The graduate program in the School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering has a long history of excellence in graduate education. Our School offers specialization in a variety of disciplines in which graduate students develop cutting-edge knowledge and techniques. We have full time and part-time students. Financial aid in the form of an assistantship is available for dedicated, quality full time students.
School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering degree programs:
- Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering (thesis)
- Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering (non-thesis)
- Master of Science in Materials Science and Engineering (thesis)
- Master of Science in Materials Science and Engineering (non-thesis)
- Doctor of Philosophy (Mechanical Engineering)
Our School participates in the College of Engineering and Architecture's interdisciplinary programs leading to the degrees:
- Master of Science in Engineering
- Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering Science)
- Doctor of Philosophy (Materials Science & Engineering)
Graduate Certificate Programs
Graduate certificate programs enable students to develop mastery of specific course material, and are designed for part-time study without formal admission to a degree program. The School of MME offers the following certificates:
- Graduate Certificate in Engineering Nanotechnology
Faculty and Research Interests
Our faculty members conduct research in a wide variety of areas. This research is supported by a range of sources, including governmental agencies, national laboratories, industry, and charitable foundations. Some current research topics include advanced energy systems, biomaterials, biometric sensors, CAD, composites, computational mechanics, crystal growth, energy conversion devices, energy harvesting, fluid mechanics, hydrogen structure and storage, liquid hydrogen propulsion, material testing and evaluation, materials for microelectronics, MEMS, microfluidics, multiphase processing, nanocomposites and multifunctional materials, nanomaterials, portable power, renewable energy materials, sustainable manufacturing, and thin films.
Some of the research facilities within our School are:
- Nanotechnology groups
- Biotechnology groups
- kessler.wsu.edu – Polymer Composites Group.
- BRC Bioengineering Research Center
- CMR Center for Materials Research.
- CMMS Computational Mechanics and Materials Science Laboratory.
- HYPER - HYdrogen Properties for Energy Research
- Institute for Shock Physic
- WAXCT Washington State High Resolution X-Ray Computed Tomography Laboratory
- MSTF Micro Scale Thermo Fluidic Lab
- Modeling, Motion, and Medical Robotics Lab
- VATC Virtual Assembly Technology Consortium
- VRCIM Virtual Reality and Computer Integrated Manufacturing
- SSL Sports Science Laboratory
- Emergent Dynamics, Control and Analytics Labs Dr. Jerath Principal Investigator
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Faculty ProfileJow-Lian Ding
Professor and Associate Director
Ph.D. in Engineering from Brown University in 1983 with MME since 1983, more...
- Dynamic response of materials and structures (experimental characterization, modeling, and simulation)
- Shock dynamics
- Stress-induced phase transformation