MAE Graduate Education

 

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Program Overview

Graduate studies in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE) lead to the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in engineering sciences, with a specialization in one of the following areas: aerospace engineering, applied mechanics, applied ocean sciences, computational science, engineering physics and mechanical engineering.

Beginning Fall 2011, we are pleased to offer a professional Masters of Advanced Studies (MAS) degree in Medical Device Engineering. We are also co-collaborators on two other MAS degrees in Simulation-Based Engineering with the Structural Engineering Department and Architecture-Based Enterprise Systems Engineering with the Computer Science and Engineering Department.

The instructional and research programs in MAE are characterized by interdisciplinary relations with the Departments of Bioengineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry and with associated campus institutes such as the California Space Institute, Center for Magnetic Recording Research, Center of Excellence for Advanced Materials, Center for Molecular Genetics, Institute for Pure and Applied Physical Sciences, Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UCSD Center for Energy and Combustion Research, Fusion Energy Research Program, Institute for Nonlinear Science.

New Graduate Student Handbook 2014-2015

New Photo ID's

Incoming students can turn in an ID card photo using the Photo Tool App online at https://students.ucsd.edu/finances/campus-cards/photo-tool.html.  This will avoid waiting in a long line at the beginning of the quarter.

Graduate Affairs Committee

The Graduate Affairs Committee oversees that MAE department's admissions, degree requirements, and course planning.

Graduate Affairs Committee, 2017-2018:

Dr. Javier Garay (Chair)
Dr. Stefan Llewellyn Smith (Vice Chair)
Dr. Renkun Chen 
Dr. Nicholas Gravish 
Dr. William McEneaney 
Dr. Padmini Rangamani 
Dr. Shengqiang Cai 
 

Graduate Affairs Committee, 2014-2015:

Dr. Carlos Coimbra (Chair)
Dr. Alison Marsden (Vice Chair)
Dr. Renkun Chen
Dr. Sonia Martinez
Dr. Shengqiang Cai
Dr. Daniel Tartakovsky
 

Awards

At the end of each academic year, MAE gives awards to the Outstanding Graduate Student, Distinguished Fellow, and the Outstanding Teaching Assistant. Previous year's recipients are listed below.
 
OUTSTANDING GRADUATE STUDENT
2014    Nominated:    2013    Nominated:    2012   

Nominated: 

   2011     Nominated:   

2010 

   Nominated: 

Dean Richert

Mahdi Esmaily Moghadam

 

Cortes

Marsden

 

Cameron Nowzari 

On Shun Pak

 

Cortes

Lauga

 

Justin Angus

Nikos Bekiaris-Liberis   

 

Krasheninnikov

Krstic

 

Minghui Zhu

Bishak Gayen

 

Martinez

Sarkar

 

Tammy Ma

Nima Ghods   

 

Beg

Krstic 

OUTSTANDING TEACHING ASSISTANT

2014            2013            2012            2011           

2010

Rahul Kapadia
Maria Lopez
Pat McGuire
  Katie Matsuik
Oscar Rios
Jui-Hsien
 

On Shun Pak

Liane Matthes

 

Rahul Kapadia

Thomas Hong

 

Michael Gollner

Seungbum Jo

 

 

Other awards are listed under the Awards tab.