Research in the Mechanical Engineering Department

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Total research expenditures in the College of Engineering have exceeded fifty million dollars per year, which is indicative of a high level of activity comparable to the nation’s top universities. Sponsors of research projects within mechanical engineering include NASA, National Science Foundation, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Department of Defense, Department of Energy, Air Force Research Laboratory, other government agencies and many industrial companies.

There are approximately 100 graduate students currently enrolled in our program. Our students are integral members of our research groups and their thesis and dissertation topics focus on cutting-edge research. A significant number of graduate research and teaching assistantships are available on an annual basis. Some students are also awarded fellowships and scholarships to assist with tuition and living expenses.