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About ME

Mechanical Engineering at a glance

The Department of Mechanical Engineering emphasizes a balance of teaching and research in forefront areas of modern mechanical engineering.

Degree Programs

  BS MS (Non-Thesis) MS Ph.D.
Mechanical Engineering        
Sustainable Energy        

Departmental Research Areas

  • Aero-propulsion
  • Aerodynamics
  • Supersonic jet noise suppression
  • Fabrication of aircraft, spacecraft, automotive transport
  • Active control of flow separation
  • Fluid mechanics
  • Thermal physics and turbulence
  • Lift/thrust enhancement and drag reduction
  • Mechatronics
  • Micro-electro-mechanical-systems (MEMS)
  • Intelligent systems
  • Automated guided vehicles and
  • Smart materials
  • Alternative Energy
  • Safe and clean energy technologies
  • Solar-thermal systems
  • fuel-cell and advanced battery technologies

Active Research Collaborations

  • Aero-Propulsion, Mechatronics and Energy Building (AME)
  • Applied Superconductivity Center (ASC)
  • Center for Intelligent, Systems, Control, and Robotics (CISCOR)
  • Energy and Sustainability Center (ESC)
  • High-Performance Materials Institute (HPMI)
  • National High Magnetic Field Laboratory (NHMFL)

Research Facilities

 

Mission

The mission of the Department of Mechanical Engineering is to prepare graduates for diverse careers in mechanical engineering and related engineering fields.

Goals

To have students with excellent problem solving skills and with a fundamental knowledge of mechanical engineering that enables them to continue their education throughout their careers and to function in adverse work force and society.

Two female students working in a lab facility
Dr. Alvi and a student inside a lab facility

Vision

The vision of the Department of Mechanical Engineering is to continue developing as a preeminent program, the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the College of Engineering is committed to increasing research, advancing the graduate program, and enhancing the undergraduate experience. Capitalizing on the research and resources at our eight research centers, our students and faculty will remain at the forefront of Aerospace, Energy, Robotics and Intelligent Systems, and Manufacturing.