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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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Exciting Opportunity! Tour and Meet with Engineering Healthcare Companies

Road shows are your opportunity to meet with organizations around the country.


Bayly, Jubels to be honored at Founders Day

At the university's Founders Day gala Nov. 8, Philip Bayly, PhD, will receive a Distinguished Faculty Award, and alumnus Donald Jubel and his wife, Karen will receive a Robert S. Brookings Award.


Professor Bayly's research highlighted in Biophysical Journal

Professor Bayly and student, Kate Wilson, receive recognition for their newly-published research.


Mechanical journey of cancer cells focus of new study

With a $180,000 New Investigator grant from the Edward Mallinckrodt, Jr. Foundation, Amit Pathak, PhD, will study the mechanical journey of cancer cells.


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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Mark Jakiela
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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