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.
New laser setup probes metamaterial structures with ultrafast pulses. This technique could speed up the development of acoustic lenses, impact-resistant films, and other futuristic materials.
MechE faculty are passionate, out-of-the-box thinkers who love to get their hands dirty.