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Welcome from the Chair

Ellen Arruda

Dear friends,

I hope this message finds you safe and well. It has been an extraordinary year, one that has underscored the grit, resolve, and dedication of our entire community — our faculty, staff, students, and alumni alike. As chair of the University of Michigan Department of Mechanical Engineering (U-M ME), I have been privileged to witness their remarkable commitment and resilience in so many ways... read more  

Spotlight

New Mechanical Engineering Faculty Openings

2019-20 ME Annual Report released

ME Celebrates 150 Years!

Lead. Discover. Inspire.

Recent News

Albert Shih named in SME's Top 20 Most Influential Academics Shaping Smart Manufacturing

The Society of Manufacturing Engineers names Albert Shih in their list of 20 Most Influential Academics Shaping Smart Manufacturing.

Eyeless nematodes can learn to navigate simple mazes

How can worms, mazes, and food deprivation help us understand aging? Read more about it in the latest research from this collaborative U-M team. 

A paradigm shift in manufacturing with benefits for many

A recent article written by Chinedum Okwudire and Harsha Madhyastha for Science Magazine delves into the benefits of massively distributed manufacturing.

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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