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.
Professor Rohit Karnik addresses real-world challenges with his micro- and nano-fluidics research, uncovering the unique behavior of fluid flow at the molecular level.
Peko Hosoi designs a microfluidic device, which mimics the pumping mechanism of plants, and may be leveraged as a simple hydraulic actuator for small robots.
MechE faculty are passionate, out-of-the-box thinkers who love to get their hands dirty.