The ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Awards are given out each year to recognize highly accomplished graduate students who have produced outstanding dissertations of the highest scholarly quality in any field of study. For 2018 there were 10 awards given and one was to ME Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Dakotah Thompson. For his dissertation, Thompson dug deep into a set of questions at the forefront of a cutting-edge field seeking to understand radiative thermal transport at the nanoscale.
Preparing for the future by doing the research now, Neil Dasgupta and colleagues of U-M’s Mechanical Engineering Department (ME), sponsored by the Ford Alliance Project, designed a lithium-metal battery anode with a 99.5% Coulombic efficiency, matching the highest recorded efficiency value to date.
The German-American Frontiers of Engineering (GAFOE) brings together early-career German and American engineers bi-annually for an invite-only symposium. This year's symposium is being hosted in Hamburg, Germany where 100 hand-selected participants will gather to discuss collaborative work, new techniques, leading-edge research and more.
Heat transfer limit set by Max Planck's law can be overcome: Reddy and Meyhofer labs report in Nature
What defines a living cell? How does one capture the molecular essence of life?
Professor Bogdan Epureanu has received a 2017 Faculty Recognition Award.
Assistant Professor Allen Liu was featured in an article in The Scientist titled "The Mechanobiology Garage: New tools for investigating how physical forces affect cells." In the article, The Scientist reports on recently developed methods—from upgraded versions of conventional tools to newer micro- and nanotechnologies—in the proliferating tool chest of cellular mechanobiology research.
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The cutting-edge research of Yue Fan, University of Michigan Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering, was published in the May 19th edition of Nature Communications titled "Energy Landscape-Driven Nonequilibrium Evolution of Inherent Structure in Disordered Material."
ME Associate Professor Jianping Fu's research has been selected for the frontispiece story for the 2016 Aug. 12 issue of Small and the inside front cover story for the 2016 Sept. 7 issue of Small. Fu is also an Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering and of Cell and Developmental Biology, as well as the Associate Director of the Michigan Center for Integrative Research in Critical Care.