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Welcome from the Chair

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

Shorya Awtar 2020 recipient of ASB Goel Award for Translational Research

The American Society of Biomechanics recognizes Shorya Awtar for his outstanding work in translational biomechanics research, entrepreneurship, and societal benefit. 

Steve Skerlos receives 2020 Green Chemistry Challenge Award

The United States Environmental Protection Agency awards Steve Skerlos with a 2020 Green Chemistry Challenge Award for his Pure-Cut technology. 

David Kwabi Awarded ASME Pi Tau Sigma Gold Medal

Congratulations to David Kwabi for receiving this honor for all the exemplary work he has done. 

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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