The Latest From Mechanical Engineering
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 December 8, 2022
ME Assistant Professor Ognjen Ilic's research group at the Laboratory for Nano Optics and Mechanics developed a contactless manipulation method that could allow devices to move without a built-in power source.
Posted November 30, 2022
The HumanFIRST Lab helps engineer systems with people in mind. Learn more in this CSE News highlight on the lab and its director, ME faculty member Nichole Morris.
Posted November 16, 2022
Saikat Mukherjee was awarded a 2022 UMN Postdoc Award. These awards recognize UMN researchers' valuable contribution to the University's mission and are given each year to postdocs who exhibit exemplary work.
Posted November 2, 2022
Ruitao Su (PhD, ‘20) is the recipient of the inaugural Pui Best Dissertation Award.
Posted October 19, 2022
We held our fourth annual Mechanical Engineering Three Minute Thesis (ME3MT) competition on 10/13/22, where graduate students have three minutes to explain their research in easy to understand language.
Posted October 10, 2022
ME Professor Rajesh Rajamani is the 2022 recipient of the ASME Charles Stark Draper Innovative Practice Award — given biennially for either excellent sustained contributions or for an outstanding major, singular contribution in innovative applications or dynamic systems, measurement, or control in engineering practice.
Posted September 29, 2022
The 2022 Plasma Roadmap, edited by ME Professor Peter Bruggeman and Dr. Anne Bourdon (CNRS, Ecole Polytechnique, France), was recently published in Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics.
Posted September 22, 2022
ME Professor Michael McAlpine's group, along with doctors from the University of Minnesota Medical School, designed a unique 3D-printed light-sensing medical device that gives real-time feedback to correlate light exposure with disease flare-ups.
Posted September 15, 2022
Regents Professor David Y. H. Pui held the 45th Aerosol and Particle Measurement Short Course at the U in August, with 62 registrants from all over the world.
Posted August 25, 2022
ME PhD student Peng Zhou won the Best Student Paper Award at the International Conference on Manipulation, Automation, and Robotics at Small Scales. The conference was held in Toronto from July 25-29, 2022.