The Department of Mechanical Engineering works to advance practical solutions that improve health, safety, and quality of life. Join us as we address the most important needs of society through rich and versatile discovery and scholarship.


Department faculty members are outstanding instructors and recognized experts in mechanical engineering, who bring their passion for innovative research, original thinking, and scholarship into the classroom. They are deeply invested in inspiring, teaching, and mentoring students.


The Department of Mechanical Engineering is home to such diverse research activities as biomechanics, mechanics of materials, fluid mechanics, heat transfer, control and robotics, manufacturing, energy systems, MEMS, and nanotechnology.

New View on How Tissues Flow in the Embryo

Columbia engineers develop novel technique to understand the forces that control cell shapes and tissue flows in Drosophila embryos. More
May 29 2020 | By Holly Evarts | Image Credit: Xun Wang & Matthias Merkel/Columbia Engineering & Syracuse University | Video Credit: Xun Wang/Columbia Engineering

Emoting while Remoting

Students team up on design challenges to address challenges of remote living. More
May 01 2020 | By Holly Evarts | Video Credit: Jane Nisselson