Mechanical and aerospace engineering professor Chris Li was inspired by abalone shells when designing a new material called a "...
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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We are excited to announce faculty searches for Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the University of Virginia with a focus on...
The National Academy of Inventors has named George Gillies, a University of Virginia research professor of mechanical and biomedical...
Book: Women in Nanotechnology: Contributions from the Atomic Level and Up Co-edited by Executive Dean Pamela M. Norris
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.
$ 681 k
average research funding per tenured and tenure-track faculty
increase in Ph.D. enrollment since 2016
increase in graduate students from populations underrepresented in engineering including women