The Department's research encompasses a wealth of mechanical engineering disciplines. The department houses both state-of-the-art turbomachinery and energy systems laboratories. Active research efforts within the department are in the areas of polymers, crystalline materials, heat transfer, fluid mechanics, energy systems, combustion, mechanics, turbomachinery, and systems and controls. Federal, state, and industrial sources support the department's research. Federal funding sources include NSF, DOE, NASA , US NRC, EPA, ONR , US Army, and AFOSR. Various industries sponsor their research through turbomachinery and polymers consortiums.
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Current Showcased Research Topics
- Thermodynamic Engine Cycle Simulations
- Nanoscale twinning in thin films
- Layer-By-Layer Aessembly of Multifunctional Thin Films
- Emission Control