The Department of Mechanical Engineering works to advance practical solutions that improve health, safety, and quality of life. Join us as we address the most important needs of society through rich and versatile discovery and scholarship.


Department faculty members are outstanding instructors and recognized experts in mechanical engineering, who bring their passion for innovative research, original thinking, and scholarship into the classroom. They are deeply invested in inspiring, teaching, and mentoring students.


The Department of Mechanical Engineering is home to such diverse research activities as biomechanics, mechanics of materials, fluid mechanics, heat transfer, control and robotics, manufacturing, energy systems, MEMS, and nanotechnology.

Smarter Machines

Mechanical Engineering Professor Matei Ciocarlie builds robots with intelligent minds—and bodies More
Jun 29 2021 | By Mindy Farabee | Photo Credit: Robot images courtesy of Ciocarlie; Astrobee courtesy of NASA