Mechanical Engineering Research

Various research from Mechanical Engineering

Areas of Research Conducted by our Faculty

Research Facilities

Current Funded Research Projects

Applied Mechanics and Design

Congrui Jin

  • Assessment of Electrolyte Diffusion - UT Batelle LLC
  • High Temperature Creep Failure of Additively Manufactured Metals - University of Science and Technology Beijing

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
  • NASA/New York Space Grant Consortium National Space Grant College and Fellowship Program 2015-2018 - Cornell University
  • MRI: Acquisition of an Integrated Scanning Probe - Raman Microscope - National Science Foundation

SB Park

  • Thermal Analyses of 2.5D Package Assemblies - Juniper Networks Incorporated
  • Process Failure Mode Effect Analysis & Development of Printer Advising/ Online Modules in Printed Circuit Board Assembly Process - Koh Young Technology Incorporated

Ryan Willing

  • Multiobjective Design-Optimization of Reverse Total Shoulder Arthroplasty - National Institute of Arthritis Musculoskeletal & Skin

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Dynamic Systems and Acoustics

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

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

Sherry Towfighian 

  • An implantable self-powered load sensor for total knee replacement health monitoring - National Institutes of Health

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Congrui Jin

  • Assessment of Electrolyte Diffusion - UT Batelle LLC
  • High Temperature Creep Failure of Additively Manufactured Metals - University of Science and Technology Beijing

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Junghyun Cho

  • Electronic Package Interconnects and Materials - Universal Instruments Corporation 
  • Microstructure Evaluation of New SAC Solders - Analog Devices 

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

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

Paul Chiarot (PI) and Peter Huang (Co-PI)

  • Perivascular Transport of Solutes from the Brain - National Institutes of Health 

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

Xin Yong

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

Xin 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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