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PhD and Master's in U-M ME

Looking to take another step forward in creating world-changing solutions? It is time to apply for graduate school at U-M Mechanical Engineering. Work on challenging problems in an environment where a convergence of disciplines meet in one department.

Living in Michigan

The U-M Department of Mechanical Engineering is located on the University of Michigan’s North campus in Ann Arbor, a vibrant mid-sized city known for its sprawling greenery and exposed-brick facades, its array of enticing eateries and historic theaters, and, of course, Michigan Football!

Realizing Breakthroughs

3D printing software invented in ME lab and developed by Ulendo is able to print faster without sacrificing quality.

Formations of frozen droplets deliver new insights on next-generation ice-repellent surfaces

Through careful analysis of lumpy ice dendrite formations, the Energy Transport Laboratory team gained new insights into the effects of oil viscosity, oil chemistry, and other contributing factors on new oil-impregnated materials.

North Campus' Deans' MLK Spirit Awards recipients

The North Campus' Deans' MLK Spirit Awards were held on January 16th, 2023. Solomon Adera, Susan Cheng, Alondra Ortiz-Ortiz, Yves Nazon, and Thanina Emily Makhlouf are 2023 recipients.

Aaron Towne receives NSF CAREER Award for work modeling turbulent flows

Aaron Towne, Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering, has won an NSF CAREER Award for his proposal, “Scale-dependent reduced-order models for turbulent flows,” which seeks to address society’s need for cheaper, more accessible turbulent flow modeling.

Dolphin splashing in water as it takes off from swimming dock
New activity trackers for dolphin conservation

Experiments with custom-made biologging devices offer new insight into dolphin swimming and energy requirements.

1January12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
DEI 1:1 Share Sessions
1January12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
DEI Group Share Sessions
3February10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
Thesis Defense: Nicolas Mesyngier

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Simulating Bus Airflow
By simulating how particles exhaled from passengers on a bus would travel through the vehicle under various conditions, researchers at the University of Michigan have been able to develop guidelines for how to operate campus buses more safely during the COVID-19 pandemic.