Albert Shih, Ph.D.

Professor, Mechanical Engineering


3001E EECS
2350 Hayward St
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2122


(734) 647-1766

Research Interests

Research Areas:

Biomedical Manufacturing and Design, Medical Devices, Interventional Neurocardiovascular Devices, Microwire-based Neural Microelectrode Arrays, Personalized Assistive Devices, Ultrasound and Image-guided Therapy

Additional Title(s)

  • Professor, Biomedical Engineering
  • Research Professor, Institute of Gerontology



Albert Shih is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, and the Institute of Gerontology at the University of Michigan. After receiving his Ph.D. at Purdue University, he was a manufacturing engineer at Cummins and an Associate Professor at NC State University before joining the University of Michigan in 2003. His research focus is on biomedical manufacturing – the application of advanced manufacturing to transform the quality, efficacy, and cost in healthcare. He served in the NIST Advanced Manufacturing National Program Office in 2017. He is a Fellow of ASME, SME, and CIRP and serves as the Editor-in-Chief of ASME Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering.


  • 2022-2023, Yushan Scholar, Ministry of Education, Taiwan
  • 2021, ASME William T. Ennor Manufacturing Technology Award
  • 2021, The 20 Most Influential Professors in Smart Manufacturing, Smart Manufacturing, Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME)
  • 2019-2020, Top Reviewer, International Journal of Machine Tools and Manufacture
  • 2020, SME Education Award
  • 2019, CIRP Fellow
  • 2019, Master’s Mentorship Award, Rackham Graduate School, University of Michigan
  • 2018, SME Fredrick Taylor Research Medal
  • 2017, ASME Blackall Machine Tool & Gage Award
  • 2016, ASME Swanson Fellowship
  • 2014, ASME Milton Shaw Manufacturing Research Medal
  • 2011, Faculty Mentor Award, Graduate Student Council, Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan
  • 2011, Research Excellence Award, College of Engineering University of Michigan
  • 2010, Rackham Faculty Recognition Award, Rackham Graduate School, University of Michigan
  • 2009, SME Fellow
  • 2009, Fulbright Scholar
  • 2007, ASME Fellow
  • 2004, SAE Ralph Teetor Education Award
  • 2000, NSF CAREER Award