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Mechanical Engineering (M.S., D.E., Ph.D.)

Join the dynamic atmosphere as a graduate mechanical engineering student — learn, grow and develop your skills as an engineer, scholar and professional. We offer M.S., Ph.D. or D.E. programs that will challenge you to conceive, design and analyze products and systems. Join us and study with researchers and professors who are committed to providing the framework for solutions to important challenges facing our world.

Career Outlook and Highlights 

  • No. 1 — Catholic university for sponsored engineering R&D
  • No. 2 — in Ohio for sponsored physical S/TEM (physical sciences, math and engineering combined) R&D
  • No. 3 — Catholic university for sponsored R&D in all categories
  • No. 10 — nationally for federally sponsored engineering R&D

Plan of Study

Click here to go to the University Catalog for overview and courses for the mechanical engineering graduate programs.

Areas of Research

Aerodynamics: Sid Gunasekaran

Biomechanics: Kim Bigelow  I  Allison Kinney  I  Megan Reissman  I  Tim Reissman

Computational Fluid Dynamics: Markus Rumpfkeil

Design for Environment: Jun-Ki Choi

Dynamic Systems and Controls: Reza Kashani  Tim Reissman

Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy: Kevin Hallinan I Andrew Chiasson I Jun-Ki Choi

Ground Source Heat Pumps: Andrew Chiasson

Mechanical and Machine Design: Drew Murray   I  Dave Myszka  I  Vinod Jain

Mechanics and Materials: Robert Lowe

Robotics and Autonomous Systems: Drew Murray  I  Dave Myszka  I  Tim Reissman

Sustainable Manufacturing: Jun-Ki Choi

Thermal Systems: Jamie Ervin   Andrew Chiasson

Faculty Activities
Selected publications, presentations, invited lectures and sponsored research.
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Assistantship Opportunities for You
Annual, renewable assistantships with tuition and a monthly stipend are available in all engineering departments. Master’s and doctoral students may apply, but current University of Dayton undergraduate and graduate students are not eligible.
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Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Dr. Jamie Ervin, Department Chair

Kettering Laboratories
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 0238