Michael Mello

California Institute of Technology

SEM Awards: R.E. Peterson

Michael Mello is a Teaching Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Civil Engineering (MCE) at Caltech. He earned a B.S. degree in physics from Bridgewater State College, an M.S. degree in optics from the University of Rochester, and a Ph.D. from Caltech (GALCIT). Mike began his career as a research engineer in the Brown University plate impact lab from 1988–1997. He later worked at Intel from 1997–2006 as an electronics packaging engineer, where he supported product certification and metrology development and managed the company’s premier mechanical testing laboratory. Mike is also currently an Associate Technical Editor of Experimental Mechanics, a post he has held since 2013.


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Last Updated: 04/21/2021