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College of Engineering and Computing

Our Labs and Groups

The following research centers are affiliated with the Department of Mechanical Engineering.

Center for Predictive Maintenance

The CPM Center combines research and implementation solutions to support the U.S. Army Aviation program through historical data analysis, component testing, and advanced condition indicator development.

Center for Mechanics of Materials and Non-Destructive Evaluation (CMMNDE)

The CMMNDE Center is involved in many types of evaluation processes to evaluate and quantify materials through computer aided and fatigue/fracture analysis.

Dynamic Behavior and Multifunctional Material Lab

Our researchers are interested in understanding the mechanics of failure and fracture of conventional and unconventional materials.

Enhanced Heat Transfer Lab

From its inception, the laboratory has focused on novel heat transfer enhancement techniques ranging from macro-scale to micro-scale. 

NSF I/UCRC Center for Friction Stir Processing

The NSF I/UCRC Center evaluates friction welding processes and the results of hardening of materials used in the process

High Temperature Electrochemical Materials and Energy Lab

Understanding fundamentals of electrochemical materials and devices towards highly efficient & stable energy conversion and storage.

HeteroFoaM Center

The HeteroFoaM Center is an Energy Frontier Research Center (EFRC), funded by the Office of Basic Energy Sciences at the U. S. Department of Energy. The EFRC program was introduced in 2009 to advance energy research in order to accelerate our progress toward energy independence and national security.

Micro/Nanofluidics Lab

Researchers examine the fundamentals and applications of micro/nanofluidic devices for life science and other engineering.

Smart State Center on Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (SOFC)

The Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (SOFC) Center uses engineering to drive the science that is needed to enable fuel cells and energy systems. Solid oxide fuel cells are an essential component of advanced clean energy solutions, as they are highly efficient, work with a variety of fuels and emit no toxic by-products.

SmartState Center on Multiphysics of Engineered Functional Materials and Structure (MEFMS)

The MEFMS Center is focused on the development and supply of engineered materials for high technology industries, such as aerospace by providing a foundation of research and development to enable and enhance growth in the engineered materials field.

McNair Aerospace Center

The McNair Aerospace Center is working to transform the state and the southeast into a national aerospace hub.



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