Graduate Degrees offered: Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering


The graduate program in Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics (MEM) offers a challenging environment in which students work closely with faculty who are internationally renowned for their research.

Key features of the program include:

  • A comprehensive curriculum that accommodates students pursuing the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees;
  • Strong research collaborations with industrial partners and with faculty from other countries;
  • Unique laboratory facilities


Research Concentrations

Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics graduate students typically conduct research in teams on interdisciplinary projects in areas that include materials processing and manufacturing, fluid-solid interactions, composite structures, smart materials, integrity and reliability of engineering systems, integrated product development, biomechanics, mechatronics, energy and the environment, and thermal-fluid systems.

Research Project Sponsors

Research in the MEM department is sponsored by the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Golf Association, NASA, General Electric, the Office of Naval Research, the U.S. Army Research Office, the Federal Aviation Administration, the Air Force Office of Scientific Research, the National Research Council, the U.S. Department of Energy, the Electric Power Research Institute Inc., and a variety of other research foundations, utility companies, and agencies.

Affiliated Lehigh Research Centers, Laboratories and Institutes

Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering: Meet a Student or Advisor


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Graduate Funding

Prospective Rossin College graduate students have access to a variety of financial support, both internal and external, to cover or defray the costs of graduate education. | LEARN MORE >>

Department of Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics
Lehigh University
19 Memorial Drive West
Bethlehem, PA 18015-3085
Phone: (610) 758-4107

E-mail: Ali Marsteller