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. Read more from the Director, Indranath Dutta.
Welcome to Our New Faculty Members!
Idea to clean dust from spacesuits receives NASA support
A team of WSU students received an approximately $130,000 grant from NASA for a project to wash lunar dust out of spacesuits.Read Story
New Faculty Dr. Yueqi Hu joins MME Everett campus
Dr. Yueqi Hu joined MME Everett campus in January 2021 as a Scholarly Assistant Professor. His primary research focus is on dynamic response of polymer composites and their structural and interfacial behavior.Read Story
Researchers develop recyclable composites
A WSU research team has created a recyclable carbon-fiber reinforced composite that could eventually replace the non-recyclable version used in everything from modern airplane wings to sporting goods.Read Story
Intelligent Product Agents for Multi-Agent Control of Manufacturing Systems
Dr. Ilya Kovalenko, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Michigan
Thursday, February 25, 2021, 11:30 am to 12:30 pm using Zoom.
Soft Robots and Soft Structures
Dr. Gina Olson, Postdoctoral Research Scientist, Soft Machines Lab, Carnegie Mellon University
Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 11:00 am to 12:00 pm using Zoom.
3D Printing Functional Materials & Devices
Dr. Michael C. McAlpine, Kuhrmeyer Family Chair Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Minnesota
Thursday, March 4, 2021, 11:00 am to noon using Zoom.
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.
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.