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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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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

Group Lead, Mechanical Engineering

Kelly Chu

"I’m a group lead responsible for the Mechanics and Computation and the Biomechanics groups in the Mechanical Engineering department."

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Wendy Gu spotlight
Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering

Wendy Gu

“#IAmAnEngineer: I’ve always liked research. I really became interested in both engineering and nanotechnology as a high school student when I had the chance to go to Lawrence Berkeley National Lab for a program where different scientists presented their work every Saturday.”

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Charles Lee Powell Foundation Professor, Mechanical Engineering

Juan Santiago

"'For me, engineering was a haven.'  The son of Cuban emigre parents, who arrived in the U.S. with only the clothes on their backs, Mechanical Engineering Professor Juan Santiago describes his path to Stanford."

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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.