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Welcome from the Chair


Welcome to the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Energy Processes at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale.  The department offers the Bachelor of Science, accredited by ABET-Engineering Accreditation Commission, and Master of Science (MS) degrees in Mechanical Engineering and participates in the College-wide Doctoral (Ph.D.) program in Engineering Science. With 339 undergraduate students, it is the largest department in the College of Engineering. The department currently has 42 MS and 25 Ph.D. students in the program.

The department has high quality, dedicated faculty members that deliver outstanding teaching and conduct research that impacts the following national and international needs in the areas of:

  1. Mechanical Design and Systems,
  2. Thermal and Fluid Science,
  3. Biomedical Engineering,
  4. Materials Science and Engineering,
  5. Energy Engineering.

In addition, the directors of Materials Technology Center (MTC) and the Advanced Coal and Energy Research Center (ACERC) are also members of the department.  The faculty receive millions of dollars for research funding from various industries, as well as federal and state funding agencies.  Our distinguished faculty makes us one of the most diverse departments in the state.  The students may take technical elective courses in the thrust areas of mechanical systems, thermal and fluid engineering/science, materials, and energy engineering. Our students are demonstrating their outstanding abilities by participating in: Formula SAE Race Car, Moonbuggy, NASA Human Exploration Rover Challenge, and Design Challenge competitions.  Please feel free to explore our website for more information about the department.  If you need additional information, please contact us at:

Mechanical Engineering and Energy Process

Southern Illinois University Carbondale

1230 Lincoln Drive, MailCode 6603

Carbondale, IL, 62901

Phone: (618) 536 – 2396

E-mail: kocr@siu.edu

Once again, we welcome you to our department, and thank you for visiting our website.

Dr. Rasit Koc

Professor and Chair

Department of Mechanical Engineering and Energy Process