Melody Baglione

Professor and George Clark Chair of Mechanical Engineering


Professor Melody Baglione received a Ph.D. and M.S.M.E. at the University of Michigan and a B.S.M.E. at Michigan Technological University.  She received the National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship and brings with her over seven years of industry experience primarily in automotive powertrain systems but also management consulting. 

Professor Baglione is currently developing experiential teaching methods by integrating hands-on laboratories and real-world projects into the mechanical engineering curriculum.  Her current projects include:

  1. NSF-funded and NYSERDA-funded projects to incorporate building sustainability into the curriculum by engaging students in learning and research related to improving the efficiency and carbon footprint of our Building Management System and heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning systems; 
  2. Designing an Interactive Light Studio and PreK-5 outreach activities that promote science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) to young children and those with special needs;
  3. Developing vehicle system energy analysis tools for optimizing powertrain configurations and control strategies; and
  4. Characterizing structural dynamics and noise properties and solving problems using experimental acoustics, vibration and modal analysis techniques. 

Curriculum Vitae

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Recent Awards:


“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)