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Welcome to the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering.

Because of our region's history of innovation, design, aerospace and manufacturing, the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering is the ideal place for you to develop your skills and career as a mechanical, aerospace or renewable and clean energy engineer. We provide a dynamic atmosphere for learning, growing and developing well-rounded engineers, scholars and professionals. Our department and faculty strengths: aerospace, energy, mechanical systems, controls, biomechanics, materials and manufacturing — will become your strengths.

Would you prefer to be taught by world-class educators? Join our program.

At the University of Dayton, the studies of mechanical, aerospace and renewable and clean energy systems engineering are taught by experts in these areas: aerodynamics, gas turbine combustion, hydrocarbon fuel, biomechanical analysis, kinematic sensors, energy systems, biologically derived nanostructures, environmentally conscious design, non-isothermal deformation processes, polymers and polymeric composites, compliant mechanism design, sound and vibration control, renewable energy systems, electromechanics, biofuels, and carbon sequestration.

At the undergraduate level, the Department offers the following programs.  Click a link to visit the University's Areas of Study:
Mechanical Engineering
Bachelor's Plus Master's Program

Concentration in Aerospace Engineering
Concentration in Energy Systems

Minor in Aerospace Engineering
Minor in Mechanical Systems

At the graduate level, the Department offers the following programs.  Click a link to visit the University's Areas of Study:
Aerospace Engineering (M.S. and Ph.D.)
Mechanical Engineering (M.S. and Ph.D.)
Renewable and Clean Energy (M.S.)

abet logoOur mechanical and aerospace engineering undergraduate program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

Choose from a variety of career paths.

Our graduates find excellent employment. Many of our students receive job offers before graduation. Would you like to work in design, testing, manufacturing and research?  Find out how at the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. Below are just a few of your options:

  • Acoustics
  • Aircraft design
  • Biomedical engineering
  • Construction
  • Environmentally conscious design
  • Environmental engineering
  • Ergonomics
  • Building and industrial energy systems
  • Industrial marketing
  • Manufacturing automation
  • Ocean technology
  • Power generation
  • Renewable energy systems
  • Space technology
  • Structural analysis and design
  • Textiles and food processing
  • Toys
  • Transportation

Discover opportunities outside the classroom and become the complete engineer.

National honor societies, professional organizations, service clubs, sororities and fraternities — learn, achieve and network outside of the classroom. The School of Engineering provides activities for real experiences, advanced learning — and fun. 

In the Marianist tradition at the University of Dayton, we work closely with alumni, private business leaders and the engineering community to continue the cycle of education, research and service.

DISCOVER THE NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL MEASURE OF OUR RESEARCH AND SCHOLARSHIP.

Our faculty and staff are comprehensive engineers and researchers who combine the spirit of invention and innovation to strengthen our community and advance our education and research nationally and internationally.

Faculty and Staff

In an inviting environment, we mentor our students and share our latest research from jet biofuels to energy harvesting.  Please contact us with any questions.  Chairperson: Kelly Kissock.  Director of Graduate Mechanical Engineering ProgramVinod Jain.  Director of Aerospace Engineering Graduate ProgramAaron Altman.  Administrative AssistantGinger Stuck.  Administrative AssistantSherri Alexander.
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Kissock, Kelly  

Chairperson; ProfessorFull-Time FacultySchool of Engineering: Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
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Jain, Vinod  

Professor; Director, Graduate ProgramsFull-Time FacultySchool of Engineering: Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
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Altman, Aaron  

Associate Professor; Director, Graduate Aerospace ProgramFull-Time FacultySchool of Engineering: Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
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Stuck, Ginger  

Administrative AssistantStaffSchool of Engineering: Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
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Alexander, Sherri 

Administrative AssistantStaffSchool of Engineering: Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
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Bigelow, Kimberly  

Assistant Professor; Joint Appointment with Bioengineering Graduate ProgramFull-Time FacultySchool of Engineering: Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
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Chiasson, Andrew 

AdjunctSchool of Engineering: Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
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Choi, Jun-Ki 

Assistant Professor; Assistant Director, Industrial Assessment Center (UD-IAC)Full-Time FacultySchool of Engineering: Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
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Collins, Larry  

Laboratory SupervisorStaffSchool of Engineering: Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
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Doepker, Philip  

Professor EmeritusSchool of Engineering: Innovation Center, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
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Doyle, Jr., George R.

Professor EmeritusEmeritusSchool of Engineering: Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
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Endres, Thomas  

Professor EmeritusEmeritusSchool of Engineering: Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
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Ervin, Jamie  

ProfessorFull-Time FacultySchool of Engineering: Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
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Hallinan, Kevin  

ProfessorFull-Time FacultySchool of Engineering: Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
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Henrick, Andrew 

LecturerFull-Time FacultySchool of Engineering: Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
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Kashani, Reza  

ProfessorFull-Time FacultySchool of Engineering: Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
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Kumar, Binod 

Joint Appointment with University of Dayton Research InstituteSchool of Engineering: Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
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Murray, Andrew P.

ProfessorFull-Time FacultySchool of Engineering: Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
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Myszka, Dave 

Associate ProfessorFull-Time FacultySchool of Engineering: Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
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Obermeyer, James 

Adjunct, Part-Time FacultySchool of Engineering: Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Innovation Center
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Perkins, David 

LecturerFull-Time FacultySchool of Engineering: Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
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Petrykowski, John 

Associate ProfessorFull-Time FacultySchool of Engineering: Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
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Pinnell, Margaret  

Associate Professor; Joint Appointment with Bioengineering Graduate ProgramFull-Time FacultySchool of Engineering: Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
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Rumpfkeil, Markus 

Assistant ProfessorFull-Time FacultySchool of Engineering: Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
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Schauer, John  

Professor EmeritusSchool of Engineering: Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
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Sidhu, Sukhjinder S. 

Joint Appointment with University of Dayton Research InstituteSchool of Engineering: Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
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Strunks, Michelle M. 

Advising CoordinatorStaffSchool of Engineering: Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
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Zabarnick, Steven  

Joint Appointment with University of Dayton Research InstituteSchool of Engineering: Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
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Have A Question? Just Ask Us!

Please contact us for more information about our aerospace, mechanical and renewable and clean energy undergraduate and graduate programs.

Office Information Contacts

University of Dayton
School of Engineering
Department of Mechanical and
Aerospace Engineering
Kettering Laboratories Room 361
300 College Park
Dayton, OH 45469-0238

Phone:  937-229-2835
Fax:  937-229-4766

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Kelly Kissock
Chairperson

Vinod Jain
Director, Mechanical Engineering
Graduate Program

Aaron Altman
Director, Aerospace Engineering
Graduate Program

Ginger Stuck
Administrative Assistant

Sherri Alexander
Administrative Assistant