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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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PhD and Master's in U-M ME

Looking to take another step forward in creating world-changing solutions? It is time to apply for graduate school at U-M Mechanical Engineering. Work on challenging problems in an environment where a convergence of disciplines meet in one department.

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!

Realizing Breakthroughs

3D printing software invented in ME lab and developed by Ulendo is able to print faster without sacrificing quality.

Remembering Huei Peng

An innovative researcher, leader and educator in vehicle controls and connected/automated vehicles.

ME PhD student recognized with AVS Thin Film James Harper Award

Andrew Gayle, PhD candidate in U-M Mechanical Engineering, received the AVS Thin Film James Harper Award at the American Vacuum Society’s (AVS) 68th International Symposium for his talk, “Tunable ALD Infiltration into High-Aspect-Ratio Aerogels Enabled by Process Modeling for Solar Thermal Applications.”

The morning sun rises on the Grove at North Campus of the Universities of Michigan. Photo: Levi Hutmacher/Michigan Engineering, Communications & Marketing
Living in Michigan: A hub for culture, exploration, and comfort

Living in Michigan, especially Ann Arbor, residents get the best of all worlds with a convergence of cultures, entertainment, nature, and access to easily travel and explore anywhere you want.

ME professor selected to receive Mid-career Biosciences Faculty Achievement Recognition award

The MBioFAR program aims to recognize and provide the most meritorious mid-career faculty with additional discretionary resources — $250,000 per year for two years for each awardee — to facilitate innovative and higher-risk research that might not otherwise be supported by conventional granting agencies.

12December1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Thesis Defense: Andrew Gayle
13December4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Thesis Defense: Boqi Li

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