Welcome to the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Temple University. We would like to extend an invitation for you to visit, take a tour, meet with our faculty and students and learn more about our programs and facilities.

Our department strives to provide an excellent education with emphasis on the technical, communication, and teamwork skills that today’s engineers need to succeed in work and in society. We place great importance on teaching, hands-on laboratory experience, research, scholarship, engineering practice and service to the community and the engineering profession. Our students do well in the many opportunities for participation available to them in national competitions, conferences and workshops. 

We are committed to excellence in engineering education and state of the art research. Our faculty members are involved in student mentorship, where the progress of our students is monitored and advice is provided to facilitate the timely graduation and success of our students.

Our faculty are actively involved in scholarly research and publications, evident in areas such as renewable/alternative energy, biomaterials, biomechanics, biofluidics, fluid mechanics, heat transfer, composite materials, nano synthesis and manufacturing, neuromechanics of movement, robotic mapping and target tracking, multi-robot coordination, and mechanics of soft materials. These successes in research are funded by prominent federal and private agencies including the National Science Foundation, Department of Defense, Department of Energy, National Institutes of Health, NASA and the American Heart Association as well as through significant support and funding from industry.

An increase in external funding in recent years is leading to the rapid expansion of our graduate programs and enables us to offer many graduate teaching and research assistantships to our high achieving students. Furthermore, we also take great pride in offering our best undergraduate students the opportunity to conduct research under the advisement of our faculty.

Once again, thank you for your interest in mechanical engineering. It is an exciting field with many possibilities. We hope to see you here in your studies at Temple University.

Kurosh Darvish, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Chair
Department of Mechanical Engineering