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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!

Anan Ghrayeb receives National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship
April 09, 2024

This competetive award aims to encourage students early in their courses of study to pursue graduate studies in research areas of interest to the DoD.

To SUGS: Grace Haller
March 25, 2024

Grace Haller is a first-year master’s student in ME. Here, she blogs about her transition from undergrad to grad school through the University’s Sequential Undergraduate/Graduate Studies (SUGS) program.

Rackham Predoctoral Fellows Announced
March 20, 2024

For the 2024-2025 academic year, four mechanical engineering (ME) students have been selected for this fellowship.

Model detects indoor or outdoor walks based only on movement data
March 18, 2024

Real-world walking data informs machine learning model.

Explaining a supernova’s ‘string of pearls’
March 14, 2024

It looks like the same mechanism that breaks up airplane contrails might be at play in forming the clumps of hydrogen gas that ring the remnant of supernova 1987A.

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.

24April3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Thesis Defense: Zhenkun Lin
26April2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
ME DEI Alliance Meeting
2May12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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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.