Kazuhiro Saitou

Professor of Mechanical Engineering
College of Engineering
(734) 763-0036
Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1996
M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1992
B.Eng., SysInfo & Control, University of Tokyo, 1990

Professor Saitou received a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from MIT in 1996, and has since worked as a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Michigan, working in the areas of computational design synthesis, mechanical/industrial systems and biomedical systems. He has received awards from the Design Engineering Division of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Local Motors and ARPA-E, and the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers for his work in design optimization and innovative design.

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Research Interests: 
Computer modeling and optimal synthesis of mechanical (and non-mechanical) products and systems. Computational design for manufacture/assembly/environment. Simultaneous design of products/manufacturing systems/supply chains. Computer modeling and synthesis of MEMS/NEMS. Chemo/bio-informatics. Structure-based virtual screening for drug discovery and design.