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From multi-scale manufacturing and design to micro/nanotechnology, and smart materials to biomechanics, faculty members excel in a wide range of research areas. Learn more

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Department of Mechanical & Nuclear Engineering

Mechanical engineering is one of the broadest engineering disciplines and applies the principles of engineering, material science, physics and mathematics to design, analyze and manufacture mechanical systems such as vehicles, biomedical devices, consumer products, internal combustion engines and robotic systems — to name a few.

Nuclear engineering is a concentration focused on the study and application of the properties of atomic nuclei and their reactions in areas such as energy production, industrial quality control, medical diagnostics or cancer treatment.

Mechanical and nuclear engineering is the largest department within VCU School of Engineering — offering a variety of degree programs at both the undergraduate and graduate level. Mechanical and nuclear engineering graduates are in constant demand and have among the highest starting salaries of all college majors.

Students within the department have access to the latest tools and technologies in our academic and research laboratories. Research opportunities are available to both our graduate and undergraduate students. Relevant areas of expertise are respiratory therapy, surface engineering, multi-scale manufacturing and design, energy generation and storage, micro/nanotechnology, thermal sciences, solid mechanics, smart materials and biomechanics.

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Jun

06/14/2019 13:00:54 EDT

CLSE Seminar with Nimir Elbashir, Ph.D.

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Engineering West Hall, Room 401

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Jun

06/20/2019 08:30:00 EDT

College of Engineering Family Day

8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

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Sep

09/18/2019 09:00:00 EDT

Fall 2019 Engineering Internship and Career Fair

9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Engineering East Hall / Snead Hall

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Nov

11/02/2019 07:00:00 EDT

Health Hacks 2019

7:00 AM – 12:00 AM

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Jun

06/02/2019 17:00:00 EDT

IEEE Magnetics Society Summer School

5–8 p.m.

Engineering East Hall, Atrium Engineering West Hall, Room 101

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Jun

06/04/2019 11:30:10 EDT

MNE Seminar with Majeda Khraisheh, Ph.D.

11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.

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Sep

09/28/2019 08:01:00 EDT

RamHacks

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May

05/22/2019 12:00:00 EDT

Thesis Defense with M. Tyler Perez

12:00 PM

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Oct

10/10/2019 09:30:00 EDT

VCU Open House

9:30 AM – 2:00 PM

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