awards

Professor Miki Banu awarded the Research Faculty Achievement Award

Miki BanuMiki 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

Outstanding Work in Cutting Fluids Earns Award for Professor Steve Skerlos

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.

ME Research Team a Finalist for the 2019 Gordon Bell Prize

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.