In Design

Design Expo provides a public forum for engineering students to demonstrate applications of their studies to real-life needs. It also gave APD students the chance to reflect on what they learned during the past semester.

Mr. Mustang
Mr. Mustang

Professor Art Hyde’s Passion for Cars, Students and Family Drives His Electrifying Spirit

Harvest Season
Harvest Season

After collecting proposals for engineering research focused on breakthrough ideas tackling complex challenges facing society, ISD is ready to distribute funding to select research opportunities.

Comfortably Uncomfortable
Comfortably Uncomfortable

ISD Distinguished Alumni Award Winner Dr. Amir Sabet Sarvestani Feels Right at Home Tackling the Unknowns

Miki Banu

Professor Miki Banu, recognized with the Collegiate Research Professorship Award from the U-M Office of the Vice President for Research. Professor Miki Banu is a premier researcher in the fields of natural fiber extraction, dental implants, and natural human function engineering.

ISD 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


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.

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ISD Graduation Cake Cutting Fall 2022

Congrats to all our ISD Graduates!

Relive the memories of the  ISD Graduation Celebration on December 16th


Mr. Mustang

Professor Art Hyde’s Passion for Cars, Students and Family Drives His Electrifying Spirit 


Comfortably Uncomfortable

ISD Distinguished Alumni Award Winner Dr. Amir Sabet Sarvestani Feels Right at Home Tackling the Unknowns

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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 - PHD Pre-Candidate

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.

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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.