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The Department of Mechanical Engineering at U-M is consistently ranked among the top five graduate programs nationwide. In the recent National Research Council (NRC) assessment of U.S. PhD programs, U-M ME earned exceptional marks, leading to an overall #2 ranking in's Larger Programs category.

Faculty and students conduct research that ranges from cutting edge basic science to solving the most important problems facing society today. Current efforts within Mechanical Engineering are in the research areas of:

Be sure to review our directory of eminent faculty and researchers as well as the labs and facilities they work in.

ME is home to five fully-funded world-class centers: