Washington State University

Graduate Studies

The School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering

Graduate Studies

Interdisciplinary Excellence Built On World-Class Knowledge

Overview

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.

Degrees Granted

School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering degree programs:

Our School participates in the College of Engineering and Architecture's interdisciplinary programs leading to the degrees:

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
  • Graduate Certificate in Nuclear Engineering
More information and application instructions are found on our Certificate Programs web page.

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.

Research Facilities

Some of the research facilities within our School are:

  • Nanotechnology groups
  • Biotechnology groups
  • MEMS WSU MEMS P3 Micro Engine; Biometic Sensors; Self Powered Sensors; and Thermal Switch.
  • BRC Bioengineering Research Center
  • CMR Center for Materials Research.
  • CMMS Computational Mechanics and Materials Science Laboratory.
  • ColSysLab Collective Systems Lab
  • 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
  • VATC Virtual Assembly Technology Consortium
  • VRCIM Virtual Reality and Computer Integrated Manufacturing
  • SSL Sports Science Laboratory

Further Information

Faculty Profile

picture Cecilia D. Richards
Professor
Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from University of California at Irvine in 1990 with MME since 1992, more...

Research Areas

  • MEMS power
  • Advanced energy systems
  • Spray combustion
  • Two-phase flows
  • Air breathing engines
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