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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

Pradeep Lall, right, recently received the ASME Avram Bar-Cohen Memorial Medal.
Mechanical engineering professor wins Avram Bar-Cohen Memorial Medal
Pradeep Lall, the MacFarlane Endowed Distinguished Professor of Mechanical Engineering, is the inaugural winner of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Avram Bar-Cohen Memorial Medal. The honor was conferred at the 2022 ASME InterPACK Conference recently held in Garden Grove, Calif. The InterPACK is a flagship conference of the ASME Electronics and Photonic Packaging Division (EPPD and focuses on electronics packaging and heterogeneous integration.
12/8/22 9:00 AM
Student research videos must be no longer than 60 seconds.
$2,200 up for grabs in upcoming student research video competition
Auburn Engineering's first AUsome Science in 60 Seconds competition offers up to $2,200 in cash and prizes to the best – and most concise – student researchers, graduate and undergraduate, on video.
11/30/22 10:45 AM
Pradeep Lall, center, monitors students in his lab.
Mechanical engineering professor wins multiple grants
The Samuel Ginn College of Engineering’s preeminence in harsh environment electronics resiliency research was recently on full display in the latest project call of the NextFlex National Manufacturing Institute.
11/17/22 12:00 PM
Pictured above (from left) are: Steve Taylor, interim dean; Sushil Bhavnani, Henry Burt Professor of Mechanical Engineering and IDEAS program director; Samantha Allbrook, IDEAS program administrator; Natalie Anderson, IDEAS program student team lead; Ken McCormick, director of innovation, Boeing; David Thrasher, senior special projects manager, Boeing; and Savannah Walker, student program lead business analyst, Boeing.
Auburn and Boeing: Training and Inspiring Future Engineers
The Samuel Ginn College of Engineering and Boeing have enjoyed a longstanding partnership in support of Auburn University students. Beyond funding scholarships and supporting underrepresented students and student organizations, Boeing is now providing opportunities for dozens of Auburn Engineering undergraduate students to obtain hands-on, real-world design experience on groundbreaking aerospace projects.
11/14/22 2:10 PM
The institute will be housed out of Auburn’s Research and Innovation Campus in Huntsville, hosted by the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering with oversight by the College of Engineering and the Office of the Vice President for Research.
Auburn University Board of Trustees approves Applied Research Institute
The Auburn University Board of Trustees approved a proposal Friday to form an Applied Research Institute that will represent an aggregation and culmination of various defense, aerospace, national security and biotech efforts at Auburn University. The proposed institute will serve as a hub to coordinate, organize and market these many efforts to Auburn's external constituents.
11/11/22 11:15 AM