Welcome from the ISD Chair

ISD Chair's Welcome

Panos Y. Papalambros
James B. Angell Distinguished University Professor
Chair, Integrative Systems + Design


Your Community for Interdisciplinary Education

Welcome to the Division of Integrative Systems and Design (ISD) – a University of Michigan community for interdisciplinary lifelong educational opportunities. Through a broad array of programs taught by outstanding faculty, ISD integrates engineering disciplines within the College of Engineering and also with a wide variety of current and emerging disciplines from across campus – such as, literature, science, and the arts, business, healthcare, public policy, and art and design – to create innovative programs at the dynamic intersection of research and practical knowledge.

ISD is uniquely positioned to support our students' academic and professional goals. Earn an advanced level degree or professional certificate on campus in vibrant Ann Arbor, or if you prefer, you can pursue your studies from home or work through the flexibility and convenience of online learning. Either way, you are an important part of a diverse, global community of learners on campus and in industry — a place to study, grow, and broaden your horizons.

While you may already recognize our faculty for research, teaching, and service to industry, you will also get to know them as innovative, passionate educators who will drive you to perform your best. The College of Engineering is ranked in the top ten programs in the U.S. – a testament to the skills and dedication of our faculty who excel at creating a rigorous, global classroom environment.

On this website, you can learn more about our faculty, our students, and our programs. We also encourage you to visit us in Ann Arbor for more information! 

We look forward to hearing from you or seeing you on campus soon.

Best Regards,