Edgar Meyhofer

Edgar Meyhofer
Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Professor, Biomedical Engineering


GGB (George G. Brown Laboratory)

2350 Hayward 
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2125

(734) 647-7856


Ph.D., Zoology (Biomechanics), University of Washington, 1991

Research Interests

Nanotechnology, bionanotechnology, cellular and molecular biomechanics

Honors and Awards

Teaching Award, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan, 2003
Fellow, "Micromechanical properties of motor proteins in vitro", American Heart Association, 1992 - 1995
Grants in Aid, Sigma Xi,, 1986
Fellowship, German Academic Exchange Service, DAAD, 1982 - 1983

Faculty Type

Tenured and Tenure-Track

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Seven Mechanical Engineering Faculty have been awarded 2020-21 College of Engineering Awards! Congratulations to them for their outstanding achievements.

Two graduate students develop a new calorimeter tool that increases the measurement sensitivity of metabolic heat output ten-fold.

The new tool could enable the design of more efficient sustainable energy and chemistry technologies.

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.

If Moore's law's endgame is really computer components made from single molecules, we're going to need to know how to cool them.

Michigan Engineering is leading four other universities in Department of Defense-funded research.