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Zissimos P. Mourelatos, Ph.D.
Zissimos P. Mourelatos, Ph.D.
Professor, John F. Dodge Chair of Engineering
Mechanical Engineering Department
402D EC; (248) 370-2686; Fax: (248) 370-4416

Ph.D., The University of Michigan, 1985 
  • Joined Oakland University in January 2003
  • 1985-2002 Staff Research Engineer, General Motors R&D Center
  • 1998-2002 Adjunct Associate Professor, The University of Michigan
  • 1992-1998 Adjunct Assistant Professor, The University of Michigan
  • 1986-1992 Adjunct Lecturer, The University of Michigan
  • Published over 30 technical publications (Book Chapters, Journal Papers and referred Conference Papers) and over 40 industrial technical reports
  • Advising five Ph.D. and two M.Sc. students
  • Research grants in Reliability Analysis (Probabilistic Design) and I.C. Engine NVH
  • Member of ASME, SAE


  • Design under Uncertainty (Probabilistic Design)
  • Reliability - Based Design Optimization (RBDO)
  • Reliability Analysis with Insufficient Data (Lack of Information)
  • Multi-disciplinary Design Optimization (MDO) under Uncertainty
  • Efficient Sampling and Response Surface Generation
  • Noise, Vibration and Harshness (NVH)
  • Internal Combustion Engine Dynamics
    • Crankshaft - Block Dynamic Interaction through Elastohydrodynamic Main Bearings
    • Elastohydrobynamic Piston - Cylinder Bore Interaction
  • Coupled Internal Combustion Engine Dynamics and Heat Transfer
  • Dynamic Substructuring of Large - Scale, Complex Structures
  • Elastohydrodynamic (EHD) Bearing Lubrication