Mechanical Engineering Department  

The mechanical engineering program supports the Academy's mission by providing midshipmen with a broad education in mechanical engineering subjects and a knowledge of fundamental engineering principles that enhance their ability to understand and design naval systems and to supervise the operation of these systems.   The Mechanical Engineering Department strives to maintain faculty, curriculum, and supporting facilities which facilitate excellence in undergraduate teaching.

The Mechanical Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,

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Vice Admiral (ret) Charles J. "Joe" Leidig

The Class of 1962 Corbin A. McNeill Chair
in Naval Engineering 2014-2016

ADM Leidig

Vice Adm (Ret) Charles J. "Joe" Leidig is the 3rd endowed professor to hold the Corbin A. McNeill Chair in Naval Engineering in the Mechanical Engineering Department. Past holders of the position include Dr. Michael McCormick and Dr. Tim Arcano. 

Established in June 2002, the chair is expected to have an outstanding reputation and be a technical expert in nuclear engineering, marine propulsion, or naval architecture, and is expected to draw upon their background to advance the educational mission at the Naval Academy. As a nuclear trained submariner, ADM Leidig's background and experiences are unmatched in meeting the needs of this position.

A graduate of the Class of '78 with a degree in mathematics, ADM Leidig also has a master's degree in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College with additional studies at Syracuse University and the University of North Carolina.

ADM Leidig completed his most recent tour as the Deputy to the Commander for Military Operations - United States Africa Command. Previously, he had operational tours on both attack and ballistic missile submarines.

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United States Naval Academy 
Mechanical Engineering Department 
590 Holloway Road 
Annapolis, Maryland 21402

Telephone: 410 293 6500
Fax 410 293 3041
Email USNA Me Dept
Yard mail Stop 11/C


Mids Learn Modern Weapon Design

Midshipmen in Ken Conley's Weapons class are in the news!

Tour the Naval Academy

Take a video tour of the Naval Academy with some great aerial shots of Annapolis and the yard.

Midshipmen Research Highlighted

Read about Midshipmen research activities and Capstone projects in Corrosion Science.

The Mechanical Engineering Department is Hiring!

The ME department is hiring several new tenure-track faculty members. Please see our job ads in design and in materials, mechanics, or thermal fluids for more info.

Mids Attend Nuclear Engineering Conference

On November 10-11, a group of midshipmen will be attending the American Nuclear Society Annual winter meeting in Washington, D.C. The midshipmen are preparing a poster honoring ADM Rickover, which will be displayed in the "Avenue of History" at the meeting.

Entrepreneurial ME Grad Featured in USAA Magazine

Read about USNA Mechanical Engineering grad Zach Steinbock, whose "biography reads like a Hollywood screenplay," in USAA Magazine.

Capstone Day is Wednesday, April 24

Please join us on April 24 for Capstone Day, where students from across the division will present their projects. Schedules and information are available here.

Congrats to Navy wrestler and Mechanical Engineering major Dan Miller

1/C Midshipman Dan Miller was crowned Heavyweight Champion at the 109th EIWA Championship last week, and has earned a berth to the upcoming 2013 NCAA Championship.

Welcome Class of 2016

Faculty and midshipmen, please join us on Tues, 19 March, 1250-1320 in Rickover 103 for a meet-and-greet with the new class of 2016 Mechanical Engineering majors.

MIDN Wins Award for High-Energy Laser Research

MIDN 1/C Andrew Tresansky, a Trident Scholar in Mechanical Engineering, recently won the Directed Energy Professional Society's 2012 award for best undergraduate research report.

Summer 2013 Internships

Interested in an internship for this summer? Check out the 2013 brief and the USNA Internship page.

Welcome back for the start of a new semester!

Check out the new content on our redesigned webpage, and on our Mechanical Engineering Facebook Page. The ME Dept also has a new calculator policy.


CDR Matt Carr, PMP, traveled to England to gather thermodynamic data on an operating replica of the first successful steam engine. Click here to see a movie of the engine in operation.

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