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Margaret Wooldridge

Margaret Wooldridge

Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Arthur F. Thurnau Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Walter J. Weber, Jr. Professor of Sustainable Energy, Environmental and Earth Systems Engineering

Wooldridge Combustion Laboratory
Mentoring Plan


2436 GGB
2350 Hayward, Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Email: [email protected]
Phone: (734) 936-0349


Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University, 1995
M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University, 1991
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign, 1989

Research Interests

Sustainable and renewable energy, power and propulsion systems; combustion, fluid mechanics and thermodynamics; pollution mitigation; high-efficiency, low-resource consumption energy systems; reaction kinetics; aerosol formation, transport and impact; optical diagnostics; gas dynamics

Research Areas

Energy, Mobility Automotive & Transportation, Thermal Sciences

Honors & Awards

  • Service Excellence Award, College of Engineering, University of Michigan, 2012
  • GM Technical Education Program (TEP) Outstanding Distance Learning Faculty Award, 2008
  • Fellow, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 2008
  • Education Excellence Award , College of Engineering, University of Michigan, 2003-2004
  • Ralph R. Teetor Educator Award, Society of Automotive Engineers, 2001
  • Outstanding Achievement Award, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan, 2000
  • Teaching Incentive Program Award, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan, 1999
  • ASME Pi Tau Sigma Gold Medal, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 1999
  • Career Development Award, U-M, Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, 1999
  • Collier Service Award, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 1998
  • CAREER Award, National Science Foundation, 1998
  • Frank Walk Service Award, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 1997

Faculty Type

Tenured and Tenure-Track

Related News

Margaret Wooldridge named senior fellow of Michigan Society of Fellows
The Society of Fellows, under the auspices of the Rackham Graduate School, was founded in 1970 by seven U-M faculty members, including then-president Robben Fleming, to stimulate cross-disciplinary awareness and exchange.

New Grant Gives MBGNA Collections a New Life as Recycled Materials and Biofuels
Researchers and staff from the University of Michigan, Eastern Michigan University, Duke University, and 374Water recently won a grant to turn Matthaei Botanical Gardens’ trash into treasure.

Regents Approve New Titles of Three ME Professors
Shanna Daly, Dawn Tilbury, and Margaret Wooldridge receive new titles approved by the Regents.

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

How everyday products are supercharging methane, and what that means.
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Professors Violi and Wooldridge announced as Fellows of the Combustion Institute
Two department professors recognized for outstanding contributions to combustion.

Barraza-Botet receives 2018 Mirzayan Fellowship
The Mirzayan Fellowship is sponsored by the National Academy of Sciences and provides the fellows with direct experience with policy development.

ME Faculty Receive CoE Awards
Five ME faculty members received College of Engineering Awards in 2017. These recipients include Shorya Awtar, Margaret Wooldridge, Wei Lu, Michael Thouless, and Miki Banu

ME Faculty Receive CoE Awards
Five ME faculty members received College of Engineering Awards in 2016. These recipients include Xiaogan Liang, Bogdan Epureanu, Margaret Wooldridge, Steve Skerlos, and Stani Bohac

Former Student of ME Professor Wooldridge Featured in Washington Post
Could you live trash free for 2.5 years? It may sound impossible, but U-M Research Fellow and former student of ME Professor Margaret Wooldridge Darshan Karwat did just that.

Wooldridge featured on NPR
Wooldridge's commentary on automakers' efforts to meet fuel-efficiency standards was featured on NPR's "All Things Considered"

Margaret Wooldridge Receives Department of Energy’s E.O Lawrence Award
Wooldridge is one of six 2013 recipients of the prestigious E.O. Lawrence Award, the agency’s highest award for mid-career scientists

Wooldridge elected SAE Fellow
The Fellow grade of membership recognizes and honors long-term members who have made a significant impact on society's mobility technology through leadership, research, and innovation

Wooldridge receives ASME George Westinghouse Silver Medal
The George Westinghouse Medals were established to recognize eminent achievement or distinguished service in the power field of mechanical engineering

Wooldridge Receives GM TEP Outstanding Distance Learning Faculty Award

Wooldridge Honored With Arthur F. Thurnau Professorship