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Welcome to the Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering (MME)!

We are thrilled that you are interested in learning more and joining our vibrant and innovative community of scholars, researchers, and students. In our MME department, you'll discover a world of endless possibilities in the fields of mechanical engineering and materials science. We are committed to excellence in education, research, and professional development, and we look forward to working with you and supporting you every step of the way.

Our faculty members are experts in the design and manufacturing of mechanical systems and thermal systems as well as in the synthesis, processing, microstructure, and properties of metals, ceramics, polymers, and composites. We take an integrated experimental and data-driven approach in our exploration of the fascinating mechanical and materials engineering fields and are dedicated to providing our students with a top-notch education. Each of our MME family members is passionate about sharing her/his knowledge, fostering creativity, and helping our students build the skills necessary to excel in the ever-evolving world of engineering.

In our state-of-the-art labs and facilities, our students and faculty are actively involved in hands-on research, pushing the boundaries of what is possible in the realms of materials science, mechanics, and design. We encourage you to explore your interests, ask questions, and collaborate with your peers to tackle real-world challenges.

Our department is not just an academic unit, it is a supportive community that values diversity, inclusion, and collaboration. Whether you're pursuing a bachelor's, master's, or doctoral degree, you'll find a network of like-minded individuals who share your passion for engineering and a faculty that is dedicated to your success.

We believe that the future of engineering lies in the hands of our students, faculty, and our broad support network. We are excited to see the incredible contributions our new family members will make to the field. The journey with us will be challenging, but it will also be incredibly rewarding. So, embrace every opportunity, learn from every experience, and don't be afraid to dream big.

Once again, welcome to the Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering. We can't wait to see all that you will learn and achieve here, and we are here to support you in reaching your goals.

Best wishes for a successful and fulfilling experience. Welcome to MME!

Kathy Lu

Chair and Professor

Quick Facts

Small classes taught by experienced faculty

Personalized attention from faculty for academic success

Paid-work study, industry co-ops, and internships

Manufacturing experience

Diverse demography in class including international students

Diverse career options and 100% job placement after graduation with competitive salary

Professional skill development