Operating in the ocean is demanding because of the hostile wave environment, extreme pressures, and the limited ability to sustain high data-rate communications. The ocean interior is under-sampled both temporally and spatially, and, as a result, forecasting the ocean environment is challenging.
Research Includes: Acoustics, instrumentation, sensing, marine robotics, and ocean predictions; hydrodynamics; structural mechanics and dynamics; and design, naval construction, and engineering.
Just returning from 15 days living undersea as part of Fabien Cousteau's Mission 31 project, MechE alumna Grace Young '14 reflects on her experience.
Professor Dick K.P. Yue has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering for his contributions to ocean engineering and innovation of OpenCourseWare to make higher education freely available worldwide.
MechE faculty are passionate, out-of-the-box thinkers who love to get their hands dirty.