Mihai G. Burzo, Assistant Professor; Ph.D., Southern Methodist. Heat transfer in microelectronics and nanostructures; thermal properties of thin films of new and existing materials; computational modeling of forced and natural heat convection; renewable energy and refrigeration techniques.
Jiangtao Cheng, Associate Professor; Ph.D., Purdue. Energy technology; nano-/micro-fluidics; multiphase fluid flow; nano-fabrications; thermal-fluid science and CFD numerical simulation.
Tae-Youl Choi, Associate Professor; Ph.D., 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 DíSouza, Professor; Ph.D., Texas A&M. 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. 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.
Kuruvilla John, Professor and Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Studies in the College of Engineering; Ph.D., 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. 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. 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., 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. 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., 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., 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 the fundamentals of engineering.
We are committed to academic excellence and research in all areas of mechanical and energy engineering. You will study the fundamentals and applications of engineering and develop life-long learning skills within 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. You also will have networking opportunities through the valuable contacts we have established with leading companies and corporate partners.
Engineers are in high demand in academia and the workplace to solve major challenges in sustainable energy provision, the development of innovative medical devices and the mechanics of new materials for the next generation of vehicles.
Mechanical engineering is the most general of the engineering disciplines, which prepares students for positions in aerospace, gas production and distribution, manufacturing, and nanotechnology, among others.
The College of Engineering has laboratories with cutting-edge research equipment and instructional facilities. The department also supports top-ranked research laboratories that offer exciting possibilities for study and research. Working with faculty members, you may research:
The university offers more than 80 research centers and cross-disciplinary research clusters, including clusters focusing on renewable energy and conservation and renewable bio-products. These clusters conduct research to develop energy and technology strategies that address the regionís and nationís energy and sustainable development needs.
You also must submit the following materials directly to the department:
You will plan your degree program with the assistance and approval of your major professor and advisory committee. The requirement for graduation is completion of at least 31 credit hours with 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 masterís 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 on the Financial Aid site.