We explore issues of sustainability, optimization and scale in manufacturing systems and work with high-performance, next-generation tools and materials. 

Visit the ME Manufacturing Group site:


  • Nanotube structures and devices
  • Mass customization and systems
  • Laser welding and joining (fabrication and modeling)
  • Reconfigurable manufacturing
  • Laser micromachining
  • Precision manufacturing
  • Biomedical devices
  • Metal ultra high speed cutting
  • Global health design
  • Affordable medical device design
  • Sustainable machining processes and systems design

Recent News

A recent article written by Chinedum Okwudire and Harsha Madhyastha for Science Magazine delves into the benefits of massively distributed manufacturing.

In the Conversation, Sridhar Kota talks about how the global pandemic has interrupted supply chains for almost 75% of US companies.

The 2020 Leadership in Engineering Award from the Washington Academy of Sciences has been awarded to Dawn Tilbury.

As research begins to ramp back up in G.G. Brown, we find out how faculty and students are making changes to safely re-enter their workspace.

Dr. Jun Ni has been selected for SME's list of the top 20 most influential professors in Smart Manufacturing

U-M ME 250 and 350 classes make the most of their new class structure while still learning the fundamentals.