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.
Associate Professor Cullen Buie researches a novel method to quickly sort and identify the various strains of bacteria.
A team led by Michael Triantafyllou found that flying in shallow arcs helps the albatross stay aloft with less effort - making it one of the most efficient travelers in the animal world.
MechE faculty are passionate, out-of-the-box thinkers who love to get their hands dirty.