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 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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Russell Severance Springer Lecture Series presents:


Baowen Li Lecture Series

Baowen Li
Department of Physics
Centre for Computational Science and Engineering
Graphene Research Centre
National University of Singapore


What Is Necessary and Sufficient Condition(s) for Fourier Law of Heat Conduction?

Monday, October 20, 2014
3:00 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 the area of Offshore Engineering.


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.

Fall 2014 ME Student Machine Shop Orientation Information.


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

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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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