Impact on faculty

Meet some of our faculty:

Endowed professor makes music instruction and rehearsals safer

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Suo Yang, the Richard and Barbara Assistant Professor in Mechanical Engineering, partnered with the U of M’s School of Music to test the effectiveness of air purifiers and masks in reducing COVID-19 spread in music classrooms. Read about Suo Yang's research.

Kuhrmeyer endowment support 3-D visionary

Michael McAlpine standing in his lab.

Michael McAlpine—current holder of the Kuhrmeyer Family Chair—seeks to mend hearts, fix spines, and more. Read about Michael McAlpine's research and watch a video on his “bionic eye” prototype.

Benjamin Mayhugh endowment supports research in smart materials

Julianna Abel holding a mechanical blue butterfly.

Julianna Abel, holder of CSE's Benjamin Mayhugh assistant professor of mechanical engineering, is enhancing smart materials and structures—most of them inspired by knitting and textiles. Read about Julianna Abel's research.

Support from Robert Hartmann chair helps professor develop treatments for Parkinson's disease

Jian-Ping Wang sitting in front of a white board.

Jian-Ping Wang, professor of electrical and computer engineering, hopes to develop a magnetic device for treating Parkinson’s Disease and tremor. Read about Jian-Ping Wang's research.

Holder of Kuhrmeyer Chair works on cryopreservation

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John Bischof, professor of mechanical engineering, is making a major step forward in increasing the availability of organs and tissues for transplantation. Read about John Bischof's research.