Join the Mechanical Engineers Who are Changing the World
It’s not an overstatement to say that mechanical engineers are changing the world. These dedicated professionals continue to push the boundaries of what is physically possible in order to produce safer, cheaper, and more efficient machines— from aircraft carriers to household appliances.
WPI’s Mechanical Engineering department provides students with a solid foundation in the engineering sciences and a strong grounding in practical, problem-solving skills. This combined approach, along with hands-on project experiences, makes WPI graduates ready and able to hit the ground running and add value from the very start of their careers.
Concentration areas within the program include:
- Engineering mechanics
- Materials science and engineering
- Mechanical design
- Thermal-fluid engineering
Engineering Sturdier Gears for Windmills
Wind turbines are expected to produce electricity. But the quality of their design and manufacture is a key factor in their efficiency and dependability.
- WPI Senior Timothy Grupp Honored as Top Air Force ROTC Cadet in the Northeast He is known on campus as a “Renaissance man.” >
- Looking for Tomorrow's Power Source? Go Fly a (Underwater) Kite David Olinger receives NSF award to study using kites to generate electricity from tides and currents. >
- WPI to Host International Conference on Engineering Design Graphics Education Industry workshops on Oct. 20 are open to the public. >
- Using a Robot to Significantly Improve the Treatment of Brain Cancer Is the Aim of a $3 Million NIH Award System will destroy tumors and spare surrounding tissue. >
- Diana Lados Receives International Honor for Seminal Contributions to Structural Integrity Presented by the World Academy of Structural Integrity. >
- The Use of Axiomatic Design in Complex Systems is the Focus of a Conference to be Held at WPI June 26-28 Axiomatic design founder Nam Suh will deliver keynote. >
- WPI Mechanical Engineering Professors Granted Patent Professors Richard Sisson and Yiming (Kevin) Rong of the Mechanical Engineering Department at WPI have been granted a patent by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. >
- ME Professor to Receive NIH Research Project Grant Dr. Greg Fischer, Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering, and his team will be receiving a NIH Research Project Grant (R01) for Robot-Assisted research. >
- NSF Funds Efforts to Establish Center Aimed at Making Industrial Drying More Efficient and Sustainable WPI is the lead institution for the Center for Advanced Research in Drying. >
- Mechanical Engineering Department Retreat held at Tower Hill Botanic Garden The WPI Mechanical Engineering Department recently met at Tower Hill Botanic for their 2013 Retreat. >
- Aerospace Engineering Team is Top U.S. Team and 4th Overall at SAE International Competition A team of four WPI AE students earned a fourth-place finish in the 2013 Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Aero Design West Competition. The event invites international collegiate teams to conceive, design, and build a radio controlled aircraft that can take off and land while carrying the maximum cargo. Learn more... >
- Dr. Onal joins WPI as Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering
- Diana Lados Receives ASM Silver Medal for Distinguished Contributions to Materials Science Lados is honored for developing and implementing a new integrative materials design paradigm. >
- WPI Welcomes 20 New Educators and Researchers to its Tenured and Tenure-Track Faculty Ranks They constitute one of the largest and most accomplished entering faculty classes in WPI's history. >