Elon Musk sits inside the Badgerloop pod at the SpaceX Hyperloop pod competition in Hawthorne, California. Read more
Mechanical Engineering Student, Terrence Thurk, was the Student Keynote Speaker at Winter Commencement. Read more about his experience at UW here. Read more
Captain James A. Lovell, commander of Apollo 13, received an honorary doctorate degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. James Lovell (left) and ME Chair Jaal Ghandhi (right) pictured here. Read more
Welcome to the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, one of the top mechanical engineering programs in the nation and home to over 800 undergraduates and 230 graduate students. The Mechanical Engineering faculty are researching solutions to important problems in energy efficiency and the environment, biomechanics, robotics and other emerging technologies that advance our society. Our curriculum includes significant hands-on activities and produces some of the most qualified and respected engineers in the field.
The department of Mechanical Engineering is home to 31 tenure and tenure track faculty, 8 instructional staff and 9 faculty affiliates. Our distinguished faculty are pushing the forefront of engineering technology and are leaders in their respective fields.