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 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.
Posted November 5, 2020
Two students and their advisor, Assistant Professor Julianna Abel, won two ASME awards at the 2020 annual conference.
Posted October 28, 2020
ME Associate Professor Jiarong Hong is the PI on a new NSF-funded study that will work to quantify large-scale flow phenomena using the Eolos Wind Energy Research Station as a base.
Posted October 16, 2020
Michael McAlpine is senior researcher on a groundbreaking new study that resulted in the first 3D printed unique fluid channels at the micron scale.
Posted October 9, 2020
Mechanical Engineering’s Three Minute Thesis Competition 2020 was a great success. Twelve graduate students competed against time and each other for prestige and prizes. It was held virtually via Zoom, and had over 100 people in attendance. There were winners in three categories: 1st place - Daniel Thomas, 2nd place -Jeff Bies, and People's Choice - Adithan Kannan.
Posted October 1, 2020
ME PhD candidate Aduramo Lasode was named one of The Graduate School's LEID Fellows, which recognize students who have demonstrated a commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and/or social justice through scholarly activity.
Posted September 18, 2020
Two ME-led startups won the 2020 MN Cup in their divisions, and Professor Allison Hubel's BlueCube Bio won the grand prize!
Posted September 9, 2020
Suhasa Kodandaramaiah will be co-leading the Cellular Imaging Core for the new Center for Neural Circuits in Addiction, funded by a $9.9 million grant from the National Institutes on Drug Abuse.