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The Department of Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science (MEMS) awards the B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Aerospace Engineering. New materials - nano-structured, multi-functional, energy-harvesting, light, strong, and environmentally sustainable - will play a significant role in addressing the most pressing challenges of the 21st century.

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Upcoming Events


03/08 To 03/14



Featured News

Tian receives post-doctoral fellowship

Limei Tian, PhD, has been selected into the Beckman Institute Fellows program.


Pathak receives CAREER Award from National Science Foundation

Amit Pathak, PhD, plans to take a multi-disciplinary approach to better understanding the cell migration process with a CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation.


Agarwal to receive AIAA Reed Aeronautics Award

Ramesh Agarwal, PhD, chosen for top AIAA award.


Elbow stiffness after injury focus of new research

Spencer Lake, PhD, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, has received a one-year, $19,919 grant from the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons to study the causes of stiffness and tightening, or contracture, of the joint after an injury to the elbow, called post-traumatic joint stiffness.


Alum Cox receives 2014 Air Force Cadet of the Year Award

Alexander Cox, a graduate of the School of Engineering & Applied Science, was named the 2014 Air Force Cadet of the Year at a Dec. 5 ceremony at The Pentagon in Washington, D.C. He is the 15th recipient of the award.


Tenure-Track Faculty Opening - Materials Science & Engineering

Successful applicants must have an established record of excellence in their area of specialization and be qualified to teach core materials science and engineering courses at both the undergraduate and graduate level. The successful applicant will be expected to establish a vigorous, externally-funded research program, publish in peer-reviewed journals, mentor graduate students, teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and participate in department and University service.


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Kathy Flores
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Washington University in St. Louis School of Engineering & Applied Science, Department of Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science

Jolley Hall, CB 1185, 1 Brookings Drive, Saint Louis, MO, USA 63130
Phone: (314) 935-6047, Fax: (314) 935-4014