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John R. Saylor

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Yue Wang

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Mechanical Engineering is arguably the broadest engineering degree, one that emphasizes the fundamental engineering sciences as they apply to mechanical and thermal systems with applications in diverse areas including energy, materials, transportation (automotive, aerospace, marine...), health, manufacturing, and consumer products. The Mechanical Engineering BS is often the basis for advanced degrees in ME or in various engineering fields (bio-, environmental, industrial, systems, automotive, aeronautical, nuclear, ...) or also in other professions (law, medicine) and in business.

The Clemson University ME department has significant strengths in the theoretical and applied, computational and experimental areas of mechanical engineering and in many interdisciplinary areas. Our faculty is very active and well known for its research and scholarly contributions in the fluids and energy areas, in the Nano- and MEMS areas, in design, in manufacturing, in mechanics and in bio-technology. 

The Department of Mechanical Engineering (ME) at Clemson University is one of the largest degree granting academic programs in the state of South Carolina with over 600 undergraduates (sophomore through senior) and around 90 MS and 60 PhD students (Fall of 2012). The department typically graduates between 150 and 200 undergraduates, 30-50 MS and 10-20 Ph.D. per year.  


Graduation pictures of ME students made it into Clemson's Newsstand article "Barker praised and thanked as 1,100 graduate from Clemson". (MORE)

ME student, Ben Curtis, featured in Clemson's Newsstand article "Heroes among us: Clemson’s student veterans". (MORE)

"Clemson engineers help elementary school students". (MORE)

Dr. Saylor and graduate students, Steven Fredericks and Weiyu Ran, were featured in Clemson's "glimpse: a drop of water, a speck of coal". (MORE)

ME Ph.D. student, Amin Bibo, won best paper at SMASIS 2013. (MORE)

Dr. Daqaq elected as an associate editor for the ASME Journal of Vibration and Acoustics. (MORE)

Dr. Daqaq elected treasurer of ASMS aerospace division. (MORE)

ME featured in Midway Elementary School’s STEM Magnet Video. (MORE)

Clemson Formula SAE Pre-Season Newsletter. (MORE)

Clemson Formula SAE will be holding their Fall Open House Saturday, September 14th 2013. (MORE)

Dr. Figliola featured in Clemson’s “Head On: Open Flow of Discovery”. (MORE)

Dr. Delhaye bestowed as ANS NURETH Fellow. (MORE)

ME students attend Citizens for Space Exploration delegation in Washington DC. (MORE)

Dr. Joshua Summers is featured in an article in "glimpse", Clemson's research magazine. (MORE)

Progressive Automations Sponsors Capstone Design Course Group. (MORE)

Prospective National Scholars Visit Mechanical Engineering. (MORE)

Dr. Yue Wang Awarded a 2012-13 University Research Grant. (MORE)

Capstone Design News – donation of pneumatic gripper from AGI. (MORE)

Space Shuttle Astronaut Frank Culbertson to visit Clemson Saturday, September 8th to present ME student Graham Yennie a $10,000 ASF scholarship check. (MORE)

Dr. Xuan (Schwann), Xiangchun's research titled "Microfluidic chip sorts the living from the dead" was recently publish by Physictoday. (Read the Article Here)

Dr. Ilenia Battiato will receive the 'Aci and Galatea' award from the city of Acireale (Catania provence). (MORE)

Mechanical Engineering welcomes a new department chair that brings a national research perspective (MORE)

Greg Mocko receives 2012 ASME CIE Young Engineer Award. (MORE)

Graham Yennie awarded ASF Scholarship. (MORE)

ME undergraduate student David Haselden has a special night on the baseball field. (MORE)

1987 ME graduate, Mike Mansuetti will become the new president for Bosch - North America on June 1. (MORE)

Congratulations to Joshua Summers for receiving the 2012 Governor’s Award for Excellence in Scientific Awareness. (MORE)

ME senior receives 2012 ACCIAC Fellowship in Creativity and Innovation. (MORE)

Children’s heart research Network to hold meeting in Clemson May 4th and 5th. (MORE)

ME Professors win the 2012 Eastman Chemical Award for Excellence. (MORE)

Dr. Paul Joseph receives Ken Roby Advising Award for 2012. (MORE)

Dr. Donald Beasley Receives 2012 Eugene H. Bishop Award. (MORE)

ME becomes a member of the National Fluid Power Association (MORE)

Professor Ochterbeck appointed an Associate Editor of the Journal of Thermophysis and Heat Transfer. (MORE)

ME senior named Top Co-op (MORE)

ME student, Teal Fenton, is helping an inventor refine his idea into a marketable product. (MORE)

Dr. Xiangchun Xuan receives NSF CAREER grant for 2012. (MORE)

The ME Graduate Student Council will host it's 1st annual Post Session and Conference on March 14th and March 31st. (MORE)

Dr. Xiangchun Xuan receives University Research Grant. (MORE)

Dr. Richard Figliola receives Class of 1939 Award for Excellence. (MORE)

Former student and ME graduate Todd Gordon selected to lead No. 22 Shell-Pennzoil team. (MORE)

The fall CEDE (Clemson Engineering Design Expo) event created a storm of excitement and enthusiasm as senior mechanical design students displayed the results of their semester’s work. (MORE)

Todd Schweisinger from Mechanical Engineering advises a Creative Inquirey team of students working on a way to immobilize children's arms when nurses draw blood or insert IVs . (MORE)

Mechanical Engineering welcomes Clemson Student Chapter of the ASHRAE. (MORE)

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Clemson Engineering Design Expo Fall 2013 (MORE)

ME H415 poster session ME H415 poster session ME H415 poster session ME H415 poster session ME H415 poster session ME H415 poster session

ME Undergraduate Honors Research Presentations Fall 2013 (MORE)

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Seminar Series

The Department of Mechanical Engineering Seminar Series consists of exceptional speakers whose research span the range of the Mechanical Engineering discipline. Through this series we seek to expose our faculty, graduate students and undergraduate researchers to a spectrum of topics in areas both similar to and complementary to those areas investigated within the department. Below is a list of speakers slated for the current semester. For more information, contact: Dr. John R. Saylor at (864) 656.5621 or jsaylor@clemson.edu.

Mechatronics Series

Spring 2014 - Speaker Series
Fridays at 4:00PM in 215 Fluor Daniel

Upcoming Dates

Dates Speakers & Title
2/7 P. Xu, “Automated Dynamics Generator for UAV + Arm”
2/14 S. Musunuru, “FSNN Diagnostics with Application to Rotating Equipment”
Note: Presentations in the Mechatronics Forum should be 20 minutes in length followed by a 5 minute Question & Answer (Q&A) session similar to the American Controls Conference (ACC) procedure.

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CEDAR Presentations

CEDAR Meetins are Fridays from 3:00PM - 4:00PM in 300 Riggs

Upcoming Dates

Dates Speakers
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Ranking our mechanical engineering graduate program holds among national public universities, per U.S.News & World Report, 2014.

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