Department of Mechanical, Aerospace and Biomedical Engineering
Message from the Department Head ~ Welcome!
I am pleased that you are having a look at the University of Tennessee and the Mechanical, Aerospace, and Biomedical Engineering Department. MABE began as a mechanical engineering program when it was created in 1898. Today, we are one of the largest departments in the College of Engineering and offer undergraduate and graduate degrees in four distinct academic programs: mechanical engineering, aerospace engineering, biomedical engineering, and engineering science. BS, MS and PhD degrees are granted in all of these disciplines except for Engineering Science, which is only a graduate program. MABE also includes faculty, graduate programs, and research located at the University of Tennessee Space Institute in Tullahoma, Tennessee. UTSI is adjacent to the US Air Force’s Arnold Engineering Development Center
Engineering education is most effective when it is fully integrated with active research. MABE faculty and students are involved in a wide range of important and exciting research activities ranging from things like fuels cells, hybrid electric vehicles, robotics, emerging nano bioscience … to name a few. Our research activities are expanding and provide a wide range of competitive stipends for graduate students. At MABE, faculty members work closely with their graduate students, and we seek to involve motivated undergraduate students in our research as soon as possible. MABE is a great place to learn in a challenging and hands-on environment.
The MABE web site gives you the opportunity to further explore our academic programs, faculty, research, and to give you a sense of what it would be like to be a student here. If you can’t find what you are looking for, feel free to contact me, or any faculty member … email is the best way.
Thank you for visiting our web site, and our best wishes for your future endeavors.
William R. Hamel, PhD
Professor and Head
William R. Hamel
Professor and Head
Department Contact Information
Mechanical, Aerospace and
Biomedical Engineering Dept.
1512 Middle Drive
414 Dougherty Engineering Bldg.
Knoxville, TN 37996-2210
Phone: (865) 974-5115
Fax: (865) 974-5274