Welcome to the mechanical engineering department website at the University of Memphis.
The department currently has 12 faculty positions and nearly 300 students at all levels.
The department is the strongest and largest of the mechanical engineering departments
in a public institution in the western Tennessee area, and is experiencing additional
growth. It is also the largest program in the college of engineering at Memphis.
For students interested in University of Memphis, we offer small classes, direct access
to faculty, and world-class research. A range of scholarships at the undergraduate
level is offered. Graduate students have access to departmental assistantships and
the prestigious Herff Fellowship. Memphis is a vibrant city with a metropolitan population
of nearly 1.4 million and major industries in air and land transportation, biomedical
and manufacturing industries.
The department has traditionally offered a strong undergraduate program that is ABET
accredited, and prepares the students for a successful engineering career in industry
or for pursuing research of significant regional and national interest. The department
also plays an important role for practicing engineers in providing them opportunities
for continuing education, and plays a leadership role in service to the public, profession,
There is ongoing research in several technical areas including:
- Structural health monitoring
- Bio Materials
- Bio Mechanics
- Computational Fluid Dynamics
- Low Gravity Fluid Management
- Gas Turbine Heat Transfer
- Gas Turbine Combustion
The research is supported by a variety of sources including the Department of Energy,
NASA, and the Office of Naval Research. As the department grows, we hope to add additional
faculty and further invigorate our research programs.
The department has a long list of distinguished alumni, and we are immensely proud
of their achievements. We welcome their active engagement with the department in order
to make it better, connect with our students, help in raising resources, and in providing
advice and input at different levels. Thank you for being true ambassadors for the
Please feel free to contact me with any questions.
ME Chair, and Ring Companies Endowed Professor in Mechanical Engineering