Mechanical Engineering, Bachelor of Science
Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical engineers are engaged in a wide range of activities ranging from fundamental engineering science to the development of specific technologies and systems. The students enrolled in the Mechanical Engineering program at Rensselaer learn and practice solving engineering problems, innovate, and target global challenges in a teamwork environment. A rigorous modern curriculum integrates fundamental-to-system concepts learned through coursework and hands-on laboratories with challenging capstone projects, and with product realization and innovation techniques aimed at solving global challenges.

Mechanical Engineering Faculty

Thierry Blanchet, Professor
Theo Borca-Tasciuc, Professor and Associate Department Head for Graduate Affairs
Sarah Felix, Professor of Practice
Asish Ghosh, Professor of Practice
Fudong Han, Assistant Professor and Priti and Mukesh Chatter '82 Career Development Chair
Joshua Hurst, Professor of Practice
Antoinette Maniatty, Professor and Department Head
Kristen Mills, Associate Professor
Sandipan Mishra, Professor
Shankar Narayan, Associate Professor
Catalin Picu, Professor and Associate Head for Undergraduate Studies
Johnson Samuel, Professor
Ali Shahsavari, Lecturer
Mark Shephard, Samuel A. Johnson '37 and Elizabeth C. Johnson Professor of Engineering and Director, Scientific Computation Research Center (SCOREC)
Richard Smith, Professor Emeritus
John Tichy, Professor
Daniel Walczyk, Professor and Director, Center for Automation Technologies and Systems (CATS)
Lucy Zhang, Professor