School of MIME researchers have achieved global prominence in six signature areas – Advanced Manufacturing; Design; Production, Service and Human Systems; Next-Generation Materials; Renewable Energy and Energy Sustainability; and Robotics.
Our interdisciplinary approach allows us to attract and retain world-class faculty across the core disciplines of engineering, and promote further excellence in thinking and breakthrough research within our collaborative environment. It is a model that suits the needs and minds of our students as well – who also seek to solve global challenges and real-world problems.
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.
Design Engineering research focuses on understanding and improving the process of design in order to facilitate the creation of groundbreaking technologies. With seven active faculty, the School of Mechanical, Industrial, and Manufacturing Engineering is one of the largest academic mechanical engineering design research lab in the United States.
Next-Generation Materials and Devices
Next-generation materials research in MIME focuses primarily on structural materials, biomaterials, electronic ceramics, energy materials, sensors, and bulk and thin film materials processing.
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.
Energy Systems and Sustainability
Energy Systems and 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.