Kirstie Plantenberg, Ph.D.

Kirste Plantenberg

Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Dr. Kirstie Plantenberg
Contact Info:
Campus: McNichols Campus
Building: Engineering
Room: 250
Phone: 313-993-1595
Dr. Kirstie Plantenberg
Numerical Analysis
Design of Experiments
Engineering Graphics


  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Wayne State University


Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering, teaches statics, dynamics, numerical analysis, materials, design of experiments, and engineering graphics. Her research interests lie in Tribology, specifically the effects of vibration on friction. She holds a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. Before joining Detroit Mercy, Dr. Plantenberg taught for several years at Wayne State University and two years at Minnesota State University, Mankato. She also worked at General Motors Corporation, Inland division and was involved in testing the safety and strength of new seat designs and designed new testing fixtures. She joined the University in 2000.