Mechanical Engineering Student Project Center
Welcome to the Mechanical Engineering Student Project Center (MSPC)!
Home of Student Imagination & Innovation
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.
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
SJSU BAJA SAE is a student club that designs and builds an off-road car to compete in national competitions
SJSU ASME HPV
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