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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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Xiaojia Wang's Group Develops New Method for Measuring Thermal Properties of Microparticles

Posted July 21, 2021

A new method reported by ME Associate Professor Wang's group shows some deviations between bulk and microscale thermal conductivity for inorganic particles embedded in epoxy resin.

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ME-Led SmartSpout Sensor Project Deployed in South Africa

Posted July 14, 2021

ME Assistant Professor Natasha Wright's latest publication details sensor research that was successfully deployed in a large-scale field trial in South Africa.

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2021 Minnesota Futures Award Goes to Research on Sustainable Approaches to Minnesota's Titanium Resources

Posted July 8, 2021

ME Professor Uwe Kortshagen is serving as co-investigator on an award-winning project that stands to maximize untapped renewable energy sources within Minnesota in a sustainable way.

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Will Northrop Wins 2021 Robert C. Johns Research Partnership Award

Posted June 30, 2021

The Robert C. Johns Research Partnership Award is presented annually to a team of individuals who have collaboratively drawn on their diverse experience to achieve significant impacts on transportation.

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Developing Sensor Technology for Treating Parkinson's Disease

Posted June 14, 2021

ME Professor Rajesh Rajamani is changing the way doctors treat Parkinson's disease by developing sensor technology to fill a gap in existing treatments.

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ME Leads the Way: Meet Postdoc Li Zhan

Posted June 7, 2021

ME Postdoc Li Zhan is using the skills he learned during his doctoral study at UMN ME to improve human health.

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Four ME Students Win 2021 President's Student Leadership & Service Awards

Posted May 18, 2021

Two ME undergrads and two PhD candidates were recognized for their leadership efforts on behalf of the University and the Twin Cities community.

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Putting Plasmas on the Map

Posted May 5, 2021

ME Professor Peter Bruggeman's plasma science research is driving groundbreaking developments in wound healing and electrochemistry.

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Three ME Students Win NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program Awards

Posted May 3, 2021

ME graduate students Arun Balakrishna, Matthew Kubala, and Cara Piazza all received 2021 Graduate Research Fellowship Program offers — prestigious awards given by the NSF.

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Attend the Spring 2021 Virtual Senior Design Show!

Posted April 28, 2021

Support tomorrow's best engineers by attending the virtual Senior Design Show, the culmination of a semester-long capstone design course.

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