Chair's Message

Dear Students, Alumni and Friends:

Welcome to the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Louisville. M.E. is the academic home to approximately 450 students and 16 permanent faculty members. We are also the academic ancestral home to a large alumni base of outstanding engineers and scientists world-wide.

This is an exciting time in Mechanical Engineering at UofL, as many changes are taking place. For example, we have recently expanded our undergraduate program and are in the midst of growing our faculty as well. This year, we hired a new Endowed Chair for Manufacturing and Materials (Dr. Atre) and are searching for two new Assistant Professors. We’ve also made critical improvements to our curriculum and are continuing renovations to our teaching and research facilities. And we continue to push the boundaries of engineering science through our graduate and undergraduate research efforts. And the list goes on.

I’m looking forward to a bright future for Mechanical Engineering, as our program grows and we continue graduate excellent engineers while making important contributions in fundamental and applied research. And I look forward to hearing from you, as we work toward the goal of being the premiere metropolitan research university.

Kevin D. Murphy
Professor and Chairman