Melody Baglione

Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Professor Melody Baglione received a Ph.D. and M.S.M.E. at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and a B.S.M.E. at Michigan Technological University in Houghton, Michigan.  She received the National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship and brings with her 7+ years of industry experience (primarily in automotive powertrain systems but also management consulting).  Professor Baglione is currently developing inductive and hands-on teaching methods by integrating case studies, practical laboratories, and real-world projects into the mechanical engineering curriculum.  Her current projects include: a NSF-funded project to incorporate sustainability into the control systems curriculum by creating learning opportunities related to our Building Management System and heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning systems; designing interactive technologies that promote science, technology, math, and engineering to young children and those with special needs; developing vehicle system models and algorithms for optimizing powertrain configurations and control strategies; and characterizing structural dynamics properties using experimental modal analysis.  Professor Baglione teaches Systems Engineering (ESC161), Feedback Control Systems (ME151), Engineering Mechanics (ESC100), Mechanical Vibrations (ME101), Advanced Mechanical Vibrations (ME401), and Acoustics, Vibration, and Noise Control (EID160).

Projects & Links

  • Founded by inventor, industrialist and philanthropist Peter Cooper in 1859, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art offers education in art, architecture and engineering, as well as courses in the humanities and social sciences.

  • “My feelings, my desires, my hopes, embrace humanity throughout the world,” Peter Cooper proclaimed in a speech in 1853. He looked forward to a time when, “knowledge shall cover the earth as waters cover the great deep.”

  • From its beginnings, Cooper Union was a unique institution, dedicated to founder Peter Cooper's proposition that education is the key not only to personal prosperity but to civic virtue and harmony.

  • Peter Cooper wanted his graduates to acquire the technical mastery and entrepreneurial skills, enrich their intellects and spark their creativity, and develop a sense of social justice that would translate into action.