UVA mechanical engineer, professor and nuclear weapons expert Houston Wood weighs in on North Korea and Iran.
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.
Researchers at MAE’s Center for Applied Biomechanics (CAB) are designing a new seat belt that will protect 110 million more Americans...
Mechanical Engineers at the University of Virginia and electrical engineers at Purdue University have developed a new fabrication...
PhD student Ayodejii Bode-Oke is featured in in Science Magazine.This groundbreaking, bio-inspired research by Bode-Oke and his team...
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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.
tenured and tenure-track faculty
$ 575 k
average research funding per tenured and tenure-track faculty
undergraduate students combined in aerospace and mechanical engineering programs