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College of Engineering and Computing

Mechanical Engineering

Our Labs and Groups

Explore our active research labs, groups, centers and institutes affiliated with the Department of Mechanical Engineering.

Advanced Materials Discovery and Simulation Laboratory High-throughput computation; Machine learning; Big data; Materials design; Thermal transport; Energy conversion; Energy storage Hu, Ming
Center for Mechanics, Materials and Non-Destructive Evaluation Digital image correlation (DIC); Computational mechanics; Sutton, Michael
Center for Predictive Maintenance Component testing; Predictive analytics; Digital transformation; Sensor signal processing; Virtual and augmented reality; Health monitoring systems; Physics-based data modeling Bayoumi, Abdel
Dynamic Behavior and Multifunctional Materials Laboratory Multifunctional materials; Experimental mechanics; Composites; Polymers Kidane, Addis
Gross Materials Lab Architected materials; Model calibration; Material characterization Gross, Andrew
High Temperature Electrochemical Materials and Energy Lab Electrochemistry; Solid oxide fuel cells; Gas separation membranes; Ceramics; Micro/nano-structures Xue, Xingjian
Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Center Hydrogen; Fuel cells; Electrolysis cells; Batteries; Electrochemical modeling; Electrochemical characterization; Transport phenoema; Renewable energy Shimpalee, Sirivatch
Integrated Materials Research Group Mechanical metallurgy; Friction stir welding; Crystal plasticity; Multi-scale modeling; Dislocation dynamics; Friction and wear Zhou, Caizhi
Machine Learning and Evolution Laboratory Deep learning; Machine learning; Materials discovery; Bioinformatics, Health informatics; Inverse design; Protein design Hu, Jianjun
McNAIR Center Composites; Predictive maintenance; Digital transformation; 3D printing of composites and metal; Drones; Unmanned vehicles; Combustion; Automated fiber placement Bayoumi, Abdel
Metal 3D Printing Laboratory Solidification; Additive manufacturing; Materials processing; Computational modeling and simulation; Microstructure and defects Yuan, Lang
Multiscale Manufacturing & Mechanics of Materials and Structures Group (MSMOMS) Composites; Fibers; Automated tow placement; Process-Structure-Property; Computational/experimental mechanics; Materials-by-Design; Dynamic composite behavior Sockalingam, Subramani
Nuclear Science and Energy Center Nuclear Science; Nuclear Energy Cacuci, Dan Gabriel
Paul Ziehl Research Group Aerospace composites; High pressure vessels; Autonomous evaluation; Machine learning; Edge analytics; Sustainable materials; Infrastructure Ziehl, Paul
ReActing Systems & Advanced Energy Research (RASAER) Lab Plasma; Combustion; Kinetics; Emissions; Reacting flows; Multi-physics Farouk, Tanvir
SmartState™ Center for Multifunctional Materials and Structures Aerospace composites; Multi-functional materials; Remote sensing; Digital twin; Artificial intelligence; Edge analytics; Data-informed decision making Ziehl, Paul
Solid Oxide Fuel Cell SmartState Center Solid Oxide Fuel Cells; Batteries; Membranes; Modeling Huang, Kevin
Unmanned Systems & Robotics Lab (USRL) Drones; Robotics; Unmanned systems; Autonomous navigation; Perception and control; Aerial robots; Ground robots; Marine robots; Remote inspection Vitzilaios, Nikolaos


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