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The following is a overview of research being conducted in the department of Mechanical Engineering. Detailed information about individual faculty research and recent publications can be found in the Faculty Directory and on the personal webpages of the individual faculty members.
The research and facilities in Mechanical Engineering are centered on the four technical areas covered by the department, namely Thermal Sciences, Design and Manufacturing, System Dynamics and Controls, and Mechanics. In addition a fifth category of research in engineering education encompasses these areas. The following paper describes the research and facilities categorized by these four technical areas and the over arching engineering educational research area.