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Volker Sick

Associate VP, Natural Sciences and Engineering

Current Appointments

  • Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Mechanical Engineering

​As associate vice president for research, natural sciences and engineering, Sick serves as liaison between the Office of the Vice President of Research (OVPR) and scholarly and creative activities across the university in the natural sciences and engineering. As a senior member of the OVPR administrative team, he helps orchestrate major interdisciplinary initiatives, deals with policy issues and works with Federal Relations for Research to promote the university’s research agenda.

His research focuses on developing and applying laser-based and other optical measurement techniques to enable studies of mass and energy transfer at high pressures and high temperatures in mechanically restricted and vibrating environments, such as in internal combustion engines, stationary combustion and multi-phase mixing processes.

Units and Initiatives

Phone: 764-7013
Research Team Assignment: Leadership Team

4052 Fleming Administration Building
503 Thompson Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1340

Ann Leffler, executive assistant, 734-763-1290,