Zissimos P. Mourelatos, Ph.D.

Zissimos P. Mourelatos, Ph.D.
Mechanical Engineering Department
402D EC; (248) 370-2210; 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
  • Reliability Methods
  • Vibrations and Controls
  • Random Vibrations
  • Noise, Vibration and Harshness (NVH)


  • Design and Decision Making under Uncertainty;
  • Reliability, Safety and Quality
  • Probabilistic Methods
  • Reliability-Based Design Optimization
  • Model Validation and Verification
  • Design Optimization of Large-Scale Vibratory Systems
  • Random Vibrations
  • Noise, Vibration and Harshness (NVH)
  • Bearing Lubrication
  • I.C. Engine Dynamics

“(I am) a nationally and internationally recognized expert in engineering design and automotive R&D with substantial contributions in reliability methods, quality, and safety, as well as in en-
gine design and dynamics.” -Zissimos Mourelatos, 2013

Selected Publications

1. Z.P. Mourelatos, M. Majcher, and V. Geroulas, “Time-dependent
Reliability Analysis of Vibratory Systems with Random Parameters,” ASME
Journal of Vibration and Acoustics, 183(3), 031007 (9 pages), 2016.

2. A. Skowronska, D. Gorsich, V. Pandey, and Z.P. Mourelatos, “Optimizing
the Reliability and Performance of Remote Vehicle-to- Grid Systems using a
Minimal Set of Metrics,” ASME Journal of Energy Resources Technology,
137(4), 041204 (7 pages), 2015.

3. D. Drignei, Z. P. Mourelatos, M. Kokkolaras, and V. Pandey, “A Variable-
size Local Domain Approach for Increased Design Confidence in Simulation-
based Optimization,” Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization, 46(1), 83-
92, 2012

4. E. Nikolaidis, Z. P. Mourelatos, and V. Pandey, “Design Decisions under
Uncertainty with Limited Information,” CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group,
London, UK, 525 pages, ISBN 978-0- 415-49247- 8, 2011

5. A. Singh, Z. P. Mourelatos, and J. Li, “Design for Lifecycle Cost using
Time-Dependent Reliability,” ASME Journal of Mechanical Design, 132(9),