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Richard M. LueptowSenior Associate Dean for ResearchAdjunct Lecturer


Richard Lueptow has worked in McCormick's Office of the Dean since late 2007 and has been a professor of mechanical engineering since 1988. His research interests and expertise range from fundamental flow physics to water purification on manned spacecraft to planetary acoustics.

Rich teaches Product Design and Development in the Master of Product Design and Development Management Program (mpd2), which focuses on training mid-career engineers and scientists in product design and development for today's global marketplace.


ScD, Mechanical Engineering, MIT, Cambridge, MA

SM, Mechanical Engineering, MIT, Cambridge, MA

BS, Engineering, Michigan Technological University, Houghton, MI

Research Interests

Granular flows; fluid mixing; granular mixing and segregation; Taylor-Couette flows; chaos; reverse osmosis and filtration

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