College of EngineeringDepartment of Mechanical EngineeringResearch


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The following is an overview of research being conducted in the department of Mechanical Engineering. Detailed information about individual faculty research and recent publications can be found in the Faculty Directory   and on the personal webpages of the individual faculty members.

The research and facilities in Mechanical Engineering are centered on the four technical areas covered by the department, namely Thermal Sciences , Design and Manufacturing , System Dynamics and Controls , and Mechanics . In addition a fifth category of research in engineering education encompasses these areas. 

Recent Research News

Students in the Auburn University Biomechanical Engineering Lab (AUBE Lab) capture the movements of Madelyn Ho, a performer with the Paul Taylor Dance Company.
AUBE Lab collaborates with world-famous dance company
Thanks to Auburn Engineering, one of the best modern dance ensembles in the world might now be even better.  On Monday, in advance of the Paul Taylor Dance Company's Tuesday night performance at the Gogue Performing Arts Center, students in the Auburn Biomechanical Engineering (AUBE) Lab mapped the movements of three of the company's dancers via motion capture technology.
4/16/24 3:00 PM
The Space Force flag was recently raised over the Auburn University Research and Innovation Campus. Space Development Agency, a unit of Space Force, recently partnered with Auburn University.
Space Development Agency partners with AU Research and Innovation Campus
Auburn University is making space for the Space Development Agency (SDA). Located just outside Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, the new Auburn University Research and Innovation Campus (AURIC) is set to become a base of technical support operations for the SDA, the sole arm of the United States Space Force operating in the state of Alabama.
4/11/24 10:22 AM
Auburn alumni inducted into the State of Alabama Engineering Hall of Fame were: (L-R) Tim McCartney, '80 civil engineering, who was selected for the Class of 2023 but was unable to attend last year's ceremony; Nicole Faulk, '96 and '99 mechanical engineering; Maj. Gen. James Livingston, '62 civil engineering; and Charlie Miller, '80 civil engineering.
State of Alabama Engineering Hall of Fame inducts Class of 2024
The State of Alabama Engineering Hall of Fame inducted nine individuals — including four Auburn University alumni — and one corporation during a ceremony Saturday at The Westin Huntsville.
2/26/24 12:45 PM
Pradeep Lall
Multiple winning proposals puts Auburn center’s FHE reputation on display
If you're trying to gauge Auburn's preeminence in harsh environment electronics resiliency development and flexible hybrid electronics (FHE) research, look no further than the latest project call of the NextFlex National Manufacturing Institute.
2/19/24 10:30 AM
Mehmet Arik
Prolific patent portfolio earns ME professor NAI Fellow status
Auburn University has yet another National Academy of Inventors (NAI) Fellow. Mehmet Arik, associate professor of mechanical engineering, was recently tapped for the professional honor (widely recognized as the most prestigious awarded to academic inventors) on the strength of more than 120 issued patents with a broad range of applications in medical systems, energy systems, aviation systems and photonics technologies.
2/1/24 1:30 PM