynamics of Continuous Media 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2015, Spring 2013, Spring 2010
This course presents the fundamentals of electromagnetic interactions in deformable continuous media. It develops the background necessary to understand various modern technologies involving MEMS devices, sensors and actuators, plasmas, and a wide range of additional phenomena. The emphasis of this course is on fundamentals, beginning with Maxwell's equations in vacuum, the ether relations and their extension to electromagnetic interactions
in materials. The treatment is general within the limits of nonrelativistic physics and accommodates coupling with mechanical and thermal effects. The topics discussed are all developed at a general level including the effects of finite deformations. Various linear models, which are especially useful in applications, are developed through specialization of general theory. This course will be of interest to students in engineering, physics, and applied mathematics.
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MEC ENG 285D Engineering Rheology 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2016, Spring 2014
Rheology is the study of the interaction between forces and the flow/deformation of materials. It deals with aspects of the mechanics of materials that are not covered in the standard curriculum, such as the response of viscoelastic fluids and solids, together with methods for modeling and simulating their response. Such materials exhibit a host of counterintuitive phenomena that call for nonlinear modeling and a close interaction between theory and experiment.
This is a special-topics course for graduate students seeking advanced knowledge of these phenomena and associated modeling.
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MEC ENG C285E Mechanics and Physics of Lipid Bilayers 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017
Lipid bilayers constitute the membrane that encloses every animal cell and many of its interior structures, including the nuclear envelope, the organelles and the endoplasmic reticulum. This is a unique course devoted to modern developments in this exceptionally active field of research, ranging from models based on continuum theory to recent developments based on statistical mechanics.

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MEC ENG 286 Theory of Plasticity 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2018, Spring 2015, Spring 2013
Formulation of the theory of plasticity relative to loading surfaces in both strain space and stress space and associated loading criteria. Nonlinear constitutive equations for finitely deformed elastic-plastic materials. Discussion of strain-hardening and special cases. Applications.

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MEC ENG 287 Graduate Introduction to Continuum Mechanics 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2008, Spring 2004
This course is a general introduction to the fundamental concepts of the mechanics of continuous media. Topics covered include the kinematics of deformation, the concept of stress, and the conservation laws for mass, momentum and energy. This is followed by an introduction to constitutive theory with applications to well-established models for viscous fluids and elastic solids. The concepts are illustrated through the solution of tractable initial-boundary-value
problems. This course presents foundation-level coverage of theory underlying a number of sub-fields, including Fluid Mechanics, Solid Mechanics and Heat Transfer.
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MEC ENG 288 Theory of Elastic Stability 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2009, Fall 2007, Fall 1999
Dynamic stability of elastic bodies. Small motion on finite deformation. Classical treatments of buckling problems. Snapthrough and other global stability problems. Stability theory based upon nonlinear three-dimensional theory of elasticity.

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MEC ENG 289 Theory of Shells 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2012, Fall 2007
A direct formulation of a general theory of shells and plates based on the concept of Cosserat (or Directed) surfaces. Nonlinear constitutive equations for finitely deformed elastic shells. Linear theory and a special nonlinear theory with small strain accompanied by large or moderately large rotation. Applications.

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MEC ENG 290C Topics in Fluid Mechanics 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2015, Fall 2010, Fall 2003
Lectures on special topics which will be announced at the beginning of each semester that the course is offered. Topics may include transport and mixing, geophysical fluid dynamics, biofluid dynamics, oceanography, free surface flows, non-Newtonian fluid mechanics, among other possibilities.

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MEC ENG 290D Solid Modeling and CAD/CAM Fundamentals 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2018, Fall 2016, Fall 2014
Graduate survey of solid modeling research. Representations and algorithms for 3D solid geometry. Applications in design, analysis, planning, and manufacturing of mechanical parts, including CAD/CAM, reverse engineering, robotics, mold-making, and rapid prototyping.

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MEC ENG 290G Laser Processing and Diagnostics 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2018, Fall 2015, Spring 2013
The course provides a detailed account of laser interactions with materials in the context of advanced materials processing and diagnostics.

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MEC ENG 290H Green Product Development: Design for Sustainability 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2013, Spring 2011
The focus of the course is management of innovation processes for sustainable products, from product definition to sustainable manufacturing and financial models. Using a project in which students will be asked to design and develop a product or service focused on sustainability, we will teach processes for collecting customer and user needs data, prioritizing that data, developing a product specification, sketching and building product prototypes
, and interacting with the customer/community during product development. The course is intended as a very hands-on experience in the "green" product development process. The course will be a Management of Technology course offered jointly with the College of Engineering and the Haas School of Business. In addition, it will also receive credit towards the new Certificate on Engineering Sustainability and Environmental Management program. We aim to have half MBA students and half Engineering students (with a few other students, such as from the School of Information) in the class. The instructors will facilitate students to form mixed disciplinary reams for the development of their "green" products.
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MEC ENG 290I Sustainable Manufacturing 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2016, Spring 2015, Spring 2014
Sustainable design, manufacturing, and management as exercised by the enterprise is a poorly understood idea and one that is not intuitively connected to business value or engineering practice. This is especially true for the manufacturing aspects of most enterprises (tools, processes, and systems). This course will provide the basis for understanding (1) what comprises sustainable practices in for-profit enterprises, (2) how to practice
and measure continuous improvement using sustainability thinking, techniques, and tools for product and manufacturing process design, and (3) the techniques for and value of effective communication of sustainablilty performance to internal and external audiences. Material in the course will be supplemented by speakers with diverse backgrounds in corporate sustainability, environmental consulting, non-governmental organizations, and academia.
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MEC ENG 290J Predictive Control for Linear and Hybrid Systems 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2016, Fall 2014, Spring 2013
Advanced optimization, polyhedra manipulation, and multiparametric programming. Invariant set theory. Analysis and design of constrained predictive controllers for linear and nonlinear systems. Computational oriented models of hybrid systems. Analysis and design of constrained predictive controllers for hybrid systems.

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MEC ENG 290KA Innovation through Design Thinking 2 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015
Designed for professionally-oriented graduate students, this course explores key concepts in design innovation based on the human-centered design approach called “design thinking.” Topics covered include human-centered design research, analysis of research to develop design principles, creativity techniques, user needs framing and strategic business modeling.

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MEC ENG 290KB Life Cycle Thinking in Engineering Design 1 Unit

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015
How do we design and manufacture greener products, and how do we know if they really are? This class both provides tools for sustainable design innovation and metrics to measure success. Students will use both creative and analytical skills, generating new ideas as well as evaluating designs with screening-level life cycle assessment.

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MEC ENG 290L Introduction to Nano-Biology 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2018, Spring 2017, Spring 2016
This course introduces graduate students in Mechanical Engineering to the nascent field of Nano-Biology. The course is comprised of both formal lectures and projects. Lectures will include an introduction to both molecular biology (components of cells, protein structure and function, DNA, gene regulation, etc.) and nanotechnology ("bottom up" and "top down" nanotechnologies), an overview of current instrumentation in biology
, an in-depth description of the recent integration of molecular biology with nanotechnology (for sensing or labeling purposes, elucidating information on cells, etc.), and an introduction to Systems Biology (design principles of biological circuits).
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MEC ENG 290M Expert Systems in Mechanical Engineering 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2005, Fall 2003, Spring 1999
Introduction to artificial intelligence and decision analysis in mechanical engineering. Fundamentals of analytic design, probability theory, failure analysis, risk assessment, and Bayesian and logical inference. Applications to expert systems in probabilistic mechanical engineering design and failure diagnostics. Use of automated influence diagrams to codify expert knowledge and to evaluate optimal design decisions.

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MEC ENG 290N System Identification 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2010, Fall 2008, Spring 2007
This course is intended to provide a comprehensive treatment of both classical system identification and recent work in control-oriented system identification. Numerical, practical, and theoretical aspects will be covered. Topics treated include time and frequency domain methods, generalized parameter estimation, identification of structured non-linear systems, modeling uncertainty bounding, and state-space methods.

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MEC ENG 290P New Product Development: Design Theory and Methods 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2015, Fall 2013, Fall 2012
This course is aimed at developing the interdisciplinary skills required for successful product development in today's competitive marketplace. We expect students to be disciplinary experts in their own field (e.g., engineering, business). By bringing together multiple perspectives, we will learn how product development teams can focus their efforts to quickly create cost-effective products that exceed customers' expectations.

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MEC ENG 290Q Dynamic Control of Robotic Manipulators 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2008, Spring 2007, Fall 2001
Dynamic and kinematic analysis of robotic manipulators. Sensors (position, velocity, force and vision). Actuators and power transmission lines. Direct drive and indirect drive. Point to point control. Straight and curved path following. Industrial practice in servo control. Applications of optimal linear quadratic control, preview control, nonlinear control, and direct/indirect adaptive controls. Force control and compliance control. Collision
avoidance. Utilization of dynamic controls
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MEC ENG 290R Topics in Manufacturing 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Spring 2016, Fall 2014
Advanced topics in manufacturing research. Topics vary from year to year.

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MEC ENG 290T Plasmonic Materials 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2014, Spring 2013
This course deals with fundamental aspects of plasmonic materials. The electromagnetic responses of those artificially constructed materials will be discussed. Physics of surface plasmons and dispersion engineering will be introduced. Resonant phenomena associated with the negative permittivity and permeability and the left-handed propagation will be presented. Methods of design, fabrication, and characterization of plasmonic materials will be
discussed.
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MEC ENG 290U Interactive Device Design 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015
This course teaches concepts and skills required to design, prototype, and fabricate interactive devices -- that is, physical objects that intelligently respond to user input and enable new types of interactions.

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MEC ENG 290V Topics in Energy, Climate, and Sustainability 1 Unit

Terms offered: Prior to 2007
Weekly lecture series featuring guest speakers from academia, industry, government, and civil society. Speakers will address cutting-edge topics involving novel technologies in energy and climate; the production, consumption, and economic exchange of energy resources and commodities; and energy and climate policy. Undergraduate and graduate students welcome.

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MEC ENG C290S Hybrid Systems and Intelligent Control 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2018, Spring 2016, Spring 2014
Analysis of hybrid systems formed by the interaction of continuous time dynamics and discrete-event controllers. Discrete-event systems models and language descriptions. Finite-state machines and automata. Model verification and control of hybrid systems. Signal-to-symbol conversion and logic controllers. Adaptive, neural, and fuzzy-control systems. Applications to robotics and Intelligent Vehicle and Highway Systems (IVHS).

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MEC ENG C290X Advanced Technical Communication: Proposals, Patents, and Presentations 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2018, Spring 2016, Spring 2012, Spring 2011
This course will help the advanced Ph.D. student further develop critically important technical communication traits via a series of lectures, interactive workshops, and student projects that will address the structure and creation of effective research papers, technical reports, patents, proposals, business plans, and oral presentations. One key concept will be the emphasis on focus and clarity--achieved through critical thinking
regarding objectives and context. Examples will be drawn primarily from health care and bioengineering multidisciplinary applications.
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MEC ENG 292A Advanced Special Topics in Bioengineering 1 - 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2018, Fall 2017, Spring 2017
This 292 series covers current topics of research interest in bioengineering and biomechanics. The course content may vary semester to semester. Check with the department for current term topics.

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MEC ENG 292B Advanced Special Topics in Controls 1 - 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2018, Spring 2018, Fall 2017
This series covers current topics of research interest in controls. The course content may vary semester to semester. Check with the department for current term topics.

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MEC ENG 292C Advanced Special Topics in Design 1 - 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2018, Spring 2018, Fall 2017
This series covers current topics of research interest in design. The course content may vary semester to semester. Check with the department for current term topics.

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MEC ENG 292D Advanced Special Topics in Dynamics 1 - 4 Units

Terms offered: Prior to 2007
This series covers current topics of research interest in dynamics. The course content may vary semester to semester. Check with the department for current term topics.

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MEC ENG 292E Advanced Special Topics in Energy Science and Technology 1 - 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2018, Spring 2018, Fall 2017
This 292 series covers current topics of research interest in energy science and technology. The course content may vary semester to semester. Check with the department for current term topics.

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MEC ENG 292F Advanced Special Topics in Fluids 1 - 4 Units

Terms offered: Prior to 2007
This 292 series covers current topics of research interest in fluids. The course content may vary semester to semester. Check with the department for current term topics.

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MEC ENG 292G Advanced Special Topics in Manufacturing 1 - 4 Units

Terms offered: Prior to 2007
This 292 series covers current topics of research interest in manufacturing. The course content may vary semester to semester. Check with the department for current term topics.

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MEC ENG 292H Advanced Special Topics in Materials 1 - 4 Units

Terms offered: Prior to 2007
This 292 series covers current topics of research interest in materials. The course content may vary semester to semester. Check with the department for current term topics.

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MEC ENG 292I Advanced Special Topics in Mechanics 1 - 4 Units

Terms offered: Prior to 2007
This series covers current topics of research interest in mechanics. The course content may vary semester to semester. Check with the department for current term topics.

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MEC ENG 292J Advanced Special Topics in MEMS/Nano 1 - 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2018
This 292 series covers current topics of research interest in MEMS/nano. The course content may vary semester to semester. Check with the department for current term topics.

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MEC ENG 292K Advanced Special Topics in Ocean Engineering 1 - 4 Units

Terms offered: Prior to 2007
This series covers current topics of research interest in ocean engineering. The course content may vary semester to semester. Check with the department for current term topics.

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MEC ENG 297 Engineering Field Studies 1 - 12 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2018, Spring 2017, Fall 2016
Supervised experience relative to specific aspects of practice in engineering. Under guidance of a faculty member, the student will work in an internship in industry. Emphasis is to attain practical experience in the field.

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MEC ENG 298 Group Studies, Seminars, or Group Research 1 - 8 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2018, Spring 2018, Fall 2017
Advanced studies in various subjects through special seminars on topics to be selected each year. Informal group studies of special problems, group participation in comprehensive design problems, or group research on complete problems for analysis and experimentation.

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MEC ENG 299 Individual Study or Research 1 - 12 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2018, Spring 2018, Fall 2017
Investigations of advanced problems in mechanical engineering.

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MEC ENG 375 Teaching of Mechanical Engineering at the University Level 1 - 6 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2018, Spring 2018, Fall 2017
Weekly seminars and discussions on effective teaching methods. Educational objectives. Theories of learning. The lecture and alternative approaches. Use of media resources. Student evaluation. Laboratory instruction. Curricula in mechanical engineering. Practice teaching. This course is open to Teaching Assistants of Mechanical Engineering.

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UGBA C5 Introduction to Entrepreneurship 2 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Fall 2018, Spring 2017, Fall 2015
This course offers students a taste of what it’s really like to start a business. In addition to learning key foundational entrepreneurial concepts such as idea generation & evaluation, customer & product development, creating a business model, fundraising, marketing, and scaling & exiting a business, students will also hear from successful entrepreneurs who share their perspectives and
best practices. Students will apply core concepts by working in teams to evaluate and select a venture idea that they will then develop throughout the semester.


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UGBA 10 Principles of Business 3 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Fall 2018, Spring 2018, Fall 2017
This course provides an introduction to the study of the modern business enterprise. The course is taught in five modules, the order of which may vary from semester to semester. The first examines the role and governance of business enterprise in a market economy. The second concentrates on financial issues, while the third looks at the problems of managing people in organizations. The fourth examines
product pricing, marketing, and distribution issues and the last concentrates on the international business environment.
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UGBA 24 Freshman Seminars 1 Unit

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Fall 2013, Spring 2007, Spring 2005
The Berkeley Seminar Program has been designed to provide new students with the opportunity to explore an intellectual topic with a faculty member in a small-seminar setting. Berkeley Seminars are offered in all campus departments, and topics vary from department to department and semester to semester.

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UGBA 39AC Philanthropy: A Cross-Cultural Perspective 3 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Fall 2018, Fall 2017, Fall 2016
This class will compare and contrast the variety of gift giving and sharing traditions that make up American philanthropy. Both the cultural antecedents and their expression in this country will be explored from five ethnic and racial groups: Native American, European American, African American, Hispanic American, and Asian American. The goal is to gain a greater understanding of the many dimensions
of philanthropy as it is practiced in the United States today.
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UGBA 39D Freshman/Sophomore Seminar 2 - 4 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Spring 2008, Fall 2007
Freshman and sophomore seminars offer lower division students the opportunity to explore an intellectual topic with a faculty member and a group of peers in a small-seminar setting. These seminars are offered in all campus departments; topics vary from department to department and from semester to semester.

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UGBA 39E Freshman/Sophomore Seminar 2 - 4 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Spring 2018, Fall 2016, Fall 2015
Freshman and sophomore seminars offer lower division students the opportunity to explore an intellectual topic with a faculty member and a group of peers in a small-seminar setting. These seminars are offered in all campus departments; topics vary from department to department and from semester to semester.

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UGBA 96 Lower Division Special Topics in Business Administration 1 - 4 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Fall 2018, Spring 2018, Fall 2017
Study in various fields of business administration for lower division students. Topics will vary from year to year and will be announced at the beginning of each semester.

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UGBA 98 Directed Group Study 1 - 4 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Spring 2015, Fall 2014, Spring 2014
Organized group study on topics selected by lower division students under the sponsorship and direction of a member of the Haas School of Business faculty.

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UGBA 100 Business Communication 2 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Fall 2018, Spring 2018, Fall 2017
Theory and practice of effective communication in a business environment. Students practice what they learn with oral presentations and written assignments that model real-life business situations.

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UGBA 101A Microeconomic Analysis for Business Decisions 3 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Fall 2018, Summer 2018 First 6 Week Session, Spring 2018
Economic analysis applicable to the problems of business enterprises with emphasis on the determination of the level of prices, outputs, and inputs; effects of the state of the competitive environment on business and government policies.

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UGBA 101B Macroeconomic Analysis for Business Decisions 3 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Fall 2018, Summer 2018 First 6 Week Session, Summer 2018 Second 6 Week Session
Analysis of the operation of the market system with emphasis on the factors responsible for economic instability; analysis of public and business policies which are necessary as a result of business fluctuations.

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UGBA 102A Introduction to Financial Accounting 3 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Fall 2018, Summer 2018 First 6 Week Session, Spring 2018
The identification, measurement, and reporting of financial effects of events on enterprises, with a particular emphasis on business organization. Preparation and interpretation of balance sheets, income statements, and statements of cash flows.

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UGBA 102B Introduction to Managerial Accounting 3 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Fall 2018, Summer 2018 Second 6 Week Session, Spring 2018
The uses of accounting systems and their outputs in the process of management of an enterprise. Classification of costs and revenue on several bases for various uses; budgeting and standard cost accounting; analyses of relevant costs and other data for decision making.

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UGBA W102A Financial Accounting 3 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Summer 2018 First 6 Week Session
The identification, measurement, and reporting of financial effects of events on enterprises, with a particular emphasis on business organization. Preparation and interpretation of balance sheets, income statements, and statements of cash flows.

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UGBA 103 Introduction to Finance 4 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Fall 2018, Summer 2018 First 6 Week Session, Summer 2018 Second 6 Week Session
Analysis and management of the flow of funds through an enterprise. Cash management, source and application of funds, term loans, types and sources of long-term capital. Capital budgeting, cost of capital, and financial structure. Introduction to capital markets.

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UGBA 104 Analytic Decision Modeling Using Spreadsheets 3 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Fall 2018, Summer 2018 First 6 Week Session, Spring 2018
This course provides an introduction to several quantitative methods used to facilitate complex decision-making in business, with applications in many different industries, at different levels in the organization, and with different scopes of decisions. The power of the methods covered in this class is further enhanced by implementing them in spreadsheet software, which allows
complex problems to be approached and solved in a straightforward and understandable manner.
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UGBA 105 Leading People 3 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Fall 2018, Summer 2018 First 6 Week Session, Spring 2018
A general descriptive and analytical study of organizations from the behavioral science point of view. Problems of motivation, leadership, morale, social structure, groups, communications, hierarchy, and control in complex organizations are addressed. The interaction among technology, environment, and human behavior are considered. Alternate theoretical models are discussed
.
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UGBA 106 Marketing 3 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Fall 2018, Summer 2018 First 6 Week Session, Summer 2018 Second 6 Week Session
The evolution of markets and marketing; market structure; marketing cost and efficiency; public and private regulation; the development of marketing programs including decisions involving products, price, promotional distribution.

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UGBA 107 The Social, Political, and Ethical Environment of Business 3 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Fall 2018, Summer 2018 First 6 Week Session, Spring 2018
Study and analysis of American business in a changing social and political environment. Interaction between business and other institutions. Role of business in the development of social values, goals, and national priorities. The expanding role of the corporation in dealing with social problems and issues.

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UGBA 113 Managerial Economics 3 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Fall 2010, Fall 2009
Analysis of the theory and practice of decision-making in business firms, utilizing the concepts and techniques of managerial economics. The business decisions to be investigated include pricing policies, internal transfer pricing, and various choices under uncertainty.

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UGBA 115 Competitive Strategy 3 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Fall 2018, Summer 2018 3 Week Session, Spring 2018
This course draws upon theories and frameworks from industrial organization economics, game theory, and resource-based views to address the unique challenges confronted by senior executives of organizations. The focus is strategies for competitive advantage at an organizational level. Topics include industry and competitor analysis, horizontal and vertical boundaries of the firm,
strategic positioning, internal competencies, and dynamic capabilities.
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UGBA 117 Special Topics in Economic Analysis and Policy 1 - 4 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Fall 2018, Spring 2018, Fall 2017
A variety of topics in economic analysis and policy with emphasis on current problems and research.

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UGBA 118 International Trade 3 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Fall 2018, Summer 2018 Second 6 Week Session, Spring 2018
This course will develop models for understanding the economic causes and effects of international trade, will investigate the effects of economic policies that inhibit trade, and will examine the political economy of trade. By integrating the findings of the latest theoretical and empirical research in international economics, this course help students learn how to explore
the current political debates in the U.S. and elsewhere regarding the benefits and costs of international trade.
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UGBA 119 Leading Strategy Implementation 3 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Spring 2018, Spring 2017, Spring 2016
Class format consists of lectures, experiential exercises, student presentations, and case discussions. This course will cover the concepts and techniques required for successful implementation of business strategies with a particular focus on the role of effective leadership in leading strategic change.

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UGBA 120AA Intermediate Financial Accounting 1 4 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Fall 2018, Summer 2018 First 6 Week Session, Fall 2017
This Course introduces the student to concepts, theory and applications of financial accounting. The topics covered include accrual accounting concepts, financial statement analysis, inventory valuations, capital assets and their corresponding depreciation and impairment. Attention is given to examples on current reporting practices and to the study of reporting requirements promulgated
by the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) with comparison to the International Accounting Standards Board (“IASB”).
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UGBA 120AB Intermediate Financial Accounting 2 4 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Summer 2018 Second 6 Week Session, Spring 2018, Summer 2017 Second 6 Week Session
This course expands students’ knowledge of the concepts, theory, and application of financial accounting. It continues the technical accounting sequence, which also includes UGBA 120AA, Intermediate Accounting 1 and UGBA 120B, Advanced Financial Accounting. Topics include an in-depth treatment of the financing elements of the balance sheet and the income
statement, as well as a detailed examination of the statement of cash flows.
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UGBA 120B Advanced Financial Accounting 4 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Fall 2018, Summer 2018 Second 6 Week Session, Spring 2018
Continuation of 120A. Sources of long term capital; funds statements, financial analysis, accounting for partnerships, consolidated financial statements, adjustments of accounting data using price indexes; accounting for the financial effects of pension plans; other advanced accounting problems.

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UGBA 121 Federal Income Tax Accounting 4 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Fall 2018, Spring 2018, Fall 2016
Determination of individual and corporation tax liability; influence of federal taxation on economic activity; tax considerations in business and investment decisions.

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UGBA 122 Financial Information Analysis 4 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Fall 2018, Spring 2018, Fall 2017
This course is designed to: 1) develop basic skills in financial statement analysis; 2) teach students to identify the relevant financial data used in a variety of decision contexts, such as equity valuation, forecasting firm-level economic variables, distress prediction and credit analysis; 3) help students appreciate the factors that influence the outcome of the financial reporting process, such
as the incentives of reporting parties, regulatory rules, and a firm's competitive environment.
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UGBA 123 Operating and Financial Reporting Issues in the Financial Services Industry 3 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Fall 2018, Fall 2017
This course examines how accounting in the financial services industry – banking, insurance, real estate – actually operates. Students learn about underwriting and pricing in each sector, investment processes and controls, incentive-based profit sharing, risk management, and the factors that contribute to profitability. Students learn what financial statements reveal about estimates companies make regarding liabilities
and, more generally, what they reveal about how companies deal with uncertainty associated with predicting and measuring financial results. Students examine the controversy over employing Fair Value Accounting across sectors and learn about other sector-specific accounting requirements.
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UGBA W125 Professional Judgment in Accounting 3 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Prior to 2007
An online course in reviewing auditing principles with a simulated audit experience over the complex areas of estimates and judgments.

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UGBA 126 Auditing 4 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Fall 2018, Spring 2018, Fall 2017
Concepts and problems in the field of professional verification of financial and related information, including ethical, legal and other professional issues, historical developments, and current concerns.

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UGBA 127 Special Topics in Accounting 1 - 4 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Fall 2018, Spring 2018, Fall 2017
A variety of topics in accounting with emphasis on current problems and research.

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UGBA 128 Strategic Cost Management 3 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Fall 2017, Spring 2015, Fall 2012
Managerial accounting is a company's internal language and is used for decision-making, production management, product design and pricing, performance evaluation and motivation of employees. The objective of the course is to develop the skills and analytical ability of effectively and efficiently use managerial accounting information in order to help a company achieve its strategic and financial
goals.
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UGBA 129 Financial Reporting for Complex Transactions 3 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Spring 2014
This course develops sophisticated users of financial information. Students will enhance their ability to understand the economic essence of important complex business transactions, focusing on topics related to major financial events in the lifecycle of an organization (IPOs, mergers and acquisitions, bankruptcies, etc.) Students’ ability to identify and understand the financial reporting and tax issues related to these
business dealings and accounting situations will dramatically increase. Many fascinating transactions will be examined in an effort to understand the economic underpinnings of the transactions and their accounting representation in the financial statements.
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UGBA 131 Corporate Finance and Financial Statement Analysis 3 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Fall 2018, Summer 2018 Second 6 Week Session, Spring 2018
This course will cover the principles and practice of business finance. It will focus on project evaluation, capital structure, and corporate governance. Firms' policies toward debt, equity, and dividends are explored. The incentives and conflicts facing managers and owners are also discussed.

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UGBA 132 Financial Institutions and Markets 3 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Summer 2018 First 6 Week Session, Summer 2017 First 6 Week Session, Summer 2016 First 6 Week Session
Organization, behavior, and management of financial institutions. Markets for financial assets and the structure of yields, influence of Federal Reserve System and monetary policy on financial assets and institutions.

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UGBA 133 Investments 3 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Fall 2018, Summer 2018 First 6 Week Session, Summer 2018 Second 6 Week Session
Sources of and demand for investment capital, operations of security markets, determination of investment policy, and procedures for analysis of securities.

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UGBA 134 Introduction to Financial Engineering 3 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Not yet offered
This course provides students with an introduction to the application of mathematics and statistics in the field of finance. It consists of three integrated modules: 1) an introduction to the quantitative foundations of finance, using calculus, linear algebra, statistics and probability; 2) extension into financial theory as it relates to asset pricing, fixed income, derivatives, structured finance and risk management;
and 3) application and implementation of these foundational tools and theory through software like Excel to build basic quantitative financial models (touching on programming). The goal is to use financial models that can guide business and financial decisions.
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UGBA 136F Behavioral Finance 3 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Summer 2018 Second 6 Week Session, Summer 2017 Second 6 Week Session, Summer 2016 Second 6 Week Session
This course explores why markets are sometimes inefficient. We consider the role that investors’ heuristics and biases play in generating mispricing in financial markets. We also explore how various trading frictions limit the ability of arbitrageurs to reduce mispricing. Finally, we look at the influence of market inefficiencies
on corporate decisions.
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UGBA 137 Special Topics in Finance 1 - 4 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Summer 2018 Second 6 Week Session, Spring 2018, Summer 2017 Second 6 Week Session
A variety of topics in finance with emphasis on current problems and research.

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UGBA 141 Production and Operations Management 3 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
A survey of the concepts and methodologies for management control of production and operations systems. Topics include inventory control, material requirements planning for multistage production systems, aggregate planning, scheduling, and production distribution.

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UGBA 143 Game Theory and Business Decisions 3 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Fall 2014, Fall 2013, Spring 2010
This course provides an introduction to game theory and decision analysis. Game theory is concerned with strategic interactions among players (multi-player games), and decision analysis is concerned with making choices under uncertainty (single-player games). Emphasis is placed on applications.

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UGBA 147 Special Topics in Operations and Information Technology Management 1 - 4 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Spring 2018, Summer 2017 First 6 Week Session, Spring 2009
A variety of topics in manufacturing and information technology with emphasis on current problems and research.

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UGBA 151 Management of Human Resources 3 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Fall 2018, Fall 2016, Summer 2016 First 6 Week Session
The designs of systems of rewards, assessment, and manpower development. The interaction of selection, placement, training, personnel evaluation, and career ladders within an on-going organization. Role of the staff manager. Introduction of change. Implications of behavioral research for management problems and policies.

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UGBA 152 Negotiation and Conflict Resolution 3 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Fall 2018, Summer 2018 First 6 Week Session, Spring 2018
The purpose of this course is to understand the theory and processes of negotiation as practiced in a variety of settings. It is designed to be relevant to the broad spectrum of negotiation problems faced by managers and professionals. By focusing on the hehavior of individuals, groups, and organizations in the context of competitive situations, the course will allow students
the opportunity to develop negotiation skills experientially in useful analytical frameworks (e.g.- simulations, cases).
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UGBA 154 Power and Politics in Organizations 2 or 3 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Fall 2018, Summer 2018 Second 6 Week Session, Fall 2017
This course will provide students with a sense of "political intelligence." After taking this course, students will be able to: (1) diagnose the true distribution of power in organizations, (2) identify strategies for building sources of power, (3) develop techniques for influencing others, (4) understand the role of power in building cooperation and leading change
in organizations, and (5) make sense of others' attempts to influence them. These skills are essential for effective and satisfying career building.
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UGBA 155 Leadership 3 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Fall 2018, Summer 2018 First 6 Week Session, Spring 2018
The purpose of this course is for the students to develop understanding of the theory and practice of leadership in various organizational settings. It is designed to allow students the opportunity to develop leadership skills through experiential exercises, behavorial and self-assessments, case studies, class disscussions, and lectures.

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UGBA 156AC Diversity in the Workplace 3 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Fall 2013, Spring 2013, Fall 2011
This course introduces students to various theories on diversity in business and the importance of human capital equity and inclusion to organizations. Students will engage in community-based projects to be more conscious of the social impact of positive human relations and to foster equity, social justice, and civic responsibility. Emphasis placed on experiential learning with issues of race, ethnicity
, gender, generational status, spirituality, sexual orientation, and physical and mental ability.
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UGBA 157 Special Topics in the Management of Organizations 1 - 4 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Fall 2018, Spring 2018, Spring 2017
A variety of topics in organizational behavior and industrial relations with emphasis on current problems and research.

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UGBA 160 Consumer Behavior 3 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Fall 2018, Summer 2018 First 6 Week Session, Spring 2018
Consumer behavior is the study of how consumers process information, form attitudes and judgments, and make decisions. Its study is critical to understand how consumers think and behave, which is critical for a company wishing to develop a customer focus. Given how different people are, it is amazing how similarly their minds work. Consumer psychology is the systematic study
of how consumers perceive information, how they encode it in memory, integrate it with other sources of information, retrieve it from memory, and utilize it to make decisions. It is one of the building blocks of the study of marketing and provides the student with a set of tools with diverse applications.
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UGBA 161 Marketing Research: Data and Analytics 3 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Spring 2017, Fall 2014, Fall 2012
Marketing research objectives; qualitative research, surveys, experiments, sampling, data analysis.

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UGBA 162 Brand Management and Strategy 3 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015
This course is an introduction to product management in marketing consumer and industrial goods and services. The course will cover analysis of market information, development of product strategy, programming strategy, and implementation.

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UGBA 162A Product Branding and Branded Entertainment 2 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Fall 2018, Fall 2017, Fall 2016
As consumers demand information and products tailored specifically to their individual needs, brands strive to create alternative advertising methods to build lasting relationships and retain “top of mind” status. Smart consumers, especially those in niche markets, have dismissed traditional avenues of sponsorship and product placement. Course explores how and why brand executives across multiple industries
are leveraging entertainment to connect with niche markets. It educates students about how marketers develop creative and entertaining ways to connect with multi-hyphenate customers. Course culminates in a Creative Pitch, based on a case study, and a Client Presentation where students present marketing campaigns to industry executives.
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UGBA 164 Marketing Strategy 3 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Fall 2018
This course specifically addresses how to deal with competition. Additionally, marketing managers usually have to make decisions with incomplete or unreliable information. In “Marketing Strategy” students learn how firms develop plans that can be updated in light of changing circumstances. The course covers the following topics: Market size estimation; Competitor identification and analysis; Internal analysis; Alternative
business models; Risk identification, assessment and management using scenario planning; Handling unknown futures using sensitivity analysis; Price setting dynamics; Competitive tactics. The course utilizes a combination of lectures and cases. There are group presentations (self-selected teams) and some group projects.
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UGBA 165 Advertising Strategy 3 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Summer 2018 First 6 Week Session, Fall 2017, Summer 2017 First 6 Week Session
Basic concepts and functions of advertising in the economy; consumer motivation; problems in utilizing advertising and measuring its effectiveness.

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UGBA 167 Special Topics in Marketing 1 - 4 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Spring 2018, Fall 2017, Spring 2017
A variety of topics in marketing with emphasis on current problems and research.

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UGBA 168B International Marketing 3 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Spring 2015, Spring 2014
Provides frameworks, knowledge, and sensitivities to formulate and implement marketing strategies for competing in the international arena. Regions and countries covered include the Americas, Europe, Japan, China, India, Russia, Africa, and Asia-Pacific. Issues covered include global versus local advertising, international pricing strategies, selecting and managing strategic international alliances and distribution
channels, managing international brands and product lines through product life cycle, international retailing, and international marketing organization and control.
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UGBA 169 Pricing 3 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Fall 2018, Summer 2018 Second 6 Week Session, Summer 2017 Second 6 Week Session
This three-module course aims to equip students with proven concepts, techniques, and frameworks for assessing and formulating pricing strategies. The first module develops the economics and behavorial foundations of pricing. The second module discusses several innovative pricing concepts including price customization, nonlinear pricing, price matching
, and product line pricing. The third module analyzes the strengths and weaknesses of several Internet-based, buyer-determined pricing models.
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UGBA 170 Ethical Leadership in Business 2 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
The purpose of this class is to enhance the ability of students to anticipate, critically analyze, and appropriately respond to the wide-range social and ethical issues that challenge managers as well as individuals in their roles as citizens, consumers, investors, and employees. Instruction is based on lectures and case analysis, supplemented by topical and philosophical articles and essays.

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UGBA C172 History of American Business 3 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
This course will examine selected aspects of the history of American business. Included will be discussions of the evolution of the large corporation, the development of modern managerial techniques, and the changing relationship of business, government, and labor.

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UGBA 175 Legal Aspects of Management 3 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Fall 2018, Fall 2017, Summer 2017 Second 6 Week Session
An analysis of the law and the legal process, emphasizing the nature and functions of law within the U.S. federal system, followed by a discussion of the legal problems pertaining to contracts and related topics, business association, and the impact of law on economic enterprise.

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UGBA 176 Innovations in Communications and Public Relations 2 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Fall 2018, Fall 2017, Fall 2016
Introduces students to the conceptual issues and formidable practical challenges involved in the profession of corporate and non-profit public relations. Students build on previous coursework in oral and written business communications, brand management, governance and strategy. They learn how to work in teams to craft innovative and effective media responses to external stakeholders (e.g., customers
, clients, donors, regulators, lawyers, public officials, the general public) when the organizations for which they work face the need to manage change (e.g. a new product introduction, the entrance of a new competitor) or deal with an unanticipated crisis.
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UGBA 177 Special Topics in Business and Public Policy 1 - 4 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Spring 2016, Fall 2015, Fall 2014
A variety of topics in business and public policy with emphasis on current problems and research.

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UGBA 178 Introduction to International Business 3 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Fall 2018, Summer 2018 Second 6 Week Session, Spring 2018
A survey involving environmental, economic, political, and social constraints on doing business abroad; effects of overseas business investments on domestic and foreign economies; foreign market analysis and operational strategy of a firm; management problems and development potential of international operations.

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UGBA 179 International Consulting for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises 3 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Fall 2018, Spring 2018, Fall 2017
By exploring the intersection of global business, entrepreneurship, and consulting, this course provides an understanding of how decision-makers in small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) can develop the frameworks necessary for making decisions about how to venture across borders in pursuit of economic opportunities in today's hypercompetitive global business environment. In addition to the technical
analysis of cases, there is a strong emphasis on how to create a new service company, market and sell to potential clients, manage client relationships, and leverage financial and human resources in a service setting.
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UGBA 180 Introduction to Real Estate and Urban Land Economics 3 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Spring 2018, Spring 2017, Fall 2016
The nature of real property; market analysis; construction cycles; mortgage lending; equity investment; metropolitan growth; urban land use; real property valuation; public policies.

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UGBA 183 Introduction to Real Estate Finance 3 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Spring 2018, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
Real estate debt and equity financing; mortgage market structure; effects of credit on demand; equity investment criteria; public policies in real estate finance and urban development.

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UGBA 184 Urban and Real Estate Economics 3 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Spring 2016, Spring 2015, Spring 2014
This course examines how market forces influence the development of cities and the development and pricing of real estate assets. Topics include city formation; city size; land rent and land use; the operation of residential, commerical and industrial property markets; and the impacts of government policies, including the provision of public services, the imposition property taxes and fees, transportation
pricing and investment, and land use regulations.
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UGBA 187 Special Topics in Real Estate Economics and Finance 1 - 4 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Fall 2010, Fall 2009
A variety of topics in real estate economics and finance with emphasis on current problems and research.

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UGBA 190S Strategy for the Information Technology Firm 3 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Prior to 2007
This course is a strategy and general management course for students interested in pursuing careers in the global information technology industry. Students are taught to view the IT industry through the eyes of the general manager/CEO (whether at a start-up or an industry giant). They learn how to evaluate strategic options and their consequences, how to understand the perspectives of various industry players, and how
to anticipate how they are likely to behave under various circumstances. These include the changing economics of production, the role network effects and standards have on adoption of new products and services, the tradeoffs among potential pricing strategies, and the regulatory and public policy context.
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UGBA 190T Special Topics in Innovation and Design 1 - 4 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Fall 2018, Summer 2018 First 6 Week Session, Spring 2018
Advanced study in the fields of innovation and design that will address current and emerging issues. Topics will vary with each offering and will be announced at the beginning of each term.

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UGBA 190V Corporate Strategy in Telecommunications and Media 2 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Prior to 2007
This course is an intensive and in-depth study of the rapidly evolving global telecommunications and media industry viewed through the perspective of an entrepreneur/innovator (whether at a start-up or an established company) attempting to introduce a new product or service into the market. The course is fundamentally about strategy and general management, but will draw from a variety of disciplines including public
policy, law, marketing, economics, finance, engineering, and physics to identify the key issues, analyze the potential options and understand the consequences of the decisions made by management.
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UGBA 191C Communication for Leaders 2 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Fall 2016, Summer 2016 10 Week Session, Summer 2016 Second 6 Week Session
This course is a workshop in the fundamentals of public speaking skills in today's business environment. Each student will give speeches, coach, and debate each other, and take part in a variety of listening and other communication exercises. The course focuses on authenticity, persuasion, and advocacy.

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UGBA 191I Improvisational Leadership 3 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Fall 2018, Fall 2017, Fall 2016
This class explores the broad principles of improvisation, a performing art form that has developed pedagogical methods to enhance individual spontaneity, listening and awareness, expressive skills, risk-taking, and one’s ability to make authentic social and emotional connections. The ultimate aim of the course is to help students develop an innovative and improvisational leadership mindset, sharpening
in-the-moment decision making and the ability to quickly recognize and act upon opportunities when presented. In practical terms, this course strives to enhance students’ business communication skills and increase both interpersonal intuition and confidence.
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UGBA 191L Leadership Communication 1 Unit

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Prior to 2007
Leadership Communication is a workshop in the fundamentals of public speaking in today's business environment. Through prepared and impromptu speeches aimed at moving others to action, peer coaching, and lectures, students will sharpen their authentic and persuasive communication skills, develop critical listening skills, improve abilities to give, receive, and apply feedback, and gain confidence as public speakers.

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UGBA 191P Leadership and Personal Development 3 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Spring 2018, Spring 2017, Spring 2016
This course is highly interactive and challenges you to explore questions central to your own leadership journey. The ultimate aim of the class is to help you develop a lifelong leadership development practice, where continuous personal growth is valued and actively pursued.

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UGBA 192A Leading Nonprofit and Social Enterprises 3 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Spring 2018, Spring 2017, Spring 2016
This course prepares students conceptually and practically to found, lead, and manage organizations in the nonprofit sector. The course focuses on mission and theory of change (strategy), role of the board in governance, managing and marketing to multiple constituencies, role of advocacy in meeting mission, leadership styles and managing organizational culture, resource development (philanthropy)
, nonprofit financial management, managing for impact, HR management (volunteering), and cross-sector alliances.
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UGBA 192AC Social Movements and Social Media 3 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2016
This course provides a survey of innovative social movements and their complex relationships to social media technologies. It will examine the evolution from pre-social-media to present-day mobilizing strategies and the interplay between explicitly policy- and advocacy-focused approaches and related efforts rooted in music, visual arts, popular culture and celebrities. The course will place into comparative relief
the discourses of explicitly racially- or ethnically-defined movements and movements that mobilize based on other, sometimes overlapping categories of marginalization including class, immigration status, gender identity and occupational category.
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UGBA 192B Strategic Philanthropy 2 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Spring 2018, Spring 2017
This course teaches students the concepts and practices of effective philanthropy. It offers students the experience of studying relevant theories and frameworks for assessing potential grant recipients and a real-world grant making experience in which they complete a series of nonprofit organizational assessments and then make actual grants totaling $10,000 to a limited number of organizations. Students learn
about the evolution of the philanthropic sector from traditional entities, such as private, corporate and community foundations, to an array of new funding intermediaries, technology-driven philanthropies, open source platforms, “impact” investors, and venture philanthropy partnerships.
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UGBA 192L Applied Impact Evaluation 2 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Prior to 2007
This course covers the methods and applications of impact evaluations, which is the science of measuring the causal impact of a program or policy on outcomes of interest. At its essence, impact evaluation is about generating evidence on which policies work, and which don’t. This subject matter should appeal to three main audiences: (1) those in decision-making positions, such as policy makers and business leaders, and
need to consume the information generated from impact evaluations to make informed evidence-based decisions, (2) project managers, development practitioners and business managers who commission impact evaluations and (3) researchers who actually design and implement impact evaluations.
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UGBA 192N Topics in Social Sector Leadership 1 - 5 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Fall 2018, Spring 2018, Fall 2017
Advanced study in the field of social sector leadership that will address current and emerging issues. Topics will vary with each offering and will be announced at the beginning of each term.

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UGBA 192P Sustainable Business Consulting Projects 3 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Fall 2018, Fall 2016, Fall 2014
Discuss the field of strategic corporate social responsibility (CSR) through a series of lectures, guest speakers, and projects. The course will examine best practices used by companies to engage in socially responsible business practices. It will provide students with a flavor of the complex dilemmas one can face in business in trying to do both "good for society" and "well for shareholders."
It looks at CSR from a corporation perspective, and how this supports core business objectives, core competencies, and bottom-line profits.
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UGBA 192T Topics in Corporate Social Responsibility 1 - 4 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Fall 2018, Summer 2018 First 6 Week Session, Spring 2018
Advanced study in the field of corporate social responsibility that will address current and emerging issues. Topics will vary with each offering and will be announced at the beginning of each term.

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UGBA 193B Energy & Civilization 4 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Fall 2018, Fall 2017, Fall 2016
Energy is one of the main drivers of civilization. Today we are at the precipice of what many hope will be a major paradigm shift in energy production and use. Two transitions are needed. On the one hand, we must find ways to extend the benefits of our existing energy system to the impoverished people living in the developing world while continuing to provide these benefits to the people of the developed
world. On the other hand, we must completely overhaul the existing system to fight climate change and other forms of air and water pollution. Are these shifts truly within our reach? Can we achieve both simultaneously? If so, how? This Big Ideas course will grapple with these questions using an interdisciplinary systems approach.
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UGBA 193C Curricular Practical Training for International Students 0.0 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Summer 2014 10 Week Session, Summer 2013 10 Week Session, Summer 2012 10 Week Session
This is a zero-unit internship course for non-immigrant international students participating in internships under the Curricular Practical Training program. Requires a paper exploring how the theoretical constructs learned in UGBA courses were applied during the internship.

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UGBA 193I Business Abroad 4 - 6 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Summer 2018 Second 6 Week Session, Summer 2017 Second 6 Week Session, Spring 2015
This course includes both formal learning in lectures, experiential learning, and action research through site visits abroad. Students and instructor will visit with international companies and/or organizations to learn about the business opportunities and challenges of operating in a specific country or region. Evaluation is based on student participation
, presentations, and a research paper. Country and business industry focus may vary from term to term depending upon the instructor.
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UGBA 194 Undergraduate Colloquium on Business Topics 1 Unit

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Spring 2018, Fall 2017, Fall 2016
This is a speakers series course designed to give students insights from practitioners into complex issues facing American business leaders. Each week a guest speaker will discuss an issue related to a particular theme, ranging from corporate governance to the social responsibilities of business. Students will be challenged to synthesize, question, and extend those insights under the guidance of the
instructor.
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UGBA 195A Entrepreneurship 3 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Spring 2018, Spring 2017, Spring 2016
Do you have an idea for a new business, but want to learn how to more fully develop this idea? Would you like to receive funding for your business idea, but lack a framework to ask for capital? This course takes students through the new venture process using a business plan as the main deliverable. A well-written business plan sets key milestones and indicates the resources needed to achieve them
, in an increasingly complex business environment. Through the planning process that tightly links market and financial planning a business plan creates a set of standards to which investors and teammates can evaluate actual performance, laying the foundation for an “operating plan” once the business is launched.
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UGBA 195P Entrepreneurship: How to Successfully start a New Business 3 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Fall 2018, Fall 2017, Fall 2016
This course explores and examines key issues facing entrepreneurs and their businesses. It is intended to provide a broad spectrum of topics across many business disciplines including accounting, finance, marketing, organizational behavior, production/quality, technology, etc. Students will acquire a keen understanding of both the theoretical and real world tools used by today's entrepreneurial business
leaders in achieving success in today's global business environment.
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UGBA 195S Entrepreneurship To Address Global Poverty 3 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Spring 2013, Spring 2012, Spring 2011
This course examines whether and how entrepreneurial ventures can meaningfully address global poverty vs. more traditional approaches such as foreign aid, private philanthropy or corporate social responsibility initiatives. Combining lectures, case studies, and interviews with social entrepreneurs, it explores poverty and entrepreneurship before focusing on their intersection in various bottom-of-pyramid
markets, from health, housing, and education to energy, agriculture, and finance.
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UGBA 195T Topics in Entrepreneurship 1 - 3 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Fall 2018, Spring 2018, Fall 2017
Courses of this kind will cover issues in entrepreneurship that either appeal to a specialized interest by type of firm being started (e.g., new ventures in computer software) or in the aspect of the entrepreneurial process being considered (e.g., new venture funding). The courses typically will be designed to take advantage of the access offered by the University and the locale to knowledgeable and
experienced members of the business community.
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UGBA 196 Special Topics in Business Administration 1 - 4 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Fall 2018, Spring 2018, Fall 2017
Study in various fields of business administration. Topics will vary from year to year and will be announced at the beginning of each semester.

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UGBA 198 Directed Study 1 - 4 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Spring 2016, Fall 2015, Spring 2015
Organized group study on topics selected by upper division students under the sponsorship and direction of a member of the Haas School of Business faculty.

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UGBA 199 Supervised Independent Study and Research 1 - 4 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Spring 2015, Spring 2014, Fall 2013
Enrollment restrictions apply.

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Faculty and Instructors

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Steven Huff
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Aaron McDaniel
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Michael Sternberg
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Biz Stone, Executive Fellow.
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Faculty

Debby Hopkins, Executive Fellow.
Research Profile

Cameron Anderson, Professor. Status hierarchies, psychology of power, self and interpersonal perception.
Research Profile

Ned Augenblick, Assistant Professor. Theoretical and empirical analysis of online markets.
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Adam Berman, Executive Director, Emerging Intiatives.
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Morgan Bernstein, Executive Director.
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Aaron Bodoh-Creed, Assistant Professor. Industrial organization, market design, psychology and economics.
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Severin Borenstein, Professor. Energy policy and climate change, electricity deregulation, airline competition, oil and gasoline market pricing and competition.
Research Profile

Jamie Breen , Assistant Dean, MBA Programs for Working Professionals.
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Andrew Campbell, Executive Director, Energy Institute.
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Maria Carkovic, Executive Director, Institute for Business Innovation.
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Dana Carney, Associate Professor. Ethics, social cognition, social judgment and decision making, nonverbal communication, power and influence, prejudice and discrimination.
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Courtney Chandler, Senior Assistant Dean, Evening & Weekend MBA Program.
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Jennifer Chatman, Professor. Organizational culture and firm performance, group demography, norms in social groups.
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Henry Chesbrough, Adjunct Professor. Innovation, Organizing, structuring, and managing internal and external research and development, Technology-based spinoffs and corporate venture capital, Managing intellectual property, Comparative industry evolution in high-technology industries between the US, Japan, and Western Europe.
Research Profile

Kevin Coldiron, Master of Financial Engineering. Shadow Banking, Carry Trades, Sentiment and Asset Valuation.
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Victor Couture, Assistant Professor. Urban economics, transportation.
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Clayton Critcher, Associate Professor. Judgment and decision making, consumer experience, the self, moral psychology, social cognition.
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Ernesto Dal Bo, Professor. Applied microeconomic theory, political economy, corruption and influence, collective decision-making, coercion.
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Solomon Darwin, Executive Director, Garwood Center for Corporate Innovation. Smart City Innovations and Business Models, Cognitive Computing Business Models, Open Innovation and Business Models, Sustainability, Strategic Planning & Cost Reduction Strategies, Forensic Accounting, Profit Center Accounting, International Accounting & Multinational Corporations.
Research Profile

Lucas Davis, Associate Professor. Energy and environmental economics, applied microeconomics, public finance.
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Rui de Figueiredo, Associate Professor. Game theory, methodology and econometrics, non-market strategy, institutions and organizations, bureaucratic organization, American politics.
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Mathijs de Vaan, Assistant Professor. Economic sociology, social network analysis, causal inference.
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Patricia Dechow, Professor. Accounting accruals, quality and reliability of earnings, use of earnings information in predicting stock returns.
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Marjorie DeGraca, Executive Director, M.E.T. Program.
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+ Stefano DellaVigna, Professor. Behavioral economics.
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Sunil Dutta, Professor. Performance measures, incentive contracts, accounting information, cost of capital, equity valuation.
Research Profile

Omri Even-Tov, Assistant Professor. Corporate debt, relation between accounting information, bond returns, and stock returns, analysts as information intermediaries.
Research Profile

Ellen Evers, Assistant Professor. Judgment and decision making, collecting, pattern perception, moral psychology.
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Pnina Feldman, Assistant Professor. Operations economics, operations management incorporating strategic consumer behavior, pricing strategies, operations-marketing interface, behavioral operations.
Research Profile

Brenda Fellows, Lecturer. Multicultural competence challenges, relationship between strategic executive leadership to organizational and people performance.
Research Profile

Frederico Finan, Associate Professor. Applied microeconomics, development economics, political economy.
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Lee Fleming, Professor. Strategies for product invention, integration of scientific and empirical search strategies, recombination of diverse technologies, innovation.
Research Profile

Tenny Frost, Executive Director, Alumni Relations & Development.
Research Profile

William Fuchs, Assistant Professor. Dynamics, asymmetric information, contracting with limited enforcement.
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Nicolae Garleanu, Professor. Asset pricing, liquidity, contracts, financial innovations, security design, auctions.
Research Profile

Paul Gertler, Professor. Impact evaluation, health economics.
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Andreea Gorbatai, Assistant Professor. Social structures, social norms, open innovation, collective entrepreneurship.
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Pierre-Olivier Gourinchas, Professor. International macroeconomics and finance.
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Brett Green, Assistant Professor. Information economics, dynamic games, contract theory, sports economics.
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Jose Guajardo, Assistant Professor. Business model innovation, business analytics, service innovation, operations strategy, operation-marketing interface.
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John Hanke, Executive Fellow.
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Heather Haveman, Professor. Organizational theory, economic sociology, historical sociology, entrepreneurship, organizational development.
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Terrence Hendershott, Professor. Management of information systems, role of information technology in financial markets, electronic communications networks and stock market design.
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Benjamin Hermalin, Professor. Corporate governance, executive compensation, economics of leadership and organization, contract theory, competitive strategy and industrial organization.
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Teck Ho, Professor. Behavioral pricing and revenue model design, bounded rationality, emotional gaming, strategic intelligence quotient.
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Ming Hsu, Associate Professor. Marketing, customer insights, neuroscience, consumer decision-making.
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Ganesh Iyer, Professor. Competitive marketing strategy, distribution channels, marketing information, internet institutions and competition, bounded rationality.
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Drew Jacoby-Senghor, Assistant Professor. Intergroup Interactions, Social Networks & Prejudice., Morality in Group-Diverse Contextsm Effect of Subtle Bias on Performance.
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Paul Jansen, Adjunct Professor.
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Przemyslaw Jeziorski, Assistant Professor. Industrial organization, quantitative marketing, dynamic games.
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Peter Johnson, Assistant Dean, Full-time MBA Program.
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Yuichiro Kamada, Assistant Professor. Revision games, solution concepts for games, social networks, market design, communication, political economy.
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Zsolt Katona, Associate Professor. Online marketing, search advertising, network economics, social networks.
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Michael Katz, Professor. Economics of network industries, intellectual property licensing, telecommunications policy, cooperative research and development.
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Guy Kawasaki, Executive Fellow.
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Tom Kelley, Executive Fellow.
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Amir Kermani, Assistant Professor. Monetary policy, macroeconomics and housing, securitization market and political economy.
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Jonathan Kolstad, Assistant Professor. Health economics, industrial organization, public economies, applied microeconomics.
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Yaniv Konchitchki, Assistant Professor. Macro-accounting, linkages between accounting information, stock returns, and the macroeconomy.
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Laura Kray, Professor. Negotiation, gender stereotypes, counterfactual mindsets, group decision making, organizational justice.
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Linda Kreitzman, Executive Director, MFE.
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Scott Kupor, Executive-in-Residence.
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Alastair Lawrence, Assistant Professor. Financial disclosures and reporting issues, SEC comment letters, how investors demand financial information, auditing issues.
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Thomas Lee, Associate Adjunct Professor.
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Jonathan Leonard, Professor. Employee incentives, affirmative action, job creation, workplace regulation.
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Martin Lettau, Professor. Finance, asset pricing, stocks, bonds.
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Ming Leung, Assistant Professor. Organizational theory, economic sociology, markets, categorization, strategy.
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David Levine, Professor. Organizational learning, economic development, management, workplace, health and education in poor nations.
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Ross Levine, Professor. Financial regulation and economic growth, income inequality, poverty, financial crises, political economy, international capital flows, entrepreneurship.
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Dmitry Livdan, Associate Professor. Asset pricing, informational economics, corporate finance.
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+ Richard Lyons, Professor. Exchange rate economics, microstructure finance, international finance.
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Kimberly MacPherson, Academic Coordinator, Health Management.
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+ Ulrike Malmendier, Professor. Corporate finance, behavioral economics, behavioral finance, economics of organizations, contract theory, law and economics.
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Gustavo Manso, Associate Professor. Corporate finance, entrepreneurship, financial institutions, financial markets.
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Andre Marquis, Executive Director, Innovation Acceleration Group.
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Kellie McElhaney, Associate Adjunct Professor.
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Conrad Miller, Assistant Professor. Hiring, job networks, affirmative action in the labor market, spatial labor market frictions.
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Don Moore, Professor. Overconfidence in decision-making, negotiation, and ethical choice.
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Enrico Moretti, Professor. Labor economics, urban economics.
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John Morgan, Professor. Competition in online markets, elections and polling, communication in organizations, experimental economics.
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Adair Morse, Associate Professor. Household finance, entrepreneurship, corruption & governance, asset management, development.
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Abhishek Nagaraj, Assistant Professor.
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Noel Nellis, Adjunct Professor.
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Leif Nelson, Professor. Human judgment and decision making, consumer preferences and choices, consumption experience and consumer well being.
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Alexander Nezlobin, Assistant Professor. Equity valuation, managerial performance measurement, real options, profitability analysis, monopoly regulation.
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Hoai-Luu Nguyen, Assistant Professor.
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Terrance Odean, Professor. Behavioral finance, investor behavior, investor welfare, influence of individual investors on asset prices.
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Marcus Opp, Assistant Professor. Corporate finance, contract theory, DSGE models, trade theory.
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Christopher Palmer, Assistant Professor. Mortgage finance, housing markets, foreclosure crisis, structured finance, gentrification, applied econometrics.
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Yiangos Papanastasiou, Assistant Professor. Dynamic pricing, operations.
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Minjung Park, Assistant Professor. Marketing and microeconometrics, industrial organization, firm behavior .
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Christine Parlour, Professor. Banking, market design.
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+ Panos Patatoukas, Associate Professor. Measuring and forecasting economic activity using financial statement analysis, valuation, cross-industry economic links, supply-chain performance, financial reporting.
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Trond Petersen, Professor. Organizations, social stratification, inequality, economic sociology, comparative studies, quantitative methods.
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Kristiana Raube, Adjunct Professor.
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Paul Rice, Executive Fellow.
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Andrew Rose, Professor. International trade patterns, contagion in currency crises, exchange rate determination, banking and exchange crises in developing countries, exchange rate regimes.
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Christine Rosen, Associate Professor. History of business and the environment, business history, green chemistry, sustainable business strategies.
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Kenneth Rosen, Professor.
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Raul Sanchez de la Sierra, Assistant Professor. Development economics, political economy, taxation, government.
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Juliana Schroeder, Assistant Professor. Social cognition, judgment and decision-making, interpersonal and intergroup processes.
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Abby Scott, Assistant Dean, Career Management & Corporate Relations.
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Carl Shapiro, Professor. Design and use of patents, anti-trust economics, intellectual property and licensing.
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Stephen Shortell, Professor. Organizational correlates of quality and outcomes of care, evaluation of total quality management and community-based health improvement initiatives.
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Nora Silver, Adjunct Professor.
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Richard Sloan, Professor. Accounting information and stock returns, earnings management, role of analysts and auditors as information intermediaries.
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Jim Spitze, Executive Director, CIO Leadership Program.
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David Sraer, Associate Professor. Behavioral finance, corporate finance, entrepreneurship and venture capital, organizations.
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Sameer Srivastava, Assistant Professor. Organizational sociology, organizational theory, network analysis, culture and cognition, economic sociology, research design and methods.
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Richard Stanton, Professor. Mortgage and lease markets, term structure modeling, mutual funds and risk management, employee stock options.
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Matthew Stepka, Executive-in-Residence.
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Jay Stowsky, Senior Assistant Dean for Instruction.
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Toby Stuart, Professor. Corporate strategy, entrepreneurship.
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Steven Tadelis, Professor. E-commerce, economics of organizations, procurement contracting, theory of the firm and industrial organization, contract theory, game theory.
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Terry Taylor, Professor. Social responsibility in and economics of operations management, supply chain management, marketing-operations interface.
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David Teece, Professor. Role of product and process development, intellectual property, competitive performance, innovation and organization of industry.
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Laura Tyson, Professor.
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J. Miguel Villas-Boas, Professor. Competitive strategy, customer relationship management, internet strategies, organization design.
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Annette Vissing-Jorgensen, Professor. Household consumption and portfolio choice, stock market participation, returns to entrepreneurial investment, corporate governance.
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Johan Walden, Associate Professor. Asset pricing, heavy-tailed risks, networks and capital markets.
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Erika Walker, Assistant Dean, Undergraduate Program.
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William (Reed) Walker, Assistant Professor. Environmental economics, labor and public economics.
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Nancy Wallace, Professor. Housing price indices, mortgage prepayment and pricing models, option pricing models, executive stock option valuable.
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Jane Wei-Skillern, Adjunct Associate Professor.
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James Wilcox, Professor. Banking, business conditions, conversions.
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Catherine D. Wolfram, Professor. Energy markets, environmental regulation.
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Candace Yano, Professor. Supply chain management, service systems management, production-quality interface issues, marketing-production interface issues.
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Noam Yuchtman, Associate Professor. Educational institutions, human capital, historical development, labor market institutions, law and economics, political institutions, social interactions.
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Dariush Zahedi, Executive Director, Center for Entrepreneurship & Development in the Middle East.
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Xiao-Jun Zhang, Professor. Financial statement analysis, financial accounting theory, international accounting.
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Affiliated Faculty

Vinod Aggarwal, Affiliated Professor. Integration of market and non-market strategies, International debt rescheduling, Lobbying and trade protectionism.
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Joseph Farrell, Affiliated Professor. Financial reporting, capital market efficiency, regulation in the internet age, negotiation and merger remedies, market structure.
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Morten Hansen, Affiliated Professor. Collaboration in and across companies, including online collaboration tools in business.
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Robert P. Merges, Affiliated Professor. Antitrust, intellectual property, property rights, patent law, law and economics, copyright law, digital content, online contracts.
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Lecturer

Mark Coopersmith, Lecturer.
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Brent Copen, Lecturer.
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Joe Dougherty, Lecturer. Social entrepreneurship and leadership in nonprofit organizations, College access and post-secondary success, Agricultural transformation in the developing work.
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Diane Dwyer, Lecturer.
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Ben Mangan, Lecturer.
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Allan Marks, Lecturer.
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Virginia Rath, Lecturer.
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Eric Reiner, Lecturer.
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Jeffrey Rideout, Lecturer.
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Mike Rielly, Lecturer.
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David Riemer, Lecturer.
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William Rindfuss, Lecturer.
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Deepak Agrawal, Lecturer. Credit risk, Fixed income, Risk management.
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Beverly Alexander, Lecturer. Integrated low carbon energy strategies, Energy efficiency, demand response & smart grid, Business leadership development.
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Wasim Azhar, Continuing Lecturer.
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Roy Bahat, Lecturer.
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Homa Bahrami, Senior Continuing Lecturer. Enterprise adaptation & flexibility, Organizational innovation for globalization, Impact of technology on organizational design, Orchestrating geo-distributed teams, Leading multi-cultural knowledge workers.
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Yasaman Baiani, Lecturer. Product management.
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Elizabeth Bailey, Lecturer. Antitrust, Intellectural property, Energy economics.
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Rajiv Ball, Lecturer. Leadership Communications, ReFrame.
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Ajay Bam, Lecturer. Social Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Product Design.
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Cristina Banks, Senior Continuing Lecturer.
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Michael Barry, Lecturer.
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+ Sara Beckman, Senior Lecturer SOE. Innovation and design management, New product development, Operations strategy, Environmental supply chain management.
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Sam Berde, Lecturer. Auditing.
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Kurt Beyer, Lecturer. Intrapreneurship in large organizations, Ecosystems of Innovation, Impact of disrptive technologies on IT and media industries, Entrepreneurship and innovation during recessions, Government supported innovation.
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Steven Blank, Continuing Lecturer. Methodology and models for customer-facing activities for early stage startups.
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Michael Borrus, Lecturer.
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Dino Boukouris, Lecturer. Venture capital and private equity.
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Colin Boyle, Lecturer. Strategy and management of non-profit and other social sector organizations, Impact measurement and evaluation of social sector organizations and programs, Global health policy and economics, including financing and systems reform, Product development and access to medicines in low-income countries.
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Janet Brady, Lecturer.
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Ori Brafman, Lecturer. Distributed Networks, Inclusion as Strategic Advantage, Improvisational Leadership, Trust and Emotional Connection in Organizations.
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John Briginshaw, Lecturer. Equity valuation, Fast growth companies.
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Rada Brooks, Continuing Lecturer.
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Shashi Buluswar, Lecturer.
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Jorge Calderon, Lecturer. Social venture design, Impact investing strategies and outcomes, Purpose economy evolution, the infusing of traditional companies with positive purpose and values, Convergence of investment and philanthropic services for the High-Net Worth segment, Entrepreneurship as a tool for prosperity for disadvantaged communities, Diversity in innovation.
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Jennifer Caleshu, Lecturer. High Impact Leadership, Leading Innovative Change, Leadership Communications, Active Communicating.
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Rob Chandra, Lecturer. Alternative investing (venture capital, private equity, & hedge funds), Entrepreneurship.
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David Charron, Continuing Lecturer.
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John Danner, Continuing Lecturer.
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Timothy Dayonot, Lecturer.
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Stephen Etter, Continuing Lecturer.
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William Falik, Continuing Lecturer.
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William Fanning, Continuing Lecturer.
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Flavio Feferman, Lecturer. Entrepreneurship and innovation in developing regions, The role of business and technology in economic development, Innovation clusters and regional economic development, Agricultural development, Entrepreneurial education, International consulting.
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Todd Fitch, Lecturer. Economic impacts of intellectual property, Peer instruction impacts on learning, Innovation, Technology Strategy.
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C. Sean Foote, Continuing Lecturer.
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Jeffrey Ford, Lecturer.
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Prashant Fuloria, Lecturer.
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Solomon Fulp, Lecturer.
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Dennis Geyer, Lecturer. Multi-driver cost modeling, Driver-based planning, Cost Reduction strategies.
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Christopher Giles, Lecturer.
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Ioannis Gkatzimas, Lecturer.
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Peter Goodson, Continuing Lecturer.
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Ernest Gundling, Continuing Lecturer. Global leadership development, Cross-border organization development: innovation, collaboration, change management, Global teams.
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Dan Hanson, Lecturer.
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David Evan Harris, Lecturer. Non-profit, non-governmental and civil society organizations, Social movements and social media technologies, Civic technology platforms, firms and networks; governance, Philanthropic innovation and risk-taking; celebrity activism, Ethics and discourses of socioeconomic inequality; historical materialism, Futures thinking; scenario planning, New media art; arts organizations; art funding ecosystems, Brazil; Latin America.
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Lynne Heinrich, Continuing Lecturer.
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Kevin Hill, Lecturer.
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Daniel Himelstein, Continuing Lecturer. Global business, Entrepreneurship, small business, Leadership, organizational development, culture, Strategic business planning, consulting, Technology.
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Asiff Hirji, Lecturer.
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Whitney Hischier , Lecturer.
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Judy Hopelain, Lecturer.
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Jim Hornthal, Lecturer.
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Andrew Isaacs, Senior Continuing Lecturer. Marketing for High Tech Entrepreneurs, The Business of Nanotechnology. Opportunity Recognition: Technology and Entrepreneurship in Silicon Valley, Energy, Sustainability and Business Innovation.
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Arina Isaacson, Continuing Lecturer.
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Oren Jacob, Lecturer.
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Ron Kahn, Lecturer.
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Edward Kass, Lecturer.
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Clark Kellogg, Lecturer.
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Sheldon Kimber, Lecturer.
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Michael Kobori, Lecturer. Corporate Sustainability, Business in Society.
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Lloyd Kurtz, Lecturer.
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Gregory La Blanc, Continuing Lecturer. Data and analytics strategy, Business model innovation, Alternative investment strategies, Evolutionary decision theory, Behavioral law and economics, Behavioral corporate finance, Complex adaptive systems, Information in organizations.
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Colin Lacon, Lecture.
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Adam Leipzig, Lecturer.
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Anne Leschin, Lecturer.
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Glen Low, Lecturer. Corporate sustainability, Natural capital, Ecosystems, Data science, Water, Behavior change.
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Ericka Lutz, Lecturer. Creativity and the writing process, International business writing styles.
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Ananth Madhavan, Lecturer.
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Kenneth Marshall, Value Investing.
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Sumon Mazumdar, Continuing Lecturer.
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John McCauley, Lecturer.
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Chris McCoy, Lecturer.
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Roger McElrath, Lecturer.
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Jon Metzler, Lecturer.
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Alison Bloomfield Meyer, Lecturer.
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Peter Molloy, Continuing Lecturer.
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Daniel Mulhern, Lecturer.
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Ethan Namvar, Lecturer.
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Faris Natour, Lecturer.
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David Nelson, Lecturer.
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Carl Nichols, Lecturer.
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Robert O'Donnell, Lecturer.
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Samuel Olesky, Continuing Lecturer.
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Maura O'Neill, Lecturer.
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Terry Opdendyk, Continuing Lecturer.
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Marymoore Patterson, Lecturer.
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Brandi Pearce, Lecturer.
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William Pearce, Lecturer.
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Erica Peng, Lecturer.
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Arturo Perez-Reyes, Continuing Lecturer.
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John (Jack) Phillips, Continuing Lecturer.
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Mark Poff, Lecturer.
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Don Proctor, Lecturer.
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Chris Puscasiu, Lecturer.
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Tiffany Rasmussen, Lecturer.
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Mark Rittenberg, Continuing Lecturer.
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David Robinson, Senior Continuing Lecturer.
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Dave Rochlin, Lecturer.
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Omar Romero-Hernandez, Lecturer.
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William Rosenzweig, Lecturer.
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Alan Ross, Continuing Lecturer.
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Nicole Sanchez, Lecturer.
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Holly Schroth, Senior Continuing Lecturer.
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Frank Schultz, Continuing Lecturer.
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Barry Schwartz, Lecturer.
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Fred Selinger, Continuing Lecturer.
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Bill Shelander, Lecturer.
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Bill Shireman, Lecturer.
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Andrew Shogan, Lecturer.
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Dan Simpson, Lecturer.
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Ryan Sloan, Lecturer.
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F. Victor Stanton, Senior Continuing Lecturer.
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Brian Steel, Lecturer.
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Robert Strand, Lecturer.
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Lisa Suennen, Lecturer.
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Donatella Taurasi, Lecturer.
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Peter Thigpen, Continuing Lecturer.
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Krystal Thomas, Continuing Lecturer.
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Paul Tiffany, Senior Continuing Lecturer.
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Molly Turner, Lecturer.
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Phin Upham, Lecturer.
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Lynn Upshaw, Continuing Lecturer.
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Joe Wadcan, Lecturer.
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Barbara Waugh, Lecturer.
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James Webb, Lecturer.
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Randolph Wedding, Lecturer.
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Steven Weinstein, Lecturer.
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Dennis Williams, Lecturer.
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Peter Wilton, Senior Continuing Lecturer.
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Steven A. Wood, Continuing Lecturer.
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Cort Worthington, Continuing Lecturer.
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Arman Zand, Lecturer.
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Mark Zanoli, Lecturer.
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Visiting Faculty

Sally Baack, Visiting Professor. Ethical leadership in organizations, CEO-Board relations in Corporate Governance, Strategic Management, International Competition.
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Michelle Greenwald, Visiting Professor.
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Shachar Kariv, Visiting Professor. Social networks, Social learning, Personal and social preferences.
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Gary Pieroni, Visiting Professor.
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Jeff Thompson, Visiting Associate Professor.
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Karin Thornburn, Visiting Professor.
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Joachim Voth, Visiting Professor.
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Jennifer Walske, Social Impact Fellow.
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Emeritus Faculty

David Aaker, Professor Emeritus. Brand and brand building, Brand portfolio strategy, Global brand management.
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Robert Cole, Professor Emeritus. Software and Automotive industries, Management of technology, Japanese organizations, Quality, Organizational learning, knowledge management, Organizational transformation.
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Robert Edelstein, Professor Emeritus. Urban real estate economics and urban financial problems, Property taxation and the role of the public sector, Inter-linkages, securitization and globalization of real estate asset markets, Design of optimal mortgage debt instruments and variable-rate mortgages, Macroeconomic determinants of housing construction, Impacts of inflation and deflation on real estate values, Determinants of US and international real estate asset cycles.
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Jerome Engel, Adjunct Professor Emeritus. Innovation and creativity, Clusters and networks of innovation, Venture capital firms, structures and incentives, Corporate venturing and innovation initiatives, Entrepreneurship and management practices in emerging enterprise, Technology management and licensing, Mergers and acquisitions, initial public offerings, Financing high-tech ventures.
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Edwin Epstein, Professor Emeritus. Business ethics, generally, Jewish business ethics, specifically peace and conflict studies related issues.
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Rashi Glazer, Professor Emeritus. High-technology marketing, Information-intensive marketing, Consumer and managerial decision making, E-business, E-commerce, Marketing strategy, Knowledge management.
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Nils Hakansson, Professor Emeritus. Dynamic portfolio strategies, The welfare economics of financial markets, Economics of Information, Disclosure regulation and productive efficiency, Financial reporting.
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Robert Harris, Associate Professor Emeritus. Japan, Europe, U.S., competitive strategy, industry policy, antitrust regulation, mergers and acquisitions, telecommunications and transportation industries, comparative industry policies, performance in emerging technologies.
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Leo Helzel, Adjunct Professor Emeritus.
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Hayne Leland, Professor Emeritus. Structural modeling of credit risk, Dynamic models of optimal leverage and agency costs, Optimal investment strategies in the presence of transactions costs, Performance measurement: beyond mean-variance analysis.
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James Lincoln, Professor Emeritus. International business and management, particularly Japanese management, Corporate governance, organizational networks, organizational theory and research methods, Human resource management and industrial relations.
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Thomas Marschak, Professor Emeritus.
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Terry Marsh, Associate Professor Emeritus.
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Raymond Miles, Professor Emeritus.
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David Mowery, Professor Emeritus.
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John Myers, Professor Emeritus.
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Karlene Roberts, Professor Emeritus.
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Mark Rubinstein, Professor Emeritus.
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Pablo Spiller, Professor Emeritus.
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Barry Staw, Professor Emeritus.
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George Strauss, Professor Emeritus.
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+ M. Frances Van Loo, Associate Professor Emeritus.
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David Vogel, Professor Emeritus.
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Oliver Williamson, Professor Emeritus.
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Janet Yellen, Professor Emeritus.
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Faculty

Alice M. Agogino, Professor. New product development, computer-aided design and databases, theory and methods, intelligent learning systems, information retrieval and data mining, digital libraries, multiobjective and strategic product, nonlinear optimization, probabilistic modeling, supervisory.
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M. Reza Alam, Assistant Professor. Theoretical Fluid Dynamics, Nonlinear Wave Mechanics, Ocean and Coastal Waves Phenomena, Ocean Renewable Energy (Wave, Tide and Offshore Wind Energy), Nonlinear Dynamical Systems, Fluid Flow Control, ocean renewable energy.
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Francesco Borrelli, Associate Professor. Automotive control systems, distributed and robust constrained control, manufacturing control systems, energy efficient buildings, model predictive control.
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Van P. Carey, Professor. Mechanical engineering, non-equilibirum thermodynamics, statistical thermodynamics, microscale thermophysics, biothermodynamics, computer aided thermal design, thermodynamic analysis of green manufacturing.
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James Casey, Professor. Continuum mechanics, finite elasticity, continuum thermodynamics, plasticity, theories of elastic-plastic materials, history of mechanics, dynamics.
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Jyh-Yuan Chen, Professor. Computational modeling of reactive systems, turbulent flows, combustion chemical kinetics.
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Chris Dames, Associate Professor.
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Carlos Fernandez-Pello, Professor. Biofuels, heat transfer, fire, combustion, ignition and fire spread, wildland fire spotting, smoldering and flaming, small scale energy generation.
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Michael Frenklach, Professor. Silicon carbide, chemical kinetics; computer modeling; combustion chemistry; pollutant formation (NOx, soot); shock tube; chemical vapor deposition of diamond films; homogeneous nucleation of silicon, diamond powders; interstellar dust formation.
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Costas P. Grigoropoulos, Professor. Heat transfer, laser materials processing, nano-manufacturing, energy systems and technology.
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Roberto Horowitz, Professor. Adaptive control, learning and nonlinear control, control of robot manipulators, computer mechatronics systems, micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS), intelligent vehicle, highways systems.
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George C. Johnson, Professor. X-rays, plasticity, elasticity, instrumentation, sensors, acoustoelasticity, materials behavior, materials characterization, texture analysis, thin shells deformation, ultrasonic stress analysis.
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Homayoon Kazerooni, Professor. Robotics, bioengineering, design, control systems, mechatronics, automated manufacturing, human-machine systems.
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Tony M. Keaveny, Professor. Biomechanics of bone, orthopaedic biomechanics, design of artificial joints, osteoporosis, finite element modeling, clinical biomechanics.
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Kyriakos Komvopoulos, Professor. Contact mechanics, fracture and fatigue of engineering materials, finite element modeling of surface contact and machining, thin-film processing and characterization, adhesion and fatigue of MEMS devices, plasma-assisted surface functionalization of biomaterials, surface patterning for cell adhesion and growth control, mechanics and tribology of magnetic recording devices, mechanotransduction effects in natural cartilage, microfibrous scaffolds for tissue engineering, surface nanoengineering techniques, tribology and mechanics of artificial joints.
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Dorian Liepmann, Professor. Bioengineering, mechanical engineering, bioMEMS, biosensors, microfluid dynamics, experimental biofluid dynamics, hemodynamics, valvular heart disease, cardiac flows, arterial flows.
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+ Dennis K. Lieu, Professor. Actuators, magnetics, acoustics, electromechanical devices, rolling elements, spindle motors, structural mechanics.
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Liwei Lin, Professor. Nanotechnology, MEMS (microelectromechanical systems), NEMS (nanoelectromechanical systems), design and manufacturing of microsensors, microactuators, development of micromachining processes, silicon surface/bulk micromachining, micromolding process.
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Fai Ma, Professor. Dynamical systems with inherent uncertainties, vibration, stochastic simulation.
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Simo Aleksi Makiharju, Assistant Professor.

Samuel Mao, Associate Adjunct Professor. Mechanical engineering, processing, materials, energy transport, conversion and storage, nano, micro and meso scale, phenomena and devices, laser-material interactions, nonlinear science.
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Philip Marcus, Professor. Algorithms, fluid mechanics, nonlinear dynamics, atmospheric flows, convection, ocean flows, numerical analysis, turbulence, planet formation, internal gravity waves, inertial waves, desalination.
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Sara Mcmains, Associate Professor. Geometric and solid modeling, general purpose computation on the GPU (GPGPU), CAD/CAM, computational geometry, layered manufacturing, computer graphics and visualization, virtual prototyping, virtual reality.
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Mohammad Mofrad, Professor. Nuclear pore complex and nucleocytoplasmic transport, mechanobiology of disease, cellular mechanotransduction, integrin-mediated focal adhesions.
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Stephen Morris, Professor. Continuum mechanics, micro mechanics of solid-solid phase changes, interfacial phenomena (evaporating thin films), electroporation.
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Grace O'Connell, Assistant Professor. Tissue engineering, biomechanics, intervertebral disc, cartilage.
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+ Oliver O'Reilly, Professor. Continuum mechanics, vibrations, dynamics.
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+ Andrew Packard, Professor. Design, robustness issues in control analysis, linear algebra, numerical algorithms in control problems, applications of system theory to aerospace problems, flight control, control of fluid.
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Panayiotis Papadopoulos, Professor. Continuum mechanics, computational mechanics, contact mechanics, computational plasticity, materials modeling, solid mechanics, applied mathematics, dynamics of pseudo-rigid bodies.
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+ Kameshwar Poolla, Professor. Cybersecurity, modeling, control, renewable energy, estimation, integrated circuit design and manufacturing, smart grids.
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+ Lisa Pruitt, Professor. Tissue biomechanics, biomaterial science, fatigue and fracture micromechanisms, orthopedic polymers for total joint replacement, cardiovascular biomaterials, synthetic cartilage, acrylic bone cements, tribology of diamond and DLCs.
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Robert O. Ritchie, Professor. Structural materials, mechanical behavior in biomaterials, creep, fatigue and fracture of advanced metals, intermetallics, ceramics.
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S. Shankar Sastry, Professor. Computer science, robotics, arial robots, cybersecurity, cyber defense, homeland defense, nonholonomic systems, control of hybrid systems, sensor networks, interactive visualization, robotic telesurgery, rapid prototyping.
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Omer Savas, Professor. Fluid mechanics.
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Shawn Shadden, Associate Professor.

Lydia Sohn, Professor. Micro-nano engineering.
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David Steigmann, Professor. Finite elasticity, mechanics, continuum, shell theory, variational methods, stability, surface stress, capillary phenomena, mechanics of thin films.
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Andrew Szeri, Professor. Biomedical engineering, fluid dynamics, dynamical systems.
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Hayden Taylor, Assistant Professor. Manufacturing, microfabrication, nanofabrication, semiconductor manufacturing, computational mechanics, nanoimprint lithography.
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Masayoshi Tomizuka, Professor. Mechatronics, control systems theory, digital control, dynamic systems, mechanical vibrations, adaptive and optimal control, motion control.
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Paul K. Wright, Professor. Mechanical and electrical engineering design, 3D-printing, manufacturing, energy systems, wireless sensor networks, sensors/MEMS/NEMS, IT systems, automated manufacturing and inspection.
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Kazuo Yamazaki, Professor. Etc., micro custom diamond tool design and fabrication system, CNC machine tool control software and hardware system, ultrasonic milling, intelligent manufacturing systems, mechatronics control hardware and software for manufacturing processes and equipment, computer aided manufacturing system for five axis, milling - turning integrated machining process, nano/micro mechanical machining processes and equipment, precision metrology for nano/micro mechanical machining, Non-traditional manufacturing processes such as electric discharge machining, laser machining and electron beam finishing.
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Ronald W. Yeung, Professor. Mathematical modeling, hydromechanics, naval architecture, numerical fluid mechanics, offshore mechanics, ocean processes, separated flows, wave-vorticity interaction, vortex-induced vibrations, stratified fluid flow, ocean energy, green ships, tidal energy, multi-hull flow physics, Helmholtz resonance, ship motion instabilities, tank resonance.
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Xiang Zhang, Professor. Mechanical engineering, rapid prototyping, semiconductor manufacturing, photonics, micro-nano scale engineering, 3D fabrication technologies, microelectronics, micro and nano-devices, nano-lithography, nano-instrumentation, bio-MEMS.
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+ Tarek Zohdi, Professor. Finite element methods, computational methods for advanced manufacturing, micro-structural/macro-property inverse problems involving optimization and design of new materials, modeling and simulation of high-strength fabric, modeling and simulation of particulate/granular flows, modeling and simulation of multiphase/composite electromagnetic media, modeling and simulation of the dynamics of swarms.
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Lecturers

George Anwar, Lecturer.

+ Sara Beckman, Senior Lecturer SOE. Business, innovation, management, product development, operations strategy, environmental supply chain management.
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Ayyana M. Chakravartula, Lecturer.

Robert Hennigar, Lecturer.

Marcel Kristel, Lecturer.

Chris Mccoy, Lecturer.

Christopher Layne Myers, Lecturer.

David B. Rich, Lecturer.

Michael Shiloh, Lecturer.

Julie Sinistore, Lecturer.

Kourosh (Ken) Youssefi, Lecturer.

Visiting Faculty

Shaochen Chen, Visiting Professor.

Emeritus Faculty

David M. Auslander, Professor Emeritus. Control systems, simulation, mechatronics, real time software, energy management, satellite attitude control, demand response, machine control.
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David B. Bogy, Professor Emeritus. Fluid mechanics, mechanics in computer technology, tribology in hard-disk drives, laser measurement systems, numerical simulations, static and dynamic problems in solid mechanics.
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Gilles M. Corcos, Professor Emeritus.

Hari Dharan, Professor Emeritus. Mechanical behavior, composite materials structures, manufacturing processes.
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Robert W. Dibble, Professor Emeritus. Mechanical engineering, laser diagnostics.
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Ralph Greif, Professor Emeritus. Heat and mass transfer, micro scale transport, fuel cells, cooling at the chip level, semiconductor wafers, materials processing, laser surface interactions, nuclear reactor safety, phase change, buoyancy transport, bio heat transfer, reacting flows.
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Frank E. Hauser, Professor Emeritus. Mechanical engineering.
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George Leitmann, Professor Emeritus. Economics, planning, dynamics systems, control theory, optimal control, dynamic games, and robust control, applications engineering, mechanical systems, business administrations, biological systems.
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Alaa E. Mansour, Professor Emeritus. Structural reliability, safety, probabilistic dynamics of marine structures, strength of ship, offshore structures, development of design criteria.
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C. D. Jr. Mote, Professor Emeritus.

Patrick J. Pagni, Professor Emeritus. Fire safety engineering, fire physics, fire modeling, post earthquake fires.
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Boris Rubinsky, Professor Emeritus. Medical imaging, biotechnology, biomedical engineering, low temperature biology, micro and nano bionic technologies, electrical impedance tomography, bio-electronics, biomedical devices biomedical numerical analysis, bio-heat and mass transfer, electroporation light imaging.
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Robert F. Sawyer, Professor Emeritus. Regulatory policy, air pollutant formation and control, motor vehicle emissions, combustion chemistry, motor fuels, health effects of air pollution.
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Wilbur H. Somerton, Professor Emeritus.

Benson H. Tongue, Professor Emeritus. Nonlinear dynamics, acoustics, vibrations, modal analysis, numerical modeling.
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George J. Trezek, Professor Emeritus.

Kent S. Udell, Professor Emeritus. Contaminated aquifer restoration, enhanced petroleum recovery, fluid mechanics, heat transfer, mass transfer, multiphase transport in porous media, microscale heat transfer.
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