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The Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering has a vibrant research environment motivated by our dedicated faculty. Our research programs are funded by many government agencies. In addition to the government, working with academia and industry is part of our focus. We have established large-scale collaborations with major industrial companies including General Electric, Raytheon, and Northrop.

Research activities at the department can be classified by research areas and by research centers. The department offers eight research areas of focus bringing together a wide range of faculty expertise. The department also leads two research centers, including the Center for High Rate Nanomanufacturing and the Healthcare Systems Engineering Institute, both federally funded.

Faculty also conduct research in their labs and are part of college-wide Research Initiatives. View faculty profiles to learn about their research, including work being conducted in their laboratories. Also, view our Scholarship Reports.

Recent News

Understanding the Mechanics of Mesoscale Photomechanical Coupling

MIE Assistant Professor Ruobing Bai was awarded a $340K NSF grant for “Mesoscale Photomechanical Coupling in Photoactive Liquid Crystal Elastomers.”

Creating 3D Crystalline Nanostructures Using an Electric Field

MIE Professor Ahmed Busnaina & Director of the Kostas Nanoscale Research Center Siva Somu were awarded a patent for “Three-dimensional crystalline, homogeneous, and hybrid nanostructures fabricated by electric field directed assembly of nanoelements.” Abstract Source: USPTO A variety of homogeneous or layered hybrid nanostructures are fabricated by electric field-directed assembly of nanoelements. The nanoelements and […]

COE Professors Selected in Stanford University List of Top 2% Scientists Worldwide

The following COE professors are among the top scientists worldwide selected by Stanford University representing the top 2 percent of the most-cited scientists with single-year impact in various disciplines. The selection is based on the top 100,000 by c-score (with and without self-citations) or a percentile rank of 2% or above. The list below includes […]

Singh Selected as IEEE Fellow

ECE/MIE Professor Hanumant Singh has been elevated to an IEEE Fellow for his development of localization and mapping techniques and autonomous systems for marine and polar applications. IEEE Fellow is the highest grade of membership and is recognized by the technical community as a prestigious honor and an important career achievement.