Mechanical Engineering

featured Mechanical Engineering stories

Stem cells mimic key parts of human embryonic development

The method advanced by U-M cell biologists and engineers could aid the understanding of infertility and more.|Short Read

Heat-conducting plastic could lead to lighter electronics, cars

Unfurling the long chains of molecules in plastics could help them dissipate heat more easily.|Medium Read

Outdoor drone complex planned

When M-Air opens, Michigan Engineering will earn the distinction of hosting advanced robotics testing facilities for air, sea and land. |Medium Read

New grad program: Engineering Education Research

New program turns a researcher’s eye on engineering education in the service of better teaching, learning and diversity at U-M and beyond.|Medium Read

How self-driving cars can be safer with connected technology

Mcity demonstrates the powerful pairing of connectivity and automation.|Medium Read

Science in sport

Ellen Arruda, ME professor, created a specialized batting glove for athlete Ako Thomas so that he could return to play without serious pain.|Medium Read

Driverless shuttle service coming to U-M’s North Campus

Brought to you by Mcity, U-M’s public-private partnership to accelerate advanced mobility|Short Read
Photo of vehicles at the Mcity test facility

Advancing road-readiness testing of self-driving cars

New method could cut 99.9 percent of validation costs|Medium Read
Portrait of Sridhar Kota

Sridhar Kota honored with Distinguished University Innovator Award

Kota, Herrick Professor of Engineering and Professor of Mechanical Engineering, has received the 2017 Distinguished University Innovator Award. |Short Read
Acrobat performing

An academic acrobat

Meet the alumnus who joined Cirque du Soleil.|Short Read