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Ellen Arruda

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.

As chair of the University of Michigan Department of Mechanical Engineering (U-M ME), I have the privilege of seeing this on a daily basis... read more  

Spotlight

ME Celebrates 150 Years!

2018-19 ME Annual Report released

Lead. Discover. Inspire.

Recent News

Angela Violi named Arthur F. Thurnau Professor

The 2020 honorees, approved Feb. 20 by the Board of Regents, are Miranda D. Brown, Angela Violi, Gyorgyi Csankovszki, John Montgomery and Susan Scott Parrish.

Taheri and Luetkemeyer receive 2020 Ivor K. McIvor Award

This award is presented annually to senior graduate students who have demonstrated excellence in research and scholarship in an area of applied mechanics.

Four ME Faculty Members Present at the 2020 Gordon Research Conference

Neil Dasgupta, Don Siegel, Jeff Sakamoto, and Anna Stefanopoulou present at the prestigious Gordon Research Conference.  

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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