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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

Nima Shamsaei and Shuai Shao
Army invests another $4.35M in Auburn AM qualification research
The U.S. Army is again asking Auburn University's National Center for Additive Manufacturing Excellence (NCAME) to help keep its caissons rolling toward the cutting edge.
10/18/23 12:00 PM
Ryan Pollard won first place for oral presentation, honorable mention for poster presentation and Best in Show overall.
Student in mechanical engineering wins Best in Show at research showcase
Ryan Pollard, a first-year graduate student, earned 'Best in Show' honors for his oral and poster presentation, "A Kinematics-Based Approach to Future Joint Angle Prediction."
10/16/23 9:40 AM
Mehmet Arik (right) at the International Heat Transfer Conference in Cape Town, South Africa.
ME professor earns prestigious award for heat transfer research
Mehmet Arik, associate professor of mechanical engineering, recently received the 2022 Hartnett-Irvine Award from the International Centre for Heat and Mass Transfer (ICHMT).  
9/25/23 9:00 AM
Emmanuel Winful, right, is the college's health and safety manager.
Auburn Engineering named Green Cross Award semifinalist
College recognized for advocating transformational research that doesn't push the boundaries of safety.
9/25/23 8:20 AM
The 11th annual Graduate Engineering Research Showcase offers $8,250 in prizes.
Almost 200 registered for annual Graduate Engineering Research Showcase
Students will exchange ideas, hypotheses and fresh concepts between one another and faculty judges on Thursday, October 12.
9/21/23 8:00 AM