Research and teaching in the Mechanics area are focused on enriching the spectrum of models and tools for describing and predicting static and dynamic thermomechanical phenomena. Understanding and optimizing the mechanical and dynamical response of a material system is essential to its ultimate application.
Research Includes: Fluid mechanics, solid mechanics, nonlinear mechanics, computational mechanics, and structural mechanics.
A device developed by Evelyn Wang's team harvests clean drinking water from vapor in the air, even in the most arid conditions.
Associate Professor Ken Kamrin has developed a model that predicts how a cornstarch-water mixture turns from liquid to solid and back. The model could predict how mixtures behave in military and industrial applications.
MechE faculty are passionate, out-of-the-box thinkers who love to get their hands dirty.