Welcome to Mechanical Engineering
Suresh G. Advani
George W. Laird Professor and Chair, Department of Mechanical Engineering
Mechanical engineering is the broadest of the engineering disciplines giving students a wide range of opportunities; its strong technical foundation makes opportunities available in both practice and research as well as non-engineering fields such as business, law or medicine.
Our graduates are prepared to face the challenges they will encounter - no matter what path they choose.
- Our undergraduate program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, and is flexible and responsive to students' needs.
- Undergraduate students are encouraged to work directly with faculty in state-of-the-art research projects.
- In Senior Design, students work in groups of four with a local company, solving design problems for their company sponsor.
- The Department's graduate research program is recognized internationally and includes many cross-disciplinary interests. Specific areas of research focus include:
These research areas highlight the strength of the faculty and the wide range of possibilities.