Department of Mechanical Engineering

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Mechanical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering


Department Faculty

Our faculty members have a broad range of specialties and research areas. All faculty members are active in research and the direction of graduate student projects.

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Mechanical Engineering Degree Programs

Graduate Program

Mechanical engineering graduate students pursuing M.Eng., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees work with our accomplished faculty on high-impact research projects while gaining experience in specialized areas of interest. 

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Undergraduate Program

Our accredited undergraduate mechanical engineering program balances theoretical understanding of physical systems with practical experience in designing, implementing and testing engineering solutions. Students perform research, study specific engineering challenges and build specialization in focused areas of interest.

  • Engineering Clubs

    Undergraduate students can enhance their Vanderbilt experience by engaging in a variety of hands-on engineering activities in aerospace, alternative energy or motor sports through respective student clubs sponsored by the mechanical engineering department, outside industries and NASA. The Aerospace and Motorsports clubs participate at National Level Engineering Competitions. More information on the club activities and entry requirements can be found on their web sites.

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Haoxiang Luo, Chair (Interim)

Kenneth D. Frampton, Director of Undergraduate Studies

Leon Bellan, Director of Graduate Recruiting

Jason Valentine, Director of Graduate Studies

Department Administration Staff

Mailing Address

Department of Mechanical Engineering
Vanderbilt University
2301 Vanderbilt Place
PMB 401592
Nashville, TN 37240-1592

Phone: 615-322-2413

Fax: 615-343-6687