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Research Overview

Mechanical Engineering faculty and students in the Russ College have a broad background but focus primarily on three areas of research: energy and the environment, materials and manufacturing, and bioengineering. Through the development of new materials, conceiving new applications for them in medical, environmental and educational settings, and bringing them to industrial scale, we create for good.

Our robust research portfolio offers substantial graduate research opportunities and frequently involves the participation of undergraduate students. More information can be found in our faculty research chart. 

Our department's affiliated research centers - the Center for Advanced Materials Processing and the Ohio Coal Research Center - annually account for more than $2 million in research expenditures. Sponsors include the Edison Material Technology Center, National Science Foundation, Ohio Coal Development Office, United States Air Force Research Laboratory, United States Department of Energy, and the United States Environmental Protection Agency.