Mechanical Engineering

 Prospective students should use this checklist to obtain specific admissions requirements on how to apply to Graduate School.

Degree Offered:M.S.M.E.
Director:David Littlefield
Phone:(205) 934-8460
E-mail:littlefield@uab.edu
Web site:http://www.uab.edu/engineering/home/departments-research/me/graduate

M.S.M.E. Program Requirements

A bachelor's degree from an accredited (or equivalent) program in engineering or the physical sciences is required for admission to graduate study in mechanical engineering. The usual criteria for admission in good standing follows:

  • Not less than B-level scholarship overall or over the last 60 semester hours of earned credit; and a minimum of 50th percentile on both quantitative and verbal portions of the GRE General Test. In addition, for foreign nationals, a minimum score of 80 (IBT) on the TOEFL is required. Other standardized examination scores will also be considered. A student not meeting these requirements may also be admitted, perhaps on probationary status, provided other information indicating likely success in the program is provided.


A student with an undergraduate degree in a field of engineering other than mechanical or in the physical sciences may also be accepted into the mechanical engineering program. However, such a student will normally have to take additional, preparatory coursework as part of an expanded plan of study (see "Preparatory Courses" later in this section).

PLAN I (Thesis Option)

  1. The student must successfully complete at least 24 semester hours of coursework, including (in addition to the general Graduate School requirements)
    • Six semester hours in committee-approved* mathematics courses
    • Eighteen semester hours in committee-approved* mechanical engineering courses or approved related courses, including at least two semester hours of ME 694 Seminars in Mechanical Engineering and three semester hours in a course outside the student’s research or specialization area.
  2. The student must register for at least 6 hours of ME 699 Thesis Research in addition to the 24 semester hours of course work.
  3. The student must successfully complete and defend a thesis.

* Before the first graduate semester at UAB, the Graduate Coordinator will advise new students regarding courses for the first semester.  Before the end of the first semester, students will be assigned a Thesis Director based on research interest, and students will assemble their graduate committees.  The committee will consist of the Thesis Director and two graduate faculty members with experience or expertise related to the student’s thesis topic. The Thesis Director in coordination with the graduate committee will set the curriculum for the student.

PLAN II (Non-thesis Option): Research/Design Emphasis

Generally, Plan II will be approved for students working full-time and attending UAB on a part-time basis or when the student demonstrates that Plan II offers superior educational benefits. After 15 credit hours of course work are completed, the student should select a project director and begin work on the final project.  The election of Plan II must be approved by the student's graduate advisor.

  1. The student must successfully complete at least 33 semester hours of coursework, including
    • Six semester hours in approved mathematics courses
    • A minimum of 27 semester hours in approved mechanical engineering courses or approved related courses.  Out of these 27 semester hours, students must enroll in:
    • at least three (3) semester hours in a course outside the student’s research or specialization area
    • at least two (2) semester hours of ME 694 Seminars in Mechanical Engineering
    • at least three (3) hours of ME 698 Non-Thesis Research involving design or research
  2. The student must make a presentation on the research project and submit a final report which must be approved by the project director.

PLAN II (Non-thesis Option): Technology/Engineering Management Emphasis

  1. The student must successfully complete at least 33 semester hours of coursework, including
    • At least three semester hours in approved mathematics courses
    • At least six semester hours in approved mechanical engineering courses
    • At least two semester hours of ME 694 Seminars in Mechanical Engineering
    • At least six semester hours in one of the following two management applications areas: MBA 662 Quantitative Analysis for Business Managers and MBA 631 Management and Organizations andeither MBA 642 Economics for Managers or another approved advanced management course
    • Three semester hours in MBA 631 Management and Organizations Managerial Processes and Behavior
    • At least three semester hours in ME 698 Non-Thesis Research, involving design or research
    • At least nine semester hours of engineering-oriented management coursework.
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  2. The student must make a presentation on the research project and submit a final report which must be approved by the project director.

Preparatory Courses

Students admitted to the graduate program in mechanical engineering without an undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering or who have not had the courses listed below must take the following courses or present equivalent prior coursework. Additional coursework may be required depending on the courses the student has taken during his/her undergraduate degree and the area of specialization for Masters.

RequirementsHours
ME 241Thermodynamics I3
ME 321Introduction to Fluid Mechanics3
ME 322Introduction to Heat Transfer3
ME 360Introduction to Mechatronic Systems Engineering3
ME 370Kinematics and Dynamics of Machinery3
ME 371Machine Design3
CE 220Mechanics of Solids3

Additional Information

Deadline for Entry Term(s):Fall: July 1, Spring: November 1, Summer: April 1
Deadline for All Application Materials to be in the Graduate School Office:Six weeks before term begins
Number of Evaluation Forms Required:Three
Entrance Tests:GRE General Test (TOEFL is also required for international applicants whose native language is not English.)

For detailed information, contact Dr. David Littlefield, Department of Mechanical Engineering, BEC 257, 1720 2nd Avenue South, Birmingham, Alabama 35294-4461.
Telephone: 205-934-8460
E-mail: littlefield@uab.edu
Web:  http://www.uab.edu/engineering/home/departments-research/me/graduate

Courses

ME 511. Intermediate Fluid Mechanics. 3 Hours.

Applications of fluid dynamic principles to engineering flow problems such as turbo-machinery flow and one-dimensional compressible flow. Vorticity, potential flow, viscous flow, Navier-Stokes solutions, and boundary layers. Introduction to Fluid Mechanics or equivalent is a recommended prerequisite for this course.

ME 521. Introduction to Computational Fluid Dynamics Basics. 3 Hours.

Governing equations for fluid flows, classifications of flow regimes, and approaches to analyze fluid flow problems. Introduction to Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), mesh generation, boundary conditions, numerical solution of equations governing fluid flows, and visualization. Hands-on exercises using a commercial CFD solver.

ME 530. Vehicular Dynamics. 3 Hours.

Introduction to the fundamentals of mechanics and analytical methods for modeling vehicle dynamics and performance. Topics include tire-road interaction modeling, vehicle longitudinal dynamics and traction performance, lateral dynamics, handling, stability of motion and rollover, as well as, contribution of the drivetrain system, steering system and suspension configurations to the dynamics of a vehicle. Software applications, projects, and exposure to hardware and systems are used to reinforce concepts. Dynamics or equivalent is a recommended prerequisite for this course.

ME 545. Combustion. 3 Hours.

Evaluation of the impact of fuel characteristics and operating conditions on the performance of coal-fired electric utility steam-raising plant and the prospects for continued reliance on coal as fuel for electric power generation. The phenomena emphasized are the behavior of turbulent jets; ignition, devolatilization and combustion of coal particles; radiative heat transfer and the effect of ash deposits on heat transfer; formation of air pollutants and their removal from combustion products; integrated gasification combined cycle; and capture and sequestration of carbon dioxide. Thermodynamics II, Introduction to Fluid Mechanics, and Introduction to Heat Transfer or equivalents are recommended prerequisites for this course.

ME 548. Internal Combustion Engines. 3 Hours.

Fundamentals of reciprocating internal combustion engines: engine types, engine components, engine design and operating parameters, thermo-chemistry of fuel-air mixtures, properties of working fluids, ideal models of engine cycles, engine operating characteristics, gas-exchange processes, fuel metering, charge motion within the cylinder, combustion in spark-ignition and compression ignition engines. Software applications, projects, and exposure to hardware and systems are used to reinforce concepts. Dynamics and Thermodynamics II or equivalents are recommended prerequisites for this course.

ME 549. Power Generation. 3 Hours.

Application of thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, and heat transfer to conversion of useful energy. Includes terrestrial and thermodynamic limitations, fossil fuel power plants, renewable energy sources, and direct energy direct energy conversion. Thermodynamics II or equivalent is a recommended prerequisite for this course.

ME 554. Heating, Ventilating & AC. 3 Hours.

Fundamentals and practice associated with heating, ventilating, and air conditioning; study of heat and moisture flow in structures, energy consumption, and design of practical systems. Introduction to Heat Transfer or equivalent is a recommended prerequisite for this course.

ME 555. Thermal-Fluid Systems Design. 3 Hours.

Comprehensive design problems requiring engineering decisions and code/Standard compliance. Emphasis on energy system components: piping networks, pumps, heat exchangers. Includes fluid transients and system modeling. Introduction to Heat Transfer is a recommended prerequisite for this course.

ME 564. Introduction to Finite Element Method. 3 Hours.

Concepts and applications of finite element method. Development and applications of basic elements used in engineering mechanics. Use of finite element analysis software. Application of finite element concept to several areas of mechanics. Mechanics of Solids or equivalent is a recommended prerequisite for this course.

ME 575. Mechanical Vibrations. 3 Hours.

Development of equations of motion for free and forced single-degree-of-freedom (SDOF) systems. Multi-degree-of-freedom systems. Transient response, support motion and vibration isolation for SDOFs. Vibration absorbers, generalized mass and stiffness, orthogonality of normal modes, and root solving and Gauss elimination procedures. Chelosky decomposition and Jacobi diagonalization methods.

ME 577. Systems Engineering. 3 Hours.

Exposure to the field of systems engineering, mission design, requirements development, trade studies, project life cycle, system hierarchy, risk analysis, cost analysis, team organization, design fundamentals, work ethics, compare and evaluate engineering alternatives, systems thinking.

ME 590. Special Topics in (Area). 1-4 Hour.

Special Topics.

ME 611. Advanced Fluid Mechanics. 3 Hours.

Fundamental laws of motion for viscous fluid, classical solutions of the Navier-Stokes equations, inviscid flow solutions, laminar boundary layers, and stability criteria.

ME 613. Introduction to Computational Fluid Dynamics. 3 Hours.

Review of governing equations of fluid dynamics, mathematical behavior of partial differential equations, basic aspects of discretization, basic CFD techniques, basic grid generation, coordinate transformations, advanced numerical schemes, future CFD methodology. A knowledge of a computer language is required.

ME 614. Advanced Computational Fluid Dynamics. 3 Hours.

Finite Volume Scheme, Eigenvalues and Eigenvectors, Method of Characteristics, Upwind Schemes, Flux Vector Splitting, Flux Difference Splitting, Explicit and Implicit Schemes, Flux Jacobians, Newton Method, Boundary Conditions, Weak Solutions, TVD, PISO Methods.
Prerequisites: ME 613 [Min Grade: C] or ME 713 [Min Grade: C]

ME 615. Introduction to Turbulent Flows. 3 Hours.

Characteristics of turbulence, length and time scales, energy cascade, vorticity stretching, Reynolds averaging technique, Closure problem, Boussinesq hypothesis, Eddy viscosity concepts, introduction to zero-, one-, and two-equation models, Reynolds stress model.

ME 642. Statistical Mechanics. 3 Hours.

Explanation of macroscopic thermodynamic and transport properties, based upon classical and quantum mechanical descriptions of elementary particles, atoms, and molecules. Analysis of the distributions of these objects over their allowed energy states and the relationships between those distributions and macroscopic properties. Thermodynamics II or equivalent is a recommended prerequisite for this course.

ME 650. Transport Phenomena. 3 Hours.

Laminar flow transports: momentum transfer (Couette/Poiseuille flows), energy transfer (free/forced convections and conductions), and mass transfer; equation of state, turbulence, chemical reactions, and numerical methods solving transport equations. Introduction to Fluid Mechanics and Introduction to Heat Transfer or equivalents are recommended prerequisites for this course.

ME 661. Math Methods in EGR I. 3 Hours.

Mathematical theory and solutions methods to problems in engineering including advanced ordinary differential equations; euigenvalue problems; multi-variable calculus and implicit functions; curve, surface ad volume representation and integration; Fourier integrals and transforms; separation of variables and transform techniques for solution of partial differential equations. Differential Equiations or equivalent is recommended as a prerequisite for this course.

ME 662. Math Methods in EGR II. 3 Hours.

Mathematical theory and solution methods to problems in engineering including Scalar and vector field theory advanced partial differential equations, analysis using complex variables, conformal mapping, complex integral calculus, Green's functions, perturbation methods, and variational calculus. Math Methods in EGR I or equivalent is recommended as a prerequisite for this course.

ME 665. Computational Methods in EGR. 3 Hours.

Applications of computers to solution of problems in engineering, including matrices, roots of equations, solution of simultaneous equations, curve fitting by least squares, differentiation and integration, differential and partial differential equations. Differential Equations and Computational Engineering or equivalents are recommended prerequisites for this course.

ME 670. Intro to Continuum Mechanics. 3 Hours.

Fundamentals and application of mechanics principles to problems in continuous media. Matrix and tensor mathematics, fundamentals of stress, kinematics and deformation of motion, conservation equations, constitutive equations and invariance, linear and nonlinear elasticity, classical fluids, linear viscoelasticity. Mechanics of Solids and Differential Equations or equivalents are recommended prerequisites for this course.

ME 672. Analytical and Adaptive Dynamics in Mechatronic Systems. 3 Hours.

Introduction to the modeling of mechatronic systems is presented through a consideration of mechanical, electrical and electronics components. Analytical and adaptive dynamics principles are taught as a basis for control algorithm development and mechatronic system design. Advanced topics are presented in the course, including complex motion analysis, generalized kinematic parameters, quasivelocities, and virtual displacements, direct and inverse dynamics approach, and fundamentals of systems with variable masses.

ME 673. Dynamics and Mobility of Vehicles: Modeling and Simulation. 3 Hours.

The main goal of the course is to present advanced research and engineering knowledge in recent vehicle dynamics of road and off-road wheeled and track vehicles with an emphasis on vehicle longitudinal/lateral mobility and energy efficiency. Applications include vehicles for personal transportation, military vehicles, construction equipment and farm tractors.

ME 674. Autonomous Wheel Power Management Systems: Theory and Design. 3 Hours.

The main goal of this course is to give detailed understanding, analytical knowledge and engineering experience in research, design and experimental study of autonomous wheel power management systems (AWPMS). The AWPMS are autonomous mechatronic and autonomously operated mechanical systems that distribute power among the drive wheels of vehicles.

ME 677. Systems Engineering. 3 Hours.

This course will give students an initial exposure to the field of systems engineering as it applies to space missions. Students will learn key topics related to spacecraft and mission design, including requirements development, trade studies, the project life cycle, system hierarchy, risk analysis, and cost analysis. The concepts presented in this course will be demonstrated with examples from current NASA missions. The students will also be exposed to concepts regarding team organization, design fundamentals, and work ethics. They will learn that systems engineering is iterative and will develop judgment that will allow them to compare and evaluate engineering alternatives. They will learn to discuss systems engineering methods and processes as well as engage in systems thinking.

ME 679. Advanced Finite Element Analysis. 3 Hours.

Concepts and applications of finite element method. Development and applications of various elements used in engineering mechanics. Use of finite element analysis software. Application of finite element concept and model development to fluid, heat transfer, and solid mechanics problems. Introduction to Fluid Mechanics, Introduction to Heat Transfer, and Mechanics of Solids or equivalents are recommended prerequisites for this course.

ME 680. Numerical Mesh Generation. 3 Hours.

Mesh generation strategies, error analysis, and their role in field simulation systems and engineering applications, Structured and Unstructured meshing algorithms including algebraic, elliptic, parabolic, hyperbolic, advancing front, and Delaunay triangulation methods, computer aided geometry techniques and surface mesh generation schemes.

ME 682. Computer-Aided Geometry Design. 3 Hours.

Bezier curves, polynomial interpolation, splines, NURBS, tensor product Bezier surfaces, composite surfaces, differential geometry, parametric curves and surfaces, decimation and refinement algorithms.
Prerequisites: ME 583 [Min Grade: C]

ME 686. Design Optimization Techniques. 3 Hours.

Methods of numerical optimization techniques applied to engineering design. Methods for optimization of constrained and unconstrained, single and multiple variables, multiobjective functions. Surrogate-based statistical optimization and multidisciplinary optimization framework.

ME 688. Fluid-Structure Interactions. 3 Hours.

Modeling and simulation of fluid-structure interaction (FSI) phenomena using computational methods. The Arbitrary Lagrangian Euleriean (ALE) formulation, a variety of interpolation methods, mesh movement and time mapping algorithms. Solution of FSI problems using interface codes.

ME 689. Enabling Technology Tools. 3 Hours.

Computational methods and tools for simulations and modeling of mechanical and biomedical applications. Numerical geometry, numerical mesh generation, and scientific visualization tools will be introduced and applied.

ME 690. Special Topics in (Area). 1-6 Hour.

ME 691. Individual Study in (Area). 1-6 Hour.

Individual Study In (Area).

ME 693. Journal Club in Mechanical Engineering. 1 Hour.

ME 694. Seminars in Mechanical Engineering. 1 Hour.

ME 698. Non-Thesis Research. 1-12 Hour.

ME 699. Thesis Research. 1-12 Hour.

Prerequisites: GAC M

ME 711. Advanced Fluid Mechanics. 3 Hours.

Fundamental laws of motion for viscous fluid, classical solutions of the Navier-Stokes equations, inviscid flow solutions, laminar boundary layers, and stability criteria.

ME 713. Introduction to Computational Fluid Dynamics. 3 Hours.

Review of governing equations of fluid dynamics, mathematical behavior of partial differential equations, basic aspects of discretrization, basic CFD techniques, basic grid generation, coordinate transformation, advanced numerical schemes, future CFD methodology. A knowledge of a computer language is required.

ME 714. Advanced Computational Fluid Dynamics. 3 Hours.

Finite Volume Scheme, Eigenvalues and Eigenvectors, Method of Characteristics, Upwind Schemes, Flux Vector Splitting, Flux Difference Splitting, Explicit and Implicit Schemes, Flux Jacobians. Newton Method, Boundary Conditions, Weak Solutions, TVD, PISD Methods.
Prerequisites: ME 613 [Min Grade: C]

ME 715. Introduction to Turbulent Flows. 3 Hours.

Characteristics of turbulence, length and time scales, energy cascade, vorticity stretching, Reynolds averaging techniques. Closure problem, Boussinesq hypothesis, Eddy viscosity concepts, introduction to zero-, one-and two-equation models, Reynolds stress model.

ME 742. Statistical Mechanics. 3 Hours.

Explanation of macroscopic thermodynamic and transport properties, based upon classical and quantum mechanical descriptions of elementary particles, atoms, and molecules. Analysis of the distributions of these objects over their allowed energy states and the relationships between those distributions and macroscopic properties.

ME 750. Transport Phenomena. 3 Hours.

Laminar flow transports: momentum transfer (Couette/Poiseuille flows), energy transfer (free/forced convections and conductions), and mass transfer; equation of state, turbulence, chemical reactions, and numerical methods solving transport equations.

ME 761. Math Methods in EGR I. 3 Hours.

Mathematical theory and solutions methods to problems in engineering including advanced ordinary differential equations; euigenvalue problems; multi-variable calculus and implicit functions; curve, surface ad volume representation and integration; Fourier integrals and transforms; separation of variables and trsnform techniques for solution of partial differential equations. Differential Equiations or equivalent is recommended as a prerequisite for this course.

ME 762. Math Methods in EGR II. 3 Hours.

Mathematical theory and solution methods to problems in engineering including Scalar and vector field theory advanced partial differential equations, analysis using complex variables, conformal mapping, complex integral calculus, Green's functions, perturbation methods, and variational calculus. Math Methods in EGR I or equivalent is a recommended prerequistie for this course.

ME 765. Computational Methods in EGR. 3 Hours.

Applications of computers to solution of problems in engineering, including matrices, roots of equations, solution of simultaneous equations, curve fitting by least squares, differentiation and integration, differential and partial differential equations. Differential Equations and Computational Engineering or equivalents are recommended prerequisites for this course.

ME 770. Intro to Continuum Mechanics. 3 Hours.

Fundamentals and application of mechanics principles to problems in continuous media. Matrix and tensor mathematics, fundamentals of stress, kinematics and deformation of motion, conservation equations, constitutive equations and invariance, linear and nonlinear elasticity, classical fluids, linear viscoelasticity. Mechanics of Solids and Differential Equations or equivalents are recommended prerequisites for this course.

ME 772. Analytical and Adaptive Dynamics in Mechatronic Systems. 3 Hours.

Introduction to the modeling of mechatronic systems is presented through a consideration of mechanical, electrical and electronics components. Analytical and adaptive dynamics principles are taught as a basis for control algorithm development and mechatronic system design. Advanced topics are presented in the course, including complex motion analysis, generalized kinematic parameters, quasivelocities, and virtual displacements, direct and inverse dynamics approach, and fundamentals of systems with variable masses.

ME 773. Dynamics and Mobility of Vehicles: Modeling and Simulation. 3 Hours.

The main goal of the course is to present advanced research and engineering knowledge in recent vehicle dynamics of road and off-road wheeled and track vehicles with an emphasis on vehicle longitudinal/lateral mobility and energy efficiency. Applications include vehicles for personal transportation, military vehicles, construction equipment and farm tractors.

ME 774. Autonomous Wheel Power Management Systems: Theory and Design. 3 Hours.

The main goal of this course is to give detailed understanding, analytical knowledge and engineering experience in research, design and experimental study of autonomous wheel power management systems (AWPMS). The AWPMS are autonomous mechatronic and autonomously operated mechanical systems that distribute power among the drive wheels of vehicles.

ME 777. Systems Engineering. 3 Hours.

This course will give students an initial exposure to the field of systems engineering as it applies to space missions. Students will learn key topics related to spacecraft and mission design, including requirements development, trade studies, the project life cycle, system hierarchy, risk analysis, and cost analysis. The concepts presented in this course will be demonstrated with examples from current NASA missions. The students will also be exposed to concepts regarding team organization, design fundamentals, and work ethics. They will learn that systems engineering is iterative and will develop judgment that will allow them to compare and evaluate engineering alternatives. They will learn to discuss systems engineering methods and processes as well as engage in systems thinking.

ME 779. Advanced Finite Element Analysis. 3 Hours.

Concepts and applications of finite element method. Development and applications of various elements used in engineering mechanics. Use of finite element analysis software. Application of finite element concept and model development to fluid, heat transfer, and solid mechanics problems. Introduction to Fluid Mechanics, Introduction to Heat Transfer, and Mechanics of Solids or equivalents are recommended prerequisites for this course.

ME 780. Numerical Mesh Generation. 3 Hours.

Mesh generation strategies, error analysis, and their role in field simulation systems and engineering applications. Structured and unstructured meshing algorithms including algebraic, elliptic, parabolic, hyperbolic, advancing front, and Delaunay triangulation methods, computer aided geometry techniques and surface mesh generation schemes.

ME 782. Computer-Aided Geometry Design. 3 Hours.

Bezier curves, polynomial interpolation, splines, NURBS, tensor product Bezier surfaces, composite surfaces, differential geometry, parametric curves and surfaces, decimation and refinement algorithms.
Prerequisites: ME 583 [Min Grade: C]

ME 786. Design Optimization Techniques. 3 Hours.

Methods of numerical optimization techniques applied to engineering design. Methods for optimization of constrained and unconstrained, single and multiple variables, multiobjective functions. Surrogate-based statistical optimization and multidisciplinary optimization framework.

ME 788. Fluid-Structure Interactions. 3 Hours.

Modeling and simulation of fluid-structure interaction (FSI) phenomena using computational methods. The Arbitrary Lagrangian Euleriean (ALE) formulation, a variety of interpolation methods, mesh movement and time mapping algorithms. Solution of FSI problems using interface codes.
Prerequisites: ME 564 [Min Grade: C] and (ME 613 [Min Grade: C] or ME 713 [Min Grade: C])

ME 789. Enabling Technology Tools for Scientists and Engineers. 3 Hours.

Computational methods and tools for simulations and modeling of mechanical and biomedical applications. Numerical geometry, numerical mesh generation, and scientific visualization tools will be introduced and applied.

ME 790. Special Topics in ME. 1-6 Hour.

Special Topics in (Area).

ME 791. Individual Study. 1-6 Hour.

Individual Study in (Area).

ME 794. Seminars in Mechanical EGR. 1 Hour.

Seminars in areas of mechanical engineering.

ME 796. IEGR Journal Club. 1 Hour.

Journal club to discuss current research and investigations in areas of interdisciplinary engineering.

ME 798. Non-Dissertation Research. 1-12 Hour.

ME 799. Dissertation Research. 1-12 Hour.

Prerequisites: GAC D

Faculty

Cheng, Gary, Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering , 2001, B.S. (Tamkang, Taiwan), M.S., Ph.D. (Kansas)
Koomullil, Roy P., Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering, 2002, B.S. (Mahatma Gandhi University, India), M.S. (Indian Institute of Technology, India), Ph.D. (Mississippi State), High Performance Computing; Six Degrees of Freedom Simulation; Bio-medical Flow Modeling
Littlefield, David L., Professor of Mechanical Engineering; Chair of Mechanical Engineering, 2005, B.S., M.S, Ph.D. (Georgia Tech), Computational Mechanics; Impact Mechanics and Shock Physics; Weapons Effects
McDaniel, David R., Research Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering, 2008, B.S. (US Air Force Academy), M.S. (George Washington University), Ph.D. (Colorado, Colorado Springs), High Performance Computing; Computational Fluid Dynamics; Multidisciplinary Air Vehicle Simulation
Meakin, Robert, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, 2007, B.S. (Brigham Young), M.S., Ph.D. (Stanford), Software Engineering for Multi-Disciplinary, Physics-Based Simulation Capability Development; Computational Geometry; Aerodynamics of Multiple-Bodies in Proximate Flight
Moradi, Lee, Professor of Mechanical Engineering; Director of Engineering and Innovative Technology Development, 1996, B.S., M.S., Ph.D. (UAB), Vibrations; Systems Engineering; Finite Elements Method
Nichols, Robert H., Research Professor of Mechanical Engineering, 2002, B.S. (Mississippi State), M.S., Ph.D. (Tennessee), Propulsion; Computational Fluid Dynamics; Turbulence Modeling
Pillay, Selvum, Associate Professor and Chair of Materials Science and Engineering, 2007, Bach (M L Suttan Technikon), M.S.M.E. (Florida A&M), Ph.D. (UAB), Polymer Matrix Composites, Manufacturing and Processing, Design for Manufacture; R & D to Commercialization
Ross, Douglas H., Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering, 2008, B.S. (Illinois), M.S., Ph.D. (UAB), Computer Aided Design; Undergraduate Education; Machine Design
Santoro, Nick J., Research Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering, 2007, B.S., M.S. (Alabama), Power Generation; Thermal Dynamics; Internal Combustion Engines
Shyrokau, Barys, Instructor of Mechanical Engineering, 2013, Dipl.-Ing. (Belarusian National Technical University, Belarus)
Sicking, Dean L., Professor of Mechanical Engineering, 2012, B.S., M.S., Ph.D. (Texas A&M), Crashworthiness Design; Sports Safety Equipment; Computational Mechanics
Taherian, Hessam, Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering, 2010, B.S. (Isfahan University of Technology, Iran), M.S. (Amirkabir University of Technology, Iran), Ph.D. (Dalhousie, Canada)
Vantsevich, Vladimir V., Professor of Mechanical Engineering, 2012, Dip.-Eng., Ph.D. (Belarusian National Technical University, Minsk, Belarus), D.Sc. (State Supreme Attestation Board, Moscow, Russia), Mechatronic Systems Design, Modeling and Control; Manned/Unmanned Ground Vehicle Dynamics and Design; Dynamics and Design of Robotic Manipulators
Walsh, Peter M., Research Professor of Mechanical Engineering, 2002, B.S. (Robert College, Turkey), M.A. (Wesleyan), Ph.D. (Cornell), Carbon Dioxide Sequestration; Combustion in Industrial Furnaces and Electric Utility Boilers; Control of Air Pollutant Emissions from Combustion