Mechanical Engineering

Major: Mechanical Engineering
Degree Awarded: Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (BSME)
Calendar Type: Quarter
Total Credit Hours: 193.5
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 Program. 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.


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

High achieving students have the opportunity to apply for the BS/MS program which allows students to complete both a Bachelor's and a Master's in Mechanical Engineering in a 5-year period. Entering students can indicate their interest in this program on their application but must formally apply, be qualified and be accepted into the program after earning 90.0 quarter credits and before reaching 120.0 quarter credits. The threshold requirements to be evaluated for acceptance into the program are:

  • Have a minimum 3.30 GPA in all courses completed at Drexel University at time of application.
  • Have a minimum of 3.50 GPA in the following seven courses (or their equivalent): Introduction to Thermodynamics (ENGR 210); Fundamentals of Materials (ENGR 220); Linear Engineering Systems (ENGR 231); Dynamic Engineering Systems (ENGR 232); Foundations of Computer Aided Design (MEM 201); Statistics (MEM 202); and Dynamics (MEM 238).

Students in the 5COP accelerated program will progress according to the program plan established for the 5-year with co-op undergraduate (or 5COP) program and maintain undergraduate status throughout. The 5COP program includes three 6-month cooperative education cycles.

The College of Engineering offers additional information about the BS/MS program on its website.

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

Instructional Laboratories

Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics (MEM) supports instructional laboratories to provide hands-on experience with engineering measurements and to augment classroom instruction in the areas of mechanics, systems and controls, thermal fluid sciences and design and manufacturing along with a college-supported machine shop to aid senior design.

Specialized Laboratories

BIOMEMS Lab and Lab-on-a-Chip

Develops miniature devices for biological and medical applications using microfabrication and microfluidics technologies. Our research projects are highly multidisciplinary in nature and thus require the integration of engineering, science, biology, and medicine. Projects are conducted in close collaboration with biologists and medical doctors. Our research methodology includes design and fabrication of miniature devices, experimental characterization, theoretical analysis and numerical simulation.

Computer-aided Design Lab (CAD)

Provides access to software such as AutoCAD, ANSYS, Abagus, CREO, and SOLIDWORKS either in the 42 workstation lab which is available by card access 24/7, or over any network connection using our CITRIX server. Computations are performed on a virtual pc running at the server, and students can use any smart device for input and display.

Theoretical and Applied Mechanics Group Laboratory (TAMG)

Through experimental, analytical, and computational investigations, TAMG develops insights into the deformation and failure of materials, components and structures in a broad range of time and length scales. To accomplish this goal, TAMG develops procedures that include mechanical behavior characterization coupled with non-destructive testing and modern computational tools. This information is used both for understanding the role of important material scales in the observed bulk behavior and for the formation of laws that can model the response to prescribed loading conditions.

Electrochemical Energy Systems Laboratory (ECSL)

Addresses the research and development needs of emerging alternative energy technologies. ECSL specializes in the design, diagnostics, and characterization of next-generation electrochemical energy conversion and storage systems; particularly fuel cell and battery technology. Current areas of research include polymer electrolyte fuel cells for stationary, portable, and transportation areas of next-generation flow battery technology for intermittent energy storage, load leveling and smart-grid applications. ECSL uses a comprehensive approach, including advanced diagnostics, system design, materials characterization, and computational modeling of electrochemical energy systems.

Dynamic Multifunctional Materials Laboratory (DMML)

Investigates material and/or structural behavior across 10 orders of magnitude in strain rate with temperature and electrical coupling capabilities. The DMML is equipped with novel experimental apparatus designed in house, and a wide range of full-field optical diagnostics, 2W Coherent laser and white light illumination and ultra high-speed imaging (5 Mfps).

Some of the major equipment in DMML includes a two-stage light gas gun for hypervelocity impact (USPTO patent pending), a modular single-stage gas gun with blast tube capability, a novel impact fatigue device (USPTO patent pending), compression Kolsky (split-Hopkinson) bar system in both steel for high-impedance material testing and polycarbonate for soft material characterization, a miniature tension/torsion Kolsky, a standard material load frame, optical microscopes and a wide range of optomechanics and lens systems. DMML also has a complete material preparation setup including a diamond saw, an Allied High Tech Multiprep material polishing system, a precision microbalance, charge amplifiers, oscilloscopes, hot plates, and high performance computer workstations with Abagus, MatchID DIC software, AutoCAD/Creo, and MATLAB.

Multiscale Thermofluidics Lab

Develops novel scalable nanomanufacturing techniques using biological templates to manipulate micro- and nano-scale thermal and fluidic phenomena. Current work includes enhancing phase-change heat transfer with super-wetting nanostructured coatings and transport and separation through nanoporous membrances.

Vascular Kinetics Laboratory

Utilizes engineering methods to reveal the intricacies of vascular biology and thereby discover new ways to treat human disease. In particular, the interaction of cardiovascular cells and how their extracellular matrix is altered in diabetic hyperglycemia is studied.  These discoveries are applied to novel biomaterial and drug development.

The research in the laboratory spans biochemistry, biomechanics, and vascular biology. The work is at the interface of engineering and medicine, celebrating the inherent interdisciplinary nature of biomedical engineering with a strong emphasis on clinical applications.

Biofabrication Laboratory

Utilizes cells or biologics as basic building blocks in which biological models, systems devices and products are manufactured. Biofabrication techniques encompass a broad range of physical, chemical, biological, and/or engineering process, with various applications in tissue science and engineering, regenerative medicine, disease pathogeneses and drug testing studies, biochips and biosensors, cell printing, patterning and assembly, and organ printing.

The Program for Biofabrication at Drexel integrates computer-aided tissue engineering, modern design and manufacturing, biomaterials and biology in modeling, design, and biofabrication of tissue scaffolds, tissue constructs, micro-organ, tissue models. The ongoing research focuses on bio-tissue modeling, bio-blueprint modeling, scaffold informatics modeling, biometric design of tissue scaffold, additive manufacturing of tissue scaffolds, cell printing and organ printing.

The facilities at the Biofabrication Laboratory include:

  • state-of-the-art computer-aided design/engineering/manufacturing (CAD/CAE/CAM) software, medical image processing and 3D reconstruction software, and in-house developed heterogeneous modeling and homogenization software
  • proprietary multi-nozzle cell deposition system for direct cell writing and construction of tissue precursors and micro-organs
  • proprietary precision extruding deposition system for fabrication of 3D bipolymer tissue scaffolds
  • commercial available 3DP free-form fabrication system for bio-physical modeling
  • plasma instrument for surface treatment and surface functionalization
  • MTS universal testing system
  • laboratory for cell and tissue culture study

Complex Fluids and Multiphase Transport Lab

Conducts both experimental and modeling studies on heat/mass transfer and multi-phase flows, as well as transport phenomena in additive manufacturing and energy systems. Current projects range from basic studies in interfacial transport in directed-assembly of functional materials and nanostructure-enhanced two-phase heat transfer to design of innovative dry cooling power plants and electrochemical energy storage systems.

Laboratory for Biological Systems Analysis

Applies system level engineering techniques to biological systems with emphasis on:

  • The development of bio-robotic models as tools for investigating hypotheses about biological systems
  • The use of system identification techniques to evaluate the functional performance of physiological systems under natural behavioral conditions
  • The design of systems that are derived from nature and use novel techniques, such as electro-active polymers, to achieve superior performance and function

Advanced Design and Manufacturing Laboratory
This laboratory provides research opportunities in design methodology, 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.

Biomechanics Laboratory
Emphasis in this laboratory is placed on experimental modelling studies of the mechanical properties of human joints, characterization of the mechanical properties of biological materials, studies of human movements, and design and development of joint replacements with particular emphasis on total ankle replacement. Facilities include a 3-D kinematic measuring system, Tensile testing machine, joint flexibility testers, and microcomputers for data acquisition and processing.

Combustion and Fuels Chemistry Laboratory
Investigate 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.

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.

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.

Nyheim Plasma Institute (Formerly A.J. Drexel Plasma Institute)
The Nyheim Plasma Institute was formed in 2002 to stimulate and coordinate research projects related to plasma and other modern high energy engineering techniques. Today the institute 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. Present efforts are exploring the heat and mass transfer process in super-critical fluids and finary refrigerants.

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.

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.
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 Nyheim 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. 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
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. 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 Engineering. Assistant Professor. Dynamic behavior of materials, dynamic fracture, damage micromechanics, active materials.
Alan Lau, PhD (Massachusetts Institute of Technology). 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) Associate Department Head for Graduate Affairs, Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics. 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.
Alisa Morsss Clyne, PhD (Harvard-Massachusetts Institute of Technology). Associate Professor. Cardiovascular biomechanics.
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, College of Engineering, Director, Centralized Research Facilities. Professor. Light-matter interactions in electronic materials, including ferroelectric semiconductors, complex oxide thin film science; laser 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.
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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