Mihaela Banu

Mihaela Banu
Research Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering

Address

3001F
EECS (Electrical Engineering & Computer Science)

1301 Beal 
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2122


Phone
(734) 936-0378

Research Interests

The research focuses on lightweight materials, with emphasis on developing micro- and nanocellulose composites, natural fiber composites and associated manufacturing processes for automotive and aerospace applications, multi-scale modeling of materials and simulation of forming processes, manufacturing of personalized dental ligaplants.

Faculty Type

Research

Related News

The Research Faculty Achievement Award honors those who have exceptional scholarly achievements, as evidenced by significant contributions to an academic field of study over time, a specific outstanding discovery or the development of innovative technology or practice.

ME Research Associate Professor awarded for work in lightweight materials.

“The ability to use tried and true metal forming processes such as stamping on new composite materials, especially green composites, has the potential to speed the adoption of lightweight materials in automotive and other applications,” said Banu.

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

University of Michigan (U-M) Mechanical Engineering (ME) faculty are playing key roles in two new national manufacturing innovation institutes announced by President Obama in early 2014