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.
Professor Xuanhe Zhao has 3-D-printed soft electronically active polymers into devices, developing flexible neural implants that can gently conform to the brain’s contours and monitor activity longer.
MechE faculty are passionate, out-of-the-box thinkers who love to get their hands dirty.