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.
Dr. Heather Beem (PhD ’15) has designed a sensor that could be used by underwater robots to collect data on hydrothermal events or marine life.
In an experiment on the International Space Station, Professor Kripa Varanasi hopes to learn how to control hard-to-kill communities of bacteria or fungi can cause equipment malfunctions and make astronauts sick.
MechE faculty are passionate, out-of-the-box thinkers who love to get their hands dirty.