Mahendra Singh, the Preston Wade Professor of Engineering Science and Mechanics at Virginia Tech, has received a two-year, extendable distinguished visiting professorship at the Indian Institute of Technology at Roorkee, India. (Read more about Mahendra Singh, Professor of Engineering Science and Mechanics at Virginia Tech, and the Indian Institute of Technology)
Dr. James Hanna will join us this coming fall semester as an assistant professor of engineering science and mechanics. He is currently a postdoctoral research associate, living as an engineer among the physicists of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He has earned three degrees from Dartmouth, an A.B. (Engineering Physics, '02), M.S. (Engineering Science, '04) and Ph.D. (Engineering Science '09). (Read more about James Hanna joining ESM) .
The Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics provides a strong foundation and a sturdy framework for the discovery, development, transfer, and implementation of new knowledge in the areas of mechanics of materials and material systems, fluid mechanics, dynamics and vibration, biomechanics, and computational methods. The department is fully committed to providing an environment for strong undergraduate and graduate education that emphasizes fundamental understanding rather than specialization, high-quality teaching, innovation, frontier-level research, and service to the professional mechanics community.