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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.

Faculty

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.

Research

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.

Robotics

A Step Closer to Self-Aware Machines

Researchers have made a major advance in robotics by creating a robot that learns what it is, from scratch, with zero prior knowledge of physics, geometry, or More
Jan 30 2019 | By Holly Evarts | Photo Credit: Robert Kwiatkowski/Columbia Engineering
Healthy Humanity

Faculty Tech Talk: Body Mechanics

Professors Christine Hendon and Kristin Myers sat down with Dean Boyce and a gathering of students for the latest faculty tech talk. More
Nov 30 2018 | By Jesse Adams | Hendon Photo Credit: Jeffrey Schifman | Myers Photo Credit: Eileen Barroso