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Transforming Futures

The new approach could enable farmers to produce ammonia on-site, and also reduce CO2 emissions from fertilizer production.

ME Grad Seminar Series Seeks Alumni Volunteers

We are hosting a student-centric seminar series as part of a new initiative to reform the ME graduate program. PhD and Master's students will pitch their research to a panel of U-M ME Alumni and then receive feedback from them.

2020-21 Annual Report Released

Read about ME's leadership, research, and community in the 2020-2021 Annual Report.

Special issue of IJSS published in honor of UM-ME professor's 80th birthday

Jim Barber is held with the utmost esteem by his colleagues across the world. The quality of his work, his collegiality, and his earnest devotion to his field are among the many praises sung by the contributors to a special issue of the International Journal of Solids and Structures (IJSS).

UM-ME remembers distinguished alumna Kimberly Hammonds

After earning her B.S. in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Michigan in 1990, Kim’s illustrious career took her through several executive leadership positions at major companies, like Ford Motor Co., Dell Inc., Boeing Co., and Deutsche Bank AG.

UM-ME associate professor's research group wins Manufacturing Leadership Award

The National Association of Manufacturers’ Manufacturing Leadership Council awarded UM-ME Associate Professor Kira Barton’s Research Group a Manufacturing Leadership Award in the Council’s Collaborative Ecosystems category.

ME professor delivers keynote speech for Energy and Climate panel at Inaugural Symposium of the Hellenic Institute of Advanced Studies

Dr. Stefanopoulou spoke about her “research vision on electrification of the automotive sector and the challenges that are involved in advancing battery technology.”

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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.