The Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science (MEMS) awards the BS degree in Mechanical Engineering and MS and PhD degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Aerospace Engineering. MEMS faculty also advise PhD students in Materials Science and Engineering through the interdisciplinary Institute for Materials Science and Engineering (IMSE).
Research in MEMS focuses on fundamental mechanical engineering and materials science at the interfaces between traditional disciplines:
- Where mechanics converges with biology
- Where materials science converges with nanotechnology and
- Where aerospace engineering converges with the science of energy.
We believe it is at these interfaces that solutions to many of engineering’s grand challenges may be found.