Benchmarking the Competitiveness of the United
States in Mechanical Engineering Basic Research
Mechanical engineering is critical to the design, manufacture, and operation of small
and large mechanical systems throughout the U.S. economy. It is often called upon
to provide scientific and technological solutions for national problems, playing a key role in the transportation, power generation, advanced manufacturing, and aviation industries, to mention a few.
In 2006 Chinese mech engineers are published as many papers as US engineeers in reputed journals.