The Department of Mechanical Engineering is an active research hub at the forefront of developments in human health, the environment, robotics, manufacturing, energy, and more. Our faculty, researchers, and students work on everything from designing clean engines to curing cancer. Read about what ME is doing to change the world right here in Minnesota.
Posted April 6, 2021
ME Assistant Professor Suhasa Kodandaramaiah's lab developed a unique head-mounted mini-microscope device that allows them to image complex brain functions of mice — a groundbreaking study that provides new insight into fundamental research that could improve human brain conditions such as concussions, autism, Alzheimer’s, and Parkinson’s disease, as well as better understanding the brain’s role in addiction.
Posted March 23, 2021
ME faculty members Julianna Abel and Suhasa Kodandaramaiah both received McKnight Land-Grant Professorships in the 2021 round.
Posted February 17, 2021
ME Professor Allison Hubel has been named the new director of the UMN Technological Leadership Institute, the first woman to hold the position.
Posted February 12, 2021
ME Associate Professor Jiarong Hong worked with Ford Motor Company to create air filtration box fan kits that can be assembled at homes or schools to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission.
Posted January 20, 2021
ME Assistant Professor Suo Yang is working with the University of Minnesota School of Music to make in-person music lessons, instruction, and rehearsals safer for students and faculty using portable air purifiers, masks, and social distancing.
Posted December 29, 2020
The Dutcher Lab's recent paper on phase-dependent soluble surfactant transport was selected for ACS Editors' Choice.
Posted December 17, 2020
ME PhD student Gaurav Nayak and visiting scholar Jianan Wang received two of the available five student awards at the 47th IEEE International Conference on Plasma Sciences.
Posted December 9, 2020
Support tomorrow's best engineers by attending the virtual Senior Design Show!
Posted December 8, 2020
This year's Robot Show will take place on Flipgrid, with students submitting videos of their robots for viewing. Take a look!
Posted December 1, 2020
ME Associate Professor Will Northrop received a grant from the Department of Energy to develop a tool that aims to enable large-scale electric vehicle adoption in regional trucking.