Diaz, A. R., 1982. Optimization of Finite Element Grids Using Interpolation Error (J. E. Taylor co-chair). Ph.D. Dissertation, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA.

Azarm, S., 1984. Local Monotonicity in Optimal Design. Ph.D. Dissertation, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA.

Li, H.-L., 1985. Design Optimization Strategies with Global and Local Knowledge. Ph.D. Dissertation, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA.

Desai, R., 1988. Automatic Robot Programming for Accommodating Design Changes (R.A.Volz co-chair). Ph.D. Dissertation, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA.

Jakiela, M. J., 1988. Intelligent Suggestive Computer Aided Design Systems. Ph.D. Dissertation, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA.

Johanson, R. P., 1989. A Knowledge-Based Convex Approximation Algorithm. M.S. Thesis, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA.

Loh, H.-T., 1989. A Sequential Linearization Approach for Mixed -Discrete Nonlinear Design Optimization. Ph.D. Dissertation, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA.

Rao, J. J. R., 1989. Higher Level Modeling Formulations in Optimal Design. Ph.D. Dissertation, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA.

Kim, D.-S., 1990. Cones on Bezier Curves and Surfaces (T.C. Woo co-chair). Ph.D. Dissertation, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA.

Lo, R., 1991. Deterministic Global Design Optimization for Nonconvex Generalized Polynomial Problems. Ph.D. Dissertation, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA.

Chirehdast, M., 1992. An Integrated Optimization Environment for Structural Configuration Design. Ph.D. Dissertation, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA.

Snavely, G., 1992. An Abstraction-Based Methodology for Mechanical Configuration Design. Ph.D. Dissertation, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA.

Pomrehn, L., 1993. A Recursive Opportunistic Optimization Tool for Discrete Optimal Design. Ph.D. Dissertation, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA.

Wagner, T. C., 1993. A General Decomposition Methodology for Optimal System Design. Ph.D. Dissertation, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA.

Athan, T. W., 1994. A Quasi-Monte Carlo Method for Multicriteria Optimization. Ph.D. Dissertation, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA.

Marsan, A., 1994. Construction of a Surface Model From 3D Homogenization Output (D. Dutta co-chair). M.S. Thesis, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA.

Jiang, T., 1996. Topology Optimization of Structural Systems Using Convex Approximation Methods. Ph.D. Dissertation, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA.

Johanson, R. P., 1996. Topology Optimization of Multicomponent Structural Systems (N. Kikuchi co-chair). Ph.D. Dissertation, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA.

Krishnamachari, R., 1996. A Decomposition Synthesis Methodology for Optimal Systems Design. Ph.D. Dissertation, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA.

Nelson III, S., 1997. Optimal Design of Hierarchical Systems using Sequential Decomposition Programming. Ph.D. Dissertation, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA.

Scheffer, C., 1997. A Software Framework for Optimal Systems Design. M.S. Thesis, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA.

Fellini, R. A., 1998. Derivative-Free and Global Search Optimization Algorithms in an Object-Oriented Design Framework. M.S. Thesis, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA.

Nishiwaki, S., 1998. Optimum Structural Topology Design Considering Flexibility (N. Kikuchi co-chair). Ph.D. Dissertation, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA.

Nwosu, N., 1998. Object-Oriented Optimization Using Convex Approximations. M.S. Thesis, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA.

Sasena, M., 1998. Optimization of Computer Simulations via Smoothing Splines and Kriging Metamodels. M.S. Thesis, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA.

Reyer, J., 2000. Combined Embodiment Design and Control Optimization: Effects of Cross-Disciplinary Coupling. Ph.D. Dissertation, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA.

Delagrammatikas, G., 2001. A Design Optimization Methodology for Advanced and Hybrid, Diesel-Based, Automotive Powertrains (D. Assanis co-chair). Ph.D. Dissertation, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA.

Kim, H.-M., 2001. Target Cascading in Optimal System Design. Ph.D. Dissertation, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA.

Li, Z., 2001. Design Optimization Techniques for Printed Antennas and Periodic Structures (J. Volakis co-chair). Ph.D. Dissertation, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA.

Michalek, J., 2001. Interactive Layout Design Optimization. M.S. Thesis, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA.

Whitehead, J. W., 2001. Design and Performance of Derivative-Free Optimization Algorithms Used with Hybrid Electric Vehicle Simulations. M.S. Thesis, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA.

Fellini, R. A., 2002. A Model-Based Methodology for Product Family Design. Ph.D. Dissertation, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA.

Sasena, M. J., 2002. Flexibility and Efficiency Enhancements for Constrained Global Design Optimization with Kriging Approximations (P. Goovaerts co-chair). Ph.D. Dissertation, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA.

Choudhary, R., 2003. A Hierarchical Optimization Framework for Simulation-Based Architectural Design (A. Malkawi co-chair). Ph.D. Dissertation, Department of Architecture, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA.

Cooper, A., 2003. An Enterprise Decision Model for Optimal Vehicle Design and Technology Valuation. M.S. Thesis, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA.

Fathy, H. K., 2003. Combined Plant and Control Optimization: Theory, Strategies and Applications (A.G. Ulsoy co-chair). Ph.D. Dissertation, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA.

Georgiopoulos, P., 2003. Enterprise-wide Product Design: Linking Optimal Design Decisions to the Theory of the Firm. Eng. D. Dissertation, Program in Manufacturing, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA.

Hossoy, I., 2003. Modeling of Craftsmanship Perceptions in Vehicle Interior Design Using Tools from Engineering and Psychology. M.S. Thesis, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA.

Li, Z., 2003. The Effects of Manufacturing Process on Powertrain Design Decisions. M.S. Thesis, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA.

Sherefkin, L., 2003. Analytical Craftsmanship: Evaluation and analysis of consumer Perceptions. M.S. Thesis, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA.

Allison, J., 2004. Complex System Optimization: A Review of Analytical Target Cascading, Collaborative Optimization, and Other Formulations. M.S. Thesis, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA.

Park, H.-J., 2004. A Quantification of Proportionality Aesthetics in Morphological Design (A. Economou co-chair). Ph.D. Dissertation, Department of Architecture, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA.

Parkinson, M., 2004. Balance Maintenance in Normal Seated Reach (D. Chaffin co-chair). Ph.D. Dissertation, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA.

Primikiri, E., 2004. Thermal Building Performance Optimization Using Spacial Achetypes (J. Turner co-chair). Ph.D. Dissertation, Department of Architecture, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA.

Rask, E., 2004. Estimating and Using the Attainable Set of Attribute Values for Discrete Choice Consumer Preference Modeling. M.S. Thesis, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA.

Han, J., 2005. Optimal design of hybrid and non-hybrid fuel cell vehicles. M.S. Thesis, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA.

Michalek, J., 2005. Preference Coordination in Engineering Design Decision-Making. Ph.D. Dissertation, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA.

Alyaqout, S., 2006. A Multi-System Optimization Approach to Coupling in Robust Design and Control (Ulsoy, A. Galip co-chair). Ph.D. Dissertation, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA.

Chan, K.-Y., 2006. Monotonicity, Activity and Sequential Linearizations in Probabilistic Design Optimization. Ph.D. Dissertation, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA.

Frischknecht, B., 2006. Representations and Methods for Enabling Design Variety. M.S. Thesis, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA.

Li, Z., 2006. Optimal Design of Multistation Assembly System (M. Kokkolaras co-chair). Ph.D. Dissertation, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA.

Alexander, M. J., 2008. Analytical Target Cascading Optimization of an Electric Vehicle Powertrain System. M.S. Thesis, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA.

Allison, J. T., 2008. Optimal Partitioning and Coordination Decisions in Decomposition-based Design Optimization. Ph.D. Dissertation, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA.

Han, J. W., 2008. Sequential Linear Programming Coordination Strategy for Deterministic and Probabilistic Analytical Target Cascading. Ph.D. Dissertation, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA.

Kelly, J. C., 2008. Interactive Genetic Algorithms for Shape Preference Assessment in Engineering Design. Ph.D. Dissertation, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA.

MacDonald, E. F., 2008. The Construction of Preference in Engineering Design and Implications for Green Products. Ph.D. Dissertation, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA.

Malikopoulos, A., 2008. Real-Time, Self-Learning Identification and Stochastic Optimal Control of Advanced Powertrain Systems (D. N. Assanis co-chair). Ph.D. Dissertation, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA.

Sarin, H., 2008. Error Assessment of Response Time Histories (EARTH): A Metric to Validate Simulation Models. M.S. Thesis, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA.

Frischknecht, B. D., 2009. Market Systems Modeling for Public versus Private Tradeoff Analysis in Optimal Vehicle Design. Ph.D. Dissertation, Deparment of Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA.

Ren, Y., 2009. An Interactive Modeling Environment for Automotive Exterior Design. M.S. Thesis, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA.

Peters, D. L., 2010. Coupling and Controllability in Optimal Design and Control. Ph.D. Dissertation, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA.

Reid, T. N., 2010. Quantifying Perception-Based Attirbutes in Design: A Case Study on the Perceived Environmental Friendliness of Vehicle Silhouettes. Ph.D. Dissertation, Design Science, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA.

Alexander, M. J., 2011. Managment of Functional Data Variables in Decomposition-based Design Optimization. Ph.D. Dissertation, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA.

Hoffenson, S., 2011. Safety Considerations in Optimal Automotive Vehicle Design. Ph.D. Dissertation, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA.

Ren, Y., 2011. Design Preference Elicitation, Identification and Estimation. Ph.D. Dissertation, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA.

Whitefoot, K. S., 2011. Quantifying the Impact of Environmental Policy on Engineering Design Decision. Ph.D. Dissertation, Design Science, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA.

Whitefoot, J. W., 2012. Optimal co-design of microgrids and electric vehicles: synergies, simplifications and the effects of uncertainty . Ph.D. Dissertation, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA.

Montazeri, S., 2013. Design for Behavior Change: The Role of Product Visual Aesthetics in Promoting Sustainable Behavior. Ph.D. Dissertation, Design Science, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA.

Kang, N., 2014. Multidomain Demand Modeling in Design for Market Systems. Ph.D. Dissertation, Design Science, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA.

Lee, K. J., 2014. Optimal System Design with Geometric Considerations. Ph.D. Dissertation, Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA.

McGowan, A. R., 2014. Interdisciplinary Interactions During R&D and Early Design of Large Engineered Systems. Ph.D. Dissertation, Design Science, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA.

Bayrak, A. E., 2015. Topology Considerations in Hybrid Electric Vehicle Powertrain Architecture Design. Ph.D. Dissertation, Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA.