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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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MEMS doctoral student awarded travel grant

Sriya Banerjee, a doctoral student working with Assistant Professor Parag Banerjee, was awarded a competitive travel grant.


Meacham to investigate acoustic manipulation of biological cells under NIH SBIR award

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) award the grant for Meacham's project titled, "MIST System for Simultaneous Parallel Intracellular Delivery & Transfection."


Doctoral students to study biology, mechanics connection under NIH grant

Four doctoral students will have the opportunity to take a closer look at the intersection of mechanics and biology under a new five-year grant from the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering.


Agarwal to study turbulence modeling with NASA grant

Ramesh Agarwal, PhD, is among a group of collaborators in Missouri that received a $750,000 grant from the National Aeronautic and Space Administration to study turbulence modeling.


Genin featured in ASME video

Guy Genin, PhD, professor of mechanical engineering, speaks to the Association of Mechanical Engineering about bioengineering.


Mechanical engineering majors compete for Discovery Competition prize

Mechanical engineering students shine at the 2014 Discovery Competition.


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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Spencer Lake
Spencer Lake
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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