Jiangtao Cheng, Associate Professor; Ph.D., Purdue University. Energy technology; nano-/micro-fluidics; multiphase fluid flow; nano-fabrications; thermal-fluid science and CFD numerical simulation.
Tae-Youl Choi, Associate Professor; Ph.D., University of California-Berkeley. Femtosecond laser spectroscopy and ultrafast microscopy; microfluidics for biological state changes of cells subject to laser irradiation; biosensing; nanomanufacturing; thermal, electrical and optical characterizations in nanoscale materials.
Nandika D’Souza, Professor; Ph.D., Texas A&M University. Interactions and properties of heterogeneous materials, blends, alloys, composites and nanocomposites; mechanical properties, fracture, transport phenomena, viscoeleasticity, rheology and polymer characterization.
Aleksandra Fortier, Assistant Professor; Ph.D., Southern Methodist University. Reliability of green electronic systems; nanobased Pb-free technology; Pb-free electronic materials and components; metal- and alloy-based electroplating processes; Sn whisker phenomenon; polymer- and metal-based composite materials; aerosol jet printing technology.
Kyle Horne, Assistant Professor; Ph.D., Utah State University. Nanoscale heat transfer; computational fluid mechanics and heat transfer.
Kuruvilla John, Professor and Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Studies in the College of Engineering; Ph.D., University of Iowa. Air pollution impacts and control strategies; urban and regional scale air quality studies; monitoring of air quality and meteorology; photochemical and dispersion modeling; air pollution meteorology and forecasting; stochastic and neural network modeling.
Jaehyung Ju, Assistant Professor; Ph.D., Texas A&M University. Mechanics and design of multifunctional materials and structures; compliant cellular materials, electro-active materials and non-pneumatic tires while focusing on energy efficiency and energy harvesting.
Xu Nie, Assistant Professor; Ph.D., Purdue University. Mechanical behavior of materials under extreme loading and environment conditions; strain rate effects on damage and failure of advanced materials and structures; novel high-rate experimental techniques.
Vish Prasad, Professor; Ph.D., University of Delaware. Heat transfer; crystal growth; materials processing; microelectronics manufacturing; plasma spray coatings; computational and experimental methods; virtual prototyping.
Sheldon Shi, Associate Professor; Ph.D., Michigan Technological University. Processing and evaluation of renewable biocomposite materials, including engineered wood-based products and natural fiber composites; nanocomposites; adhesive and adhesion.
Yong Tao, PACCAR Professor and Department Chair; Ph.D., University of Michigan. Heat, mass and fluid transport in multiphase media; constructal microchannel heat exchangers; nano/micro Phase Change Materials enhanced heat transfer; low temperature heat transfer; alternative energy; whole building energy and exergy efficiency; HVAC systems; zero-energy building systems; engineering education; entrepreneurship.
Xun Yu, Associate Professor; Ph.D., University of Minnesota. Nanotechnology-based smart materials and structures; sensors and actuators; controls; energy harvesting and storage; bioengineering.
Where will you make your mark in future innovations? Will you help provide cleaner and more sustainable energy, improve human health or devise better technologies for ground and air transportation or even space exploration?
The Department of Mechanical and Energy Engineering offers a Master of Science degree in Mechanical and Energy Engineering. A concentration in Mechanical and Energy Engineering is also available in the Materials Science and Engineering doctoral program. These visionary, innovative and interdisciplinary programs produce specialists with a strong education in engineering fundamentals.
We’re committed to academic excellence and research in all areas of mechanical and energy engineering. You’ll study the fundamentals and applications of engineering and develop life-long learning skills in a research/project-oriented environment.
With small class sizes, you can work closely with distinguished faculty members to solve complex problems faced by businesses and consumers. Our faculty members have been honored by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers, among others.
You’ll also have networking opportunities through the valuable contacts we’ve established with leading companies and corporate partners.
The university provides several services exclusively to graduate students. The Graduate Student Writing Support office can help you with writing, and the Center for Interdisciplinary Research offers assistance with statistical research.
A Thesis Boot Camp and other specialized workshops are available through the Toulouse Graduate School®. Many of the workshops are available online for your convenience.
The College of Engineering has state-of-the-art instructional facilities and laboratories with cutting-edge research equipment. The department also supports top-ranked research labs that offer exciting possibilities for study and research. Working with faculty members, you may research:
You also must submit directly to the department a detailed résumé with educational experience, relevant work history and research experience.
You’ll plan your degree program with the assistance and approval of your major professor and advisory committee. Graduation requires earning a B average in all courses.
Teaching and research assistantships funded by the department and faculty research grants support many students. Out-of-state and international students who are funded at least half time are eligible for in-state tuition rates. Only master’s students who select the thesis option are eligible for teaching or research assistantships. A number of in-state tuition scholarships also are available.
Information about other financial assistance programs is at the financial aid website.