The micro/nano area enables airbag sensors, disposable medical sensors, rapid DNA analysis, stronger and lighter materials for transportation, and energy-efficient conversion devices, to name a few.
Research Includes: Micro/nano-enabled energy and power technology, nanobiotechnology, nano/micro design and manufacturing, micro/nanoscale mechanics and materials, micro/nanophotonics, micro/nanoscale transport
PhD candidate Thomas Ober discusses his thesis research: the development of a basic tool set and framework for using microfluidic devices to characterize viscoelastic liquids at large deformation rates.
A team of researchers including Assistant Professor Mathias Kolle have found that clear water droplets can produce brilliant colors, an effect that could be harnessed for light displays, litmus tests, or makeup products.
MechE faculty are passionate, out-of-the-box thinkers who love to get their hands dirty.