Mechanical, Aerospace and Biomedical Engineering Prof. Matthew M. Mench Head, Professor and Condra Chair of Excellence Department of Mechanical, Aerospace and Biomedical Engineering [email protected] @MABEDeptHead Sept. 29, 2014 Three Programs: MABE Department 1) Mechanical Engineering Snapshot 2) Aerospace Engineering 3) Biomedical Engineering Major Thrust Areas: • Advanced manufacturing • Hybrid/conventional automotive systems • Robotics and Control • Electrochemical power storage and conversion • High Performance Computing • Micro-fluidics and heat transport • Biomechanics, imaging, medical devices Students and Faculty: – Neutron image of lithium inside • ~1,000UGs , 150 Grads, 75 PhDs • Opportunities for research with faculty • Year long Sr design projects/many with industry General Advice in Deciding a Major • Do not base it on paycheck. • Do not base it on your aunt or uncle. • Take a look at the books at the senior level at the bookstore…what excites you? What book do you want to learn now? Aerospace Engineering • AEs research, develop, and design aircraft and spacecraft components and systems for government, military and commercial enterprises. • AEs study propulsion, orbital mechanics, aerospace structures, vibrations, acoustics, materials. • AEs work wherever things fly, from hummingbird drones, to hypersonic defense systems to the space station. Aerospace Engineering • AE senior design projects include designbuild-fly for remote drone and rocket launch vehicle. • AEs get hired by General Motors, Boeing, NAVAIR, USAF, Gulfstream, NASA, etc. • Many AEs also go to grad school, or get MBAs. Biomedical Engineering • BMEs research, develop and design technologies and products used in medicine and medical research including medical instruments, medical imaging, prosthetics and tools for rehabilitation and drug delivery. • BMEs often work closely with physicians and other health care providers. Many BMEs also attend medical school or get BME graduate degrees. Although the need is growing nationwide, there are fewer opportunities for BMEs with a BS to get employment as a BME than other degrees. Most companies prefer to start at MS level. Biomedical Engineering • BME senior design projects include clinical shadowing and device design experience. • BMEs get hired by DeRoyal, Siemens, Zimmer, Microport Orthopedics, Zoll Medical Corporation and others • Most BMEs go to graduate or medical school Mechanical Engineering • ME is a very broad area, impacting almost every area of society. MEs are employed in almost every field. Generally involves energy conversion to power. • MEs work on many systems including power plants, medical devices, engines, automobiles, ships, robotics, aircraft, control systems, manufacturing devices and processes, sensors, fuel cells, batteries, turbines, pumps, airconditioning and refrigeration systems……etc. Mechanical Engineering • ME senior design projects include EcoCar3, Denso, Eastman, Accurouter, Clayton Homes, VolTank, Lexmark, EPRI, others. • MEs are hired nearly everywhere • Many MEs go to grad school, law school, or get MBAs.