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 17, 2020
ME PhD student Gaurav Nayak and visiting scholar Jianan Wang received two of the available five student awards at the 47th IEEE International Conference on Plasma Sciences.
Posted December 9, 2020
Support tomorrow's best engineers by attending the virtual Senior Design Show!
Posted December 8, 2020
This year's Robot Show will take place on Flipgrid, with students submitting videos of their robots for viewing. Take a look!
Posted December 1, 2020
ME Associate Professor Will Northrop received a grant from the Department of Energy to develop a tool that aims to enable large-scale electric vehicle adoption in regional trucking.
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.