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Through deep scholarship and hands-on learning and research experiences, we pursue societal benefits in sustainability, mobility, and human health.

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In The News

How do we make the field of engineering more diverse?


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We aim to give students 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

Our goal is 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.

Our People

Director of Student Services, Mechanical Engineering

Michelle Lucas Rice

"As director of the Student Services Office in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, I supervise a five-person team that oversees all areas of student affairs, which ranges from graduate admissions and curriculum scheduling to orchestrating events like orientation and commencement."

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Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering

Matthew Edwards

"I’m interested in the ability of high-powered lasers, with their extremely bright light, to help us develop new devices and new types of technology."

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Bianca Jurewicz Aumann
M.S. Student, Mechanical Engineering

Bianca Jurewicz Aumann

“My curiosity about engineering has been a part of me since I was a little girl.”

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Research Themes

We work with an emphasis in four major research themes that together reflect the department's focus and methodologies.