Rice Mechanical Engineering Engineering is a collaborative atmosphere and our department provides an environment that values independence, innovation, and scholarship. Our PhD students are members of a highly selective academic community that demands and rewards excellence.
Our research addresses important challenges on the personal, organizational, and global scales. It includes fluid dynamics for environmental, geophysical, medical and space applications, the design of personalized treatments for movement disorders, robotics for rehabilitation and industrial applications, and dynamical systems.
Houston is a center for the energy industry, medical research, space exploration and a growing high-technology sector. Rice mechanical engineering students benefit from these relationships through collaborative research projects, summer internships and making contacts for post-graduation employment.