I’m not an engineer and idk if he’s mechE, but maybe Bill Best? He’s a widely regarded/loved professor on campus
Ah thank you so much! I looked him up and he’s a member of the ECE department, but he did get his B.S. in mechanical engineering. Also some of his research sounds very interesting to me, so even if I don’t sit in on a class of his I think I’ll definitely reach out to him! Especially if he has as good of a reputation as you say he does.