Alumnus Wesley L. Harris has been elected to serve a four-year term as National Academy of Engineering vice president.
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering: Cross-cutting programs that drive innovation through excellence in academics and research
Our department brings together outstanding undergraduate and graduate programs with world-class expertise in energy, propulsion, autonomous systems, biomechanics and manufacturing. This cross-cutting environment and new partnerships have resulted in levels of student awards, publications and research funding that place us among the nation’s elite mechanical and aerospace engineering programs. We are equipping a generation of leaders to apply mechanical and aerospace engineering in solving society's challenges.
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Aerospace engineering alumna Kate Cincotta founded the non-profit Saha Global, for which she is now executive director, and helps...
Wind turbine innovator professor Eric Loth creates a leading design in the international race to optimize offshore wind power.
As fourth-year aerospace engineering student Joshua Franklin traverses a path that may lead to becoming an astronaut, he will leave...
Interim Chair, Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, Professor, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, Professor, Biomedical Engineering (Courtesy), Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery (Courtesy)
- Biomechanics/Injury Biomechanics or Biomechanics and Mechanobiology
More About Our Department
Center for Applied Biomechanics
As the largest university-based injury biomechanics laboratory in the world, the UVA MAE Center for Applied Biomechanics specializes in impact biomechanics for injury prevention.
Rapid Prototyping Lab
The UVA MAE Rapid Prototyping Lab is a state-of-the-art advanced manufacturing facility that provides Computer-Aided Design, FDM 3D Printing, and Poly-Jet 3-D Printing services to our students, faculty, staff, and external clients.
$ 573 K
average research funding per tenured and tenure-track faculty
increase in Ph.D. enrollment (since 2015)
increase in underrepresented populations for graduate students including women (since 2015)