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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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Featured News

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 & Materials Science welcomes new professor

Mark Meacham, PhD, assistant professor, begins July 1, 2014.


Agarwal, Zhang publish book on geological carbon storage

Ramesh Agarwal, PhD, the William Palm Professor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science, and alumnus Zheming Zhang, PhD, have published a book.


Genin named Global Scholars Fellow at Tsinghua University

Guy Genin, PhD, has been named a 2014 Global Scholars Fellow at Tsinghua University in Beijing. The award will allow Genin to conduct research with Changqing Chen, PhD, at Tsinghua’s Institute for Solid Mechanics.


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

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