Mechanical Engineering Student Project Center

Roger, ME Department Technician, turning on the lathe's work lamp

Welcome to the Mechanical Engineering Student Project Center (MSPC)!

Home of Student Imagination & Innovation

Color headshot of Dr. Vimal Viswanathan

Meet the Lab Director

Dr. Vimal Viswanathan is an Associate Professor in Mechanical Engineering, currently serving as the Department Chair. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the National Institute of Technology, Calicut, India. He graduated with MSME and Ph.D. degrees in Mechanical Engineering (with a focus on product design) from Texas A&M University. His research interests include product design, new product development, design creativity, design automation, additive manufacturing, mechanical systems design, and engineering education. He has published over 50 refereed articles to date. He was also previously awarded four federal grants related to engineering education.

Purpose Statement

welding in action
ASME Club member welding HPVC frame

The MSPC provides students with equipment and tools to enable them to fabricate physical artifacts in a safe manner during their program of study in the department. Here, students have to the opportunity to put into practice invaluable skills in design and manufacturing that provide them with a foundation of knowledge and experience to prepare them for their future careers.




SJSU BAJA SAE is a student club that designs and builds an off-road car to compete in national competitions



Our student chapter of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) hosted an exhibition this in April 2023 to highlight their most recent Human Powered Vehicle design. 



SJSU FSAE designs and builds a formula-style racing car that competes yearly in national competitions

Know Before You Go

Accessing the MSPC

Learn how you can obtain access to the MSPC

See the MSPC Access Policy

MSPC Hours

Find out when the MSPC is open! 

MSPC Open Hours

Contact the ME Department

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us directly!

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