Michael Foster

Michael Foster, PhD

Chair, Department of Mechanical, Civil, and Biomedical Engineering

Professor of Mechanical Engineering



Michael Foster received a BS in engineering from Messiah College (Grantham, Pennsylvania) in 2002 and both an MS and PhD in mechanical engineering from Drexel University (Philadelphia) in 2006 and 2007, respectively. He is a member of the American Society for Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE).

Mike's technical interests include heat transfer, fluid mechanics and biomimicry. He is also active in engineering education research. His teaching responsibilities include applications of thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, heat transfer, control systems engineering, and computational methods.

His other passions include studying leadership principles and encouraging others to pursue their calling/purpose with a passion. Mike enjoys competitive volleyball, baseball, photography, exercise/lifting, and hanging out with his wife and two energetic boys.