The Energy area focuses on technologies for efficient and clean energy conversion and utilization, aiming to meet the challenge of rising energy demands and prices, while simultaneously addressing the concomitant environmental impact.
Research Includes: Engines, transportation, combustion, and control; solar energy and photovoltaics; transport phenomena and water desalination; carbon dioxide capture and hydrogen research; electrochemical energy storage and conversion; and energy conservation.
A device developed by Evelyn Wang's team harvests clean drinking water from vapor in the air, even in the most arid conditions.
A new cleaning method from graduate student Sreedath Panat and Professor Kripa Varanasicould remove dust on solar installations in water-limited regions, improving overall efficiency.
MechE faculty are passionate, out-of-the-box thinkers who love to get their hands dirty.