Research Laboratories

The Department of Mechanical Engineering features several research laboratories where faculty and students perform high quality research with, academic, industry and government agencies partners.

The New Materials Development Laboratory (NMDL) is responsible for matching many new differentiated materials and technologies with market needs in the areas of bioengineering, alternative energy and electronics.

The Bio-Microfluidics Research Laboratory focuses on the design, fabrication, and characterization of microfluidic devices intended to manipulate, treat and/or analyze single biological cells for fundamental biological research or biomedical applications.

The BioMEMS Research Lab (BMRL) where mechatronics and microfluidics are used to develop novel, automated in-situ biosensors for water quality and animal health.

The Micro and Nano Devices Research Laboratory (µANDREL) is a NSF funded Class 100 (ISO Class 5) cleanroom for Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS) fabrication and characterization.

The Mechanical Systems Response Research Laboratory (MSRRL) supports various research areas ranging from structural vibration control, material characterization, infrastructure, health monitoring and diagnostics, sensor development and applications, and fatigue characterization from fluid structure interaction techniques.

The Bubble Dynamics Laboratory (BDL) focuses on the development of experimental systems to conduct tests in the area of bubble dynamics and acoustics to propose new technologies involving the generation and collapse of bubbles with applications on the biomedical industry and the nuclear energy industry.