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Ellen Arruda

Welcome to the Department of Mechanical Engineering (ME) at the University of Michigan (UM). We are one of the best mechanical engineering programs anywhere as measured by undergraduate and graduate program rankings, amount of high-quality space, research expenditures, global partnerships, and student-led efforts... read more

Spotlight

ME Celebrates 150 Years!

2017-18 ME Annual Report released

Lead. Discover. Inspire.

Recent News

ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Awards of 2018 includes ME Postdoctoral Fellow

Work with radiative thermal transport at nanoscale level lands Dakotah Thompson a ProQuest Dissertation Award.

University of Michigan Block M

With a $50 million contract from the U.S. Army, the University of Michigan’s Automotive Research Center will shift its focus to autonomous technologies for military ground vehicles. The funding extends the center’s 25-year partnership with the Army through 2024.

ME PhD Student winner of 2019 Michigan Business Challenge

Student medical device startup receives $25,000 grand prize in Michigan Business Challenge.

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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