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Mechanical Engineering
Phone: (208) 885-6579
Toll-free: 88-88-UIDAHO
Fax: (208) 885-9031
Email: medept@uidaho.edu

Engineering Physics (EP)
Room 324K

875 Perimeter Drive MS 0902
Moscow, ID 83844-0902


Contact Denise Engebrecht
Phone: (208) 364-6123
Fax: (208) 364-3160
Email: denisee@uidaho.edu

Idaho Water Center
322 E. Front Street
Boise, ID 83702


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Contact Debbie Caudle
Phone: (208) 282-7983
Fax: (208) 282-7929
Email: debrac@uidaho.edu

1776 Science Center Drive, Suite 306
Idaho Falls, Idaho 83402

Distance Education

Engineering Outreach
Phone: (208) 885-6373
Toll-free: (800) 824-2889
Fax: (208) 885-9249
E-mail: outreach@uidaho.edu


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In fiscal year 2009, the Department of Mechanical Engineering had over $1.6M in research expenditures. Faculty members in ME have performed research for the US Departments of Energy, Defense and Transportation, the National Science Foundation, NASA the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, and the Idaho National Laboratory. Private companies including Hewlett-Packard, General Atomics and Battelle have also sponsored research projects in the department.

Faculty Research Areas

Michael Anderson

Mechanics and Materials Science
Edwin M. Odom, Gabriel Potirniche, & Robert R. Stephens

Thermodynamics and Energy
Steven W. Beyerlein, Karen R. Den Braven, Steven G. Penoncello, & Judith A. Steciak

Design and Manufacturing
Edwin M. Odom & Larry A. Stauffer

Fluid Mechanics & and Heat Transfer
Ralph S. Budwig, John C. Crepeau, Donald F. Elger, Akira Tokuhiro & Fatih Aydogan

Dynamic Systems
Michael J. Anderson

Eric Wolbrecht

Nuclear Engineering
Fred Gunnerson, Akira Tokuhiro & Fatih Aydogan

Teaching and Pedagogy
Steven W. Beyerlein, Donald F. Elger, Jay McCormack, Edwin M. Odom, & Ralph S. Budwig