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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ME Professor Alice Agogino's BEST Lab is featured in the latest issue of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) magazine, Spectrum.

March 3, 2015
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The Office of the Vice Chancellor of Research recently published a profile on ME Professor Shawn Shadden and his stroke assessment research.

March 2, 2015
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ME Professor Carlos Fernandez-Pello talks to the National Science Foundation about his Combustion and Fire Processes Laboratory, and their project which studies wildland fires and their initiation.

February 19, 2015
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ME alumna Vi Rapp was recently highlighted by KQED for her work at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory as a research scientist and mechanical engineer. Click here to learn more about Rapp and the team she is working with to design a new wood-burning cookstove that will produce one-tenth the pollution of traditional cooking fires.

February 19, 2015
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ME Ocean Engineering graduate student Lu Wang, a member of ME Professor Ronald Yeung's Computational Marine Mechancis Laboratory (CMML), wins 2014 Society of Naval Architects & Marine Engineers' (SNAME) Graduate Paper Honor Prize.

February 6, 2015
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ME Professor Mohammad Mofrad has been elected to the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE)'s College of Fellows. Founded in 1991, AIMBE serves to advocate on issues impacting the medical and biological engineering community.

February 6, 2015
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Scheduling for the ME Student Machine Shop Training will begin on Tuesday, January 20, 2015. The training will take place between January 28, 2015 and March 20, 2015. To schedule your training, please see Gordon, Mick, Dennis, Jesse, Jacob, or Scott in 1166 Etcheverry Hall. Your training must be completed by March 20, 2015.

January 5, 2015
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"Functional Ligament Tissue Engineering with Electrospun Microcrimped Fibers"

Dr. Pen-hsiu Grace Chao
Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering
National Taiwan University
Taipei, Taiwan

Thursday, April 2, 2015
4:00 PM
3110 Etcheverry Hall
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E-201 Ocean Engineering Seminar, Spring 2015

"Fatigue Analysis of Offshore Structures"

Dr. Bingbin Yu
Lecturer, Mechanical Engineering
Principle Power Inc.
Berkeley, CA

Friday, April 3, 2015
2:30-3:30 PM
3110 Etcheverry Hall
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"From Nanoscale Surface Engineering to Macroscale Energy Systems"

Professor Evelyn N. Wang
Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering
MIT - Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Monday, April 6, 2015
10:30-11:30 AM
3110 Etcheverry Hall
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"Smart and Sustainable Manufacturing Using Mechatronics"

Professor Chinedum Okwudire
Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering
University of Michigan

Wednesday, April 8, 2015
3:00 PM
3110 Etcheverry Hall
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Training for the ME Student Machine Shop scheduling begins January 20, 2015. To schedule your training, please see Gordon, Mick, Dennis, Jesse, Jacob or Scott in 1166 Etcheverry.

Training must be completed by March 20, 2015.

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The Student Access Workshop is 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.

Student Access Workshop Hours:
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday - Saturday
1167 Etcheverry Hall

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The Fall 2014 ME Alumni Newsletter is now online.

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

Mechanical Engineering Student Machine Shop Training

STUDENT MACHINE SHOP HOURS:
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday - Friday
1166 Etcheverry Hall

Scheduling for the ME Student Machine Shop Training will begin on Tuesday, January 20, 2015. The training will take place between January 28, 2015 and March 20, 2015. To schedule your training, please see Gordon, Mick, Dennis, Jesse, Jacob, or Scott in 1166 Etcheverry Hall. Your training must be completed by March 20, 2015.


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

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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.


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