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.
￼electrical double layers; Maxwell stress tensor, electrical forces in physiological systems. ￼￼￼￼￼￼
Associate Professor Cullen Buie researches a novel method to quickly sort and identify the various strains of bacteria.
Professor Thomas Peacock uses his background in fluid dynamics to help researchers and policymakers understand the environmental impact of deep-seabed mining.
MechE faculty are passionate, out-of-the-box thinkers who love to get their hands dirty.