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.

Laser Inversion Enables Multi-Materials 3D Printing

Researchers invent new technique that could transform additive manufacturing processes, potentially enabling the printing of circuit boards, electromechanical More
Jul 27 2020 | By Holly Evarts | Photo and Video Credit: John Whitehead/Columbia Engineering

Tiny Bubbles Make a Quantum Leap

Using sophisticated optical microscopy techniques, Columbia engineers are first to demonstrate that sufficient strain in 2D material can yield single-photon More
Jul 13 2020 | By Holly Evarts | Illustration Credit: Fig.1 Nicholas Borys/Montana State University | Fig.2 Thomas Darlington/Columbia Engineering