Advances in mechanics enable key engineering innovations. Using complementary computational, experimental, and design tools, the mechanics area is addressing challenges from nanoscale actuators and human health to energy systems and bridges. For example, our biomechanics research is creating robotic rehabilitation aids and a new understanding of cellular biomechanics and the assembly and degradation of biomaterials. At the tiniest length scales, we are creating a new understanding of nanomechanics, contact mechanics, tribology, MEMS, and the application of nanomaterials for energy storage systems. Our research goals also include the understanding, design and creation of piezoactive sensors and actuators as well as the stability assessment and control of dynamical systems. Our research and teaching together prepare students to understand and exploit mechanics to enable their future engineering innovations.
While pursuing a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering you may choose Mechanics as a concentration.
Mechanics and tribology of axially moving materials, webs; numerical simulation of tissue healing and bone remodeling; high velocity impact of micron scale particles