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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On Monday, May 4th, Congressman Mark DeSaulnier stopped by ME Professor Homayoon Kazerooni's Berkeley Robotics & Human Engineering Lab, where he met with students and learned about the amazing work they are doing with exoskeletons, and so much more! Click here to see the pictures of Congressman DeSaulnier getting in on the action.

May 12, 2015
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Check out our Facebook album of the ME 102B Student Showcase- Inventor's Open House to see all of the inventive and facinating projects our students came up with. Congratulations to all of the seniors for completing their final semester!

May 12, 2015
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Join us on Friday, May 1 for the ME 102B Student Showcase - Inventor's Open House where students will be showcasing their design projects they worked hard on all semester. The showcase will be from 2-5pm in Blum Hall.

April 30, 2015
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On April 11th, alumni of ME Professor Costas Grigoropoulos' Laser Thermal Lab (LTL) gathered to honor the professor's 60th birthday, and celebrate the 25th anniversary of the LTL. Professor Grigoropoulos founded the LTL in 1990 after becoming a faculty member at UC Berkeley, and has since has been a pioneer and international authority in laser materials processing and thermal transport. Click here for a look at the celebration!

April 30, 2015
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Congratulations to ME Graduate Student Zi Jing Wong for receiving the MRS Gold Graduate Award for his presentation on Parity-Time Symmetry Breaking Laser at the 2015 MRS Spring Meeting in San Francisco. The MRS Graduate Student Awards are intended to honor and encourage graduate students whose academic achievements and current materials research display a high order of excellence and distinction.

April 30, 2015
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ME Professor M. Reza Alam recently co-authored a paper featured in the March 2015 issue of Proceedings A, exploring the research they started several years ago, motivated by their interest in the physics of musical intruments.

April 2, 2015
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div line The Department of Mechanical Engineering presents:

Fluids Seminar

"Transitional Shear Flows: Computing Exact Coherent States in Two Dimensions"

Dr. Cédric Beaume
Imperial College London

Tuesday, May 12, 2015
12:00 PM
3110 Etcheverry Hall
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Sinam Nano Seminar

"All-Dielectric Nanophotonics: Magnetic Response, Fano Resonances, Functional Metasurfaces, and Nonlinear Effects"

Prof. Yuri Kivshar
Australian National University

Thursday, May 14, 2015
1:30 - 2:30 PM
3110 Etcheverry Hall

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Berkeley/Hyundai Distinguished Speaker Seminar Series

"Autonomy and the Future of Urban Mobility"

Prof. Emilio Frazzoli
Department of Aeronautics and Astronautic
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Friday, May 15, 2015
11:00 AM - 12:00 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

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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Faculty Positions

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


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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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