Melody Baglione

Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering

About

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:

  1. 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
  2. Designing interactive technologies that promote science, technology, math, and engineering to young children and those with special needs;
  3. Developing vehicle system models and algorithms for optimizing powertrain configurations and control strategies; and
  4. Characterizing structural dynamics properties using experimental modal analysis.  

Courses Taught:

Recent Awards:

Patent:

“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)