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Mechanical Engineering

Our Labs and Groups

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

Adaptive Real-Time Systems Laboratory (ARTS-Lab) Machine learning; Artificial intelligence, Real-time control; Sensors; Impact; High-rate; Structural health monitoring; Dense sensor networks; Autonomous systems; Embedded systems Downey, Austin
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 phenomena; Renewable energy Shimpalee, Sirivatch
Integrated Material Assessment and Predictive Simulation Laboratory (i-MAPS) Nondestructive evaluation; Structural health monitoring; Biosensors; Point-of-Care; Energy harvesting; Biomimetics; Smart materials; Material characterization; Ultrasonics; Acoustics Banerjee, Sourav
Integrated Materials Research Group Mechanical metallurgy; Friction stir welding; Crystal plasticity; Multi-scale modeling; Dislocation dynamics; Friction and wear Zhou, Caizhi
Integrated Multiphysics and Systems Engineering Laboratory (iMSEL) Reduced-order modeling; Real-time simulation; Multi-fidelity surrogate model; Optimization; Design; Machine learning; Computer vision; Autonomy; System control; Edge computing Wang, Yi
Laboratory for Active Materials and Smart Structures (LAMSS) Nondestructive evaluation; Structural health monitoring; Piezoelectric wafer active sensors; Fiber Bragg grating Giurgiutiu, Victor
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
Micro/Nanoscale Transport Lab Two-phase heat and mass transfer; Thermal management; Water-energy nexus Li, Chen
Microfluidics and Bioimaging Laboratory Micro/nanofluidics; Electrokinetics; Lab-on-a-chip; Far field optical nanoscopy and super-resolution imaging; Cancer detection; Fluorescence spectroscopy; Fluid dynamics; Turbulence and mixing Wang, Guiren
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
Visualized Structural Health Monitoring Laboratory Quantitative nondestructive evaluation; Structural health monitoring; Non-contact guided ultrasonic waves; Remote sensing; Laser technology Yu, Lingyu


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