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 Maria Yang has discovered valuable strategies and techniques for designing both consumer products and complex engineering systems, partnering with NASA, Ferrari, and IBM.
A start-up founded by MechE alumnus Long Phan SM ’99, PhD ’12 has commercialized hybrid gas-to-electric drones which offer more range, payload size, and power over battery-powered drones.
MechE faculty are passionate, out-of-the-box thinkers who love to get their hands dirty.