Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering Research

Areas of Research Conducted by our Faculty


Currently Funded Research Projects

Applied Mechanics and Design

Congrui Jin

  • Characterization of Electrolyte Wetting in Lithium-Ion Battery Electrodes - UT Battelle LLC

Changhong Ke

  • Investigating the Structural and Mechanical Properties of Boron Nitride Nanotubes and their Polymer Nanocomposites - US Air Force Office of Scientific Research 
  • Collaborative Research: Experimental and Computational Nanomechanics of the Load Transfer Mechanisms at the Graphene Polymer Interface - National Science Foundation

Changhong Ke (PI), Paul Chiarot (Co-PI), Junghyun Cho (Co-PI)

  • MRI: Acquisition of an Integrated Scanning Probe-Raman Microscope - National Science Foundation

SB Park

  • Modeling and Reliability Analysis - Juniper Networks Incorporated
  • Designing Packages to Control Warpage for Higher Yield Reliability - Application to Heterogeneously Integrated Packages - Samsung Electronics Co LTD
  • Deflection, Strain Response and Fracture Strength Measurement of Corning Gorilla Glass during Ball Drop at Component Level and during the entire Device Drop 1028P0000294584/1028P0000299734 - Corning Incorporated

Ryan Willing

  • Unrestricted Support from Hospital for Special Surgery - Hospital for Special Surgery
  • Multiobjective Design-Optimization of Reverse Total Shoulder Arthroplasty - National Institute of Arthritis Musculoskeletal & Skin
  • Unrestricted Research Support - Force and Motion Foundation

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Dynamic Systems and Acoustics

Changhong Ke

  • NASA/New York Space Grant Consortium National Space Grant College and Fellowship Program 2015-2018 - Cornell University

Roy McGrann

  • U.S. Faculty Scholar Grant - Vietnam Education Foundation Fellowship Program

Sherry Towfighian (PI), Ronald Miles (Co-PI)

  • A New Approach to Capacitive Sensing: Repulsive Sensors - National Science Foundation

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Congrui Jin

  • Characterization of Electrolyte Wetting in Lithium-Ion Battery Electrodes - UT Battelle LLC

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Junghyun Cho

  • Materials Characterization in Electronics Packages Analog Devices. Characterization of ZnO and TiO2 Coatings - N2 Biomedical LLC.
  • Characterization of Conformal Composite Coatings - BAE Systems Controls Incorporated
  • Ultraviolet (UV) Curable Polyurethane Coatings with Improved Moisture Barrier Properties - NYS Energy Research and Development Authority

Guangwen Zhou

  • Materials Synthesis and Simulations Across Scales (MS3) Richland, WA, USA - Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
  • In Situ Visualization and Theoretical Modeling of Early Stages of Oxidation of Metals and Alloys - US Department of Energy.
  • Collaborative Research: situ Characterization of Methanol Oxidation Catalyzed By Copper-Based Materials - National Science Foundation
  • Collaborative Research: Investigation of Fundamental properties of Lead-Free Nanosolders for Nanoscale Assembly and Nano-Joining - National Science Foundation.

Stanley Whittingham (PI), Guangwen Zhou (Co-PI)

  • Northeast Center for Chemical Energy Storage (NECCES) - US Department of Energy. 

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Paul Chiarot

  • CAREER: Additive Manufacturing using Electrospray Printing of Nanoparticle Inks - National Science Foundation
  • Electrospray Deposition of PTFE Coatings - Schick Manufacturing Incorporated
  • Electrohydrodynamic Atomization of Fuels Using Charge-Injection for Efficient Flameless Catalytic Combustion at Small Scale - American Chemical Society
  • MRI: Development of a Microfluidic Instrument for High-throughout Production of Asymmetric Vesicles to Support Membrane Biology Research - National Science Foundation

Peter Huang

  • Contact Dynamics and Flow Blockage Inhibition of Armored Bubbles Inside Confining Flow Conduits - American Chemical Society

Bruce Murray

  • Intergovernmental Personnel Agreement for Bruce Murray - US Food and Drug Administration

Frank Yong

  • Mesoscale Modeling of Stimuli-Responsive Composite Colloids at Oil-Water Interfaces - American Chemical Society

Frank Yong (PI), Paul Chiarot (Co-PI), Tim Singler (Co-PI)

  • Inkjet-Electrospray Hybrid Printing: Understanding the Processing-Structure Relationship - National Science Foundation.

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Last Updated: 4/7/17