Arruda, Ellen | Faculty

Department Chair of Mechanical Engineering, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, and Macromolecular Science and Engineering

2370D GGB


Arruda Lab

Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1992
M.S., Engineering Mechanics, Pennsylvania State University, 1988
B.S., Engineering Science, Pennsylvania State University, 1985

Research Interests
Mechanical behavior of materials including elastomers, polymers, polymer composites and nanocomposites, and soft tissue. Experimental and analytical investigations of the high strain rate response of polymers and polymer composites. Nanoscale design, manufacturing and analysis of polymer nanocomposites. Tissue engineering of ligament, tendon, muscle and their interfaces.

Awards and Honors

  • James R. Rice Medal, SES, 2018
  • Ted Kennedy Family Team Excellence Award, College of Engineering, University of Michigan, 2012
  • Fellow, American Academy of Mechanics, 2010
  • Fellow, Society of Engineering Science, 2008
  • Fellow, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 2008
  • Cadell Memorial Award, 2007
  • Centennial Fellow, Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics, Pennsylvania State University, 2006
  • Research Excellence Award, College of Engineering, The University of Michigan, 2006-2007
  • Outstanding Achievement Award, Department of Mechanical Engineering, The University of Michigan, 2004
  • CAREER Award, National Science Foundation, 1997-2002
  • Untenured Faculty Research Grant, 3M, 1997-2000
  • Outstanding Teaching Award, Department of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics, The University of Michigan, 1995
  • Career Development Award, The University of Michigan, 1995
  • Junior Faculty Fellowship, General Electric, 1993