"We create novel nanomaterials with new functionalities in mechanical, optical, and electronic properties for broad impact with high-performance, low-cost bio nano sensors.”

— Pilgyu Kang, assistant professor of mechanical engineering


Our researchers are experts in thermal and fluid sciences, micro/nano mechanics, photonics, tribology, and energy-water nexus. Their laboratories are equipped to develop more energy-efficient systems, reduce wear on product components, synthesize new nanomaterials, improve health care, and enable advanced water treatment.

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The Department of Mechanical Engineering generates impactful research that extends beyond the classroom.