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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.


Ognjen Ilic

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.

McAlpine Group 3D printed OLED display

McAlpine Group Develops First 3D-Printed, Flexible OLED Display

Posted January 18, 2022

ME Professor Michael McAlpine is the lead researcher on a groundbreaking new study that could result in a new way to produce low-cost organic light-emitting diode (OLED) displays.

Biswa Mohanty and Kim Stelson receive best paper award at a conference

Best Paper Award at International Conference on Bond Graph Modeling and Simulation Goes to UMN ME

Posted January 12, 2022

ME Postdoc Biswaranjan Mohanty and ME Professor Kim Stelson took home the best paper award at a recent international bond graph conference.

Yingying Zhang wins best student poster award

ME PhD Student Wins "Best Student Poster Award" at the Materials Research Society Fall Meeting

Posted January 7, 2022

Yingying Zhang, a PhD student working with associate professor Xiaojia Wang, won a competitive student poster award at the Materials Research Society fall 2021 meeting.

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Cari Dutcher Receives the 2021 SERDP Project of the Year

Posted December 20, 2021

ME Associate Professor Cari Dutcher's research on shipboard emulsions was awarded the Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP) Project of the Year award for Weapons Systems and Platforms.

Cara Piazza works with a research participant.

Q&A with ME PhD Student Cara Herbers

Posted November 11, 2021

Learn about the former Gopher hockey player who is working to better diagnose and treat balance issues in Parkinson’s patients.

Yaling Liu presents her research

Graduate Students Shine in 2021 ME3MT Competition

Posted October 7, 2021

This year's ME Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition showcased the impactful, innovative research being done by our graduate students.

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2021 DARPA Young Faculty Award Goes to Suo Yang

Posted September 20, 2021

ME Richard and Barbara Nelson Assistant Professor Suo Yang is one of this year's Young Faculty Award recipients from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. This prestigious award identifies rising stars who will focus a significant portion of their career on Department of Defense and National Security issues.

An Army medic demonstrates combat medicine on a manikin.

U.S Army Collaborates with ME to Improve Combat Medicine for Female Soldiers

Posted August 16, 2021

Nichole Morris and Tim Kowalewski have been awarded a grant from the U.S. Department of Defense to improve the quality of combat medicine training for female soldiers.

Xray of lungs

McKnight Technological Innovations in Neuroscience Award Given to Suhasa Kodandaramaiah

Posted August 3, 2021

ME Assistant Professor Suhasa Kodandaramaiah is the recipient of a 2021 McKnight Technological Innvoations in Neuroscience Award from the McKnight Endowment Fund for Neuroscience.

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