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Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering

Welcome to The School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering

John McCloy
Dr. John McCloy, Director, School of Mechanical & Materials Engineering

The School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering at WSU has one of the largest undergraduate programs in the Pacific Northwest, with about 1000 students and 45 faculty members spread across three sister campuses (the main campus at Pullman, and sister departments at Everett, Tri-cities, and Bremerton). Our graduate student and postdoctoral researcher populations are growing, underpinned by continuously increasing annual research expenditures (currently over $9m), with over 130 PhD students and 60 MS students. It is one of few schools where both Mechanical Engineering (ME) and Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) programs are offered under the same roof, allowing our students to be reared in a highly interdisciplinary, enriching environment.

In the News

Dr. Nestor Perez-Arancibia

Welcome Dr. Néstor O. Pérez-Arancibia

Flaherty Associate Professor

Dr. Néstor O. Pérez-Arancibia, a new faculty member in the School of MME, conducts research and teaches in the areas of feedback control, mechatronics, microrobotics, soft robotics, and biologically-inspired engineering. He has developed robots that are inspired by nature — from the world’s smallest beetle-like robot to an entirely soft robot that uses air flow and pneumatics instead of electronics to move.


Read more at WSU News

Upcoming Seminar:

Topic Forthcoming
Prof. Sandip Roy, School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, Washington State University
Wednesday, September 29, 11:00 am to 12:00 pm.
Engineering Teaching Research Laboratory, Room 101, Pullman, WA

Full list of Seminars

Advanced Manufacturing Initiative

The School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering is expanding its Advanced Manufacturing program to include additive manufacturing, design, automation, and bio-printing; additionally, the school intends to upgrade its undergraduate laboratory facilities and also recruit talented leaders to further strengthen its research capabilities.

Learn more about our Advanced Manufacturing Initiative.

Learn more about MME’s Recent Successes in Advanced Manufacturing.

Apply for a Competitive Fellowship in Advanced Manufacturing Research.

Part and Process Design for Additive Manufacturing – A WSU Noncredit Online Course for Boeing Employees

Students in lab

Robotics and Autonomous Systems Initiative

The School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering aims to establish a preeminent educational and research enterprise in Robotics and Autonomous Systems, including applications of Machine Learning in these fields. The school intends to fill multiple faculty positions in this area during the next 3 years, introduce a sequence of new undergraduate and graduate courses, offer an Autonomous Systems specialization-track to our undergraduates, upgrade its undergraduate robotics laboratory facilities, and augment its research capabilities.

Learn more about our Robotics and Autonomous Systems Initiative.