Welcome from the Chair

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  


ME Celebrates 150 Years!

2017-18 ME Annual Report released

Lead. Discover. Inspire.

Recent News

ME Department Chair Receives ASME Nadai Medal

Tim Manganello/BorgWarner Department Chair of Mechanical Engineering, Ellen Arruda, has received the 2019 ASME Nadai Medal.

Huei Peng is Honored with Two Awards from ASME

Peng has been awarded The Yasundo Takahashi Education Award and The Rufus Oldenburger Medal.

NSF Grant Awarded to Allen Liu Launches New Osteoporosis Study to Outer Space

A deeper look into bone cellular development and the effects of microgravity should bring a much better understanding of the condition.


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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