Michael Drake

Michael Drake

CoE Senior Director of Research Relations

Michigan Engineering
(734) 647-7044

1464 LEC

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Engage With Faculty

Pick Our Brains!

Michigan Engineering takes pride in our extensive research activities and facilities. With over 400 faculty members in a host of departments, programs, research centers and labs, we’ll help you navigate to the faculty experts who can help answer your specific questions.

Start by searching the U-M Experts Database by concept or free text to find our experts in your areas of interest, then contact our Corporate Relations office for more help.

Such engagements are available on a contract basis and are regulated under the College’s Consulting Days Policy.


Michigan Engineering Researchers at Your Disposal

Imagine what could be accomplished with the brightest minds at Michigan Engineering working side by side with your organization to solve your engineering challenges. Michigan Engineering has a broad range of opportunities to engage researchers. Whether it’s sponsoring a semester-long student project course, a multi-year joint research agreement or anything in between, we can help you determine the appropriate level of engagement for your organization.

Use the U-M Experts Database to explore research faculty by name or topics of interest, then contact the Corporate Relations Office to schedule a meeting.

Instant Innovation

The Instant Innovation program is a group-based, multidisciplinary consultation that taps into the breadth and depth of faculty expertise. Through this initiative, U-M provides a panel of experts to assist in crafting creative approaches to solve fundamental business problems.

To learn more, contact:

Michael Drake
CoE Senior Director of Research Relations
(734) 647-7044

Licensing Technology

The U-M Office of Technology Transfer (OTT) is the organization responsible for the transfer of University-generated technology to the marketplace. The Corporate Relations Office at Michigan Engineering works closely with OTT and will gladly facilitate an introduction and initial meeting for your company as we work to define the details of your engagement with campus.

An initial meeting typically involves an overview of your company’s strategic direction and technical needs and interests. From there, the appropriate OTT representative will discuss the process of licensing University-generated technology or intellectual property and the services the office provides for companies, innovators and entrepreneurs.

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