Miki Banu is a Research Associate Professor for U-M ME and has been with the department since 2013. Banu and her research have contributed to green technology and sustainable manufacturing, including a process to extract and use bamboo fibers to reinforce thermoplastic and thermoset composites, reducing carbon emissions. Banu is also a member of U-M's Global CO2 Initiative where she explore
Kon-Well Wang is the Stephen P. Timoshenko Collegiate Professor of Mechanical Engineering. He served as the Mechanical Engineering Department Chair for two consecutive terms, 2008-2018, and he currently directs the National Science Foundation’s Division of Engineering Education and Centers.
Professor Andre Boehman has been elected to Fellow Grade of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). The ASME Committee of Past Presidents confers the Fellow grade of membership on worthy candidates to recognize their outstanding engineering achievements.
Rich Strader is the Vice President of Mobility Platforms and Products at Ford Motor Company and will be giving the 2019 Michael Korybalski Distinguished Lecture.
Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Steve Skerlos has received the Champion for Industry Award from ThomasNet, an online platform for supplier discovery and product sourcing in the U.S. and Canada. Throughout 2019 they will be honoring the achievements of distinguished company leaders in the manufacturing industry. Those who are awarded are nominated by their peers for embracing innovation, inspiring their colleagues, dedicating themselves to finding trailblazing solutions, and driving business forward.
Mechanical Engineering Associate Professor, Vikram Gavini, along with his group members Sambit Das (PhD student, ME) and Dr. Phani Motamarri (Assistant Research Scientist, ME) have taken great strides in accelerating density functional theory (DFT) calculations on some of the world’s largest supercomputers, via the development of DFT-FE—a massively parallel real-space code for large-scale DFT calculations of materials properties.
Tim Manganello and BorgWarner Department Chair of Mechanical Engineering, Ellen Arruda, has been awarded the 2019 ASME Nadai Medal.
We congratulate Huei Peng, on receiving two honors from ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers). Peng is a Roger L. McCarthy Professor, Director of MCity, and the US Director of the US-China Clean Energy Research Center-Clean Vehicle Consortium.