Wooldridge, Margaret


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Climate and Energy | Energy and Water | Energy Sustainability and Policy | Fuels and Combustion | Grid and Power Systems | Oil and Gas | Renewable Energy | Transportation Energy |

Arthur F. Thurnau Professor
Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Professor of Aerospace Engineering


Professor Wooldridge received her Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford in 1995. Since her appointment at the University of Michigan in 1998, she has received numerous awards for both achievements in engineering and education. She is the director of the Wooldridge Combustion Laboratory at the University of Michigan, which focuses on high-temperature chemically reacting systems which are critical to widespread applications, including power and propulsion and chemical processing. Professor Wooldridge’s research program spans these diverse areas and focuses on experimental studies to enable major developments in materials, fuel chemistry, and combustion devices.

She is the past Director of the Automotive Program. She is the current Director of the Dow Sustainability Fellows Program. Professor Wooldridge pioneered the ME433/AUTO533 Advanced Energy Solutions class in the College of Engineering in 2006, which is now offered to room capacity every semester. She has deep expertise in combustion applications, alternative fuels, and in system-level consideration of conventional and renewable power and propulsion systems.

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