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Richard M. Lueptow

Professor of Mechanical Engineering (and by courtesy) Chemical and Biological Engineering

Senior Associate Dean for Research


2145 Sheridan Road
Tech L258
Evanston, IL 60208-3109

847-491-2739Email Richard Lueptow


Richard M. Lueptow's Research Group


Mechanical Engineering


Master of Science in Product Design and Development Management Program

Theoretical and Applied Mechanics Graduate Program


Sc.D. Mechanical Engineering, MIT, Cambridge, MA

S.M. Mechanical Engineering, MIT, Cambridge, MA

B.S. Engineering, Michigan Technological University, Houghton, MI

Significant Recognition

  • Northwestern University McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science Teacher of the Year Award (2 times)
  • Society of Automotive Engineers Teetor Educational Award
  • American Society for Engineering Education Dow Outstanding Young Faculty Award
  • William M. Carey Award, National Fire Protection Research Foundation (2 times)
  • Space Act Award from the NASA Inventions and Contributions Board
  • Fellow of the American Physical Society, Division of Fluid Dynamics, 2008
  • Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers

Significant Professional Service

  • Charles Deering McCormick Professor of Teaching Excellence