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.
A team of researchers, including MechE junior Dani Gonzalez, has developed contracting fibers that could be used as artificial muscles for robots, prosthetic limbs, and other biomedical applications.
MechE faculty are passionate, out-of-the-box thinkers who love to get their hands dirty.