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The Department of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering currently has 22 active faculty members and 61 graduate students. The department strives to maintain a close and friendly educational atmosphere. The size of our program enables individual attention to each student from the faculty.

The department is located in the CAMP building, which houses the departmental administrative offices and instructional and research laboratories. Among the major departmental research facilities are labs for fluid mechanics, CAD, aerosol studies, microgravity studies, composite materials, metal joining, a class-10 clean room, a parallel computer and several computational laboratories.

A wide variety of well-funded research projects are ongoing, serving both the United States government and private industry. Annually, the faculty obtain close to $1.2 million in external support grants for research. In a typical year, this research leads to more than 70 scholarly articles published in respected journals, and over 90 talks at various universities and national/international meetings. For more information on research topics, see Research Opportunities page.

Clarkson offers programs of study during the academic year leading to the Master of Engineering, Master of Science, and Doctor of Philosophy degrees on the Potsdam campus and the Master of Science on the Capital Region Campus. Graduate study in Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering at Clarkson University includes both thesis research and coursework. Research projects vary extensively depending on the interests of the particular graduate student, his/her faculty advisor, and the interests of outside funding agencies. The School of Engineering Graduate School Office can be contacted via e-mail at: or you may visit Clarkson's online application to apply now.


Prof. Pier Marcozza
Prof. Pier Marzocca and graduate student Keegan O'Donnel discuss a novel wing design that can host up to 70 active flow control synthetic jet actuators (SJAs). The SJAs can improve the performance of flight vehicles and wind turbines.

Department of Mechanical & Aeronautical Engineering
257 CAMP
Clarkson University
PO Box 5725
Potsdam, NY 13699-5725

Phone:  315-268-6586
E-mail: Rhonda Sharpe