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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.


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Mike McAlpine Wins Excellence in Postdoctoral Advising Award

Posted April 26, 2022

ME Professor Mike McAlpine received a 2021-2022 Award for Excellence in Postdoctoral Advising, which recognizes the central role that postdoctoral advising plays at the University.

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2021-2022 Graduate Student Awards

Posted April 22, 2022

Our department is home to award-winning graduate students who are propelling the future of mechanical engineering. Here is a list of this academic year's award winners.

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Two ME Students Win Diversity Equity, and Inclusion Leadership Awards

Posted April 13, 2022

ME undergraduates Ann Nguyen and Asha Suvarna won awards for their DEI-focused contributions to advocacy, volunteer work, and engagement.

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Inaugural Innovation Impact Case Award Given to ME Assistant Professor Sayan Biswas

Posted April 8, 2022

The Innovation Impact Case Award is the most prestigious award given by the Office of the Vice President for Research. It recognizes research that has led to significant impact outside of academia and has made a meaningful difference in our communities.

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John Bischof Assumes New Leadership Roles Across the University

Posted April 6, 2022

ME Professor John Bischof will oversee interdisciplinary grant programs and direct the Clinical Translational Science Institute's Office of Discovery and Translation, both part of the Office of Academic Clinical Affairs.

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2022-2023 Interdisciplinary Doctoral Fellowship Winner

Posted March 31, 2022

ME PhD student Sai Ranjeet Narayanan won an Interdisciplinary Doctoral Fellowship from the Graduate School. The program provides outstanding PhD students who are engaged in interdisciplinary research to study with faculty at one of the University's research centers or institutes during the fellowship year.

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2022 Joachim and Yuko Heberlein Award Winner

Posted February 23, 2022

ME PhD student Taaresh Sanjeev Taneja is this year's recipient of the Joachim and Yuko Heberlein Award.

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2022 Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Program Award Goes to UMN ME's Suo Yang

Posted February 15, 2022

ME Assistant Professor Suo Yang received an ONR YIP award for his project, "Physics-Based Modeling of Multicomponent Transcritical Phase Change and Spray Breakup in High-Pressure Liquid-Fueled Combustors."

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Rajesh Rajamani Elected IEEE Fellow

Posted February 15, 2022

ME Professor Rajesh Rajamani has been elected an IEEE fellow for his contributions to vehicle control in intelligent transportation systems.

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ME Assistant Professor Ognjen Ilic Wins U.S. Air Force's Young Investigator Research Program Award

Posted January 26, 2022

ME Assistant Professor Ognjen Ilic is one of 36 scientists and engineers to be awarded the U.S. Air Force's Young Investigator Research Program (YIP) Award.

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