Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Congratulations, Graduates!

We are so proud of all of our BS, MS, and PhD graduates in Mechanical Engineering! Check out our tribute page to celebrate our grads. 

We miss meeting prospective students!

One of our favorite activities in ME is meeting prospective students and giving tours of the department and the campus. During this time of sheltering in place, we hope you’ll explore our website and reach out with any questions you might have about Mechanical at Mines! In the meantime, “pick up” our department flyer, and take a virtual tour of campus!

Mechanical Engineering by the numbers

1,275
undergraduate students

221
master’s and PhD students

39 
faculty

$65,977
2018 average starting salary for BSME graduates

$11.9 million
awarded research in
fiscal year 2019

85%
undergrads who complete internships

140
companies, national labs and universities
that hire our grads
  

#21
in BSME degrees awarded (out of 267 schools)
reported by ASEE Engineering by the Numbers

Why choose Mechanical Engineering?

Opportunity. Versatility. A close-knit community. Hands-on experience. Theory turned into practice. Challenge. Fun. Our students tell you why they chose ME at Mines »

Student Highlights

ME undergrads on second-place team in international mine rescue challenge

ME undergrad Claire Thomas receives prestigious aerospace fellowship

ME junior Taryn Tucker receives 2020 Martin Luther King Jr. Award for her work to develop Girls on the Rise 

see more student highlights »

undergraduate program

graduate program

Faculty & Research Highlights

An article by Dr. Jason Porter, former student Adam Phillips and others, titled “The Effect of Membrane Casting Irregularities on Initial Fuel Cell Performance,” was published in Fuel Cells and chosen for the cover feature.

Dr. Owen Hildreth wins NSF CAREER Award for work to streamline post-processing in metal additive manufacturing

Dr. Xiaoli Zhang is the lead researcher on a $1 million NSF project to create an AI-enabled tool for retraining workers in the metals industries.

Dr. Andrew Petruska won a $620K grant from the Alpha Foundation to use machine learning-enabled acoustic imaging to help first responders navigate underground mine emergencies.

Mechanical Engineering’s Greg Jackson is collaborating with OxEon Energy on a $1.8 million NASA project that could bring interplanetary fuel stations one step closer to reality.

ME faculty

ME Research

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John Berger

Department Head

John Berger

Department Head

Jason Porter

Assistant Department Head
for Graduate Studies

Jason Porter

Assistant Department Head
for Graduate Studies

Kristy Csavina

Assistant Department Head
for Undergraduate Studies

Kristy Csavina

Assistant Department Head
for Undergraduate Studies