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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.

Faculty

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.

Research

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.

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Jan 15 2021 | By MINDY FARABEE | IMAGE AND PHOTO CREDIT: SUNIL AGRAWAL AND VICTOR SANTAMARIA/COLUMBIA ENGINEERING | VIDEO CREDIT: JANE NISSELSON