Research

Student Research


nano_lab_2The heart of what makes the University of Utah a special place to get an education is its commitment to providing both Undergrad and Graduate students the opportunity to conduct meaningful research. The skills gained through research experiences are beneficial regardless of your career or academic aspirations. As an ME student at the University of Utah, you will experience a curriculum that combines innovative research and traditional course work to bridge the long-standing interfaces that exist between the engineering science, design, control and product realization components of Mechanical Engineering. Our goal is that you will become adept at developing, synthesizing, and implementing engineering solution strategies and add to the knowledge base of the engineering sciences.

Faculty Research


The faculty in the department are actively engaged in teaching, research and service across a wide spectrum of areas within Mechanical Engineering. Research areas include, but are not limited to:

  • Biomechanical Engineering
  • Composite Materials
  • Controls
  • Design
  • Energy Systems
  • Ergonomics & Safety
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Heat Transfer
  • Manufacturing
  • Microsystems & Nanosystems
  • Thermodynamics
  • Robotics
  • Solid Mechanics