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What do you get when you give some of the brightest and most motivated student minds access to world-class faculty and facilities and present them with extremely difficult problems to solve?

Mechanical engineers who have a positive impact on the world around them...

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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!

Clare Lanaghan receives IEEE PVSC Best Student Presentation Award
June 25, 2024

Lanaghan's presentation discussed process-structure relationships of laminated perovskite solar cells.

Jianping Fu discusses rapid progress towards regenerative medicine
June 24, 2024

A new article in Cell looks forward to the engineering of functional human organs through two emerging fields.

Chinedum Okwudire receives 2024 SME Education Award
June 10, 2024

Okwudire has received the award "for sustained commitment and significant contributions to advancing manufacturing education at the University of Michigan and nationally."

Endowed Professorship Recognitions
June 06, 2024

This past semester, ME celebrated two endowed professorship recognitions. André Boehman was named the Vennema Professor of Engineering, and Bogdan Epureanu was named the Roger L. McCarthy Professor of Mechanical Engineering.

Alauddin Ahmed receives Research Faculty Recognition Award
June 03, 2024

This award is presented by the Office of the Vice President for Research based on exceptional scholarly achievements, as evidenced by publications and other activities in an academic field of study.

Regents Approve ME Faculty Promotions
May 24, 2024

The Regents of the University of Michigan have approved the following promotions of ME faculty, effective September 1, 2024.

19July2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
ME DEI Alliance Meeting
25July8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Thesis Defense: Pinyi Wu
26July2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
ME DEI Alliance Meeting

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.