Mechanical Engineering Graduate Program

mechanical

Research Areas and Faculty 

Aerospace engineers are creating better aircraft to help humans travel around the world and into outer space more easily. Ongoing areas of aviation and space research include materials and coatings, design, processes, modeling, manufacturing, electronics, and logistics.

Reseach Faculty

Dr. Larry Roe
lar@uark.edu

Faculty in this area are developing next-generation 3D printers that can print 100 times faster to make 3D printing a mainstream manufacturing technology. Faculty are also focusing on mechatronics with emphasis on nanotechnology.

Reseach Faculty

Dr. Wenchao Zhou
zhouw@uark.edu

Dr. Uche Wejinya
uwejinya@uark.edu

Faculty is this area focus on integrating theories, such as decision theory, network theory and game theory, to develop explanatory models of individual entities' behaviors in supporting complex systems modeling, analysis and design.

Reseach Faculty

Dr. David Jensen
dcjensen@uark.edu

Dr. Zhenghui Sha
zsha@uark.edu

Faculty are researching thermal and energy systems to improve power systems, processing plants, and energy storage and efficiency.

Reseach Faculty

Dr. Darin Nutter
dnutter@uark.edu

Dr. Xiangbo Meng
xbmeng@uark.edu

Dr. Larry Roe
lar@uark.edu

Faculty in this area research micro and nanofluidic systems including those for biomedical applications and other 3D printed solutions.

Reseach Faculty

Dr. Paul Millett
pmillett@uark.edu

Dr. Steve Tung
chstung@uark.edu

Researchers are using design theory, systems engineering and artificial intelligence to understand failures that affect complex systems like airplanes, manufacturing equipment and power generators in order to design new systems that can adapt to failure.

Reseach Faculty

Dr. Wenchao Zhou
zhouw@uark.edu

Dr. David Jensen
dcjensen@uark.edu

Faculty in this area are researching materials and manufacturing processes relevant to electronic packaging in order to improve reliability, performance, and behaviors within electronic systems. Researchers are also focusing on computational modeling of materials to understand the mechanical and surface properties of different material systems.

Reseach Faculty

Dr. Arun Nair
nair@uark.edu

Dr. Paul Millett
pmillett@uark.edu

Dr. Xiangbo Meng
xbmeng@uark.edu

Dr. Min Zou
mzou@uark.edu

Dr. David Huitink
dhuitin@uark.edu

Faculty in this area focus on computational modeling of materials to understand the mechanical and surface properties of different material systems. Faculty also research electronic packaging in order to improve reliability, performance and thermal/mechanical behaviors within electronic systems.

Reseach Faculty

Dr. David Huitink
dhuitin@uark.edu

Dr. Arun Nair
nair@uark.edu

Researchers in this area use experiments and computational modeling to design next generation nanoscale materials and fluidic systems, create nanomaterial coatings, improve photovoltaic and thermoelectric technologies, and address problems ranging from everyday products to medical solutions.

Reseach Faculty

Dr. Uche Wejinya
uwejinya@uark.edu

Dr. Steve Tung
chstung@uark.edu

Faculty in this area develop nano-engineered surfaces to reduce friction and wear in tribological applications, to change surface wetting properties for anti-fogging and self-cleaning, and to facilitate cell adhesion and provide antimicrobial properties in biomedical applications.

Reseach Faculty

Dr. Min Zou
mzou@uark.edu

Research Center

AR Center for Space and Planetary Services

AR Center for Space and Planetary Services

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Arkansas High Performance Computing Center

Arkansas High Performance Computing Center

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Center for Advanced Surface Engineering

Center for Advanced Surface Engineering

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High Density Electronics Center

High Density Electronics Center

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Institute for Nanoscience and Engineering

Institute for Nanoscience and Engineering

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Degrees Offered

Master's of Science in Mechanical Engineering
Doctorate of Philosophy in Engineering

Master's Program Length

Coursework and Thesis:
Coursework: 24 hours
Thesis: 6 hours
Coursework only:
33 hours

Ph.D. Program Length

From B.S.:
78 hours, including Doctoral Dissertation
From M.S.:
48 credit hours, including Doctoral Dissertation

Application Deadline

Priority Deadline:
Fall: January 15 
Spring: October 1 
Regular Deadline:
Fall: May 1 
Spring: October

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