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Welcome to Mechanical Engineering


Mechanical engineers work on diverse, challenging problems that require the integration of science, engineering, and socio-economic knowledge. They develop solutions to physical problems, question how things work, make things work better, and create ideas for doing things in new and different ways.

As a mechanical engineering student you'll cover a broad scope of topics to prepare you for a successful engineering career. To get an idea about the variety of topics covered and research in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at SDSU check out this video.

Our faculty and staff work within an environment that promotes excellence in learning through education and research (graduate as well as undergraduate).  Research conducted by ME faculty has been funded by numerous funding agencies including  NSF (multiple divisions), NASA, DOE, DOD, AHA, NIST, and DARPA.  Our faculty publish their research in top journals within their respective fields and are well recognized and cited within their respective scientific communities. For example, the total citations for the ME department faculty is close to 26,000 citations, with an average h-index per faculty of more than 18  (data according to Google Scholar as of 1/28/2014). 

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Congratulations Dr. Youssef for the ONR!

Congratulations to Dr. George Youssef on being awarded a 2016 Office of Naval Research (ONR) Summer Faculty Fellowship 

SDSU Awarded $10M NIH grant (February 2016)

ME Professor, Dr. Kee Moon is one of the PIs on a $10M NIH award entitled "Building Capacity and Infrastructure for Population Health and Health Disparities Research at San Diego State University".

Congratulations Dr. Youssef for the SAE!

Dr.George Youssef has been selected as one of the 2016 Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Ralph R. Teetor Award winners. 

Professor Fletcher Miller's research work featured as cover article in American Scientist

Our own Dr. Miller has had his work featured in American Scientist. Pick up a copy to learn more about his research!

Biomedical Engineering Society Seminar

The BMES invites you to their first seminar as an offical chapter at SDSU! Join them Friday, December 4 in the SDSU Bioscience Center from 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM.  

Welcome Drs. Katira and Youssef!

We are very excited to have added two new faculty members to the Mechanical Engineering Department. Please be sure to check out their biographies on the Faculty & Staff page

Welcome Dr. Abraham to the ME Department

Dr. John Abraham has begun as the new Mechanical Engineering Department Chair. We are very excited to have you here!

Congratulations to the Mechatronics Club!

The SDSU Mechatronics Club placed 1st in the AUVSI and ONR RoboSub Competition - an amazing accomplishment!

We're renovating!

Check out the latest news about the new Engineering and Interdisciplinary Sciences Complex.

Top 10 Degrees for 2015

We're number 8!

Class of 2015 Standout Students

Two ME students - Megan Lacy and Kent Kurashima - were featured as Standout Students in the Class of 2015.

Congratulations Dr. Battiato!

Congratulations to Dr. Illenia Battiato, who has been one of the 44 scientists from across the nation selected by the U.S Department of Energy's Office of Science to receive funding as part of DOE' s Early Career Reseacrh Program.

ME is in top 5 "most popular" majors for SDSU freshmen

The SDSU NewsCenter reports that 293 freshmen of the 2014 Freshman Class have chosen Mechanical Engineering as their major. 








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Smart Health Institute

SDSU awarded $10M NIH grant

ME Professor, Dr. Kee Moon is one of the PIs on a $10M NIH award entitled "Building Capacity and Infrastructue for Population Health and Health Disparities Research at San Diego State University".

1000 publications

1000+ Scientific Publications by SDSU Professor

Congratulations to Dr. Randall German, ME Professor, for exceeding the milestone of 1,000 scientific publications in powder-based materials and sintering, including 16 books. He is currently the most cited author in his field.


Modeling Sintering Anisotropy

Dr. Eugene Olevsky has received a $630k NSF award to conduct a multi-scale fundamental investigation of sintering anisotropy.

This conceptual schematic shows a small particle solar receiver.

Concentrating Solar Power SunShot Research Award

Dr. Fletcher Miller is the PI on a $3.8M DoE grant for developing a Small-Particle Solar Receiver for High-Temperature Brayton Power Cycles.

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$18M NSF Engineering Research Center

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Dr. Kee Moon leads SDSU's efforts in the NSF Engineering Research Center for Sensorimotor Neural Engineering. Partner Universities include UW and MIT.

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Department of Mechanical Engineering Job Opportunities


  • Part-Time Faculty (Lecturer) 
  • Instructional Student Assistant
  • Graduate Assistant
  • Teaching Associate