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Welcome from the Chair

Ellen Arruda

Dear friends,

I hope this message finds you safe and well. It has been an extraordinary year, one that has underscored the grit, resolve, and dedication of our entire community — our faculty, staff, students, and alumni alike. As chair of the University of Michigan Department of Mechanical Engineering (U-M ME), I have been privileged to witness their remarkable commitment and resilience in so many ways... read more  

Spotlight

New Mechanical Engineering Faculty Openings

2019-20 ME Annual Report released

ME Celebrates 150 Years!

Lead. Discover. Inspire.

Recent News

Nima Fazeli receives the Google Research Scholar Award

Nima Fazeli has been awarded the Google Research Scholar Award under the Machine Learning and Data Mining Initiative for his proposal "Semi-Implicit Methods for Deformable Object Manipulation."

Nature Communications Publishes Research on Nanoscale Mechanics at vdW Heterointerfaces

U-M ME Professor Wei Lu and his student Hossein Rokni have released a paper in Nature Communications entitled “Direct measurements of interfacial adhesion in 2D materials and van der Waals heterostructures in ambient air.

Wei Lu selected as fellow for the Public Engagement Faculty Fellowship program

The Center for Academic Innovation has selected Wei Lu as a Fellow in the 2021 cohort of the competitive Public Engagement Faculty Fellowship program.

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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