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The world-class faculty in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and energy Processes are renowned experts in fundamental areas of mechanical engineering: Biomedical Engineering, Energy Processes/ Chemical Engineering, Material Science/ Engineering, Mechanical Design and Systems, and Thermal and Fluid Science/ Engineering.

Biomedical Engineering

  • Biomechanics
  • Cell and Tissue Engineering
  • Computational Modeling
  • Nanocrystalline Composites

Energy Processes/ Chemical Engineering

  • Hydrogen Production
  • Liquid Fuels Production
  • Air Pollution Control
  • Biomass Utilization
  • Utilization of Renewable Energy
  • Improved Energy Utilization and Conservation

Thermal and Fluid Science/ Engineering

  • Experimental Fluid Dynamics
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Engine Testing and Development
  • Refrigeration Systems
  • Phase Change Phenomena
  • Electrohydrodynamics
  • Computational Heat Transfer
  • Computational Microfluidics and Biofluids
  • Particulate Flows
  • Acoustics and Vibration

Materials Science/ Engineering

  • Fuel Cell Materials
  • Carbon Composite Materials
  • Intermetallic Diamond Cutting Tools
  • Processing of Ceramic Materials
  • Hot Pressing of Advanced Materials
  • Nanomaterials

Mechanical Design and Systems

  • Control Systems
  • Friction Systems
  • Impact Systems
  • Contact Mechanics and Tribology
  • Drive Train Systems
  • Mechanical Design
  • Mechanics of Elastic and Plastic Solids