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Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science

mems01Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science

Andrew Meade, Chair

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Enrollment Fall 2011
 
Undergraduate students
158
Graduate students 85
   
Graduates 2010-11 Academic Year
 
B.A. 1
B.S.M.E.
48
M.M.E.
5
M.S.
14
M.E. Ph.D.
6
Mat. Sci. Ph.D.

   
Number of faculty
15

Research areas

  • Fluid mechanics
  • Heat transfer 
  • Solid mechanics 
  • Dynamics and Vibrations
  • Control Systems and Robotics
  • Solid thermodynamics
  • Materials design and characterization
  • Thin film processing

Collaboration with other departments and institutes includes work with NASA to develop the next generation of space vehicles and research with the Baylor College of Medicine to develop groundbreaking orthopedic materials.

Degrees offered
Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering
Bachelor of Science in Materials Science
Master of Mechanical Engineering
Master of Materials Science
Master of Science
Doctor of Philosophy

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