Department of Mechanical Engineering

  1. March 19, 2024

    Unlocking origami’s power to produce load-bearing structures

    For the first time, load-bearing structures like bridges and shelters can be made with origami modules — versatile components that can fold compactly and adapt into different shapes — U-M engineers have demonstrated.

  2. March 29, 2023

    Engineering future careers for doctoral candidates

    Guided by data from a doctoral student survey and focus groups, mechanical engineering faculty worked with experts at the Rackham Graduate School to help prepare engineering Ph.D. students for a range of careers.

  3. November 8, 2022

    Engineers explore gravity’s impact on bone density loss

    A pair of experiments exploring bone density, designed by U-M engineers, recently left the Wallops Island, Virginia, launchpad aboard a Northrop Grumman Corp. Antares rocket for the International Space Station. 

  4. January 17, 2022

    Three faculty members to receive Goddard Power awards

    Oveta Fuller and Reshma Jagsi, both of the Medical School, and Bhramar Mukherjee of the School of Public Health will receive 2022 Sarah Goddard Power Awards.

  5. January 25, 2021

    Graduate coordinator builds LEGO model of Central Campus

    Adam Mael, graduate coordinator in the College of Engineering, built a LEGO scale replica of the Diag and surrounding buildings on Central Campus that he recently completed after three years.