Ellen Arruda

Ellen Arruda
Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Professor, Macromolecular Science and Engineering
Maria Comninou Collegiate Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Address

3680
GGB (George G. Brown Laboratory)

2350 Hayward 
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2125


Phone
(734) 763-5328

Degrees

Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1992
M.S., Engineering Mechanics, Pennsylvania State University, 1988
B.S., Engineering Science, Pennsylvania State University, 1985

Research Interests

Mechanical behavior of materials including polymers, elastomers and soft tissue; tissue engineering of tendon and muscle constructs; constitutive modeling of growth, remodeling and functional adaptation in soft tissue; deformation mechanisms in polymers; crystal transformation mechanisms in semi-crystalline polymers; split Hopkinson pressure bar testing of polymers and elastomers for high strain rate applications including crashworthiness in automotive applications.

Honors and Awards

James R. Rice Medal, SES, 2018
Ted Kennedy Family Team Excellence Award, College of Engineering, University of Michigan, 2012
Fellow, American Academy of Mechanics, 2010
Fellow, Society of Engineering Science, 2008
Fellow, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 2008
Cadell Memorial Award, 2007
Centennial Fellow, Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics, Pennsylvania State University, 2006
Research Excellence Award, College of Engineering, The University of Michigan, 2006-2007
Outstanding Achievement Award, Department of Mechanical Engineering, The University of Michigan, 2004
CAREER Award, National Science Foundation, 1997-2002
Untenured Faculty Research Grant, 3M, 1997-2000
Outstanding Teaching Award, Department of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics, The University of Michigan, 1995
Career Development Award, The University of Michigan, 1995
Junior Faculty Fellowship, General Electric, 1993

Faculty Type

Tenured and Tenure-Track

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