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 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.
Posted November 18, 2020
Peter Bruggeman, along with collaborator Mike McAlpine, received a five-year Growing Convergent Research (GCR) grant to study.
Posted November 12, 2020
Associate Professor Wang and members of her research group along with collaborators in ECE published research that explores the possibility of manipulating spin using strain-spin coupling at ultra-high frequencies.
Posted November 10, 2020
ME Associate Professor Jiarong Hong leads a research team that is studying how far wind instruments spread aerosols. Assistant Professor Suo Yang will then model patterns of airflow and exchange in Orchestra Hall.