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 April 24, 2020
Timothy Kowalewski is the recipient of the University of Minnesota McKnight Presidential Fellow Award.
Posted April 22, 2020
The ME student group designed a clean snowmobile from a Polaris Switchback.
Posted April 9, 2020
The power of ME undergraduates helps push COVID-19 research forward at an unprecedented speed.
Posted April 3, 2020
Two Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI) Awards were given to ME faculty members' research projects.
Posted April 2, 2020
ME students Nyssa Capman and Judith Dominguez are both recipients of the prestigious Graduate Research Fellowship award from the National Science Foundation.
Posted April 2, 2020
Nichole Morris — director of ME's HumanFIRST Laboratory — led a research project that resulted in RoadCoach, an app that gives senior drivers warnings when they engage in risky driving behaviors.
Posted March 31, 2020
ME Professors John Bischof and David Pui are each leading teams that designed two respirator mask prototypes from filter material donated by Cummins and bendable components from Bedford Industries.
Posted March 27, 2020
Gillian McDonald was given "Aaron and Anna Beek Graduate Student Teaching Award" to honor her excellent teaching.
Posted March 26, 2020
ME professor Arthur Erdman joins the fight against COVID-19 through the Earl E. Bakken Medical Devices Center.
Posted March 12, 2020
In a recent Nature Materials paper, ME Professor Traian Dumitrica and his collaborators report that one-dimensional intergrowths in two-dimensional zeolite nanosheets — as revealed by experiment and atomistic simulations — allow for world-beating xylene separation performance.