Mechanical engineering is among the most diversified of the traditional engineering disciplines. Mechanical engineers design and build machines and devices that enable humans to live and work in space, in the air, on the ground, and under water. Their machines can extend our physical capabilities, improve our health and standard of living, and impact the environment in which we live. Naturally, much of what engineers can or cannot do depends on the materials they have available to tackle their tasks. This is why engineers and material scientists work closely together with the goal of tailoring not only the mechanical, but also chemical and electrical properties of materials to make new applications possible.
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Professor of Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science & Chemical & Environmental Engineering
Director of Undergraduate Studies
Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science & Physics
Interim Director of Graduate Studies
Professor of Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science