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 $7.5m), 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. Read more from the Director, Indranath Dutta.
Dr. Narasimha Boddeti to join MME as Assistant Professor in January 2020
Narasimha’s research focus in on developing design-automation methods for additive manufacturing. His interests include topology optimization, additive manufacturing, computational mechanics and architected materials.Read Story
Registration open for Additive Manufacturing for Practicing Engineers course
Registration is currently open for this highly popular course that runs from February 11 through April 9.Read Story
Crimson Robotics demonstrates prototype for upcoming Battlebots competition
WSU’s Crimson Robotics team has been invited to compete in BattleBots, a popular television series that features remote-controlled robots in competitive battles. The student team will demonstrate its prototype robot for the competition.Read Story
Researchers show advance in next-generation lithium metal batteries
Their work could address a major safety issue with lithium metal batteries – an innovation that could make high-energy batteries more viable for next-generation energy storage.Read Story
Researchers advance solar material production
A WSU team has developed a more efficient, safer, and cost-effective way to produce cadmium telluride material for solar cells or other applications, a discovery that could advance the solar industry and make it more competitive.Read Story
An Indentation Testing System for Cryogens at Outer Solar System Conditions
Dr. Michael R. Maughan, Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering, University of Idaho
February 20th, 2020, 11:00am to Noon, ETRL room 101
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 recruit talented leaders and plans to upgrade its undergraduate laboratory facilities to further strengthen its research capabilities.
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.
The School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering offers a range of courses in the summer. The courses to be offered in summer 2020 are listed below.
Registration for summer session starts on Monday, March 9th 2020. Summer courses are offered only when a minimum number of students register for them, and registration is usually capped at a maximum number of registrants. Please register as early as possible to ensure your spot.