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Mechanical Engineering Doctoral Program

Program Details


Doctor of Philosophy


On campus


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Gain industry-leading expertise in robotics, bioengineering, nanomaterials, sustainable energy systems and more with a Ph.D. from Stevens.

USNWR 2024 Best Grad Schools Mechanical Engineering BadgeThe oldest mechanical engineering degree-granting institution in the country Stevens continues to emphasize technological innovation as a pillar in its curriculum. As a Ph.D. student, you’ll build quality academic credentials and contribute to major engineering advances while working alongside nationally renowned faculty.

In Stevens’ cutting-edge labs and facilities, you’ll delve into advanced, experimental research in fluid, thermal, structural and materials engineering. You’ll graduate with a strong record of solving and managing advanced, multidisciplinary problems with roots in real-world engineering challenges.

The Department of Mechanical Engineering offers dynamic opportunities to explore leading-edge research within a close community of faculty mentors. You'll be able to study under a faculty mentor in the area that you find most exciting:

  • Propulsion

  • Thermal, Fluid, and Energy Systems

  • Robotics and Autonomous Systems

  • Biomechanics and Biomechatronics

  • Additive Manufacturing

Ralf Zgeib left his private business in Lebanon to become a Ph.D. student in the Biomodeling and Biomedical Research Lab at Stevens. He works to leverage additive biomanufacturing methods to create functional organs.

Hands-On Mechanical Engineering Research

At Stevens, you have the ability to join research groups with students at a variety of levels of experience, and outstanding faculty so you can learn cutting-edge technology as a team, just like in the real-world. In our state-of-the-art research labs and facilities, you'll have the opportunity to engage in experiential learning.

The Stevens Advantage

Stevens’ location is ideal for doctoral students seeking to break into industry. Our proximity to both Manhattan and the New Jersey innovation corridor puts you near leading pharmaceutical corporations, medical device manufacturers, telecommunication facilities and energy-related firms who routinely recruit Stevens mechanical engineering graduates.

More Advantages to Our Program 

  • Advanced research opportunities

  • Collaborative research environment

  • State-of-the-art research laboratories

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