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Realizing Breakthroughs

The University of Michigan will lead a suite of projects involving multiple institutions to boost understanding of solid-state EV power cells.

DEI Momentum

We believe each one of us plays an important role in building an environment where everyone can thrive as learners and leaders. We have put together this webpage to help collect resources, transparency, opportunities, and more revolving around DEI in our department and beyond.

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!

A framework to assess accessibility in industry standard equipment setups
February 13, 2024

The ME Undergraduate Machine Shop team has received the University of Michigan’s Distinguished Diversity Leaders Award for their work to improve accessibility in the shop, which also yielded a new framework for evaluating industry standard equipment setups.

Robotics leader Dawn Tilbury elected to National Academy of Engineering
February 12, 2024

The organization underscored her work in manufacturing network control and human-robot interaction. Tilbury’s smart-manufacturing work includes digital twins, managing the health of manufacturing systems and reconfiguring such systems. The announcement also named human-robot teaming.

Minjeong Kim receives 2024 North Campus Deans’ MLK Spirit Award
February 06, 2024

Kim, an undergraduate junior in Mechanical Engineering, has received this award for her efforts to promote DEI within the U-M Solar Car Team.

$1.7 Million for a New Endoscopic Microscopy Tool
January 29, 2024

Kenn Oldham and his lab have received an R01 grant from the National Institute of Health to develop a new endoscopic microscope for neuron imaging capable of penetrating beneath the surface of organ tissue and at cellular resolutions.

U-M’s Automotive Research Center gets $100 million through 2028
January 25, 2024

The U.S. Army has has reached a new five-year agreement of up to $100 million with U-M’s Automotive Research Center to boost work on autonomous vehicle technologies.

Just Declared: Madelyn Hoffhines
December 15, 2023

Madelyn Hoffhines is a U-M sophomore who recently declared her major in mechanical engineering. Here, she blogs about her journey to the department, why she chose mechanical engineering, and how she came to find community among her peers.

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Featured Video

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.