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Dias named to Time magazine's list of 100 innovators

Dias was selected among 19 leaders in the list’s “Innovators” category for his creation of material that is superconducting at room temperature.

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Combine creativity with math, science, and engineering

What is Mechanical Engineering?

Design new and better systems, components, and processes

Research Opportunities

Apply the latest software to solve engineering problems

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Notice to Prospective Graduate Students

Due to the pandemic’s impact on GRE tests, we will waive the GRE requirement
this year for all applicants. Applicants can still choose to submit scores if they wish.

Major & Minor

Pursue a degree or take courses in mechanical engineering.

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Graduate Studies

Graduate work leading to degrees in mechanical engineering and in materials science.

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ME Research

Research includes biomechanics, fusion, materials science, machining, and more.

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Funding & Awards

Professor Askari wins NSF Quantum Leap grant

August 28, 2019

Advancements in computational power over the past fifty years have mostly relied on shrinking the si ...

Professor Shang wins DOE/NNSA grant to study dynamics of high energy density materials

August 20, 2019

An ongoing challenge in high energy density science is obtaining detailed description ...

Two faculty recognized by DOE as exceptional researchers

August 12, 2019

Two University of Rochester faculty members–Hussein Aluie and Ellen Matson–have been nam ...

Tithof wins major award, defers professorship a year

May 30, 2019

Jeff Tithof is having a very good spring. 

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Rochester laser experiments demonstrate ‘helium rain’ likely falls in the solar system

An international research team including Rochester scientists has validated a nearly 40-year-old prediction that helium rain is possible inside planets such as Jupiter and Saturn.

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14out of over 100

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.

Why MECHe?

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.

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