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Welcome from the Chair

Ellen Arruda

What do you get when you give some of the brightest and most motivated student minds access to world-class faculty and facilities and present them with extremely difficult problems to solve?

Mechanical engineers who have a positive impact on the world around them.

As chair of the University of Michigan Department of Mechanical Engineering (U-M ME), I have the privilege of seeing this on a daily basis... read more  

Spotlight

New Mechanical Engineering Faculty Openings

ME Celebrates 150 Years!

2018-19 ME Annual Report released

Lead. Discover. Inspire.

Recent News

2020 ASME Rayleigh Lecture Award received by Kon-Well Wang

American Society of Mechanical Engineers honored Professor Kon-Well Wang with the Rayleigh Lecture Award.

Professor Huei Peng appointed to the Michigan Council on Future Mobility and Electrification

Governor Gretchen Whitmer has appointed Professor Huei Peng to the Michigan Council on Future Mobility and Electrification.

Tilbury SAE paper receives the Vincent Bendix Automotive Electronics Engineering Award

Dawn Tilbury and co-authors' of an SAE paper selected as one of the best 2019 papers in the SAE International Journal of Connected and Automated Vehicles and has been chosen to receive the Vincent Bendix Automotive Electronics Engineering Award.

Videos

The latest design of the arterial everter is a flexible tool with a tapered silicone tip that can spread the artery onto the coupler’s pins from almost any angle. The pins pierce through the artery and into the silicone without bending, and the tool’s shaft can be angled as needed. Credit: Carolyn McCarthy

Building Leaders

Who change the world

Reconstructive surgery tech gets its start in an ME 450 class -- the ‘arterial everter’ has now been licensed to Baxter.
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The jerboa - a bipedal desert rodent native to North Africa and Central Asia. Credit: Christian Baker

Future Discovery

Built on an unshakeable foundation

From rodent to robot: how a hopping mouse and information theory could inform robotic locomotion.
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A car in MCity

Hard Problems

Huge impact

Professor Peng works to improve vehicle efficiency and self-driving safety.
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