Washington State University

Graduate Studies

The School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering

Graduate Studies

Interdisciplinary Excellence Built On World-Class Knowledge


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
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:

Further Information

  • For general information, you are encouraged to submit the Request for Information form found at https://inquiry.wsu.edu/graduate.
  • How to apply to our graduate programs. Apply now.
  • Frequently asked questions about the application process. View FAQ.
  • For additional information, please contact us at gradapp@mme.wsu.edu.
  • If you have a Mechanical Engineering Technology (MET) degree, please contact us at gradapp@mme.wsu.edu for additional information.

Faculty Profiles

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Qizhen (Katherine) Li
Associate Professor
Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering, The Ohio State University, 2004 with MME since 2014, more...

Research Areas

  • Advanced materials (e.g., light weight materials and structures, nanoporous materials, nanocomposites, nanostructured multilayered thin films, lattice block structures) for structural, energy, and bio-applications
  • Nano and micro fabrication/manufacturing, and materials synthesis/processing
  • Mechanical behavior of materials, Nano/micro-mechanics, Fatigue and Fracture
  • Relationship among processing, structure and property of advanced materials
  • Biomaterials and Biomechanics, bone/dental implant materials, biomedical applications of shape memory alloys, magnesium alloys, and titanium alloys
School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, PO Box 642920, Washington State University, Pullman WA 99164-2920, 509-335-8654, Contact Us