Mechanical & Materials Engineering

Welcome to Mechanical and Materials Engineering

McLaughlin Hall, Room 319
Queen's University, 130 Stuart Street
Kingston, Ontario, Canada K7L 3N6
Phone: (613) 533-2575
Fax: (613) 533-6489


We are Hiring!

MME Yellow Logo The Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering is now hiring for 4 Tenure Track Faculty Positions.  

The areas of focus are:
1. Additive Manufacturing
2. Irradiation of Materials
3. Mechatronics
4. Nuclear Materials

We will begin reviewing applications on March 15, 2017, for a preferred start date of July 1, 2017. Applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. 

We look forward to hearing from you!

Giving Drones a New Lift

Dr. Rival and Studnets in OTTER Lab Aerodynamic research is taking off down in the Otter Lab in McLaughlin Hall here at Queen’s, and the Discovery Channel was here recently to capture it.

Professor David Rival and his three graduate students Kaley Sheppard, Matt Marzanek and Clinton Bond are studying the stability of drones in unsteady flows. Their research is inspired by a 500 million year-old swimming “anthropod”, an animal that had a unique set of three fins. The new Optical Towing Tank for Energetics Research (OTTER) lab and 15-metre water tank at Queen’s MME is the largest optical towing tank in the country and is an ideal space for using water to study aerodynamic problems.  Click here for more info and video.

News & Events

New Funding from Canada Foundation for Innovation

Posted on February 28, 2017

Dr. Claire Davies has earned funding from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) John R. Evans Leaders Fund.

Giving Drones a New Lift

Posted on February 22, 2017

Discovery Channel's Daily Planet visits the Queen's University Mechanical and Materials Engineering OTTER lab to see the innovative work being done by Dr. Rival and his research group

Summer 2017 NSERC USRA program

Posted on January 25, 2017

Now Accepting applications for the NSERC Undergraduate Summer Research Award program

Visiting Professor to China

Posted on December 05, 2016

PhD Candidate's aging spine study is one of a kind!

Posted on November 18, 2016

PhD Candidate Tara Diesbourg with Dr. Dumas is currently studying how aging affects the spine and surrounding tissues.

More News & Events


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The Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering and the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science are committed to building an inclusive campus community with accessible services that respect the dignity and independence of persons with disabilities.

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