Mechanical Engineering


Mechanical Engineering faculty and students are active in cutting-edge research sponsored by Federal and State agencies such as the U.S. Department of Energy, the National Science Foundation, the NASA Glenn Research Center, the Department of Defense, and industrial partners like Parker-Hannifin, General Electric, and Philips Medical Systems, to name a few.  Research areas and corresponding centers, network and laboratories housed in the department include:

Advanced Manufacturing

Additive Manufacturing (3D) Laboratory
Adv. Manufacturing & Materials Processing (AM2P) Laboratory

Robotics and Control

  • Control, Robotics and Mechatronics Laboratory (CRM)
  • Human Motion and Control Laboratory
  • Mechanics and Control of Living Systems Laboratory (MCLS) 


  • Human Motion and Control Laboratory
  • Center for Human-Machine Systems (CHMS)

Renewable Energy and Sustainable Engineering

  • Experimental Flow Control and Wind Energy Laboratory
  • NSF-RCN: Predictive Modeling Network for Sustainable Human-Building Ecosystems (SHBE)
  • Anechoic chamber – One of Ohio’s largest facilities

Rotating Machinery

  • Turbomachinery Rotordynamics
  • Dynamics, Vibrations and Control of Machinery
  • Tribology and Lubrication
  • Structural Health Monitoring
  • Advanced Rotordynamic Analysis of Propulsion Systems