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Pursue a degree or take courses in mechanical engineering.
Graduate work leading to degrees in mechanical engineering and in materials science.
Research includes biomechanics, fusion, materials science, machining, and more.
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Our students gain hands-on experienceand have a lot of funby joining the Baja SAE team, which annually builds an all-terrain vehicle that competes against more than 100 other university teams.
Our archaeology, technology and historical structures program integrates faculty, resources, and material from engineering and natural sciences, social sciences, and the humanities.
Professor Riccardo Betti is recipient of the 2012 Department of Energy Distinguished Scientist Award and of the 2009 Edward Teller Medal from the American Nuclear Society.
Tithof wins major award, defers professorship a year
Jeff Tithof is having a very good spring.
The postdoctoral associate in the Department of Mechanical Engineering just received a prestigious $500,000 Career award from the Burroughs Wellcome Fund, an independent private foundation dedicated to advancing the biomedical sciences.
And he’s been appointed as an assistant professor at the University of Minnesota.Continue Reading
Engineering an international career path
Suman Kumar ’19 has attended a half dozen international development conferences, met Nobel laureates, rebuilt two schools destroyed by earthquakes in Nepal, and still managed to complete a rigorous curriculum in mechanical engineering.Continue Reading
The department was ranked 14th in publications per faculty and 8th in citations per publication, according to a 2010 study by the National Research Council.
There are approximately 200 undergraduate students (50 per graduating class) and 22 faculty members in the Mechanical Engineering Department at the University of Rochester.
All of our mechanical engineering students apply the latest software to problems in the mechanics of solids and fluids, materials science, mechanical systems, and advanced power applications. They also have broad hands-on laboratory and design experience. We offer research opportunities to both graduate and undergraduate students.Learn More
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