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Through deep scholarship and hands-on learning and research experiences, we pursue societal benefits in energy, transportation, and healthcare.

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Our goal is to provide students with a balance of intellectual and practical experiences that enable them to address a variety of societal needs, and prepares students for entry-level work as mechanical engineers or for graduate study in engineering.

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Graduate Students

We aim to align academic course work with research to prepare scholars in specialized areas within the field. Areas of specialization include automatic controls, energy systems, fluid mechanics, design, and more.

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Our People

Sindy Tang

“My research is dedicated to solving problems at the interface of engineering, soft matter and biology using microfluidics. Applications include biochemical sensing and diagnostics, water and energy sustainability."

Ovijit Chaudhuri

“My lab focuses on elucidating the mechanics of cell-matrix interactions in soft tissues. We seek to understand how the mechanical properties of the extracellular matrix regulate processes such as breast cancer progression, stem cell differentiation, and cell division.”

Research Themes and Groups

We work with an emphasis in five major research themes that together reflect the department’s focus and methodologies

Faculty Groups

There are five groupings of faculty within the Department of Mechanical Engineering that contribute to one or more of our research themes.


The Design Group emphasizes cognitive skill development for creative design. Design offers graduate and undergraduate programs in Product Design and is centrally involved with Stanford’s


Flow Physics & Computational Engineering (FPCE)

Flow Physics and Computational Engineering Group develops new theories, models, and computational tools for engineering design analysis and control of physical phenomena in engineering systems.



Mechanics and Computation (MC)

Mechanics and Computation covers theoretical and applied mechanics, continuum mechanics, finite element analysis, and computational simulation.



The Thermosciences Group conducts experimental and analytical research on fundamental and applied topics in thermal and fluid systems.


Biomechanical (BME)

BME's teaching and research focus primarily on musculoskeletal biomechanics, neuromuscular biomechanics, cardiovascular biomechanics, and rehabilitation engineering.


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