Mechanical engineering covers a broad range of disciplines, including materials, mechanics, systems and control, thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, design, and manufacturing, all of which constitute a solid foundation for bioengineering.
Research Includes: Bioimaging and bioinformatics, bioinstrumentation and design, biomaterials and tissue engineering, and biomechanics.
Dr. Heather Beem (PhD ’15) has designed a sensor that could be used by underwater robots to collect data on hydrothermal events or marine life.
Scott Manalis invents new technique that can precisely measure the growth of many individual cells simultaneously, and could lead to rapid tests for antibiotics.
MechE faculty are passionate, out-of-the-box thinkers who love to get their hands dirty.