Major Research Activities
Thermal & Fluid Systems
Mechanics and Materials
Research Facilities & Centers
The department is actively involved in basic research, which expands the frontiers of knowledge, as well as applied research designed to solve both present and future technological needs of society. Research activities span a variety of disciplines related to mechanical engineering and are largely conducted in cooperation with eight research centers (see below) and their accompanying state-of-the-art research laboratories.
Undergraduate students in the Department of Mechanical have a unique opportunity to participate in cutting-edge research. The department has several state-of the-art research laboratories in aero-propulsion, materials science, robotics and sustainable energy. The College of Engineering is also in close proximity to several major research centers including National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, Center for Advanced Power Systems and the Florida Center for Advanced Aero-Propulsion. Students interested in research opportunities should contact individual faculty members directly. To have volunteer undergraduate experience acknowledged on your university transcript, see Undergraduate Research.
- FIPSE-Sustainable Energy and Aeronautical Engineering Program
- Multi-physics of Active Systems and Structures (MASS) Summer Program
- National High Magnetic Field Laboratory REU