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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


2436 GGB
2350 Hayward, Ann Arbor, MI 48109

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

Automotive & Future Transportation, Energy, 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

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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
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