Phd in Mechanical Engineering


Lawrence Technological University's PhD in Mechanical Engineering can prepare you to work at the highest levels of the engineering profession and develop strong skills as a life-long learner.

2020 U.S. News & World Report

Best Engineering Graduate

This PhD program is designed to provide you with the professional skills to:

    • Expand your knowledge of specific technical disciplines in your field of study
    • Apply advanced scientific principles in solving engineering challenges
  • Enhance your leadership and management abilities
  • Prepare you to perform independent research

Why LTU?

Lawrence Tech is at the center of the nation’s #1 region for engineering and technology and one of the world’s most technologically advanced manufacturing hotspots. At LTU, you will learn from highly qualified faculty with extensive professional experience, many of whom currently work in industry. These experts possess an abundance of real-world experience to enhance your learning.

The PhD in Mechanical Engineering also draws practicing engineers from around the world who represent many leading manufacturers and suppliers, exposing you to exceptional networking opportunities.

The PhD program accommodates your interests by giving you the choice to specialize in one of the following areas:
• Automotive
• Manufacturing
• Mechatronics
• Solid Mechanics, Dynamics, Vibrations
• Thermal Fluids

Most candidates have two advisors: an academic advisor who provides state-of-the-art knowledge about engineering principles and an industrial advisor who provides significant industrial experience and support. This signature “theory and practice” education makes LTU graduates some of the most sought-after engineers in the area.

The PhD in Mechanical Engineering is designed to accommodate your busy schedule. All core courses have sections offered in the evening, giving you the greatest flexibility

Meet the Faculty


Dr. Badih Jawad

Department Chair and Professor

Dr. Jawad is a dedicated researcher and has been published in many academic journals, he is also the recipient of many teaching awards and other academic honors. Dr. Jawad's current teaching focus is the topic of engineering analysis. He serves on the board or is a fellow member of numerous engineering and scientific societies. 

Office of Admissions



Program Director

Dr. Badih Jawad