ASME is proud to present the research going on in the Mechanical Engineering department. In addition, the On Campus Research Guideline page provides instructions on how to apply to work with Mech Professors and how many undergraduates they hire.
Mechanical Engineering Lab Groups
Bayazitoglu: Thermal Science and Engineering Research
Research concentrated on computational and experimental techniques for heat transfer at nano/micro/macro scales and the understanding of combined-mode heat transfer physics.
Dick: Nonlinear Phenomena Laboratory
Nonlinear behavior is studied in various dynamical systems in order to improve understanding and develop new methods to enhance system performance.
Ghorbel: Robotics and Intelligent Systems Lab
Dynamic systems and control, robotics, and biomedical engineering systems
Nagarajaiah Research Group
Structural dynamic systems, smart structures system identification, sensing and monitoring under earthquakes, wind and waves, seismic protection and applied nanotechnology related to sensing.
O’Malley: Mechatronics and Haptic Interfaces Lab
In addition to traditional dynamic systems, controls, and mechatronics research, the MAHI Lab focuses on mechanisms to enhance human performance through physical human-robot interactions, such as for robotic rehabilitation and prosthetics.
Tezduyar: Team for Advanced Flow Simulation and Modeling
Focuses on the computational analysis in fluid mechanics, fluid-structure interaction, biomechanics, aerospace engineering, and aerodynamics of ground vehicles. Dr. Tezduyar’s graduate students at Rice University coauthored over 40 ISI-indexed journal articles since 2007 (see the table). His MS students, on the average, each coauthored approximately 4 ISI-indexed journal articles.