The Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering (MME) is part of the College of Engineering and Computing at FIU and offers a curriculum which is designed to give our students a thorough understanding of the basic laws of science and to stimulate and develop creative thinking, a professional attitude, economic judgment and environmental consciousness. The aim is to develop the students’ potential to the fullest, to prepare the students for superior performance as engineers, and to provide the students with the fundamental principles necessary for pursuing advanced study in the diverse fields of engineering, science and business.

The Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering (MME) offers BS, MS, and Ph.D. degrees in Mechanical Engineering and MS and PhD degrees in Materials Science and Engineering. Mechanical and materials engineering are, and will be, of critical importance in areas as diverse as space exploration, environmental control, defense, energy issues, transportation and bioengineering.

Focus Research Areas

Research conducted by members of the department is clustered into the following areas:

Featured Stories

April 11

Strong Presence of Mechanical Engineering Students at CURFIU

The 2019 Conference for Undergraduate Research at FIU (CURFIU 2019) took place on the Modesto Madique Campus on Monday, April 8th. It is the largest multi-disciplinary research conference at FIU. […]


Building alliances between MME and the National Industry Advisory Board

On Friday, March 8th, 2019, the Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering (MME) hosted the National Industry Advisory Board as part of the goal to expand the visibility of the department at the university[…]

Mar 13

Dr. Zhe Cheng Receives Prestigious NSF CAREER Award

Dr. Zhe Cheng, assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, has been awarded the 2019 Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award from the National Science Foundation […]