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Department of Mechanical Engineering

Research areas

As a research field, mechanical engineering addresses a diverse mix of issues in fundamental engineering science and in engineering applications. From soft-bodied robots to superconducting materials to cell swimming at the micro-scale, our faculty is involved in a variety of innovative research efforts. We're making surgery less invasive, improving the education of engineers, and safely guiding airplanes into airports. These projects are excellent opportunities to solve many current everyday engineering problems.