Dr. Michael D. Greenberg

Professor Emeritus
Department of Mechanical Engineering
University of Delaware
108 Spencer Lab
Newark, DE 19716


Ph.D. Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (Minors in Mathematics and Aerospace Engineering), Cornell University, 1964

M.S. Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (Minor in Mathematics), Cornell University, 1960

B.E. Mechanical Engineering, Cornell University, 1958


Professor Emeritus of Mechanical Engineering, University of Delaware, 2008 - present

Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of Delaware, 1979 - 2008

Associate Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of Delaware, 1971-79

Assistant Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of Delaware, 1969-71

Society of Women Engineers Faculty Advisor, c. 1971-95

Related Experience

Visiting Professor, The Technion, Haifa, Israel, May 2008-August 2009

Visiting Assistant Professor of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, Cornell University, 1968-69

Staff Scientist, Therm Advanced Research, Inc., 1963-67


E. I. DuPont de Nemours & Co., Wilmington DE, September 1982-December 1982

Sage Action, Inc., Ithaca, NY, 1968-70

Selected Publications

Books Authored

  1. Michael D. Greenberg, "Ordinary Differential Equations", John Wiley & Sons, Hoboken, NJ, 2012
  2. Michael D. Greenberg, "Differential Equations and Linear Algebra", Prentice-Hall, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, 2001.
  3. Michael D. Greenberg, "Advanced Engineering Mathematics" 2nd ed, Prentice-Hall, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, 1998.
  4. Michael D. Greenberg, "Advanced Engineering Mathematics", Prentice-Hall, Englewood, Cliffs, NJ, 1988.
  5. Michael D. Greenberg, "Foundations of Applied Mathematics", Prentice-Hall, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, 1978.
  6. Michael D. Greenberg, "On the application of Green's Functions in Science and Engineering", Prentice-Hall, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, 1971. Reprinted by Brain Book Company in Japanese, Tokyo.

Journal Articles & Proceedings

  1. Murat Sozer and Michael D. Greenberg, "The Time-Dependent Free Surface Flow Induced by a Submerged Line Source or Sink," Journal of Fluid Mechanics, Vol. 284, pp. 225-237, 1995.
  2. Murat Sozer and Michael D. Greenberg, "A Vortex Sheet Approach to the Nonlinear Flow Induced by a Submerged Line Source or Sink," Boundary Elements XV, 1993.
  3. Michael D. Greenberg, "Vortex Sheet Modelling of Free Surface Flows," Symposium in Honor of Professor S. F. Shen, Cornell University, May 2, 1992.
  4. Joseph Lee and Michael D. Greenberg, "Line Momentum Source in Shallow Inviscid Fluid," Journal of Fluid Mechanics, Vol. 145, pp. 287-304, 1984.
  5. Anil Mitra and Michael D. Greenberg, "Reflection of Traveling Waves on Shallow Water by a Corrugated Bottom," Journal of Applied Mechanics, Vol. 51, No. 2, pp. 251-255, 1984.
  6. Michael D. Greenberg and Carolyn Y. Harrell, "Dynamic Stability of Wave-Convection Transport," Journal of Mechanical Engineering Science, Vol. 24, No. 4, 1982.
  7. Robert A. Dalrymple and Michael D. Greenberg, "Directional Wavemakers," Proceedings, Conference on Physical Modelling in Ocean Engineering, 1981.
  8. Michael D. Greenberg, James Pryor, and Wayne Elban, "On the Formulation of the Zero Creep Method for Small Diameter Wires," Materials Science and Engineering, Vol. 33, pp. 63-67, 1978.
  9. Michael D. Greenberg, "Limit Cycle City," Quarterly of Applied Mathematics, April, 1976, pp. 103-105.
  10. Michael D. Greenberg, "On the Connection Between the Compressible Flow Analogy and Limit Cycle Analysis," Proceedings of the Fifth Canadian Conference of Applied Mechanics, Fredericton, May, 1975.
  11. Anil Mitra and Michael D. Greenberg, "Effect of a Wavy Bottom on Kelvin-Helmholtz Instability," Journal of Hydronautics, Vol. 8, No. 2, pp. 53-57, April, 1974.
  12. Serge Zaroodny and Michael D. Greenberg, "On a Vortex Sheet Approach to the Numerical Calculation of Water Waves," Journal of Computational Physics, Vol. 11, No. 3, pp. 440-446, March, 1973.
  13. Michael D. Greenberg, Anil Mitra, and Serge Zaroodny, "A Vortex Sheet Approach to Two-Phase Flows," Proceedings of the Fourth Canadian Congress of Applied Mechanics, Montreal, May, 1973.
  14. Michael D. Greenberg, "Nonlinear Actuator Disk Theory," Zeitschrift fur Flugwissenschaften, Vol. 3, No. 20, pp. 90-98, March, 1972.
  15. Michael D. Greenberg, "Propeller Flow Field Induced by a Rotor in Ground Effect," Proceedings of the Third Canadian Congress on Applied Mechanics, University of Calgary, May 1971.
  16. Michael D. Greenberg and S. R. Powers, "Nonlinear Actuator Disk Theory and Flow Field Calculations, Including Nonuniform Loading, NASA-CR 1672, September, 1970.
  17. Michael D. Greenberg and Alvin L. Kaskel, "Inviscid Flow Field Induced by a Rotor in Ground Effect," NASA CR-1027, May 1968.
  18. Michael D. Greenberg, "On the Laminar Flow Analogy and its Application to Limit Cycle Synthesis," Quarterly of Applied Mathematics, Vol. XXV, No. 2, pp. 187-192, July, 1967.
  19. Michael D. Greenberg and Donald E. Ordway, "Low-Speed Aerodynamics of the Ducted Propeller," Zeitschrift fur Flugwissenschaften, Vol. 14, No. 8, pp. 363-372, August, 1966.
  20. Michael D. Greenberg, "Calculation of Unsteady Propeller Forces," Invited paper presented at the Workshop on Fluctuating Propeller Forces, David Taylor Model Basin, April 21-22, 1966.
  21. Michael D. Greenberg and Jack P. Moran, "Approximate Evaluation of Certain Functions Arising in Unsteady Airfoil Theory," SIAM Review, Vol. 8, No. 1, January, 1966.
  22. Michael D. Greenberg, "The Unsteady Loading on a Marine Propeller in a Nonuniform Flow," Journal of Ship Research, Vol. 8, No. 3, pp. 29-38, December, 1964.
  23. Michael D. Greenberg, "An Improved Glauert Series for Certain Airfoil Problems," AIAA Journal, Vol. 2, pp. 1666-7, September, 1964.


Sigma Xi

Society of Women Engineers

Honors & Awards

University of Delaware Excellence in Teaching Award, April 2005*

University of Delaware Excellence in Teaching Award, April 1987*

Faculty Advisor of the Year Award, awarded by Minority Engineering Program, 1985

University of Delaware Excellence in Teaching Award, April 1977*

* There are four faculty recipients per year. (Award is followed by a ten year period of ineligibility.) Dr. Greenberg is the only 3-time awardee at the University of Delaware as of 2010.

Courses Taught

Intermediate Engineering Mathematics (MEEG 690)

Advanced Engineering Mathematics (MEEG 891)

Advanced Engineering Analysis (MEEG 862)

Engineering Mathematics I (MATH 351)

Engineering Mathematics II (MATH 352)

Numerical Methods in ODEs and PDEs (MEEG 467)

Applied Engineering Analysis (MAE 361)

Nonlinear Models (MEEG 467)

Applied Ocean Science (MAST 6xx)

Fluid Mechanics II (MEEG 832)

Thermodynamics (MEEG 344)

Statics (MEEG 112)

Statics (TAM 1151), Cornell U

Dynamics (TAM 1152), Cornell U

Strength of Materials (TAM 1153), Cornell U

Differential Equations (TAM 1155), Cornell U

Advanced Strength of Materials (TAM 1154), Cornell U

Applied Mathematics (TAM 1181), Cornell U

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