Low Carbon Manufacturing
Low Carbon Manufacturing

Professor Daniel Cooper emulates his childhood hero to make impactful contributions to manufacturing, but now with a close eye on reducing environmental impacts

Congratulations Dr. Chinedum Okwudire!
Congratulations Dr. Chinedum Okwudire!

Integrative Systems + Design is proud to select Dr. Chinedum Okwudire for the 2022 ISD Distinguished Faculty Award. Dr. Okwudire is being recognized for his work helping to launch a new master’s track in Additive Manufacturing and a Smart Manufacturing Systems course. Dr. Okwudire undertook these efforts during his tenure as the ISD Associate Professor and ISD Associate Chair from 2019-2021.

Pingsha Dong Award
Prof. Pingsha Dong on being appointed the Robert F. Beck Collegiate Professor of Engineering

“It is a great honor to be chosen as a collegiate professor, particularly under the name of Professor Robert F. Beck, who is an internationally well-recognized educator and researcher in Naval Engineering,”
- Prof. Dong

Adaptive Designing for Human Mobility Safety

The automotive industry is going through a transformation. This transformation is seeing the automotive sector rapidly turning into a mobile ecosystem where the vehicle becomes a multi-media and safe space. Integrative approaches of contextual factors, such as an enjoyable space with freedom of shapes, free of constraints, on one hand, and safety on the other hand, help designers create next generation vehicles. One of the most important safety functions is crash resistance. Dr. Jingwen Hu, together with a group of ISD students, is preparing us for the future through adaptive designing of human mobility safety.

Semester Guide
ISD Semester Guide

The Integrative Systems + Design (ISD) experience is multifaceted with meaningful experiences inside and outside of the classroom. To help you have the best experience possible and thrive in an ever changing world, we have curated this resource guide that has useful information as you navigate your way. This handbook is a living document, and will be continually updated with new information as it becomes available. If there is anything that you would like to see added, please contact us at isd-questions@umich.edu.


As each of us seeks new ways to find balance in our lives while navigating this new normal, please know that Integrative Systems + Design, the College of Engineering and the University of Michigan are here to support you. It is vital that you take care of yourself and look out for other members of our community, and we have compiled these resources from across the University that should help you in that endeavor.

Create A Better Future
Create A Better Future

Selecting the right graduate school is a major decision, and everyone’s path is unique, but you’ve got this. ISD is the place for innovative graduate programs that prepare you to become a leader in your field. Our team is here to walk you through the application process and help you with tips and tools to make your next step great. Become a leader and develop innovations that will create a better future. Take the first step.

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Students employed
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“I love the heavy emphasis on hands-on learning, focus on integrative, and I learned a lot of project management skills, which helps my business grow and helps me pitch my business better.”

Megan Martis ’21
MEng, Energy Systems Engineering


Upcoming Events

North Campus Mindfulness Meditation Drop-In (Online)

  • Wednesday, July 6, 2022
  • 12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  • Virtual


Jacob Doyle and Amy Hortop

Jacob Doyle

Master’s Graduate, ISD Energy Systems Engineering

Jacob Doyle, a recent graduate of the ISD Energy Systems Engineering program, is the recipient of the 2022 ISD Outstanding Capstone Award. Doyle began his journey with ISD last winter as a Sequential Undergraduate/Graduate Studies student while completing his undergraduate degree in chemical engineering at the University of Michigan.


Grace Burleson

Master’s Graduate, Design Science

During her time in the Design Science program, Grace Burleson has made the most of her opportunity to take an integrative approach to engineering. Grace has also helped to promote the impact this work can have on diversity, equity, and inclusion, as evidenced by her receiving the 2022 ISD Distinguished Leadership Award in DEI.

Shonda Adams and Elizabeth Mekaru

Shonda Adams

Admissions and Academic Programs Coordinator

Shonda Adams earned the 2022 ISD Staff Excellence Award for “demonstrating above and beyond performance with enthusiasm and positivity” in the areas of customer service, professionalism, teamwork, initiative, and innovation. In her role as ISD Admissions and Academic Programs Coordinator, Adams oversees the application processes for the division as well as playing a key role in credit transfer and degree audits. Adams will be celebrating her 10-year ISD work anniversary next month in June.

Important Dates

July 4: July 4th holiday (university is closed)
July 12: Drop/Add Deadline for Summer Term
August 22-26: ISD Welcome Week
August 29: Fall Term classes begin
August 29: Fall classes begin