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Undergraduates

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

Wei Cai

“My focus is primarily on predicting mechanical strength of materials through theory and simulations of defect microstructures across atomic, mesoscopic and continuum scales and developing new atomistic simulation methods for long time-scale processes.”

Allison Okamura

“My research focuses on developing the principles and tools needed to realize advanced robotic and human-machine systems capable of physical interaction. Topics of particular interest are teleoperation, haptic systems, and robotic manipulation.”

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.

Design

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 d.school.

Design

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.

FPCE

 

Mechanics and Computation (MC)

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

MC

Thermosciences

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

Thermosciences

Biomechanical (BME)

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

Biomechanical

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