Faculty and students in GW's Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE) work together to explore solutions that will help: develop autonomous mobile robots for search and rescue missions, defense, and environmental monitoring; use smart materials, adaptive structures and intelligent control systems to create biologically-inspired aerospace and energy systems; develop plasma-based methods to synthesize graphene for use in reinforcing industrial plastics used in cars, trucks, and airplanes; and create novel nano drug delivery systems for cancer treatment, among many other efforts. An introduction to the department is available on the MAE Quick Facts page.
The MAE Department offers a Bachelor of Science degree program in mechanical engineering. Students may also choose from a number of options in the degree program. Graduate students may pursue Master of Science or Doctor of Philosophy degrees in mechanical engineering. The department also offers professional degree programs and graduate certificate programs.
MAE faculty and students conduct research programs across a wide array of topics in: biofluid dynamics, biomaterials, biomimetics and bioinspired engineering, computational molecular modeling, computational aero and hydrodynamics, energy and sustainability, multiscale computational mechanics, nanotechnology and micropropulsion, robotics and mechatronics. Visit our research pages to learn more about our research programs and current projects.