Overview & Welcome From the Chair

Welcome to Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics (MEAM) at Penn! We are a vibrant, dynamic, diverse, and interactive community. We focus on our high-caliber undergraduate and graduate programs, which combine rigorous education in the fundamentals with hands-on projects and research into novel problems and advanced applications. A strong emphasis on analysis, modeling, practice, and teamwork prepare students to be leaders in industry, government, and academia.

Our undergraduate students have many opportunities to explore their research and extracurricular interests, including major student-run projects such as Penn Electric Racing, Engineers without Borders, and our ASME student chapter.

Our graduate students conduct research at the cutting-edge of Mechanical Engineering. Our research is highly interdisciplinary and collaborative, taking advantage of Penn's compact campus and the lack of barriers between departments.

As you browse through these pages, I hope you get a sense of the exciting opportunities and the welcoming atmosphere in our department. Please feel free to contact us with any questions about the department or our programs.

Robert W. Carpick
John Henry Towne Professor and Department Chair, Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics