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