Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics
Research and Innovation
Today, mechanical engineering is one of the broadest and most versatile of the engineering professions. This is reflected in the portfolio of current research and education activities in the EngSci department, one that has widened rapidly in the past decade. Our faculty and students are involved in projects that aim to bring engineering solutions to a spectrum of global challenges, including the development and design of:
- Clean and renewable energy technologies, including research in photovoltaic, wind energy, fuel cells, thermoelectric, and carbon capture
- New thermal and membrane technologies required for water purification and desalination
- Instrumentation, controls, and other technologies required for medical therapies and biomedical exploration
- Vehicles, acoustics, and control systems for underwater exploration and environmental monitoring
- Structured materials and advanced technologies for protection and security of our first responders and soldiers
- Precision devices, machines, and robotics
Our EngSci undergraduate programs combine a broad-based education in the engineering sciences with project-based laboratory and design subjects to give graduates a strong grounding in quantitative, problem-solving, design, and communications skills.
The Graduate Program in Mechanical Engineering creates a community of top-notch scholars by bringing together faculty members and graduate students with a common interest in innovation, creativity, and advanced professional study. MechE offers the research-oriented Master of Science (SM) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degrees.