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

The Research Support Program and the Creative Work and Social Impact Scholarship Funding Program provide a competitive internal funding source to support faculty and provide an opportunity for them to experience a small-scale, yet high-quality funding program and refine their projects before competing for larger, external awards.
Engineering professors awarded via research funding programs
Congratulations, Chris Kieslich, Michael Howard, Pengyu Chen and Chad Rose!
5/16/23 1:25 PM
Mousumi Akter, a graduate student in computer science and software engineering, with Graduate School Dean George Flowers, was among the college's 13 students recognized.
Grad School honors 13 students, 4 faculty/staff from engineering
Students, faculty and staff recognized at the annual Auburn University Graduate School awards ceremony, Friday, April 28, in the Melton Student Center Ballroom.
5/5/23 8:00 AM
The Auburn Alumni Engineering Council was established in 1965 and is a group of Auburn Engineering alumni who work together to support the vision and goals of the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering.
Auburn Alumni Engineering Council inducts Class of 2028
The Auburn Alumni Engineering Council inducted seven new members to the group during its annual spring meeting April 14 in the Brown-Kopel Center.
5/2/23 4:05 PM
Michael Greene, associate professor of nutritional sciences, left, with Grace Hester, a senior in chemical engineering, Elizabeth Lipke,  Mary and John H. Sanders Professor in chemical engineering, and Justin Harvell, a graduate student in chemical engineering.
AUsome Science in 60 Seconds challenges student researchers
The research-based competition presented by the Council of Engineering Graduate Students tasked students to create videos and explain their respective projects in a minute or less.
4/28/23 11:00 AM
Maggie Nelson (left) and Yoorae Noh extrude recycled filament and feed it into a new spool.
CPAC gives used 3D printing filament new life through recycling program
Through ReMake, the Center for Polymers and Advanced Composites is collecting 3D printing waste and recycling it into filament that can be redistributed to labs across campus.
4/21/23 12:50 PM