In the Design research area, everything from a steam turbine to a gaming console is conceived, designed, fabricated, assembled, and delivered by an engineer who understands design, manufacturing, sustainability, and the supply chain.
Research Includes: Precision and machine design, product design and development, environment and sustainability, information and sensing, manufacturing process, and systems.
As overpopulation and lack of rainfall fuel a crisis-level need in rural India for affordable drinking water, PhD candidate Natasha Wright and Assistant Professor Amos Winter work to design a low-cost desalination system, guided by insight from their extensive in-the-field research.
Alberto Rodriguez and his team have built a robotic arm that can assess a bin of random objects and determine the best way to grip and sort the item, offering new solutions for warehouse sorting or clearing debris.
MechE faculty are passionate, out-of-the-box thinkers who love to get their hands dirty.