Welcome From the Department Head

Home to three top-ranked engineering programs in the country, Mechanical, Aerospace and Nuclear Engineering (MANE) is an unparalleled intellectual powerhouse that is uniquely positioned to solve some of the most challenging problems of our times and lead the nation and the world in groundbreaking research, innovative education, and service of the highest quality to all its stakeholders. With exponential growth in research, overwhelming student interest and unprecedented recognition of its faculty and students in the national and international arena, this is indeed the most exciting time in the history of MANE.

A degree from MANE is one of the most coveted in the country and represents a solid foundation in engineering that is respected by industry and academics alike. MANE is unique in the breadth and depth of knowledge that it offers and the strength it derives from the synergy of the three disciplines. While our research and education are firmly grounded in the fundamentals of energy, matter and motion, we pride ourselves in pushing the boundaries in applications.

Armed with state-of-the-art experimental facilities, massively parallel supercomputers and some of the most analytical brains in the country, MANE researchers are leading the frontiers of wind, solar, nuclear and other energy systems, developing novel materials and manufacturing processes for automobiles, air and space vehicles and nuclear power plants with a deep commitment towards a sustainable future, innovating control technologies for next generation aircrafts and helping medical professionals attain quantum advances in diagnosis, image-based therapy and surgical intervention.

MANE is a melting pot of ideas and innovation. With boundless enthusiasm, low walls and open door policies, MANE faculty and students work collaboratively in an invigorating and collegial atmosphere - focused on solving the Grand Challenges of our times and translating knowledge to our classrooms. A unique feature of MANE is its emphasis on multidisciplinary engineering design as a cornerstone of its undergraduate student experience.

I hope that you will enjoy this website and read about our diverse research activities, our graduate and undergraduate programs and about our most unique resource of all - our award-winning faculty, students and staff. I encourage you to join our social networks and provide us any input that you believe would help us serve the community better. I am both honored and humbled to invite you to be part of the MANE renaissance.

Suvranu De
Professor and Department Head, MANE

MANE Leadership

Mechanical, Aerospace and Nuclear Engineering Department Head
Suvranu De, J. Erik Jonsson '22 Distinguished Professor of Engineering
Phone: 518-276-6351
Email: des@rpi.edu

Aeronautical Engineering Program Director
Farhan Gandhi, Professor
Phone: (518) 276-3244
Email: gandhf@rpi.edu

Mechanical Engineering Program Director
Theodorian Borca-Tasciuc, Professor
Phone: (518) 276-2627
Email: borcat@rpi.edu

Nuclear Engineering Program Director
Yaron Danon, Professor
Phone: (518) 276-4008
Email: danony@rpi.edu