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Department of Mechanical Engineering


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Average Salary For Mechanical Engineers

State-of-the-Art Instructional Labs

Materials Testing Lab; Controls Lab;
Thermo-Fluid Lab; Manufacturing Lab

Aerospace Engineering Curriculum

The Department offers an Aerospace Engineering Minor

*Statistics from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.


Research Areas


Advanced Energy Systems

Our research on advanced energy systems includes various emerging areas such as hybrid propulsion systems, energetic materials, energy harvesting, superconductors, bioenergy, renewable energy, batteries, fuel cells, and optimization of energy systems.

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Healthcare Engineering

Our research on healthcare engineering is focused on applying the engineering principles and developing the enabling technologies to solve problems related to medicine, patient care, and various health issues.

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Computational Sciences

Our research on computational sciences is focused on the development of high-fidelity computational methods to predict system performance and to handle big data for engineering application.

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Complex Fluids and Soft Materials

Our research on complex fluids includes turbulence, aerodynamics, multiphase flows, fuel spray dynamics, heat transfer, and fluid-structure interactions.

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Department News


Dr. Ren

Dr. Beibei (Helen) Ren received a grant from the National Science Foundation

Dr. Beibei (Helen) Ren received a grant from the National Science Foundation to develop a comprehensive theoretical framework for stability assessment and enhancement of future power systems with varying levels of inverter-based resources and synchronous generators

Dr. Yeo

Dr. Changdong Yeo received funding from the Department of Energy (DOE)-Sandia National Laboratory

Dr. Changdong Yeo received funding from the Department of Energy (DOE)-Sandia National Laboratory for research on multi-physics and multi-scale modeling of electrical contact resistance (ECR).

Dr. Maldonado Receives Grant From Office of Naval Research


Dr. Victor Maldonado received a grant from the Office of Naval Research for his research in hydro-acoustic mechanisms.

Dr. Kong's Group Receives Research Grant


Dr. Kong's group recently received a $590,000 research grant from the Army Research Laboratory.

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Mechanical Engineering Online

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What kind of jobs can I get?

Students in our program go on to get jobs such as:

• Aerospace

• Automation and Robotics

• Automotive

• Construction

• Consumer Electronics

• Energy & Power

• HVAC Systems

• Healthcare

• Manufacturing

• Mechatronics

• Oil & Gas

• Software

• Utilities





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Department of Mechanical Engineering