University of California, Riverside

Department of Mechanical Engineering


Welcome to the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of California, Riverside. Our mission is to provide quality education, conduct strong research, foster close partnership with industry and government, and provide related service to the campus community and the community at large. The mission is guided by a commitment to continuous improvement in the overall quality of teaching, research, and service, while adhering to the highest standard of ethics. More

News and Spotlights: 2014-2015 


Professor Mathaudhu Attends Materials Science and Technology Conference and Curates Superhero Exhibit in Pittsburghshield

"Comic-tanium: The Super Materials of the Superheroes" is a new ToonSeum exhibition that shows how Batman, Iron Man, Captain America and other characters use "real-world" science and engineering to boost their powers and save the day. The mission of "Comic-tanium," a joint effort of the ToonSeum and The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society: "To inspire K-12 students to pursue science and engineering careers.... read story


Welcome Professor Suveen MathaudhuDr. Suveen Mathaudhu

The department welcomes Dr. Suveen Mathaudhu.  Dr. Mathaudhu received his Ph.D in Mechanical Engineering from Texas A&M University in 2006.  There, he studied "top-down" processing methods, such as severe plastic deformation, and "bottom-up" processing methods, such as powder consolidation to produce bulk nanocrystalline and metastable metals for structural and defense applications.  He subsequently served as an ORISE post-doctoral Fellow and then a Staff Scientist as the U.S. Army Research Laboratory from 2006-2010.  From 2010-2014, he was the Program Manager for the Synthesis and Processing of Materials at the U.S. Army Research Office, and also, an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Materials Science and Engineering Department at North Carolina State University.  He is active in several Technical societies, including the Minerals, Metals and Materials Society, the Materials Research Society and ASM International.  He is also an expert on the science of superheroes as depicted in comic books and their associated movies, and frequently speaks and consults on this subject.

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Colloquia: 2014-2015


October 3: EH&S Training

October 10: Suveen Mathaudhu, UCR, Mechanical Engineering Department

October 17: Kiran Solanki, ASU, School for Engineering of Matter, Transport & Energy

October 24: Xiaochun Li, UCLA, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

October 31: Monica Wilhelmus, Caltech, Mechanical Engineering

November 7: Sergio Lucato, Teledyne Scientific

November 14: Eckart Meiburg, UCSB, Mechanical Engineering Department

November 21: Garrett Cole, Crystalline Mirrors Solutions, LLC

December 5: Teresa Murray, LATech, Biomedical Engineering

December 12: Roberto Zenit, UNAM, Rheology and Fluid Mechanics


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