The Department of Mechanical and Energy Engineering (MEE) was established in January 2016. There are 13 tenured/tenuretracked professors and 50 research scientists and engineers. All of the professors in MEE have working experience at worldfamous universities and research centers. At present, MEE is hiring high-level professors and scientists from all over the world. By the end of 2018, the number of professors is expected to reach 24.
The research scopes in MEE are based on five key laboratories (intelligent manufacturing laboratory, forming and additive manufacturing laboratory, precision machining engineering laboratory, robotics and automation laboratory, energy engineering laboratory). MEE achieved rapid development in the past year. A faculty body for excellent teaching and research has been preliminarily established. In the next five years, MEE will concentrate on becoming a world-class research and teaching department. MEE has established the Shenzhen Key Laboratory for Additive Manufacturing of Highperformance Materials. Up to now, there are 15 approved research projects, which are granted by the National Natural Science Foundation of China, Pearl River Talents Plan, and Shenzhen Talent Peacock Plan. The overall research funds exceed RMB 100 million.
The mission of MEE is to educate students with comprehensive scientific skills, innovative spirits and global perspectives. The students are cultivated to solve scientific problems and engineering challenges, by applying theories and methodologies in the area of mechanical engineering and the relevant disciplines. The first class for bachelor degree will graduate in 2018. The number of undergraduate students enrolled has reached 35. There are eight doctoral students and 37 master students, six of whom are jointly educated by SUSTech and world-famous international universities. Meanwhile, students in MEE have opportunities to study abroad as exchange students to the U.S., Canada, U.K., Japan, and Singapore.