Research in mechanical engineering advances our knowledge, capabilities, and technology across a wide range of disciplines.Research in mechanical engineering advances our knowledge, capabilities, and technology across a wide range of disciplines.

Research

The Department of Mechanical Engineering explores the forefront of technologies that encompass the traditional aspects of the field while embracing and expanding the boundaries of new science and technology, thus advancing both research and education.

Faculty and students are active in developing novel technologies and capabilities across a host of technically challenging fields in mechanical engineering as well as other scientific disciplines.

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Current Research Topics

  • MEMS/nanotechnology
  • Robotics
  • Virtual design and manufacturing
  • Tribology
  • Microfluidics
  • Computational solid and fluid mechanics
  • Composite materials
  • Nondestructive materials characterization and structural reliability
  • Neuromechanics
  • Biomimetics