Mechanical engineering covers a broad range of disciplines, including materials, mechanics, systems and control, thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, design, and manufacturing, all of which constitute a solid foundation for bioengineering.
Research Includes: Bioimaging and bioinformatics, bioinstrumentation and design, biomaterials and tissue engineering, and biomechanics.
Associate Professor Cullen Buie researches a novel method to quickly sort and identify the various strains of bacteria.
A team led by Xuanhe Zhao, bonded layers of hydrogel onto various elastomer-based medical devices, including catheters and intravenous tubing, to yield tough, slippery, and impermeable coatings.
MechE faculty are passionate, out-of-the-box thinkers who love to get their hands dirty.