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.
New coatings developed by Kripa Varanasi make natural fabrics such as cotton and silk water-repellent, offering a nontoxic alternative to environmentally harmful chemicals.
MechE faculty are passionate, out-of-the-box thinkers who love to get their hands dirty.