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 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.
Posted August 19, 2022
Former ME PhD student and postdoc Xuanting Hao will join the University of California, San Diego as a tenure-track assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and Scripps Institution of Oceanography.
Posted July 13, 2022
Professor Peter Bruggeman, along with Professor Mark Kushner from the University of Michigan, held the first U.S. Low Temperature Plasma Summer School from June 13-17, 2022, at the University of Minnesota.
Posted July 8, 2022
Dr. Jayathi Murthy, the first woman to receive a PhD in mechanical engineering at the University of Minnesota, was recently named President of Oregon State University — where she will be the first woman of color to lead Oregon's largest public university.
Posted July 6, 2022
Hongyuan Zhang, a graduate student in Suo Yang's Computational Reactive Flow and Energy Lab, won the Martin Summerfield Graduate Award from the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA).
Posted June 9, 2022
ME Assistant Professor Vinod Srinivasan received an NSF CAREER Award for his work on heat transfer research.
Posted June 1, 2022
The California Air Resources Board awarded the 2020-2021 Haagen-Smit Clean Air Awards to six recipients, including ME Professor David Kittelson.
Posted May 27, 2022
The NIH National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke awarded $1.8 million to Suhasa Kodandaramaiah and Tim Ebner (Neuroscience) to develop better cranial exoskeletons for recording neural activity in mice.
Posted May 4, 2022
ME PhD students Dingbin Huang and Guanyu Song have been awarded Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships for the 2022-2023 academic year.