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2021 Korybalski Lecture

U-M ME is pleased to welcome Vijay Kumar, the Nemirovsky Family Dean of Penn Engineering, as the 2021 Michael Korybalski Distinguished Lecturer.

Improving Lives

‘Transportation is a form of freedom’: Prof Daly discusses how to make it more equitable

Transforming Futures

ME engineers are working to make our electrified future more equitable and avoid the mistakes of the past

New path to increasing heavy-truck efficiency with state-of-the-art research engine

U-M researchers collaborating with Volvo Technology of America are contributing to the demonstration of an engine with 55% peak brake thermal efficiency.

Yue Fan Receives MPMD Young Leaders Professional Development Award

Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Yue Fan, has received the 2022 Materials Processing and Manufacturing Division (MPMD) Young Leaders Professional Development Award from the Minerals, Metals, and Materials Society.

ME Department Receives Rhetaugh G. Dumas Progress in Diversifying Award

The U-M Mechanical Engineering Department is the recipient of the 2021-2022 Rhetaugh G. Dumas Progress in Diversifying Award.

$3.4M to turn up the heat at solar-thermal plants

Improved heat-trapping materials for solar thermal energy could help the U.S. meet its goal of cutting solar energy costs in half by 2030.

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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.