Research Areas

The faculty in the department are actively engaged in teaching, research and service across a wide spectrum of areas within Mechanical Engineering. Clicking on the research area will show you faculty and labs in that area.

Examining materials produced using innovative technologies, and the leveraging of innovative technologies to create existing and new products.

Applying mechanics to biological systems, including the study of how the human body responds to the application of force.

Developing mathematical models to represent physical phenomena and applying modern computing methods to analyze these phenomena.

Studying the properties of the Earth’s atmosphere and its relation to the science of fluid dynamics, including large scale simulations and field experiments.

Investigating problems related to micro/nano scale materials, devices, biological systems, and phenomena occurring at the micro/nano scales.

Researching design, construction, operation, and use of robots with strong collaboration between Computing and Mechanical Engineering.

Characterizing, designing, and predicting mechanics of soft and hard structures.

Developing clean energy systems, including direct energy production, energy storage, and the integration of energy efficient technologies.

Studies of thermodynamics and heat transfer physics in a wide range of length and time scales that impact engineering and biological applications.