Mechanical Engineering: A Tradition of Excellence

Our graduate program  is ranked 61st nationally among the 171 (top 36%) doctoral granting Mechanical Engineering Departments in the U.S. by the 2015 U.S. News & World Report: America's Best Graduate Schools (ranked in 2014).

The National Science Foundation ranks the Department of Mechanical Engineering–Engineering Mechanics as 22nd in research expenditures with $13.981 million among all Mechanical Engineering Departments in the U.S..

Our department is 12th in MSME degrees awarded, 9th in MSME enrollment, 42nd in PhD degrees awarded, and 32nd in PhD enrollment (latest ASEE data).

Our undergraduate program is currently 14th in the U.S. in BSME degrees awarded and 9th in enrollment (latest ASEE data). We have been in the top 17 in this category for the past 31 consecutive years.

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L. Brad King

L. Brad King

PhD, University of Michigan

Contact

906-487-2683
lbking@mtu.edu

Ron & Elaine Starr Professor, Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics

Dr. King is an experimentalist interested in studying electric space propulsion systems, including Hall-effect thrusters, ion engines, and arcjets. By utilizing strong electromagnetic forces to accelerate an ionized plasma propellant, electric thrusters take advantage of on-orbit solar power generation to enjoy significant fuel savings over traditional chemical rockets. King's research . . .

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Mahesh Gupta

Mahesh Gupta

PhD, Rutgers University

Contact

906-487-3566
mahesh@mtu.edu

Professor, Mechanical Engineering–Engineering Mechanics

Gupta’s research is focused on computer simulation of polymer processing and design of plastic parts. Some of the projects he is investigating are: 1) effect of elongational viscosity on polymeric flows, 2) estimation of elongational viscosity for polymeric melts, 3) threedimensional simulation of the flow in ceramic injection molding, 4) . . .

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Lucia Gauchia

Lucia Gauchia

PhD, Electrical, Electronic and Automation Engineering, University of Carlos III of Madrid, Spain

Contact

906-487-3382
gauchia@mtu.edu

Assistant Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Dr. Lucia Gauchia received her General Engineering degree and her Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University Carlos III of Madrid, Spain in 2005 and 2009, respectively.Dr. Gauchia was appointed in 2013, the Richard and Elizabeth Henes Assistant Professor of Energy Storage Systems at the Electrical and Computer Engineering . . .

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