Mechanical Engineering

Major: Mechanical Engineering
Degree Awarded: Bachelor of Science (BS)
Calendar Type: Quarter
Total Credit Hours: 192.5
Co-op Options: Three Co-op (Five years); One Co-op (Four years)
Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) code: 14.1901
Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) code: 17-2141

About the Program

The role of the mechanical engineer in today’s society is rapidly changing. Advances in manufacturing, transportation, infrastructure systems, materials, communications, and high-performance computing have introduced new demands, opportunities, and challenges for mechanical engineers. What was once an individual endeavor has now become a team activity. Today’s industries require that mechanical engineers possess diverse interdisciplinary skills, a global viewpoint, entrepreneurial and managerial abilities, and an understanding of the forces governing the marketplace.

Traditionally, mechanical engineers have been associated with industries like automotive, transportation, and power generation, and with activities involving the design, analysis, and manufacturing of products useful to society. While today such activities are still dominated by mechanical engineers, the spectrum of opportunities for these professionals has expanded tremendously. For example, mechanical engineers are involved in the design and analysis of biomedical instrumentation, electronic components, smart structures, and advanced materials; they are involved in sophisticated studies of human motion, control of satellites, and the development of more efficient energy-transfer techniques.

Drexel’s Department of Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics prides itself on providing its students with a comprehensive program of courses, laboratories, design projects, and co-op experiences. The MEM curriculum is designed to balance technical breadth (provided by a set of fundamental required core courses) with technical depth (provided by optional concentrations that emphasize particular fields within the profession). Thus, the MEM program not only prepares its graduates to become successful mechanical engineers needed in industry and government, but also provides an excellent springboard to pursue graduate studies in medical sciences, law, business, information technology, and any other disciplines where technological and analytical skills play an important role.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics of Drexel University is to transfer and acquire knowledge through: (a) the education of engineers for leadership in industry, business, academia, and government; and (b) the establishment of internationally recognized research programs. This mission is accomplished by the delivery of an outstanding curriculum, by the participation of our students in one of the nation’s most prestigious co-operative educational programs, and by the scholarly activities of the faculty.

Program Educational Objectives

  • Graduates will be successful in careers that deal with the design, simulation and analysis of engineering systems, experimentation and testing, manufacturing, technical services, and research.
  • Graduates will enter and complete academic and professional programs in engineering, business, management, law and medicine.
  • Graduates will communicate effectively with peers and be successful working with and leading multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural teams.
  • Graduates will recognize the global, legal, societal, and ethical contexts of their work.
  • Graduates will advance in their careers; for example, assuming increasing levels of responsibility and acquiring professional licensure. 

Student Outcomes

The department’s student outcomes reflect the skills and abilities that the curriculum is designed to provide to students by the time they graduate. These are:

a) an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering;

b) an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data;

c) an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability;

d) an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams;

e) an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems;

f) an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility;

g) an ability to communicate effectively;

h) the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context;

i) a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning;

j) a knowledge of contemporary issues;

k) an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for mechanical engineering and mechanics practice.

Additional Information

The Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.

For additional information about this major, contact:

Dane Zdunowski
dzdunowski@coe.drexel.edu
215.895.2336
Randell 115

Sheena Butler
sbutler@coe.drexel.edu
215.895.1474
Randell 115

Degree Requirements 

The mechanical engineering and mechanics curriculum is designed to balance technical breadth (provided by a set of fundamental required core courses) with technical depth (provided by optional concentrations that emphasize particular fields within the profession).

General Education/Liberal Studies Requirements
CIVC 101Introduction to Civic Engagement1.0
ENGL 101Composition and Rhetoric I: Inquiry and Exploratory Research3.0
ENGL 102Composition and Rhetoric II: Advanced Research and Evidence-Based Writing3.0
ENGL 103Composition and Rhetoric III: Themes and Genres3.0
HIST 285Technology in Historical Perspective4.0
PHIL 315Engineering Ethics3.0
UNIV E101The Drexel Experience1.0
General Education Requirements *12.0
Mathematics Requirements
MATH 121Calculus I4.0
MATH 122Calculus II4.0
MATH 200Multivariate Calculus4.0
Physics Requirements
PHYS 101Fundamentals of Physics I4.0
PHYS 102Fundamentals of Physics II4.0
PHYS 201Fundamentals of Physics III4.0
Chemistry/Biology Requirements
CHEM 101General Chemistry I3.5
CHEM 102General Chemistry II4.5
BIO 141Essential Biology4.5
Design/Laboratory Requirements
ENGR 100Beginning Computer Aided Drafting for Design1.0
ENGR 101Engineering Design Laboratory I2.0
ENGR 102Engineering Design Laboratory II2.0
ENGR 103Engineering Design Laboratory III2.0
ENGR 121Computation Lab I2.0
ENGR 122Computation Lab II1.0
Engineering Requirements
ENGR 201Evaluation & Presentation of Experimental Data I3.0
ENGR 202Evaluation & Presentation of Experimental Data II3.0
ENGR 210Introduction to Thermodynamics3.0
ENGR 231Linear Engineering Systems3.0
ENGR 232Dynamic Engineering Systems3.0
Engineering Economics Requirements
CIVE 240 [WI] Engineering Economic Analysis3.0
Materials Requirements
ENGR 220Fundamentals of Materials4.0
Mechanical Requirements
MEM 201Foundations of Computer Aided Design3.0
MEM 202Statics3.0
MEM 220Basic Fluid Mechanics4.0
MEM 230Mechanics of Materials I4.0
MEM 238Dynamics4.0
MEM 255Introduction to Controls4.0
MEM 310Thermodynamic Analysis I4.0
MEM 311Thermal Fluid Science Laboratory2.0
MEM 331Experimental Mechanics I2.0
MEM 351Dynamic Systems Laboratory I2.0
MEM 333Mechanical Behavior of Materials3.0
MEM 345Heat Transfer4.0
MEM 355Performance Enhancement of Dynamic Systems4.0
MEM 361Engineering Reliability3.0
MEM 391Introduction to Engineering Design Methods1.0
MEM 435Introduction to Computer-Aided Design and Manufacturing4.0
MEM 491 [WI] Senior Design Project I2.0
MEM 492 [WI] Senior Design Project II3.0
MEM 493 [WI] Senior Design Project III3.0
Elective Courses
MEM Fundamental Courses **12.0
MEM Open Electives (Any two MEM courses 300 level or higher.)6.0-8.0
COE Electives (Any 2 College of Engineering courses, including MEM courses, 300 level or higher.)6.0-8.0
Math/Science Electives (300+ level MATH, PHYS, BIO, CHEM, CHEC, and ENVS.)6.0-8.0
Free Electives6.0-8.0
Total Credits193.5-201.5
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General Education Requirements.

**

All MEM students must complete a minimum of four of the MEM Fundamentals courses. (See List Below)

MEM Fundamental Courses
Select four of the following:
Fluid Dynamics I
Mechanics of Materials II
Thermodynamic Analysis II
Introduction to Microfabrication
Mechanics of Vibration
Machine Design I
Manufacturing Process I
Thermal Systems Design
Micro-Based Control Systems I
Control Applications of DSP Microprocessors

Writing-Intensive Course Requirements

In order to graduate, all students must pass three writing-intensive courses after their freshman year. Two writing-intensive courses must be in a student's major. The third can be in any discipline. Students are advised to take one writing-intensive class each year, beginning with the sophomore year, and to avoid “clustering” these courses near the end of their matriculation. Transfer students need to meet with an academic advisor to review the number of writing-intensive courses required to graduate.

A "WI" next to a course in this catalog may indicate that this course can fulfill a writing-intensive requirement. For the most up-to-date list of writing-intensive courses being offered, students should check the Writing Intensive Course List at the University Writing Center. Students scheduling their courses can also conduct a search for courses with the attribute "WI" to bring up a list of all writing-intensive courses available that term. Transfer students need to meet with an academic advisor to review the number of writing-intensive courses required to graduate.


Sample Plan of Study

 

5 YR UG Co-op Concentration

Term 1Credits
CHEM 101General Chemistry I3.5
ENGL 101Composition and Rhetoric I: Inquiry and Exploratory Research3.0
ENGR 100Beginning Computer Aided Drafting for Design1.0
ENGR 101Engineering Design Laboratory I2.0
ENGR 121Computation Lab I2.0
MATH 121Calculus I4.0
UNIV E101The Drexel Experience1.0
 Term Credits16.5
Term 2
CHEM 102General Chemistry II4.5
CIVC 101Introduction to Civic Engagement1.0
COOP 001Co-op Essentials0.0
ENGL 102Composition and Rhetoric II: Advanced Research and Evidence-Based Writing3.0
ENGR 102Engineering Design Laboratory II2.0
ENGR 122Computation Lab II1.0
MATH 122Calculus II4.0
PHYS 101Fundamentals of Physics I4.0
 Term Credits19.5
Term 3
BIO 141Essential Biology4.5
ENGL 103Composition and Rhetoric III: Themes and Genres3.0
ENGR 103Engineering Design Laboratory III2.0
MATH 200Multivariate Calculus4.0
PHYS 102Fundamentals of Physics II4.0
 Term Credits17.5
Term 4
ENGR 201Evaluation Presentation of Experimental Data I3.0
ENGR 220Fundamentals of Materials4.0
ENGR 231Linear Engineering Systems3.0
MEM 202Statics3.0
PHYS 201Fundamentals of Physics III4.0
 Term Credits17.0
Term 5
ENGR 202Evaluation Presentation of Experimental Data II3.0
ENGR 210Introduction to Thermodynamics3.0
ENGR 232Dynamic Engineering Systems3.0
MEM 201Foundations of Computer Aided Design3.0
MEM 238Dynamics4.0
 Term Credits16.0
Term 6
CIVE 240 [WI] Engineering Economic Analysis3.0
HIST 285Technology in Historical Perspective4.0
MEM 230Mechanics of Materials I4.0
MEM 310Thermodynamic Analysis I4.0
Free Elective 3.0
 Term Credits18.0
Term 7
MEM 220Basic Fluid Mechanics4.0
MEM 255Introduction to Controls4.0
MEM 331Experimental Mechanics I2.0
MEM 333Mechanical Behavior of Materials3.0
PHIL 315Engineering Ethics3.0
 Term Credits16.0
Term 8
MEM 311Thermal Fluid Science Laboratory2.0
MEM 355Performance Enhancement of Dynamic Systems4.0
MEM 435Introduction to Computer-Aided Design and Manufacturing4.0
MEM 345Heat Transfer4.0
MEM Fundamentals Course*3.0
 Term Credits17.0
Term 9
MEM 351Dynamic Systems Laboratory I2.0
MEM 361Engineering Reliability3.0
MEM 391Introduction to Engineering Design Methods1.0
Two MEM Fundamentals Courses*6.0
General Education Elective*3.0
 Term Credits15.0
Term 10
MEM 491 [WI] Senior Design Project I2.0
General Education Elective*3.0
A MEM or College of Engineering Elective (300+) 3.0
MEM Fundamentals Course*3.0
Math/Science Course*3.0
 Term Credits14.0
Term 11
MEM 492 [WI] Senior Design Project II3.0
General Education Elective*3.0
Any 300-level or Higher MEM Elective 3.0
A MEM or College of Engineering Elective (300+) 3.0
Math/Science Course*3.0
 Term Credits15.0
Term 12
MEM 493 [WI] Senior Design Project III3.0
Free Electives 3.0
Any 300-level or Higher MEM Elective 3.0
General Education Elective*3.0
 Term Credits12.0
Total Credit: 193.5
*

 See degree requirements.

Co-op/Career Opportunities

Mechanical engineers are employed in a growing number of areas, including aerospace, automotive, biomechanics, computer systems, electronic entertainment, energy, environmental, health care, manufacturing, nuclear technology, and utilities.

Most mechanical engineering graduates begin full-time employment immediately upon graduation. However, there are a number of graduates who go on to pursue master’s and/or doctoral degrees in mechanical engineering. The graduate schools that Drexel’s mechanical engineers have attended include Harvard, UC Berkeley, and the University of Pennsylvania.

Visit the Drexel Steinbright Career Development Center for more detailed information on co-op and post-graduate opportunities.

Dual/Accelerated Degree

Accelerated Program

The Accelerated Program of the College of Engineering provides opportunities for highly talented and strongly motivated students to progress toward their educational goals essentially at their own pace. These options include opportunities for accelerated studies, dual degrees, a combined bachelor's/master's program as well as participation in the University Honors Program.

Primarily through advanced placement, credit by examination, flexibility of scheduling, and independent study, the "fast track" makes it possible to complete the undergraduate curriculum and initiate graduate study in less than the five years required by the standard curriculum.

Dual Degree Bachelor's Programs

With careful planning, you can complete two full degrees in the time usually required to complete one. The double major option works best in closely related areas. For detailed information please contact your advisor.

Bachelor's/Master's (BS/MS) Dual Degree Program

Exceptional students can also pursue a master of science degree in the same period as the bachelor of science. For MEM undergraduate students, the following are the possible graduate programs for the Master's degree in the BS/MS dual degree program:

  • Electrical Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Material Science Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering

BS/MS students must be in the 5-year co-op option, must have a 3.2 GPA to gain admission, and must maintain a 3.0 GPA while in the program. For more information about this program, visit the College of Engineering BS/MS Dual Degree Program page.

Minor in Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics

Any undergraduate student in good standing who has completed more than 30.0 credits at Drexel may apply for the minor in mechanical engineering. 

The minor must contain a minimum of 24.0 MEM credits according to the following distribution: (a) 16.0 credits from any four of the 4-credit required course options; (b) at least eight credits from additional required courses or from the laboratory components and recommended electives.

Required Course Options
Select four of the following:16.0
Basic Fluid Mechanics
Mechanics of Materials I
Dynamics
Introduction to Controls
Thermodynamic Analysis I
Heat Transfer
Performance Enhancement of Dynamic Systems
Engineering Reliability
Introduction to Computer-Aided Design and Manufacturing
Select three of the following:8.0
Laboratories
Thermal Fluid Science Laboratory
Experimental Mechanics I
Dynamic Systems Laboratory I
Recommended Electives
Fluid Dynamics I
Mechanics of Materials II
Engineering Reliability
Thermodynamic Analysis II
Aerodynamics
Mechanics of Vibration
Aircraft Design & Performance
Advanced Stress Analysis
Manufacturing Process I
Manufacturing Process II
Thermal Systems Design
Aircraft Flight Dynamics & Control I
Introduction to Robotics
Micro-Based Control Systems I
Control Applications of DSP Microprocessors
Introduction to Engineering Management
Total Credits24.0

Facilities

Advanced Design and Manufacturing Laboratory
This laboratory provides research opportunities in design ethodology,computer-aided design, analysis and manufacturing, and materials processing and manufacturing. Facilities include various computers and software, I-DEAS, Pro/E,ANSYS, MasterCAM, Mechanical DeskTop, SurfCAM, Euclid, Strim, ABQUS, and more.The machines include two Sanders Model Maker rapid prototyping machines, a BridgePort CNC Machining Center, a BOY 220 injection molding machine, an Electra high-temperature furnace for metal sintering, infiltration, and other heat treatment.

Biofluid Mechanics Laboratory
The biofluid mechanics laboratory conducts computational and experimental research on the dynamics of flow in the cardiovascular and respiratory system, and the effects of flow on biological processes, particularly hemostasis and thrombosis. Lab resources include high-performance engineering workstations, commercial computational fluid dynamics (CFD) software, and basic experimental facilities including Laser Doppler Velocimetry (LDV), pressure and flow transducers, pumps, and microscopes.

Biomechanics Laboratory
Emphasis in this laboratory is placed on understanding the mechanical properties of human joints, characterization of the mechanical properties of biological materials, studies of human movements, and design and development of artificial limbs. Facilities include a 3-D kinematic measuring system, Instron testing machine, and microcomputers for data acquisition and processing. Additional biomechanical laboratory facilities are available at Moss Rehab.

Combustion and Fuels Chemistry Laboratory
Emphasis in this laboratory is placed on developing an understanding of both the chemical and physical factors that control and, hence, can be used to tailor combustion processes for engineering applications. Facilities include continuous spectroscopic reaction monitoring systems, static reactors, combustion bombs, flat flame burner systems, flow reactors, and complete analytical and monitoring instrumentation.

Combustion and Thermal-Science Laboratory
Research is conducted in the areas of (1) low temperature hydrocarbon oxidation, (2) cool flames, (3) auto-ignition, (4) flame instabilities, (5) flame structure, (6) flame ignition, and (7) flame extinction (quelching). New ways to improve fuel efficiency in practical combustors and recover waste energy in the transportation sector are also being explored.

Combustion Emissions/Engine Laboratory
In this laboratory the effects of engine operating variables, fuel type, ambient conditions, and control devices on engine performance and emissions are studied. The laboratory contains both diesel and spark ignition engines, as well as extensive engine and emissions monitoring instrumentation, including dynamometers and continuous gaseous emission analyzers. The laboratory has a high-pressure flow reactor for detailed kinetic studies of hydrocarbon oxidation processes in engines.

Composite Mechanics Laboratory
Emphasis in this laboratory is placed on the characterization of performance of composite materials. Current interest includes damage mechanisms, failure processes, and time-dependent behavior in resin-, metal-, and ceramic-matrix composites. Major equipment includes servo-hydraulic and electromechanical Instron testing machines, strain/displacement monitoring systems, environmental chambers, microcomputers for data acquisition and processing, composites fabrication facility, interferometric displacement gauge, X-radiography, and acoustic emission systems.

Drexel Plasma Institute
The Drexel Plasma Institute (DPI) was formed in 2002 to stimulate and coordinate research projects related to plasma and other modern high energy engineering techniques. Today the DPI is an active multidisciplinary organization involving 23 faculty members from 6 engineering departments working in close collaboration with School of Biomedical Engineering, College of Arts and Sciences and College of Nursing and Health Professions.

Heat Transfer Laboratory
The heat transfer laboratory is outfitted with an array of instrumentation and equipment for conducting single- and multiphase heat transfer experiments in controlled environments. Facilities include computer-controlled data acquisition (LabVIEW and MacAdios) systems, a Newport holographic interferometric system with associated lasers and optics, image enlargers, power amplifiers, precision voltmeters, slip-ring assemblies, and an IBM RISC/6000 workstation for large-scale computing and simulation. A draft-free room is available with independent temperature control for carrying out natural convection experiments. An experimental test-rig is available for studying heat transfer from rotating surfaces. A bubble column has been recently built to study multiphase flow and heat transfer problems. Facilities are also available for measuring thermal conductivities of thin films using a thermal comparator.

Industrial Robot Performance Laboratory
Emphasis in this laboratory is placed on determining the relationship between robot design parameters and performance criteria.

Microcomputer Controls Laboratory
This laboratory provides an environment conducive to appreciating aspects of systems and control through hands-on experiments. They range from data acquisition and processing to modeling of dynamical systems and implementing a variety of controllers to control systems, such as DC motors and the inverted pendulum. Active research is being conducted on control reconfiguration in the event of actuator failures in aircrafts.

Non-Newtonian Fluid and Heat Transfer Laboratory
Emphasis in this laboratory is placed on the study of hydrodynamic and thermal performance of various non-Newtonian viscoelastic fluids in complex flow geometries. Facilities and equipment include a 20-foot-long recirculating flow loop with a 500-gallon reservoir tank and a thermal conductivity measurement cell. A complete data acquisition system provides fully automated experimental operation and data reduction. State-of-the-art finite element codes provide three-dimensional flow and heat transfer simulations of flows in complex geometrics, with a complete post-processing graphic capability backed by template.

Polymer Processing Laboratory
This laboratory is devoted to understanding the basic controlling parameters in polymer processing and the procedures for communicating between the automated processing machine and the rest of the manufacturing facilities, such as the material handling system and the intelligent monitoring system. Facilities include a BOY 55-ton injection molding machine with necessary equipment for processing fiber-reinforced polymers, an IBM microcomputer for data acquisition and control, a Macintosh II microcomputer with software for mold design and process simulation, a Brookfield digital viscometer, and a Tinius Olsen tensile strength tester for material property evaluation.

Precision Instrumentation and Metrology Laboratory
This laboratory is focused on activities related to precision measurement, computer-aided inspection, and precision instrument design. Facilities include 3D Coordinate Measuring Machine (Brown & Sharpe) with Micro Measurement and Reverse engineering software, Surface Profilometer, and Laser Displacement Measuring System.

Program for Robotics, Intelligent Sensing, and Mechatronics (PRISM) Laboratory
The PRISM Laboratory is a state-of-the-art laboratory for pursuing research in the areas of medical robotics, haptic (sense of touch) and vision feedback through a user interface for augmenting a surgeon’s capability in performing surgery, and visual servoing.The laboratory is equipped with a robotic arm, haptic interface devices, head-mounted display for immersion in the surgical environment, and dedicated hardware and software for the above research areas.

Rheology Laboratory
Emphasis in this laboratory is placed on developing tools for rheological property measurement of various non-Newtonian fluids, including friction-reducing viscoelastic fluids, molten polymers, coal-water slurries, ceramic slurries, and bonding cements for biomedical applications. A capillary tube viscometer, falling ball and needle viscometers, and Brookfield rotating viscometer are available. In particular, the capillary tube viscometer is designed to allow fully automated operation, thus avoiding time-consuming data collection procedures. A high-temperature and high-pressure capillary tube viscometer is under development, so that viscosities of advanced polymer materials can be measured at relatively high temperatures and shear rates.

Stress Wave and Ballistics Laboratory
Emphasis in this laboratory is placed on studying the effects of stress waves in structures. Equipment and facilities include a pendulum impact system, small air gun, high-air-pressure mass accelerator, drop impact system, exploding wire, explosion chamber, and instrumented charpy impact system.

Rapid Product Development Center
This center provides fundamental research, educational instruction, and engineering services in product design and manufacturing, solid freeform fabrication, and computer-aided tissue engineering.The center is equipped with state-of-the-art CAD/CAE/CAM, medical imaging processing, and 3D reconstruction software, and a rapid prototyping system.

Mechanical Engineering Faculty

Hisham Abdel-Aal, PhD (University of North Carolina). Associate Teaching Professor. Bio-tribology; biomimetics and bio-inspired design; high-speed machining; metrology of biological surfaces; mechano-biology thermodynamics
Jonathan Awerbuch, DSc (Technion, Israel Institute of Technology). Professor. Mechanics of composites; fracture and fatigue; impact and wave propagation; structural dynamics.
Nicholas P. Cernansky, PhD (University of California-Berkeley) Hess Chair Professor of Combustion. Professor. Combustion chemistry and kinetics; combustion generated pollution; utilization of alternative and synthetic fuels.
Bor-Chin Chang, PhD (Rice University). Professor. Computer-aided design of multivariable control systems; robust and optimal control systems.
Richard Chiou, PhD (Georgia Institute of Technology). Associate Professor. Green manufacturing, mechatronics, Internet-based robotics and automation, and remote sensors and monitoring.
Young I. Cho, PhD (University of Illinois-Chicago). Professor. Heat transfer; fluid mechanics; non-Newtonian flows; biofluid mechanics; rheology.
Alisa Clyne, PhD (Harvard-Massachusetts Institute of Technology). Associate Professor. Cardiovascular biomechanics.
Bakhtier Farouk, PhD (University of Delaware) Billings Professor of Mechanical Engineering. Professor. Heat transfer; combustion; numerical methods; turbulence modeling; materials processing.
Alexander Fridman, DSc, PhD (Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology) Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics, John A. Nyheim Endowed University Chair Professor, Director of the Drexel Plasma Institute. Professor. Plasma science and technology; pollutant mitigation; super-adiabatic combustion; nanotechnology and manufacturing.
Michael Glaser, MFA (Ohio State University) Program Director for Product Design. Associate Professor. Westphal College of Media Arts & Design Quantifying the designer's intuition; the interplay between digital and physical forms; human desire to shape our surroundings.
Li-Hsin Han, PhD (University of Texas at Austin). Assistant Professor. Polymeric, micro/nano-fabrication, biomaterial design, tissue engineering, rapid prototyping, free-form fabrication, polymer micro actuators, photonics
Ani Hsieh, PhD (University of Pennsylvania). Associate Professor. Multi-robot systems, decentralized and distributed control, bio-inspired control, swarm robotics.
Y. Grace Hsuan, PhD (Imperial College). Professor. Durability of polymeric construction materials; advanced construction materials; and performance of geosynthetics.
Andrei Jablokow, PhD (University of Wisconsin, Madison) Associate Department Head for Undergraduate Affairs, Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics. Associate Teaching Professor. Kinematics; geometric modeling.
Antonios Kontsos, PhD (Rice University). Associate Professor. Applied mechanics; probabilistic engineering mechanics; modeling of smart multifunctional materials.
E. Caglan Kumbur, PhD (Pennsylvania State University). Associate Professor. Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics Next generation energy technologies; fuel cell design and development.
John Lacontora, PhD (New Jersey Institute of Technology). Associate Research Professor. Service engineering; industrial engineering.
Leslie Lamberson, PhD (California Institute of Technology) P.C. Chou Assistant Professor of Mechanical Angineering. Assistant Professor. Dynamic behavior of materials, dynamic fracture, damage micromechanics, active materials.
Alan Lau, PhD (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) Associate Department Head for Graduate Affairs, Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics. Professor. Deformation and fracture of nano-devices and macroscopic structures; damage-tolerant structures and microstructures.
Michele Marcolongo, PhD, PE (University of Pennsylvania) Department Head. Professor. Orthopedic biomaterials; acellular regenerative medicine, biomimetic proteoglycans; hydrogels.
Matthew McCarthy, PhD (Columbia University). Assistant Professor. Micro- and nanoscale thermofluidic systems, bio-inspired cooling, smart materials and structures for self-regulated two-phase cooling, novel architectures for integrated energy conversion and storage.
David L. Miller, PhD (Louisiana State University) Department Head, Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics. Professor. Gas-phase reaction kinetics; thermodynamics; biofuels.
Hongseok (Moses) Noh, PhD (Georgia Institute of Technology). Associate Professor. MEMS; BioMEMS; lab-on-a-chip; microfabrication; microfluidics.
Mira S. Olson, PhD (University of Virginia) Graduate Studies Advisor. Associate Professor. Environmental remediation; contaminant and bacterial transport in porous media and bacterial response to dynamic environments.
William C. Regli, PhD (University of Maryland-College Park). Professor. Artificial intelligence; computer graphics; engineering design and Internet computing.
Sorin Siegler, PhD (Drexel University). Professor. Orthopedic biomechanics; robotics; dynamics and control of human motion; applied mechanics.
Jonathan E. Spanier, PhD (Columbia University) Associate Dean, Strategic Planning, College of Engineering. Professor. Light-matter interactions in electronic materials, including ferroelectric semiconductors, complex oxide thin film science; laster spectroscopy, including Raman scattering.
Wei Sun, PhD (Drexel University) Albert Soffa Chair Professor of Mechanical Engineering. Professor. Computer-aided tissue engineering; solid freeform fabrication; CAD/CAM; design and modeling of nanodevices.
Ying Sun, PhD (University of Iowa). Associate Professor. Transport processes in multi-component systems with fluid flow; heat and mass transfer; phase change; pattern formation.
Tein-Min Tan, PhD (Purdue University). Associate Professor. Mechanics of composites; computational mechanics and finite-elements methods; structural dynamics.
James Tangorra, PhD (Massachusetts Institute of Technology). Associate Professor. Analysis of human and (other) animal physiological systems; head-neck dynamics and control; balance, vision, and the vestibular system; animal swimming and flight; robotics; system identification; bio-inspired design.
Christopher Weinberger, PhD (Stanford University). Assistant Professor. Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics Multiscale materials modeling of mechanical properties including DFT, atomistics, mesoscale and microscale FEM modeling.
Ajmal Yousuff, PhD (Purdue University). Associate Professor. Optimal control; flexible structures; model and control simplifications.
Jack G. Zhou, PhD (New Jersey Institute of Technology). Professor. CAD/CAM; computer integrated manufacturing systems; rapid prototyping; system dynamics and automatic control.

Emeritus Faculty

Leon Y. Bahar, PhD (Lehigh University). Professor Emeritus. Analytical methods in engineering, coupled thermoelasticity, interaction between analytical dynamics and control systems.
Gordon D. Moskowitz, PhD (Princeton University). Professor Emeritus. Biomechanics, dynamics, design, applied mathematics.
Donald H. Thomas, PhD (Case Institute of Technology). Professor Emeritus. Biocontrol theory, biomechanics, fluidics and fluid control, vehicle dynamics, engineering design.
Albert S. Wang, PhD (University of Delaware) Albert and Harriet Soffa Professor. Professor Emeritus. Treatment of damage evolution processes in multi-phased high-temperature materials, including ceramics and ceramic-matrix composites.
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