- Research and Innovation
- Our Impact
- My MIME
Design is the area of engineering which most distinguishes it from the sciences. Our research focuses on understanding and improving the process of design in order to facilitate the creation of new products and technologies.
With seven active faculty, the Design Engineering Lab is the largest academic mechanical engineering design research lab in the United States. The particular areas of strong research within the lab include:
In addition to these topics, the design faculty work closely with other researchers throughout the university. Current interdisciplinary research projects involve robotics, industrial engineering, material science, thermal-fluids, and advanced manufacturing.
Other than research, graduate students learn the gamut of design, from managing a large team of engineers to statistical analysis techniques. Some courses focus on computational methods; others involve local industries so that graduates have a range of experience and skills to build the next generation of high tech machines.
While the lab is more of an organization than a location, we are centered in the northeastern end of OSU's campus in Dearborn, Rogers, Batcheller, and Covell – with an epicenter in Dearborn 100.