Areas of Emphasis and Course Listings

Below you will find a list of Mechanical Engineering graduate areas of emphasis (AOE) accompanied with a course listing for each area.

  • Design and Manufacturing - computer-aided design, optimal design, design with reliability, additive manufacturing, micro- and nano-fabrication

  • Dynamic Systems – multiphysics phenomena, microstructural vibrations, MEMS/NEMS, novel acoustic measurement techniques, noise control, microscale vibrations and acoustics, nonlinear dynamics, sensors and actuators, control systems
  • Energy - energy generation, energy storage, energy efficient space heating and cooling, smart electronics and data center cooling, small-scale power harvesting
  • Materials - materials characterization, microstructure/property relationships, thin films, computational materials, interfacial phenomena, functional materials, materials processing
  • Solid Mechanics - mechanics of materials and structures, computational mechanics, biomechanics, waves and vibration, additive manufacturing
  • Transport Phenomena - heat and mass transfer in biological/environmental/industrial applications, microfluidics/nanofluidics, complex fluids, interfacial phenomena/wetting, additive manufacturing

Specialization is achieved by selecting a set of courses from one of the areas of emphasis.

 Design and Manufacturing AOE courses include:

Faculty associated with this: McGrann, Murray, Park, Razavi, Schiffres

Dynamic Systems AOE courses include:

Faculty associated with this: Miles, Pitarresi, Selleck, Towfighian, Yu, Zaychik

Energy AOE courses include:

Faculty associated with this: Chiarot, Huang, Murray, Sammakia, Schiffres, Singler, Yong

Materials AOE courses include:

Faculty associated with this: Cho, Zhou, Murray, Yong, Singler

Solid Mechanics AOE courses include:

Faculty associated with this: Jin, Ke, McGrann, Park, Razavi, Zhang

Transport Phenomena AOE courses include:

Faculty associated with this: Chiarot, Huang, Murray, Sammakia, Singler, Yong, Schiffres