DEPARTMENT OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
The Department of Mechanical Engineering is a dynamic scholarly community of undergraduate and graduate students and faculty immersed in mechanics and materials, thermal fluid systems, and dynamics and controls.
Our highly-acclaimed professors excel in both the classroom and laboratory in specialties including biomechanics, mechatronics, nanomaterials, renewable energy and more.
At a Glance
- 23 Full-time faculty members
- 310 Undergraduates (32% female)
- 64 Master's students
- 42 PhD students
All students enjoy small class sizes, practical, hands-on experiences and the attention of professors who are fully committed to your success.
The Mechanical Engineering Department is associated with three of the College’s six research centers:
CENDAC is distinguished by its strong interdisciplinary teams working on real-world applications—including security, mobility and healthcare—of nonlinear dynamic systems and control theory.
A National Science Foundation Industry/University Cooperative Research Center, ES2 develops methodologies, tools and systems to maximize energy efficiency for the operation of data centers.
VCADS develops new tools and techniques for analytics of dynamic systems with applications in engineering, medicine and finance.
Students at all levels are encouraged to pursue research opportunities with Mechanical Engineering faculty in the areas of:
- Novel nanomaterials
- Data center efficiency
- Dynamic control of unmanned vehicles
- Swarm robotics
- Advanced energy storage
- Biomimetic materials