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Message from the Director

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Welcome to the School of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering where you will have the opportunity to be a part of a diverse community engaged in experiential learning and cutting-edge research on your way to a successful career in industry, government, and academia.

Our undergraduate students enjoy an exceptional educational experience through innovative teaching from our faculty and participation in hands-on projects and laboratories. Being a part of our student competition teams helps develop not only engineering and inter-personal skills but also bonds that last a lifetime. Working on capstone projects sponsored by industry and internships in companies creates professional relationships leading to success after graduation. 

Our faculty members are engaged in high-impact research in a variety of areas, including advanced materials, sustainable energy, combustion and heat transfer, design and manufacturing, robotics and unmanned vehicles, and bioengineering.  The research work is sponsored by a variety of sources, including the National Science Foundation, US Department of Energy, National Institute of Health, Oklahoma Center for the Advancement of Science and Technology, Schlumberger, and Honeywell Corporation.

Our graduate students thrive in the research environment as they pursue their MS and PhD degrees in aerospace and mechanical engineering; they partner with faculty members in research publications and patents. Our alumni can be found in companies such as Baker Hughes, Boeing, Caterpillar, Chesapeake Energy, Devon Energy, Exxon Mobil, Deere, Intel, John Zink, Lockheed Martin, Raytheon, Schlumberger, and Space X, as well as agencies such as NASA, Tinker Air Force Base, FAA, and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

Follow us on social media and enjoy our success stories; you can be a part of them. We provide an inclusive and dynamic experience through excellence in teaching, research, and service. Please do not hesitate to contact me at with comments, questions or suggestions. 

Welcome, I look forward to working with you.

Kumar Parthasarathy
Professor and Director