Mechanical Engineering

A. James Clark School of Engineering
2181 Glenn L. Martin Hall
Phone: 301-405-2410

Mechanical Engineering includes the study of the following areas:

  • Design and Reliability of Systems,
  • Thermal, Fluid, and Energy Sciences
  • Mechanics, Materials, and Manufacturing.

In addition, to the learning opportunities provided through a vibrant curriculum of undergraduate and graduate offerings, students are also provided extensive experiential learning opportunities through the Terps Racing Program, Robotics at Maryland, and other competition teams, and undergraduate research experiences. Students are also provided opportunities to make a difference worldwide with programs such as Engineers Without Borders.

Chairs: H. Dankowicz (Prof and Chair), P. Sandborn (Assoc Chair Academic Affairs, Dir Graduate Studies), D. DeVoe (Assoc Chair Research and Admin)

Directors: S. Ainane (Co-Dir, UG Studies), P. McCluskey (Co-Dir, UG Studies)

Professors: S. Azarm, B. Balachandran (Minta Martin Prof), A. Baz (Minta Martin Prof), D. Bigio, H. Bruck (Associate Dean), N. Chopra, A. Christou, P. Chung, M. Cukier, H. Dankowicz (Prof and Chair), A. Dasgupta (Jeong Kim Prof), D. DeVoe (Assoc Chair Research and Admin), J. Duncan (Keystone Prof), H. Fathy, S. Gabriel, S. Graham (Nariman Farvardin Prof and Dean), A. Gupta (Dist Univ Prof), J-O. Hahn, B. Han (Keystone Prof), K. Kiger (Associate Dean, Keystone Prof), J. Kim (Keystone Prof), J. Larsson, J. Lee, T. Li (Keystone Prof), P. McCluskey (Prof and Director of Undergraduate Studies), M. Modarres (Nicole J. Kim Prof, Director CRR), C.D. Mote, Jr. (Glenn L. Martin Inst Prof and Regents Prof), M. Ohadi, M. Pecht (George E. Dieter Prof & Dir CALCE), R. Radermacher (Minta Martin Prof, Dir CEEE), P. Sandborn (Assoc Chair Academic Affairs), E. Smela, J. Srebric, S. Stoliarov, B. Yang, M. Yu

Associate Professors: D. Agonafer, S. Das, M. Fuge, K. Groth, A. Riaz, R. Sochol

Assistant Professors: Y. Diaz-Mercado, A. Dutt, C. Huertas Cerdeira, D. McGregor, E. Tubaldi, Y. Zhao

Lecturers: S. Arul, D. Barker, A. Cleanthous, D. Hall, M. Hassouneh, D. Leber, W. Malatesta,  M. Masoud, S. Mitchell, V. Nguyen, D. Roberts, E. Scherbarth, S. Schmidt, D. Schug, C. Thamire (Principal Lecturer), J. Tritschler

Affiliate Professors: J. Baras (Dist Univ Prof), E. Kalnay (Dist Univ Prof, Affiliate Prof), D. Riley (Affiliate Prof, Prof), P. Sunderland (Affil  Prof), A. Trouve (Prof and Chair)

Affiliate Associate Professors: L. Hu (Assoc Prof), H. Xu (Aff Assoc Prof)

Affiliate Assistant Professors: F. Raffan-Montoya (Aff Asst Prof), G. Valentino (Aff Asst Prof)

Adjunct Associate Professors: D. Findlay (Adjunct Assoc Prof), L. Hamilton (Lecturer, Adjunct Assoc Prof), V. Krivtsov (Adjunct Assoc Prof), M. Pourgol (Adjunct Assoc Prof)

Professors Emeriti: D. Anand, R. Armstrong, B. Berger, P. Bernard, F. Buckley, P. Cunniff, J. Dally (Glenn L. Martin Inst Prof),  W. Fourney (Keystone Prof), J. Kirk, E. Magrab, C. Marks, A. Mosleh, U. Piomelli (Prof Emeritus), M. Roush, R. Sanford, J. Wallace, W. Walston (Assoc Prof Emeritus)

Mechanical engineering students are required to meet with a departmental adviser each semester prior to registering for the following term. Mechanical Engineering has a team of faculty and staff academic advisors. For more information, please contact the department's Undergraduate Advising Office, 2168-2188 Glenn L. Martin Hall, at 301-405-5310, or review resources including office hours and the appointment process, on-line at

Co-op Programs

Participation in the Cooperative Education Program through the Engineering Career Services Office is encouraged. See Clark School of Engineering under Colleges and Schools on this site.

Honors Program

The Engineering Honors Program is administered through the Clark School of Engineering.

Individual honors and awards are presented based on academic excellence and extracurricular activities.

Student Societies and Professional Organizations

Student chapters of professional societies include the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), American Nuclear Society, Engineers without Boarders (EWB), Out in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (oSTEM), the Society of Automotive Engineers, the Mechanical Contractors Association, the Association for Energy Engineers (AEE) and the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE). The mechanical engineering honor society is Pi Tau Sigma. Information regarding these societies may be obtained at 2184 Glenn Martin Hall.

Scholarships and Financial Assistance

The Office of Student Financial Aid (OSFA) administers all types of federal, state and institutional financial assistance programs and, in cooperation with other university offices, participates in the awarding of scholarships to deserving students. For information, visit:

A limited amount of scholarship aid is available through the Department of Mechanical Engineering. Information may be obtained in the Mechanical Engineering Undergraduate Advising Office. Information about Clark School of Engineering scholarships and Department of Mechanical Engineering scholarships is also available online at