Muhammad R Hajj, Professor and Director of Research and Graduate Studies, Engineering Science & Mechanics.

Dr. Muhammad Hajj

Dr. Muhammad R. Hajj joined the Graduate School in January 2014. He is a Professor of Engineering Science and Mechanics (ESM) and the Director of the I/UCRC Center for Energy Harvesting Materials and Systems (CEHMS).

Dr. Hajj joined Virginia Tech in 1992 after spending two years as a Postdoctoral Scholar at the University of Texas at Austin. Between August 2006 and December 2013, he served as the Director of Research and Graduate Studies in ESM.

In this role, he set guidelines and procedures that lead to a significant increase in the number of PhD students/graduates in the ESM Department.

Dr. Hajj also organized a review of ESM’s graduate program in 2009 and lead an effort to revise ESM’s graduate curriculum.

At the Graduate School, he is responsible for the coordination of the GTA Training Class (GRAD5004), teaches the Preparing the Career Professional Class (GRAD5304), coordinates the graduate students and alumni awards process, coordinates the graduate student annual reviews, and handles student issues as they come up.

He can be reached via email at

Follow him on Twitter at @hajj_mr.