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Become a Mechanical Engineer

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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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!

Realizing Breakthroughs

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

ME chair awarded prestigious Borelli Award from the American Society of Biomechanics

The Borelli Award, the most prestigious honor given by the ASB, recognizes outstanding career accomplishment and is awarded annually to an investigator who has conducted exemplary research in any area of biomechanics.

ME assistant professor awarded 2023 ASME Bergles-Rohsenow Young Investigator Award in Heat Transfer

Rohini Bala Chandran has been recognized for having “demonstrated the potential to make significant contributions to the field of heat transfer.”

ME professor posthumously awarded ASME Soichiro Honda Medal

Huei Peng, who passed away on November 17, 2022, has been posthumously awarded the ASME Soichiro Honda Medal. The award recognizes an individual for an outstanding achievement or a series of significant engineering contributions in developing improvements in the field of personal transportation.

ME assistant professor receives Provost’s Teaching Innovation Prize

James Holly, Jr., assistant professor of mechanical engineering, has been awarded a 2023 Provost’s Teaching Innovation Prize (TIP) for his project, “(Re)Politicizing Engineering Knowledge Through Racism-Conscious Engineering Instruction.”

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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.