Professor Melody Baglione received a Ph.D. and M.S.M.E. at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and a B.S.M.E. at Michigan Technological University in Houghton, Michigan. She received the National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship and brings with her 7+ years of industry experience primarily in automotive powertrain systems but also management consulting.
Professor Baglione is currently developing inductive and hands-on teaching methods by integrating case studies, practical laboratories, and real-world projects into the mechanical engineering curriculum. Her current projects include:
- A NSF-funded project to incorporate sustainability into the control systems curriculum by creating learning opportunities related to our Building Management System and heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning systems;
- Designing interactive technologies that promote science, technology, math, and engineering to young children and those with special needs;
- Developing vehicle system models and algorithms for optimizing powertrain configurations and control strategies; and
- Characterizing structural dynamics properties using experimental modal analysis.
- Systems Engineering (ESC161)
- Feedback Control Systems (ME151)
- Engineering Mechanics (ESC100)
- Mechanical Vibrations (ME101)
- Advanced Mechanical Vibrations (ME401)
- Acoustics, Vibration, and Noise Control (EID160)
- Senior Capstone Design (ME163/ME164).
- SAE Ralph R. Teetor Educational Award, 2013
- ASME District A Student Section Advisor Award, 2012
- SAE Engineering Meetings Board Outstanding Oral Presentation Award, 2010
- Student’s List for Exemplary Teaching Award, 2009
“Methods and Systems for Powertrain Optimization and Improved Fuel Economy,” USPTO#: 8,050,856 (In 2012, this patent was selected by Chrysler senior management out of 244 U.S. patents approved between 2007 and 2012 for the Walter P. Chrysler Technology Award)