Graduate Program Overview
Our graduate program in Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics is an in-depth, hands-on approach to graduate study, centering on the areas of biophysics, mechanics of materials, fluid mechanics, design, manufacturing, robotics, thermal sciences, and energy conversion.
Available to students who wish to purse a graduate degree are three Master's programs and the PhD in MEAM. Graduate programs at Penn are organized around Graduate Groups rather than traditional departmental divisions. The MEAM Graduate Group is a vibrant, multi-disciplinary group and consists of faculty from several departments in the School of Engineering and Applied Science, the School of Medicine, and the Wharton Business School. This structure provides an ideal environment for interdisciplinary research and an education tailored to meet the complex technological challenges of this millennium.
The research in the department focuses on Mechanical Systems (Robotics, Manufacturing, Micro-Mechatronics, and Micro Electro Mechanical System), Mechanics of Materials, Fluid Mechanics (Buoyancy Induced Flow, Flow Control, Combustion, Multi-Phase Flows, Micro Fluid Mechanics, and various Industrial Problems) and Heat Transfer (Phase Change, Crystal Growth, and Micro Heat Exchangers). Many of the research theses of our students are co-advised by faculty drawn from diverse disciplines. After graduation, many of our students have assumed leadership roles in industry and academia.