Message from the Chair

Management Team

Dr. Nicole Okamoto
Associate Chair
Dr. Nicole Okamoto

Dr. Raghu Agarwal
Graduate Coordinator
Dr. Raghu Agarwal



Dr. Tai-ran HsuIt is my distinct pleasure to welcome you to our department. The mechanical engineering department at San Jose State University was established in 1958. It has educated hundreds of qualified engineers that have contributed to the birth and its subsequent growth of the high tech industry in the Silicon Valley. Its merger with the aerospace engineering department in 1995 under the name of the mechanical and aerospace engineering (MAE) department further enhanced its contributions to the community. Recently, the decision to restructure the MAE Department was made and the aerospace engineering program is now an independent academic unit. This will allow the mechanical engineering department to better serve its students and develop faculty expertise in emerging technologies more efficiently and expeditiously.

You will discover a lot of exciting news about recent accomplishments by our faculty, staff, students and alumni in your visit. I hope that you will also find the current activities in our department to be interesting and your participation in these activities are always welcome and greatly appreciated. Our department, being in the heart of the Silicon Valley, is committed to supplying the Valley's high tech industry with the best engineering graduates equipped with the knowledge and experience that are most relevant to the needs of our vibrant business community. Many of our faculty members are engaged in R&D activities involving cutting edge technologies of our time.

I hope your visit to our department is fruitful and that you would be kind enough to let us have your feedback on how we can better serve the community.

Tai-Ran Hsu
Professor and Chair of ME Department

Office: 310H
Phone: (408) 924-3905