Arthur F. Thurnau Professor, Mechanical Engineering

Associate Vice President for Research, Natural Sciences and Engineering

Global CO2 Initiative Lead

College of Engineering, University of Michigan

My research on developing and using imaging diagnostics addresses questions related to internal combustion engines, non-thermal plasmas, and diseases of the human eye.

My teaching focuses on experiential undergraduate education through a lab course, the International Engineering Summer School at TU Berlin, and Techlab@Mcity.

My service work ranges from administrative roles at UM, editorial roles, a translational research program, to committees for international professional societies.

Contact information:

  • Email: vsick at Phone: +1 734 647-9607
  • Mail: University of Michigan, Department of Mechanical Engineering, 2007 W. E. Lay Automotive Laboratory, 1231 Beal Avenue, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2133, USA

Watch the TED-style presentation on the left to learn about our MCubed collaboration with Maria Woodward (Dep. of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences) and David Burke (Dept. of Human Genetics).

In addition, see details about Fast 3D Imaging for eye exams in this 360-degree video.

On the importance of studying abroad

See also this University of Michigan Record Article