Mechanical and Materials Engineering

Mechanical and Materials Engineering is one of the fastest-growing academic departments at Wright State, with the number of students having increased 30 percent since 2013. The 237 graduates in the Fall 2018 commencement were the most in the 30-year history of the program, and included the first graduate of the new aerospace engineering program. You can choose from nine majors, minors, and graduate degree programs as well as three “4+1” programs that allow you to earn both a bachelor’s and master’s degree within five years. You can enroll in fascinating classes in additive manufacturing, powder processing, metal forming, nano-manufacturing, turbo machinery, mechanical design, and structural analysis. Learn from faculty members active in research and international conferences. Expand your opportunities by taking advantage of our connections with the Air Force Research Laboratory as well as many local manufacturing firms. Recent graduates are employed by DMAX, General Electric, Honda, and Emerson Climate Control.

Degrees and Programs

Success Stories

An interest in engineering and renewable energy led Mohammad Naser to pursue a master’s degree at Wright State.
Wright State University engineering alumnus Joe Bozeman studies the environmental impact of food consumption along racial lines.

Department News

Energy field

Graduate engineering student Mohammad Naser completes internship at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory
An interest in engineering and renewable energy led Mohammad Naser to pursue a master’s degree at Wright State.

Wright State professor Ahsan Mian elected Fellow by American Society of Mechanical Engineers

Ahsan Mian, associate professor of mechanical and materials engineering, was recognized for his significant contributions in applied mechanics and electronic packaging materials.

Electric energy

Wright State research team receives a $500,000 federal grant to accelerate manufacturing of thermoelectric materials
Joy Gockel, assistant professor of mechanical and materials engineering, and Tanvi Banerjee, associate professor of computer science, received a research grant from the U.S. Department of Energy.

 

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