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Ellen Arruda

Welcome to the Department of Mechanical Engineering (ME) at the University of Michigan (UM). We are one of the best mechanical engineering programs anywhere as measured by undergraduate and graduate program rankings, amount of high-quality space, research expenditures, global partnerships, and student-led efforts... read more  

Spotlight

ME Celebrates 150 Years!

2017-18 ME Annual Report released

Lead. Discover. Inspire.

Recent News

Jianping Fu Elected to the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering College of Fellows

AIMBE is a non-profit, honorific society of the most accomplished individuals in the fields of medical and biological engineering. 

Professor Miki Banu awarded the Research Faculty Achievement Award

The Research Faculty Achievement Award honors those who have exceptional scholarly achievements, as evidenced by significant contributions to an academic field of study over time, a specific outstanding discovery or the development of innovative technology or practice.

Kon-Well Wang selected as a University Distinguished Faculty Achievement Award Winner

The Distinguished Faculty Achievement Awards honor senior faculty who have consistently demonstrated outstanding achievements in scholarly research and/or creative endeavors.

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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