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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.

The B.S. degree in Engineering Science and Mechanics is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology.


In Memoriam, Professor Liviu Librescu Who Died While Serving Virginia Tech and ESM

Dr. Liviu Librescu

In Memory of Professor Liviu Librescu, 1930-2007

Professor Librescu died as he lived, devoted to his students and to his profession. Professor Librescu loved his position as professor. A prolific researcher and wonderful teacher, he devoted himself to the profession, solely for the love of it. His son, Joe, says it more...

In Memoriam, Professor Kevin Granata Who Died While Serving Virginia Tech and ESM

Dr. Kevin Granata

In Memory of Professor Kevin Granata, 1961-2007

Professor Kevin Granata was a man with a sharp intellect who answered a call to serve the cause of scholarship and higher education. He died protecting students after he shepherded them into his office in order to safeguard them, and after he went to investigate and more...

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Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics
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Phone: 540/231-6651
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