Welcome to the Mechanical Engineering Department at SUNY Korea. 


Mechanical engineering is one of the core disciplines of engineering and it encompasses a large number of subdisciplines that are at the heart of both traditional and leading edge technologies. It is a broad profession concerned with activities such as energy conversion, power generation, design, and manufacturing. The theoretical and technical bases of knowledge include the pure sciences, mathematics, and the engineering sciences, especially the mechanics of solids and fluids, thermodynamics, and kinematics. Mechanical engineering requires aptitude and interest in the physical sciences and the language of mathematics, and the ability to apply these to societal needs.

The undergraduate mechanical engineering program at SUNY Korea recognizes that students have a variety of career objectives and a choice of industrial environments in which to pursue them. The mechanical engineering curriculum provides students with a core education in mathematics and the physical sciences along with a broad sequence of courses covering thermal processes and fluid mechanics, mechanical design, solid mechanics, and the dynamic behavior and control of mechanical systems. Students also take courses that introduce them to the use of advanced computational methods for engineering design and analysis as well as data processing and analysis. A series of laboratory courses introduces them to sensors and electronics, modern instrumentation and experimental techniques used in engineering for tasks ranging from product design, evaluation, and testing to research. In addition, students can select electives to provide either higher level academic training in preparation for graduate school or a broader exposure to subjects related to engineering practice to enhance their preparation for a job after graduation.


Senior Design (Capstone) Projects




This is how the U.S. Department of Labor describes a mechanical engineer: Mechanical Engineers research, develop, design, manufacture and test tools, engines, machines, and other mechanical devices. They work on power-producing machines such as electricity- producing generators, internal combustion engines, steam and gas turbines, and jet and rocket engines. They also develop power-consuming machines such as refrigeration and air- conditioning equipment, robots used in manufacturing, machine tools, materials handling systems, and industrial production equipment.



Mechanical engineering is one of the few traditional engineering fields. It is responsible for most of (what we know today as) human civilization through the use of technology



According to the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), the primary professional organization for mechanical engineers, the ten leading inventions by mechanical engineers include: automobiles, space exploration vehicles, power (electricity) generation plants, agricultural mechanization, the airplane, mass production of integrated circuits (computers), air-conditioning and refrigeration machines, computer-aided engineering technology, bioengineering, development of codes and standards.



(See the definition of mechanical engineering and the top inventions of mechanical engineering above.) Mechanical engineering deals with tools, machines, and mechanical devices, and all things in motion. Mechanical engineering is very broad and initially included chemical engineering, nuclear engineering, industrial engineering, materials science and engineering, and so on.



Mechanical engineering is the most diverse of all engineering fields, and the job prospects are equally diverse. The following are some of the jobs that mechanical engineers perform (Wickert and Lewis, 2013):


a.   Design and analyze any component, material, module, or system for the next generation of automobiles

b.   Design and analyze medical devices, including aids for the disabled, surgical and diagnostic equipment, prosthetics, and artificial organs

c.   Design and analyze efficient refrigeration, heating, and air-conditioning systems

d.   Design and analyze the power and heat dissipation systems for any number of mobile computing and networking devices

e.   Design and analyze advanced urban transportation and vehicle safety systems

f.    Design and analyze sustainable forms of energy that are more readily accessible by nations, states, cities, villages, and people groups

g.   Design and analyze the next generation of space exploration systems

h.   Design and analyze revolutionary manufacturing equipment and automated assembly lines for a wide range of consumer products

i.    Manage a diverse team of engineers in the development of a global product platform, identifying customer, market, and product opportunities

j.    Provide consultant services to any number of industries, including chemical, plastics, and rubber manufacturing; petroleum and coal production; computer and electronic products; food and beverage production; printing and publishing; utilities; and service providers

k.    Work in public service for such governmental agencies as the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Department of Defense, National Institution of Standards and Technology, Environmental Protection Agency, and national research laboratories

l.    Teach mathematics, physics, science, or engineering at the high school, 2-year college, or 4-year university level

m.  Pursue significant careers in law, medicine, social work, business, sales, or finance



Sample job titles for mechanical engineers include (Wickert and Lewis, 2013): Chief Executive Officer (CEO), product engineer, sales engineer design engineer, plant engineer, principal engineer, systems engineer, power engineer, mechatronics engineer, process development engineer, manufacturing engineer, packaging engineer, mechanical device engineer, energy efficiency engineer, mechanical product engineer, product application engineer, facilities design engineer, applications engineer, renewable-energy engineer, and electro-mechanical engineer.



Too many to list! Examples include: automobile industries (Hyundai, Kia, Daewoo, SsangYong, power generation and utility companies, engine companies (such as General Electric, Rolls Royce, Honeywell), aerospace airframe companies (such as Korean Air, Boeing, Airbus, Northrop-Grumman, Lockheed-Martin, SpaceX), HVAC (heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning) companies, and general manufacturing companies such as those that manufacture computers. Mechanical engineers also find employment in government labs such as the Korean Aerospace Industries (KAI), United States’ National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the various departments of defense (Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force) everywhere.



The program at SUNY Korea is designed for 8 semesters whether you enter in Spring or Fall semesters. The academic plan assumes you enter the university with the required prerequisite English Language proficiency and Calculus knowledge. This translates into approximately 130 credits of coursework covering the foundational courses, general university requirements, core mechanical engineering courses, and the technical elective courses.



The minor in mechanical engineering is offered for students who want the record of their University studies to show a significant amount of upper-division work in the discipline. Entry into this minor presupposes a background in mathematics and physics, represented by the prerequisite requirements for the courses listed below.


Completion of the minor in mechanical engineering requires 18-20 credits, of which 12-13 are from required courses and 6-7 from electives. A student who wishes to pursue this minor should consult with the mechanical engineering Chair or the department coordinator before registering for the elective courses. All courses must be taken for a letter grade and a G.P.A. of 2.0 or higher is required for the six courses that constitute the minor.


• Four required courses:

  • MEC 260 Engineering Statics
  • MEC 262 Engineering Dynamics
  • MEC 301 Thermodynamics


  • ESG 302 Thermodynamics of Materials
  • MEC 363 Mechanics of Solids


• Two elective courses chosen from the following:

  • MEC 305 Heat and Mass Transfer
  • MEC 310 Introduction to Machine Design
  • MEC 320 Engineering Design Methodology and Optimization
  • MEC 325 Manufacturing Processes and Machining (requires MEC 225 also)
  • MEC 364 Introduction to Fluid Mechanics
  • MEC 393 Engineering Fluid Mechanics
  • MEC 398 Thermodynamics II
  • MEC 402 Mechanical Vibrations
  • MEC 411 System Dynamics and Control
  • MEC 491, 492 Topics in Mechanical Engineering



Aerospace Engineering is also called Aeronautics and Astronautics in some institutions. Mechanical Engineering and Aerospace Engineering are very closely related, so much so that many institutions around the world (including Seoul National University, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Sejong University, Cornell University, Princeton University, University of Southern California, University of California, Los Angeles, SUNY Buffalo, to name a few) have both fields in the same department. When combined in a department, the department is usually called Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. The basic undergraduate courses are the same. However, aerospace engineering majors focus entirely on aircraft and space vehicles, whereas mechanical engineering majors are involved in all types of vehicles (space, automobiles, ship, bicycles, motor cycles, etc.), in addition to the study of a myriad of other things (tools, engines, machines, and mechanical devises). Mechanical engineers are also responsible for agricultural mechanization and design/manufacture of HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning systems). At the graduate level, the distinction between Mechanical and Aerospace is actually more blurred, and mechanical engineering professors routinely teach aerospace engineering courses, and vice-versa.



The requirements to apply to Mechanical Engineering are:


• Completion of at least 10 credits of mathematics, physics, and engineering courses required for mechanical engineering

• A G.P.A. of 3.0 or higher in all mathematics, physics, and engineering courses applicable to mechanical engineering requirements with no more than one grade of C or lower

• Completion of course evaluations for all transferred courses that are to be used to meet requirements of mechanical engineering.



There is no hard-and-fast rule, but this should be done as soon as possible to avoid delays in time to graduation, and issues with the prerequisites for the advanced courses in mechanical engineering.



Courses offered during summer are usually for remedial (catch-up) purposes rather for acceleration.



Mechanical engineering differs from many applied science and engineering programs in the emphasis on hands-on experience. Many of our courses require lab experience, which includes instrumentation and machine shops. Moreover, the capstone design courses in the department require that you actually build something physical that works. You cannot complete degree requirements without passing these courses. Furthermore, mechanical engineering students have the opportunity to take part in international competitions where they actually build machines and compete with universities all over the world on certain metrics of their design.



Stony Brook students can become a member of the student chapters of these international professional organizations: American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), American Society of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), and American Society for Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE). Student organizations will be established at SUNY Korea, to include, for example, Korean Society of Mechanical Engineers.



It really depends on your interest. Mechanical engineers build machines, mechanical devices, and the like. Technology and Society engineers are concerned with the interaction of engineering with the society.



Students are required to take a five-course sequence in calculus. The courses are taken at SUNY Korea.



Not explicitly. However, there are many exposures to mechanical engineering labs and machine shops during the course of the program. Moreover, students are encouraged to apply for, and accept, internship positions at various companies that are relevant to the field. There is an ample of opportunities to do this during the summer months.



These are courses that require all students to go through the four major stages of mechanical design (requirement specification, conceptual design, detailed design, and production, or actual manufacturing of hardware). This course also requires that you innovate, build something new, or improve upon existing design.




These are Stony Brook faculty or faculty from other institutions who come to SUNY Korea to teach for a semester or two.



Students will take chemistry when they go to Stony Brook, New York, USA, for the year abroad. The chemistry program at Stony Brook University is one of the best in the world.



Most of the courses at SUNY Korea are taught on site.



SAT is required for all students who did their high school in the United States. It is optional for other students. However, some students boost their credentials by submitting SAT scores.



No. The language of instruction at SUNY Korea is English.



This center caters to the needs of students who do not have the English to undertake a course of study at SUNY Korea. You need to pass the equivalent of the IEC courses before you can matriculate at SUNY Korea.



Although a significant portion of the courses in mechanical engineering are prescribed, you do have the freedom to choose three elective courses in one or more areas of your interest within mechanical engineering. This includes the opportunity to carry out some research work with a professor on an area of your interest



Come to the mechanical engineering department office at SUNY Korea, which is located in Room 619 of the B Academic building. You can call at +82-32-626-1801, email the program coordinator Daun Lee via daun.lee@sunykorea.ac.kr.  You may visit SUNY Korea's Academic Advising office in Room 201 of th eA Academic building. Of course, you can visit our website (www.sunykorea.ac.kr) for more information. You may contact the Students Affairs office at SUNY Korea (+82 32 626-1191, student@sunykorea.ac.kr).




1. Mathematics

a. MAT 131, MAT 132 Calculus I, II 
b. AMS 261 Applied Calculus III or MAT 203 Calculus III with Applications or MAT 205 Calculus III
c. AMS 361 Applied Calculus IV: Differential Equations or MAT 303 Calculus IV with Applications
d. AMS 210 Applied Linear Algebra or MAT 211 Introduction to Linear Algebra

Note: The following alternate calculus course sequences may be substituted for MAT 131, MAT 132 in major requirements or prerequisites: MAT 125, MAT 126, MAT 127 or AMS 151, AMS 161 or MAT 141, MAT 142


2. Natural Sciences

a. PHY 131/PHY 133, PHY 132/PHY 134 Classical Physics I, II and Laboratories 
b. A basic science elective to be selected from the following list of courses: PHY 251/252, Modern Physics/Modern Physics Laboratory; ESG 281, Engineering Introduction to the Solid State; PHY 300, Waves and Optics; CHE 132 General Chemistry II; BIO 202, Fundamentals of Biology: Molecular and Cellular Biology; BIO 203, Fundamentals of Biology: Cellular and Organ Physiology; GEO 310, Introduction to Geophysics; GEO 312, Structure and Properties of Materials; AST 203, Astronomy; AST 205, Introduction to Planetary Sciences; ATM 205, Introduction to Atmospheric Sciences
c. ESG 198 Fundamentals of Engineering Chemistry or CHE 131 General Chemistry or CHE 152 Molecular Science I

The following alternate physics course sequences may be substituted for PHY 131/PHY 133, PHY 132/PHY 134: PHY 125, PHY 126, PHY 127, PHY 133, PHY 134 Classical Physics A, B, C and Laboratories or PHY 141, PHY 142, PHY 133, PHY 134 Classical Physics I, II: Honors

The following chemistry course may be substituted for ESG 198: CHE 131 General Chemistry I or CHE 152 Molecular Science I


3. Laboratories

  • MEC 316 Mechanical Engineering Laboratory I
  • MEC 317 Mechanical Engineering Laboratory II


4. Mechanical Engineering

  • MEC 101 Freshman Design Innovation
  • MEC 102 Engineering Computing and Problem Solving
  • MEC 203 Engineering Graphics and CAD 
  • MEC 214 Probability and Statistics
  • MEC 220 Practical Electronics Mechanical Engineers or ESE 271 Electrical Circuit Analysis I
  • MEC 225 Fundamentals of Machining Practices
  • MEC 260 Engineering Statics
  • MEC 262 Engineering Dynamics
  • MEC 301 Thermodynamics
  • MEC 305 Heat and Mass Transfer
  • MEC 325 Manufacturing Processes
  • MEC 363 Mechanics of Solids
  • MEC 364 Introduction to Fluid Mechanics


5. Materials Science

  • ESG 332 Materials Science I: Structure and Properties of Materials


6. Engineering Design

  • MEC 310 Introduction to Machine Design
  • MEC 320 Numerical Methods in Engineering Design and Analysis
  • MEC 410 Design of Machine Elements
  • MEC 411 System Dynamics and Controls
  • MEC 422 Thermal System Design
  • MEC 440 Mechanical Engineering Design I
  • MEC 441 Mechanical Engineering Design II


7. Engineering Economics

  • EST 392 Engineering and Manufacturing Economics or ECO 108 Introduction to Economics


8. Technical Electives

Three technical elective courses are required, two mechanical engineering (MEC) courses and one selected from courses offered by any department of the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, including MEC. A list of approved technical elective courses may be found in the Department's Undergraduate Guide.


9. Writing and Oral Communication Requirement

  • MEC 300 Technical Communication in Mechanical Engineering


The grade point average of all required MEC courses and all technical electives must be at least 2.00. When a course is repeated, the higher grade will be used in calculating this average. A minimum grade of "C" in MEC 260MEC 262, and MEC 441 is required for the B.E. degree. Note: in order to satisfy prerequisites for certain required courses, grades of 'C' or higher are needed in the following courses: PHY 131 or PHY 125AMS 151 or MAT 131 or MAT 125MEC 101 and MEC 363.

The Minor in Mechanical Engineering

The minor in Mechanical Engineering is offered for students who want the record of their University studies to show a significant amount of upper-division work in the discipline. Entry into this minor presupposes a background in mathematics and physics, represented by the prerequisite requirements for the courses listed below.

Requirements for the Minor in Mechanical Engineering (MEC)

Completion of the minor requires 18-20 credits, of which 12-13 are from required courses and 6-7 from electives. 
A student who wishes to pursue this minor should consult with the undergraduate program director in the Department of Mechanical Engineering before registering for the elective courses. All courses must be taken for a letter grade and a g.p.a. of 2.00 or higher is required for the six courses that constitute the minor.

1. Four required courses:

2. Two elective courses chosen from the following: 

  • MEC 305 Heat and Mass Transfer
  • MEC 310 Introduction to Machine Design
  • MEC 320 Numerical Methods in Engineering Design and Analysis
  • MEC 325 Manufacturing Processes and Machining
  • MEC 364 Introduction to Fluid Mechanics
  • MEC 393 Engineering Fluid Mechanics
  • MEC 398 Thermodynamics II
  • MEC 402 Mechanical Vibrations
  • MEC 411 System Dynamics and Control
  • MEC 455 Applied Stress Analysis

Note: Other electives require the appro­val of the undergraduate program director.

The Accelerated B.E./M.S. Degree Program in Mechanical Engineering

The accelerated B.E./M.S. program in mechanical engineering allows students to use up to nine graduate credits taken as an undergraduate toward both B.E. and M.S. degree requirements, thus reducing the normal time required to complete both degrees. The program is designed for upper-division mechanical engineering students with superior academic records. For detailed program require­ments, including admission require­­ments, please refer to the Graduate Bulletin.


M.S. Program in Mechanical Engineering


The M.S. program is designed to train students with professional goals in business, industry, or government. Besides the regular M.S. program, we also offer a combined five year B.E./M.S. program.


Degree Requirements


A minimum of 30 approved graduate credits is required for the M.S. degree.


A. Course Requirements

1. M.S. with thesis: A minimum of 21 approved graduate ‘course’ credits and an accepted thesis, which may be registered as 9 credits of MEC 596, 597, 599 and 696 combined.

2. M.S. without thesis: 30 approved graduate credits. No credit for MEC 599 is approved for fulfilling this requirement. A minimum of 24 approved graduate ‘course’ credits and no more than 6 ‘project’ credits of MEC 596, 597 and 696 combined may be applied toward the course requirements.

3. All full-time graduate students are required to register for MEC 691 (Mechanical Engineering Seminar) each semester and obtain a satisfactory grade.

4. A minimum of 18 graduate credits must be taken in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. No more than 3 credits of MEC 596, 597, 599 or 696 may be counted to this minimum. All courses taken outside the department for application to the M.S. degree requirements require prior approvals of the Graduate Program Director and the student’s advisor (if applicable).


B. Transfer Credits

A maximum of 12 graduate credits may be transferred from other programs toward the M.S. degree. These may include up to 6 credits from other institutions. The maximum also includes any credits received from taking Mechanical Engineering courses while having non-degree status at Stony Brook as an SPD or GSP student. Credits used to obtain any prior degrees are not eligible for transfer. All requests for transfer of credits require the approval of the Graduate Program Director.


C. Thesis Requirements

A student choosing the thesis option must select a research advisor. Upon completion, the thesis must be defended in an oral examination before a faculty committee of at least three members of which at least two must be Mechanical Engineering faculty. A student choosing the thesis option may not switch to the non-thesis option without permission of the Graduate Program Committee. A student who has ever been appointed as a teaching, graduate, or research assistant must choose the thesis option unless otherwise approved by the Graduate Program Committee.



Ph.D. Program in Mechanical Engineering


The Ph.D. program is for students interested in obtaining academic or research positions in colleges and universities or in government and commercial research laboratories. The program gives students a rigorous and thorough knowledge of a broad range of theoretical and practical research subject areas, and develops the ability to recognize and pursue significant research in Mechanical Engineering. Practically all students in the Ph.D. program are supported as teaching assistants in the first year followed by a research assistantship on funded projects thereafter.


Degree Requirements


A. Course Requirements

1. A minimum of 18 approved graduate ‘course’ credits beyond the M.S. degree requirement. Any credits from MEC 596, 597, 599, 696, 698 and 699 are not counted toward this requirement. Of 18 credits, a minimum of 9 credits must be taken in the Department of Mechanical Engineering.

2. All courses taken outside the Department for application to the Ph.D. degree requirements are subject to approval of the student’s advisor and the Graduate Program Director. The advisor may impose additional course requirements.

3. MEC 507. The Graduate Program Director may waive this requirement if the student has taken sufficient applied mathematics courses elsewhere.

4. All full-time graduate students are required to register for MEC 691 each semester and obtain a satisfactory grade.


B. Transfer Credits


A maximum of 6 graduate credits from other programs, including those of other institutions, may be transferred toward the Ph.D. degree. Credits used to obtain any prior degrees are not eligible for transfer. Requests for transfer of credits must be approved by the Graduate Program Director.


C. Written Qualifying Examination

The written qualifying examination is offered once every year, usually in January. Students who enter the graduate program with an M.S. degree from another institution may take the examination after they finish one semester of academic residency. Students who enter the graduate program without an M.S. degree are encouraged to take the examination after they finish three semesters of academic residency. Both categories of students who do not take this opportunity must take the examination the next time it is offered during their residency. Part-time students should follow a rule based on graduate course credit hours (determined by the equivalence of 9 credits with one semester in residence). Each student can take the written qualifying examination two times before being dismissed from the Ph.D. program.


The written qualifying examination consists of two parts. Part I covers applied mathematics. Part II corresponds to the student’s core area of concentration, selected from one of the following:

1. Design and Manufacturing

2. Solid Mechanics

3. Thermal Sciences and Fluid Mechanics


More precise information on the exam, including a list of suggested courses for each subject in the exam, is available in the departmental office, as are samples of previous examination questions.


Each student taking the examination is required to submit a written statement to the graduate program director with a declaration of both areas chosen at least one month before the announced exam date.


D. Minor Area of Concentration

In addition to the major area of concentration, each student must select a minor area from the following list: Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer, Fluid Mechanics, Solid Mechanics, Design and Manufacturing, Electrical Engineering, Material Science and Engineering, Computer Science, Applied Mathematics, and Biomedical Engineering. A petition to select a minor area that is not contained in this list must be approved by the Graduate Program Director.


A student will be required to take a coherent sequence of three graduate level courses in the minor area and obtain a grade of B or better in each of the courses. However, students must submit a list of five courses from the proposed minor field no later than the time he or she applies to take the qualifying exam. The courses in the minor field must be approved by the Graduate Program Director, with the recommendation of the student’s advisor. Upon submission of the list of five courses, students must provide an explanation for the list, how the courses are related, and the rationale for the courses. Note that students are not required to have taken the courses in the minor field before taking the qualifying exam. However, the minor requirement must be satisfied before the student can be admitted to candidacy.


E. Advancement to Candidacy

A student will be advanced to candidacy for the Ph.D. degree when all formal coursework has been completed and all the requirements listed in items A through E have been satisfied. These requirements must be completed within one calendar year after passing the written qualifying examination. Advancement to candidacy must be one year before the beginning of the semester in which a student plans to defend his/her dissertation.


F. Teaching

Ph.D. students are required to take 3 credits of MEC 698 Practicum in Teaching II or obtain approval of equivalent teaching experience from the Graduate Program Director as part of the degree requirement. MEC 698 is taken under a faculty advisor who is responsible for proving feedback and making a formal evaluation of the student's work. The form of this practicum may include making class presentations, teaching in recitation classes, and preparation and supervision of laboratory classes. All Teaching Assistants are required to take MEC 697 Practicum in Teaching I, which does not meet this requirement.


G. Dissertation

The student chooses a dissertation topic in consultation with his/her doctoral dissertation advisor as soon as possible after passing the written qualifying examination. Dissertation research is an apprenticeship for the candidate, who, under the supervision of the dissertation advisor, independently carries out original work of significance. Within one year after passing the written qualifying examination, a dissertation examining committee is established. The committee must include at least three members from the Department of Mechanical Engineering, including the dissertation advisor, and at least one member from another program or from outside the University. The committee must be approved by the graduate program director upon recommendation by the dissertation advisor. The official recommendation for the appointment of the dissertation examining committee is made to the Dean of the Graduate School.


The dissertation examining committee provides a means of exposing the candidate’s ideas to a variety of views, and helps to guide and oversee the candidate’s research progress, which is reviewed by the committee each year. The chairperson of the committee must submit a written report to the graduate program director on the student’s progress after each review.


Dissertation Proposal: In addition, the student is required to submit a written dissertation proposal and present it in an oral examination conducted by the dissertation examining committee. The written dissertation proposal must be distributed to the committee members at least two weeks before the oral examination. The oral examination probes the doctoral student’s ability and examines the progress, direction and methodology of the dissertation research. The student will be examined on the dissertation topic and its objective, the problem formulation, research approach, and knowledge in related areas. The majority of the dissertation examining committee must approve the student’s performance.


Dissertation Defense: At the completion of the dissertation, approval of the dissertation involves a formal oral defense. The formal defense is open to all interested members of the University community. A candidate must fill out the Doctoral Degree Defense Form (available on the Graduate School Web page) with dissertation abstract as well as other relevant details, and submit the Form to the graduate program director at least three weeks in advance of the proposed event. The Form is forwarded by the graduate program director to the dean of the Graduate School, which will be responsible for advertising the defense to the University community. Copies of the dissertation are to be distributed to the committee members at least two weeks before the dissertation defense; one copy is to be kept in the departmental office for examination by the faculty. The final approval of the dissertation must be by a majority vote of the dissertation examining committee.


For course descriptions, please visit: http://me.eng.sunysb.edu/graduate/courseschedule.html


Dr. Hyunsoon Lee, '81, Mechanical Engineering, Vice Chairman of Doosan Infracore and President Choonho Kim of SUNY Korea, in a ceromony where Doosan Infracore donated a state-of-the-art machine tool to SUNY Korea

Department Chair



Foluso Ladeinde, Chair, Ph.D., 1988, Cornell University: Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

Theoretical and Computational Fluid Dynamics, Flow Turbulence, Chemically-Reactive Subsonic and Supersonic Flows, Applied Mathematics, Aerodynamic Noise Prediction and Reduction, Wind Turbine Aerodynamics.




Imin Kao, Executive Director of SUNY Korea Academic Programs, Stony Brook Professor, Ph.D., 1991, Stanford University: Mechanical Engineering

Robotics, Stiffness Control, Wiresaw Manufacturing Process, Manufacturing Automation, Taguchi Methods.

Mahdi Mohebbi, Assistant Professor, Ph.D., 2013, University of Pittsburgh: Mechanical Engineering

Fluid Mechanics, Partial Differential Equations, Dynamical Systems, Heat Transfer, Inverse Problems.

Achilles Vairis, Visiting Professor, Ph.D., 1997, University of Bristol: Mechanical Engineering

Linear Friction Welding, Friction Stir Welding, and Processing, Frictional Behavior, Numerical Modeling of Complex Systems, Joining Processes, Manufacturing Processes, Coatings, Biomechanical Engineering, Additive Manufacturing.

Amin Fakhari, Assistant Professor, Ph.D., 2015, Isfahan University of Technology: Mechanical Engineering

Robotics, Dynamic Modeling and Control of Robotic Systems, Object Grasping, and Manipulation, Anthropomorphic Robotic and Prosthetic Hands, Biped and Humanoid Robots, and Biomechanics.

Changwon Han, Associate Professor, Ph.D., 2005, University of Maryland College Park: Mechanical Engineering

Physics-of-Failure, Life Prediction, Accelerated Life Test, Prognostics and Health Management, Optical Measurement, Photo-mechanics

Si Won Hwang, Leading Professor, Ph.D., 1996, Inha University: Mechanical Engineering

Fracture Mechanics, Traffic Collision and Reconstruction.


Gun-Woong Bahng, Leading Professor (Research), Ph.D., 1982, Northwestern University: Materials Science and Engineering

Internal Combustion Engines.

Chanbin Park, Leading Professor, Ph.D., 1973, City University of New York: Electrical Engineering

Guidance and Control, Techniques of Feedback Suboptimal Control, Nonlinear Process Control.

Hyun Soon Lee, Leading Professor, Ph.D., 1981, State University of New York at Stony Brook: Mechanical Engineering

Heat Transfer, Energy, Engine Technologies, Thermal Sciences.

Sangwan Joo, Adjunct Professor, Ph.D., 1998, Osaka University: Robotics

Modeling and Measurement for the Joint Stiffness of Robot Manipulator, Passive Compliant Tool Design and Its Analysis.


Cross-Appointed Stony Brook Faculty


Jeff Ge, Cross-Appointed Stony Brook Professor, Ph.D., 1990, University of California, Irvine: Mechanical Engineering

Design Automation and Robotics.

David Hwang, Associate Professor, Ph.D., 2005, University of California, Berkeley: Mechanical Engineering

Pulsed Laser Processing of Electronic Materials in Micro/Nano Scales.

Robert V. Kukta, Associate Professor, Ph.D., 1997, Brown University: Engineering

Observations on the Kinetics of Relaxation in Epitaxial Films Grown on Conventional and Compliant Substrates: Continuum Simulations of Dislocation Glide near an Interface.

Sotirios Mamalis, Assistant Professor, Ph.D., 2012, University of Michigan: Mechanical Engineering

Simulation and Thermodynamic Analysis of High-Pressure Lean Burn Engines.

Department of Mechanical Engineering


Chairperson: Foluso Ladeinde, Ph.D.


Program Coordinator: Daun Lee



Office: B619 Academic Building, SUNY Korea

Phone: +82-32-626-1801

E-mail: daun.lee@sunykorea.ac.kr

Web Address: me.sunykorea.ac.kr