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Mechanical Engineering

Improving safety, reliability, efficiency and life of new or existing mechanical components or systems

The Mechanical Engineering Division is internationally recognized in its core programs of: engineering dynamics, structures, materials, and fluids systems. Our mission is to improve the safety, reliability, efficiency and life of new or existing mechanical components or systems for the economic benefit of our clients.

Danny M. Deffenbaugh, Vice President

Kwai S. Chan, Ph.D., Institute Scientist
Steven T. Green, Institute Engineer
Michael A. Miller, Ph.D., Institute Scientist
Daniel P. Nicolella, Ph.D., Institute Engineer
Richard A. Page, Ph.D., Institute Scientist
James D. Walker, Ph.D., Institute Scientist
Klaus Brun, Ph.D., Program Director
Chris Buckingham, Program Director
Jay L. Fisher, Sc.D., Program Director
Christopher J. Freitas, Ph.D., Program Director
Stephen J. Hudak, Ph.D., Program Director
Gordon R. Johnson, Ph.D., Program Director
Craig McClung, Ph.D., Program Director
Ronghua Wei, Ph.D., Program Director

For information on mechanical engineering services and software, visit our website at mechmatserv.swri.org.

Benefiting government, industry and the public through innovative science and technology
Southwest Research Institute® (SwRI®), headquartered in San Antonio, Texas, is a multidisciplinary, independent, nonprofit, applied engineering and physical sciences research and development organization with 11 technical divisions.
04/15/14