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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

Take a look at what has been achieved in this emerging field along with the ethics of where research may go in the future.

Jing Sun, Ph.D., Michael G. Parsons Collegiate Professor and chair of the Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering department

The 2018 Fellows represent 125 research universities and governmental and non-profit research institutes worldwide and are named inventors on nearly 4,000 issued U.S. patents.

ME Professor and Director of W.E. Lay Automotive Laboratory

ME Professor André Boehman looks into the facts about corn ethanol and how it may not be the best resource to start backing. 

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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