Message from the Chair


N. Okamoto

It is my pleasure to welcome you to the Mechanical Engineering Department. The ME Department has been in existence since 1958, and our graduates work in hundreds of companies across the Silicon Valley and the world. The combination of fundamental engineering understanding, hands-on experience, and knowledge of cutting-edge technologies makes our graduates valuable employees for numerous companies such as Tesla Motors, Applied Materials, and Lockheed Martin. Other entrepreneurial graduates go on to starting their own companies, and with the problem-solving skills that they receive during their programs at SJSU, some go further afield to study law or medicine. Our graduates also go on to MS and PhD programs at universities such as Stanford, UC Berkeley, and Santa Clara.

Through our web page, you will find exciting news, such 2020 grad Ankish Priet's win in the national ASME Old Guard Oral Competition based on his senior design project, information about faculty research, degree requirements, and answers to many advising questions for our current students. Please contact me at any time if you would like to get involved in our department or if you have recommendations for how we can move our department forward.

Our location in the Silicon Valley and our exceptionally diverse student body make this an exciting place to be. I hope that you enjoy the time that you spend with us (even if it’s only on our webpage!).



Nicole Okamoto

Professor and Chair of the Mechanical Engineering Department


 Management Team 2019-2020

Dr. Raghu Agarwal Associate Chair
Graduate Coordinator
Dr. Raghu Agarwal
Associate Chair
Dr. Raymond Yee