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Armour College of Engineering

Mechanical, Materials, and Aerospace Engineering

The Department of Mechanical, Materials, and Aerospace Engineering offers students the opportunity to explore the design and manufacture of machines, aircraft, vehicles beyond the earth's atmosphere, and the structure and properties of engineering materials. 

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About MMAE

Materials engineers are producing new and better materials that are revolutionizing the way we work and live. Whether developing energy materials for fuel cells or producing smart materials behind advanced sensors, our materials engineers are shaping innovations that are changing the world for the better.

Our accredited programs will prepare you to excel in a wide range of industries that require optimization, processing, and selection. 

News

Poster for alternative fuels workshop

On May 14-15th, 2019, IIT's Mechanical, Materials, and Aerospace Department hosted the 2nd Annual Alternative Fuels Workshop. Attendees from industry and academia had an opportunity to learn from...

A groupshot of everyone who went to the faculty awards

On April 5th, 2019, the Mechanical, Materials, and Aerospace Engineering (MMAE) Department at Armour College of Engineering presented departmental Distinguished Alumni Award to Prof. Thomas C. Corke...

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Faculty Research

Our faculty research includes topics in emerging areas such as robotics, fluid dynamics, design, materials science, green energy, transportation, biomechanics, and space systems.

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Student Research

Participate in breakthrough research with our mechanical, materials, and aerospace engineering faculty, applying real-world applications and working on projects that will address the biggest issues facing our local and global communities.

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Student Organizations

Our students have the opportunity to gain real-world experience and develop professional skills through student-run organizations, department workshops, seminars, and networking events.

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“Here your professors know you by your first name. It helps to ease the stress because you know the professors care about how you’re doing and that you can get help when you need it.”

-Tyler Grudowski (ME ’17)

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Contact Mechanical, Materials, and Aerospace Engineering

Phone

312.567.3175

Fax

312.567.7230

Email

mmae@iit.edu

Department Type

Academic

Office Location

10 West 32nd Street
John T. Rettaliata Engineering Center
Room 243
Chicago, IL 60616