We explore issues of sustainability, optimization and scale in manufacturing systems and work with high-performance, next-generation tools and materials. 


  • Nanotube structures and devices
  • Mass customization and systems
  • Laser welding and joining (fabrication and modeling)
  • Reconfigurable manufacturing
  • Laser micromachining
  • Precision manufacturing
  • Biomedical devices
  • Metal ultra high speed cutting
  • Global health design
  • Affordable medical device design
  • Sustainable machining processes and systems design

Recent News

“The ability to use tried and true metal forming processes such as stamping on new composite materials, especially green composites, has the potential to speed the adoption of lightweight materials in automotive and other applications,” said Banu.

Improving the functionality of robotic and manufacturing systems "comes down to understanding your system and identifying a strategy for improving performance," says ME Assistant Professor Kira Barton, whose laboratory combines fundamental and experimental modeling and controls research, from multi-agent coordination to additive manufacturing

Endowed professorships recognize outstanding faculty members with distinguished records of teaching, research and impact.

The textbook is titled Analysis of Machining and Machine Tools and was co-authored by U-M ME professor Albert Shih and Georgia Tech professor Steven Y. Liang.

This award was introduced to recognize outstanding young contributors to flexible automation who are 35 years old or younger at the time of awarding

The M. Eugene Merchant Manufacturing Medal of ASME/SME is awarded to an individual who has had significant influence and responsibility for improving the productivity and efficiency of the manufacturing operation