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Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics

Graduate Degrees offered: M.S., M.Eng. and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering


The graduate program in Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics (MEM) offers a challenging environment in which students work closely with faculty who are internationally renowned for their research.

Key features of the program include:

  • A comprehensive curriculum that accommodates students pursuing the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees as well as the professional M.Eng. degree;
  • Strong research collaborations with industrial partners and with faculty from other countries;
  • Unique laboratory facilities.

Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics graduate students typically conduct research in teams on interdisciplinary projects in areas that include materials processing and manufacturing, fluid-solid interactions, composite structures, smart materials, integrity and reliability of engineering systems, integrated product development, biomechanics, mechatronics, energy and the environment, and thermal-fluid systems.

Sponsors of Research Projects

Research in the MEM department is sponsored by NSF, the U.S. Golf Association, NASA, General Electric, the Office of Naval Research, the U.S. Army Research Office, the Federal Aviation Administration, the Air Force Office of Scientific Research, the National Research Council, the U.S. Department of Energy, the Electric Power Research Institute Inc., and a variety of utility companies and agencies.

Affiliated Lehigh Research Centers, Laboratories and Institutes