Mechanical Engineering


Students performing research 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


  • Development and Analysis of Patient-specific and Multi-functional Implants for Treating Orthopedic and Muscle defects (Dr. Prabaha Sikder)
  • Bioprinting, Fused Filament Fabrication (Dr. Prabaha Sikder)


Renewable Energy and Sustainable Engineering

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

Robotics and Control

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

Rotating Machinery

  • Turbomachinery Rotordynamics (Dr. Jerzy Sawicki)
  • Dynamics, Vibrations, and Control of Machinery 
  • Tribology and Lubrication 
  • Structural Health Monitoring (Dr. Jerzy Sawicki)
  • Advanced Rotordynamic Analysis of Propulsion Systems