Research Areas in Mechanical Engineering

Aerodynamics and Fluid Mechanics

The Aerodynamics, Fluids, and Thermal Engineering research groups and laboratories investigate a wide variety of research topics in the field of Fluid Mechanics.


The biomechanics, biomaterials and biological materials groups cover a wide range of research topics from cardiovascular engineering, voice production, bio-devices, mechanics of biological materials and bio-inspiration and musculoskeletal biomechanics with a focus on spine.

Combustion and Energy Systems

The Combustion and Energy Systems research groups conduct fundamental and applied research on problems in combustion, shock wave physics, heat transfer, and compressible gas dynamics.

Design and Manufacturing

The mechanical design groups develop integrated design methods that encompass computational synthesis, multi-scale analysis and selection strategies, and they search for particular applications and industrial sectors.

Dynamics and Control

The Dynamics and Control groups conduct research on aerospace systems, biomechanical dynamics, dynamics of plates and shells, force control, mechatronics, multibody systems, nonlinear dynamics, robotics, space systems and vibrations.

Materials and Structures

The materials and structures group focuses on the development and the optimization of materials, processes, and devices used for operations in extreme environments and special applications.

Vibrations, Acoustics and Fluid-Structure Interaction

This research group conducts experimental, computational, and theorectical research and workshops on topics, such as nonlinear vibrations, nonlinear dynamics of slender structures, fluid-structure interaction, nonlinear rotordynamics, bladed disks, flow-induced vibrations, thermoacoustics, and biomechanical applications.

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