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.
As overpopulation and lack of rainfall fuel a crisis-level need in rural India for affordable drinking water, PhD candidate Natasha Wright and Assistant Professor Amos Winter work to design a low-cost desalination system, guided by insight from their extensive in-the-field research.
Small robotic device developed by Professor Kamal Youcef-Toumi and graduate student You Wu can inspect water or gas pipes from the inside to find leaks long before they become catastrophic.
MechE faculty are passionate, out-of-the-box thinkers who love to get their hands dirty.