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.
Associate Professor Cullen Buie researches a novel method to quickly sort and identify the various strains of bacteria.
Mining materials from the sea floor could help secure a low-carbon future, but researchers including Professor Thomas Peacock are racing to understand the environmental effects.
MechE faculty are passionate, out-of-the-box thinkers who love to get their hands dirty.