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Fast Company released a list this year naming Elliott Rouse's Lab one of the most innovative robotics companies of 2020. 

The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based Master's and doctoral degrees.

This award, endowed by engineering alumnus Larry Miller, is set up to recognize junior faculty members.

U-M ME PhD Student, Jeffrey Smith, and Professor Don Siegel have a paper titled, "Low-temperature paddlewheel effect in glassy solid electrolytes," published in Nature Communications. 

 

 

The Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship supports outstanding doctoral students who have achieved candidacy and are actively working on dissertation research and writing. We seek to support students working on dissertations that are unusually creative, ambitious and impactful.

Vivian Yee is a high school working in Allen Liu's Cellular and Molecular Systems Lab. Her project, "Evaluation of the Yes-associated protein as a target for breast cancer therapy," has won the Grand Award at the Michigan Science and Engineering Fair.

The Ford Motor Company and the University of Michigan have been integrally entwined for over 100 years. Today, dozens of Ford leaders engage with U-M on a weekly basis. Rich Strader, the Vice President at Ford Mobility Platforms and Products, is one of them.

Lightening the weight of the machines that move people by land, sea and air is beneficial for many reasons, including improved fuel efficiency and the ability to carry higher payloads or added safety systems. A 10% reduction in the weight of a passenger car, for instance, leads to about a 6% improvement in fuel economy.

Yue Fan's paper entitled, "Atomistic Mechanism and Probability Determination of the Cutting of GP Zones by Edge
Dislocations in Dilute Al-Cu Alloys," published in the Physical Review Materials. 

"Students want to be part of a bigger solution and conversation about how we can move toward more sustainable energy generation and use."

Rachel Vitali's dissertation on the advancing of inertial measurement unit technology acknowledged for ProQuest honorable mention.

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.

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

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

ME Professors Edgar Meyhofer and Pramod Reddy have shown for the first time how a nanoscale thermal switch can be built by employing nanoscale effects that arise when heat is transferred between a hot and cold nanoscale-thick membrane via thermal radiation.

The NSF CAREER awards are the National Science Foundation's most prestigious awards in support of early-career faculty who have the potential to serve as academic role models in research and education and to lead advances in the mission of their department or organization.

The SME Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award has recognized manufacturing engineers, age 35 or younger, who have made exceptional contributions and accomplishments in the manufacturing industry. 

"Our goal is to identify solar-powered wastewater nitrate treatment pathways that facilitate the recovery of energy by producing value-added chemicals from these nutrients," said Bala Chandran. The work is funded by Bala Chandran’s startup funds and MCubed, a University initiative to encourage innovative, interdisciplinary research. The project marries fundamental materials-scale catalysis, physics-based modeling, and experimental investigations. 

Activity trackers, smart watches, glucose monitors, and other wearable biosensor technology are a growing part of our lives. Now, ME Research Associate Professor Mihaela Banu is putting her research where our mouths are, with a collaborative initiative to develop a new smart, cyber-physical dental implant system.

ARC Team, Shanna Daly, Karl Grosh, Wai Lu, Chinedum Okwudire, Michael Umbriac, all have accepted College of Engineering Awards.

Fan's proposal entitled, "Connecting Grain Boundary's Metastability Evolution to Mechanical Behavior of Nanocrystalline Alloys During Non-Equilibrium Processing," won the award.

U-M ME, PhD student, Callan Luetkemeyer is a winner of the Savio L-Y. Woo Young Researcher Award – Biomechanical Research for ISLT-XVIII. She will be presenting her abstract at the symposium this February. 

This endowment gift is awarded annually by the Mechanical Engineering Department Chair.

Anam Khan gives an inspirational speech on the lesson of empathy at the 2019 Winter Commencement. 

We congratulate Professor Shih on this prestigious honor.