School of MIME Research Clusters
Research efforts in the School of MIME fall into five interdisciplinary clusters:
- Advanced Manufacturing
The Advanced Manufacturing group focuses concurrently on fundamental research and the commercially feasible development of manufacturing processes and systems that enable the high-value products of tomorrow. Specific research areas include scalable nanomaterial synthesis and thin-film deposition, powder sintering and injection molding, machining mechanics and process-machine interaction, material forming and additive manufacturing processes, as well as cost analysis, sustainability assessment and digital streamlining of manufacturing systems.
- Production, Service, and Human Systems
Production, Service, and Human Systems researchers focus on the design, integration, and optimization of systems to efficiently integrate people, equipment and information.
- Next-Generation Materials
research in MIME focuses primarily on structural materials, biomaterials, electronic ceramics, energy materials, sensors, and bulk and thin film materials processing.
- Renewable Energy & Energy Sustainability
Renewable energy and energy sustainability research focuses on development of breakthrough concepts, energy products, and systems to address critical environmental, societal, and economic issues while informing practices and attitudes towards energy utilization.
Robotics researchers focus on design, modeling and control of systems that observe, move within, interact with, and act upon their environment. Such systems include mobile robots, micro-aerial vehicles and large active-sensor networks.