Sep 29, 2023  
University Catalog 2023-2024 
University Catalog 2023-2024

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Information about the Department of Mechanical Engineering

Department Office

Office: Engineering and Technology A205
Phone: (323) 343-4490
Department Website: Department of Mechanical Engineering


Name: David Raymond
Phone: (323) 343-4494

The Faculty

Professors: Mathias Brieu, Arturo Pacheco-Vega,David E. Raymond (Interim Chair), Adel A. Sharif, Mohsen Eshraghi, Trinh Pham
Associate Professors: Travis Shihao Hu,  Jim Kuo, John “Chris” Bachman, Jeffrey Santner
Assistant Professors: Mario Medina, Maritza Sanchez
Emeriti: Emilly Allen, Neda S. Fabris, Stephen F. Felszeghy, Philip I Gold, Darrell W. Guillaume, Samuel E. Landsberger, Lih-Min Hsia,  Michael J. Maurer, Majdedin Mirmirani, Richard D. Roberto


Mechanical engineering, one of the most general branches of engineering, requires broad knowledge in many fields: mechanics, thermal science, design, machinery, instrumentation, and more. The breadth and flexibility of a mechanical engineer’s education provides a wide choice of careers in such fields as energy and sustainability, aerospace, automotive, manufacturing, robotics, and biomechanical engineering.

Mission Statement

To provide our students with innovative learning experiences and service opportunities and to graduate well educated professionals who are prepared to meet the challenges of a rapidly changing world.


    Degree - UndergraduateDegree - BlendedDegree - Graduate


      Mechanical Engineering (Undergraduate)Mechanical Engineering (Graduate)

      All 4000-level courses may be applied toward master’s degree requirements, subject to limits established by the department and approval of the graduate adviser. Classified graduate standing is required for enrollment in 5000-level courses.