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Department of

Mechanical Engineering

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Student Research Spotlight

Graduate student Sivana Torres is applying high-speed optical imaging to measure explosively-driven fracture in acrylic samples in support of a project for Sandia National Laboratories. Sivana is studying toward a PhD in Mechanical Engineering while working in Dr. Michael Hargather's Research Laboratory.


 Department News

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Mechanical Engineering Ranked #26 Nationally

NMT Mechanical Engineering Department has been ranked #26 nationally by College Choice.

NSF Awards Intelligent Energetic Systems REU site to Mechanical Engineering

The National Science Foundation has established an REU at NMT for Intelligent Energetic Systems Research, led by PI Dr. Hargather.

Degrees Offered

The Mechanical Engineering Department offers an Undergraduate Bachelor of Science as well as Graduate Doctor of Philosophy, Master of Science, and Master of Engineering degrees.

 The Mechanical Engineering Bachelor Degree is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, 

We invite you to arrange a one-on-one virtual admission visit, or email a Mechanical Engineering Faculty Advisor.

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 Our program and student success is driven by the two-year design clinic program which offers students the opportunity to work on real-world engineering problems with projects sponsored by industries, government agencies, and national laboratories.  The design projects span a wide range of interests and topics including robotics, auto-mechanics, prosthetics, and aerospace engineering. 


Student Clubs

Students are actively involved in clubs and professional societies, including the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), and the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE).


Dr. Seokbin Lim

Department Chair, Pete V. Domenici Endowed Associate Professor

Seokbin Lim, PhD

Assistant Professor

Arvin Ebrahimkhanlou, PhD
Dr. Julie Ford


Julie Ford, PhD
Dr. Ghosh

Associate Professor

Ashok Ghosh, PhD, PE
Dr. Michael Hargather

Associate Professor

Michael Hargather, PhD
Mostafa Hassanalian Bio

Assistant Professor

Mostafa Hassanalian, PhD
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Associate Professor, Associate Department Chair

Jamie Kimberley, PhD
Dr. Lee

Assistant Professor

Kooktae Lee, PhD
Dr. Curtis O'Malley

Assistant Professor

Curtis O'Malley, PhD
Dr. Donghyeon Ryu

Assistant Professor

Donghyeon Ryu, PhD
Dr. Tie Wei

Assistant Professor

Tie Wei, PhD



Maria Smith Department Specialist 575-835-5693 Mechanical Engineering Weir Hall 122 
Leslie Chavez Department Specialist  575-835-5693 Mechanical Engineering Weir Hall 122 
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Our department appreciates and values continued interactions with our alumni and friends.  If you want to visit us, please feel free to contact the department staff to schedule a tour or a visit.  Also if you would like to donate to the department you can do so here: Donate to Mechanical Engineering