In the Design research area, everything from a steam turbine to a gaming console is conceived, designed, fabricated, assembled, and delivered by an engineer who understands design, manufacturing, sustainability, and the supply chain.
Research Includes: Precision and machine design, product design and development, environment and sustainability, information and sensing, manufacturing process, and systems.
Professor Gareth McKinley, working with colleagues at the Pontificial University of Chile, are harvesting potable water from the coastal fog that forms along one of the driest regions on earth.
Researchers including Assistant Professor Giovanni Traverso have designed a new face mask that could stop viral particles as effectively as N95 masks. and can be easily sterilized and used many times.
MechE faculty are passionate, out-of-the-box thinkers who love to get their hands dirty.