Conference: October 8 – 11, 2019
Challenge. Opportunity. Choice. Excellence. The Future.
The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Utah is a world-class research and teaching organization that graduates Ph.D., M.S. and B.S. engineers to energize the economics of the state, the nation and many foreign countries. Working with state-of-the-art equipment and guided by exceptional faculty members, you can become part of a cutting-edge research team with the potential to make a significant impact on a variety of technical fields, change the future, and improve human lives. Our main research areas include: Design, Ergonomics, Manufacturing, & Systems; Robotics, Controls, & Mechatronics; Solid Mechanics; and, Thermal-Fluids & Energy Systems. Within each group you will find faculty with unique interests and cutting-edge research. In fact in the last several years we have added 18 new faculty members−6 since 2017, making this an especially exciting time to be a member of our team. The University of Utah campus is situated in Salt Lake City, a diverse, cosmopolitan city with a population of 1M nestled against the backdrop of the beautiful Wasatch Mountains. Salt Lake City residents have unparalleled access to national parks (eight within a half day’s drive: Arches, Bryce Canyon, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef, Grand Teton, Great Basin, Yellowstone, and Zion), skiing/snowboarding (10 world-class resorts within 30 minutes), hiking, fishing, biking, rafting/kayaking, NBA basketball, MLS soccer, PAC-12 sports, and numerous cultural events including opera, dance, symphony, theater, and outdoor concerts, amongst others. In addition, there’s the convenience of an international airport located only 15 minutes from campus.