Richard Hill

Richard Hill

Assistant Dean for Research & External Initiatives
Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Dr. Richard Hill
Contact Info:
Campus: McNichols Campus
Building: Engineering
Room: 130
Phone: 313-578-0428
Dr. Richard Hill
Areas of Expertise:
Mechatronic Design
Numerical Methods
Electric Vehicles


  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan
  • M.S., Applied Mathematics, University of Michigan
  • M.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Berkeley
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Southern California


Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering teaches controls, dynamics, instrumentation, and mechatronic design.  His research interests are in discrete-event system modeling and control, nonlinear control, and vehicle and manufacturing applications. Dr. Hill holds a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering and an MS in Applied Mathematics from the University of Michigan, an MS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley,  and a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Southern California.

Prior to joining the Detroit Mercy faculty, Dr. Hill worked at Lockheed Martin Corporation on satellite attitude reference and control and was a high school math and science teacher. He joined the University in 2008.