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
MechE researchers, led by Associate Professor Evelyn Wang, have developed a solar thermophotovoltaic device that experimentally demonstrates a three-fold increase in energy conversion efficiency.
A model developed by researchers, including Professor Ian Hunter, predicts how a fluid jet will impact a droplet of a certain viscosity & elasticity. Results could help tune drug injections without needles.
MechE faculty are passionate, out-of-the-box thinkers who love to get their hands dirty.