Mechanical Engineering

Berkeley Mechanical Engineering is the top ranked public mechanical engineering program in the nation and consistently ranked as one of the top mechanical engineering departments in the world. Our teaching and research laboratories are among the most active, innovative and productive in the nation, and our faculty and students represent the best, the brightest and the most diverse.

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The deadline to apply for the tenure track, Assistant Professor position in Mechanical Eningeering with emphasis on Offshore Systems, has now been extended to February 2, 2015.

December 16, 2014
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ME Professor Xiang Zhang was awarded the Nancy DeLoye Fitzroy and Roland V. Fitzroy Medal by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). Zhang was honored for his "pioneering contributions in metamaterials and the creation of the first optical superlens to overcome the fundamental diffraction limit in imaging; and for the invention of plasmonic lithography technology that enabled nanoscale manufacturing, which is important for microelectronics and data storage applications." 

December 15, 2014
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ME Professors fill the pages of the latest issue of Berkeley ENGINEER. Click through to see articles featuring ME Professors Xiang Zhang, Alice Agogino, Grace O'Connell and ME Vice Chair Lisa Pruitt.

December 10, 2014div lineToday is the BIG GIVE- UC Berkeley's first-ever 24-hour online fundraising event to support students, faculty, and research. Today we ask you to make a BIG difference by giving now to the school, program, or giving area of your choice, and helping them win additional prize money in a variety of contest categories.

November 20, 2014
div lineGraduate students in ME Professor Alice Agogino's Dev Eng C200 class delve into a Cookstove case study, gathering observational data and practicing data analytics.

November 13, 2014
div line ME alumna Tami Bond receives MacArthur 'Genius Grant,' an annual honor given to professionals across various disciplines, recognizing researchers and scholars who have shown originality in and dedication to their accomplishments.

September 24, 2014
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ME Professor Lydia Sohn was recently recognized by the White House, placing in the top five of finalists in a competition championed by the Obama Administration to indentify breakthrough life science research technologies.

September 24, 2014
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ME Chair David Dornfeld was featured by CBS in an article discussing the bright future for mechanical engineers.

September 24, 2014
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ME Professor Hayden Taylor has been granted an Instructional Improvement Grant, which provides funds for small-scale projects to improve existing courses, develop new courses, evaluate instruction, and assess curricular needs. The grant funds also support larger innovative projects that will directly and significantly affect teaching and learning, such as developing materials for new and existing courses and developing new modes of instruction.

September 24, 2014
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ME Professor Alice Agogino is chair of the new development engineering graduate group, a designated emphasis for doctoral students this fall.

September 16, 2014
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A recent Popular Science article discusses ME Professor Alice Agogino's BEST Lab tensegrity robot project with NASA Ames.

Also, check out this video on the Discovery Channel featuring the project, with ME undergraduate students Aliakbar Toghyan, Borna Dehghani, Laqshya Taneja, and Ian Matthew Krase, graduate students Andrew Sabelhaus and Kyunam Kim, and recent ME graduate Deaho Moon.

September 8, 2014
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ME Professor Xiang Zhang has been appointed the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory's Materials Sciences Division Director.

September 8, 2014
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ME alumnus George Ban-Weiss was named on the 2014 MIT Technology Review's "35 Innovators Under 35" list. Ban-Weiss, currently a USC professor, is developing reflective roof technology to help keep urban areas cool.

August 28, 2014

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Mechanics of Stretchable Electronics and Stretchable Batteries

Professor Younggang Huang
Joseph Cummings Professor
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Northwestern University

Tuesday, December 2, 2014
11:00 AM
3110 Etcheverry Hall

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Splitting Envelopes: Accelerated Second-order Proximal Methods

Professor Panagiotis "Panos" Patrinos
Assistant Professor
IMT Institute for Advanced Studies
Lucca, Italy

Friday, December 5, 2014
1:00 - 2:00 PM
3110 Etcheverry Hall

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ME Student Machine Shop scheduling begins August 28, 2014. To schedule your training, please see Gordon, Mick, Dennis, Jesse or Scott in 1166 Etcheverry.

Training must be completed by October 24, 2014.

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The Fall 2013 ME Alumni Newsletter is now online
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The Fall 2012 ME Alumni Newsletter is now online
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The Fall 2011 ME Alumni Newsletter is now online
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The Fall 2010 ME Alumni Newsletter is now online
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Faculty Positions

The Department of Mechanical Engineering seeks applicants for a tenure track, Assistant Professor position in Mechanical Engineering with emphasis on Offshore Systems.


The Department of Mechanical Engineering is generating an applicant pool of qualified temporary instructors to teach regular and summer courses. Please view both listings here.

Mechanical Engineering Student Access Workshop

 

1167 Etcheverry Hall
7:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Monday - Saturday

 

Available to all students working on class projects that have completed their mechanical engineering student machine shop safety orientation. To apply for access, please send an email to meshops@me.berkeley.edu.


To activate cardkey access to doors, visit the registration site:
www.me.berkeley.edu/cardkeys

ME on YouTube

 

Students in ME Professor Alice Agogino's Dev Eng C200 practice gathering field data while getting hands-on experience with different kinds of cookstoves.
See class projects from Professor Homayoon Kazerooni's Mechatronics Design Course (ME102B), Spring 2014.
Lead Mechanician Gordon Long discusses how students use the equipment in the ME Student Machine Shop to design and create prototypes.

Professor Dave Dornfeld discusses manufacturing and sustainablity research in the LMAS Lab.

Click here for more ME videos.