Department of Mechanical Engineering
Engineering leaders for tomorrow at NAU
Prepare for a rewarding, challenging, high-paying career by studying to become a mechanical engineer in a personalized, student-centered environment. You’ll learn professional design techniques and strategies and have the chance to implement them through research, projects, and internship opportunities.
Our faculty, staff, students, alumni, and industry partners work synergistically to improve the state of Arizona and society at large, through mechanical engineering research, education, and service.
Mechanical Engineering (ME) is one of the broadest engineering disciplines. A mechanical engineering degree provides an excellent background for a broad range of engineering careers and for careers that require a strong technical background. The Mechanical Engineering Department at NAU offers programs leading to bachelor of science, master of science, master of engineering, and doctor of philosophy degrees in mechanical engineering.
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Latest student awards
The ME mini-Baja team finished its competition with the following accomplishments: 5th place overall in the competition, 4th place in endurance and 2nd place in suspension, out of 150 participating universities.
This year’s Collegiate Wind Competition team placed 2nd in their technical design and 7th overall, out of 13 teams.
The rocket club and AISES members participated in the 2020-2021 NASA sponsored First Nations Launch High Powered Rocket Launch and placed third place overall.
Norris NG, Merritt WC, Becker TA. Application of nondestructive mechanical characterization testing for creating in vitro vessel models with material properties similar to human neurovasculature. Journal of Biomedical Materials Research Part A, 1-11, 2021. PMID: 34617389, DOI: 10.1002/jbm.a.37314
D.R. Higueras Ruiz, M.W. Shafer, and H.P. Feigenbaum. “Cavatappi artificial muscles,” Science Robotics, vol. 6, no. 53, 2021.
Amirhossein Arzani, Jian-Xun Wang, and Roshan M. D’Souza “Uncovering near-wall blood flow from sparse data with physics-informed neural networks”, Physics of Fluids 33, 071905 (2021) – Editor’s Featured Article.
Jan Štefan, Slavomír Parma, René Marek, Jirí Plešek, Constantin Ciocanel and Heidi Feigenbaum “Overview of an Experimental Program for Development of Yield Surfaces Tracing Method” Appl. Sci. 2021, 11, 7606.
Latest research awards
Tim Becker – STTR Phase II: Application of PPODA-QT for embolization of aneurysms, NIH, $1,482,248
Amir Arzani – Collaborative Research: Enhanced 4D-Flow MRI through Deep Data Assimilation for Hemodynamic Analysis of Cardiovascular Flows, NSF, $91,486
Zach Lerner – CAREER: Hybrid Ankle Exoskeleton Therapy to Optimize Long-Term Gait Rehabilitation, NSF, $538,563
Michael Shafer – IIBR Instrumentation: Coordinated innovations in radio telemetry (CIRT) for wildlife, NSF, $601,895
Constantin Ciocanel – Scholarship Opportunities for Student Retention and Degree Attainment in Undergraduate Engineering and Computer Science Programs, NSF, $1,493,224
Amir Arzani – CAREER: Synergistic physics-based and deep learning cardiovascular flow modeling, NSF, $299,170
Latest faculty awards
NAU’s award for Most Significant Innovation in Tech Transfer