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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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Realizing Breakthroughs

The University of Michigan will lead a suite of projects involving multiple institutions to boost understanding of solid-state EV power cells.

DEI Momentum

We believe each one of us plays an important role in building an environment where everyone can thrive as learners and leaders. We have put together this webpage to help collect resources, transparency, opportunities, and more revolving around DEI in our department and beyond.

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!

Rethinking Standards for Accessibility - An honorable mention for the James T. Neubacher Award
November 28, 2023

Don Wirkner, ME’s Instructional Lab Services Manager, has received an honorable mention for this award in recognition of his team's work to identify and address accessibility problems with industry standard equipment setups.

Jianping Fu invited to join boards of prestigious academic journals
November 28, 2023

Fu is a leading researcher in mechanobiology, stem cell bioengineering, developmental bioengineering, microfluidics, and BioMEMS.

Dr. Janet Ellzey delivers 2023 Michael Korybalski Distinguished Lecture
November 22, 2023

Ellzey's lecture, titled "Humanitarian Engineering: Educating Bold, Responsible, and Innovative Leaders," focused on humanitarian engineering, the application of engineering solutions to low-income or marginalized communities, a growing field in the US and worldwide.

Material simulation with quantum accuracy wins Gordon Bell Prize
November 17, 2023

The prestigious award offered by the Association for Computing Machinery goes to the team of U-M mechanical engineering professor Vikram Gavini.

4 Tips to thrive in your undergrad
November 16, 2023

We gathered the top tips for undergraduates from a recent event where current students discussed their challenges with recent alumni.

Margaret Wooldridge named senior fellow of Michigan Society of Fellows
November 15, 2023

The Society of Fellows, under the auspices of the Rackham Graduate School, was founded in 1970 by seven U-M faculty members, including then-president Robben Fleming, to stimulate cross-disciplinary awareness and exchange.

5December3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
ME Seminar Series: Jennifer Rieser
6December9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Thesis Defense: Nishant Jalgaonkar
6December4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
ME DEI Alliance Weekly Meeting

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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.