University of Minnesota
University of Minnesota: Department of Mechanical Engineering

Thomas E. Murphy Engine Research Laboratory Grand Opening

The Thomas E. Murphy Engines Research Laboratory held its Grand Opening on October 4, 2013. With four engine test cells, control room, and office space, the lab ensures that Mechanical Engineering will remain among the top universities for engines, new fuels, and emissions research.

ribbon cutting

Ribbon cutting ceremony at the Grand Opening. L to R: Bart Murphy, son of Prof. Murphy, Mary Ann Lo, Charles Lo, Prof. Will Northrop, Prof. David Kittelson, Assoc. Dean Mos Kaveh, ME Dept Head Uwe Kortshagen, Andrew Murphy, grandson of Prof. Thomas Murphy, Prof .Zongxuan Sun, and Kellie Lekie (granddaughter of Prof. Thomas Murphy).

murphy family

Professor Thomas Murphy's grandchildren at the opening.


Guests examined original drawings, research papers, and other memorabilia from Thomas Murphy's archive.


Guests viewed posters about current research.

Thomas E. Murphy Engine Research Laboratory
2811 Weeks Avenue SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414