The department of Structural and Theoretical Mechanics was established by order No. 111/ 130 dated 7th February, 2016 as a result of the unification of two departments - Structural Mechanics and Theoretical Mechanics and Aerodynamics.
The Department of Structural Mechanics of MGSU was formed in 1920. In different years, Eugene R. Brilling, Nikolay I. Bezukhov, Isaac M. Rabinovich, Vasiliy Z. Vlasov, George K. Klein, Nikolay N. Leontiev headed the department. From 2005 till the present time the department is headed by Vladimir L. Mondrus. The department is famous for such famous scientists as Alexey R. Rzhanitsyn, Boris G. Korenev, Dmitriy N. Sobolev, Boris P. Makarov.
The department of Theoretical Mechanics and Aerodynamics dated back to the foundation of the Institute. In various years, the department was headed by well-known experts in the field of Mechanics: Eugene F. Strament (Professor, D.Sc. in Engineering science), Ilya Y. Staerman (Corresponding member of Academy of Sciences of the Ukrainian SSR, Professor, D.Sc. in Physics and Mathematics, Professor), Arseniy F. Maslov (D.Sc. in Physics and Mathematics), Professor, L.A. Boiko (D.Sc. in Engineering science), Igor G. Filippov (Professor, D.Sc. in Engineering science), Oleg O.Egorychev (D.Sc. in Engineering science), Roman N. Stepanov (PhD in Engineering science). Large amount of research work was carried out in various fields of Mechanics.
Currently, the department is an established team of scientific teaching staff, which includes a number of prominent scientists.