LABORATORIES

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  • student working in Advanced Composite Materials Lab
    student working in Advanced Composite Materials Lab

    Advanced Composite Materials Laboratory

    The Advanced Composite Materials Laboratory is an instructional and research facility equipped for the fabrication, testing, and analysis of composite materials. The facility features specimen fabrication equipment, strain gage instrumentation and data acquisition equipment, and everything a researcher would need to manufacture or test composite materials.

  • Graduate student working with interface
    Graduate student working with interface

    Realization of Advanced Products and Innovative Designs Lab

    RAPIDLab gained support from the Office of the Vice President for Research in 2011 through TRIF and the Governor's Office on Economic Recovery. Its purpose is to assist NAU by designing and fabricating specialized equipment to help facilitate ongoing research in technological fields. RAPIDLab is also available as a resource to Northern Arizona Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology (NACET) clients who partner with NAU as part of their product development.

  • sustainable energy
    sustainable energy

    Clean Energy Research Laboratory

    The clean energy research program in Mechanical Engineering is a multi-disciplinary effort that holds as its objective dramatically increased usage of affordable, clean (no carbon emissions) electricity resources that use little to no water, with the focus on wind and solar power. Electrical grid integration studies, wind flow modeling, and multilevel work with Native American partners are the core activities of the researchers. Graduate and undergraduate students are key contributors, working in partnership with utilities, regulating and market organizations, national labs and academia.


  • Computer aided design lab
    Computer aided design lab

    Computer Aided Design Laboratory

    The Computer Aided Design Lab is an instructional and service facility that is equipped with 33 computers dedicated exclusively to undergraduate student use. Every terminal has various software packages installed, including AutoCAD and SolidWorks. When the lab is not in use for classes, students have access to it for their studies, projects, homework and assignments.

  • Dynamic and Active Systems Laboratory
    Dynamic and Active Systems Laboratory

    The Dynamic and Active Systems Laboratory

    The Dynamic and Active Systems Lab is a research facility setup for the development and study of mechatronic and vibrating systems. Major equipment in the lab includes a single-point laser vibrometer, a data acquisition system, a fused deposition modeling 3D printer, and multiple pieces of active and passive electronic systems equipment. The lab’s systems are capable of simultaneous high-precision voltage and current source and sink for energy harvesting applications, and ultra high resolution velocity and displacement measurements for vibrating systems.

  • Engineering Design Laboratory
    Engineering Design Laboratory

    Engineering Design Laboratory

    The Engineering Design Laboratory is an exclusively instructional facility designed specifically to meet our Design 4 Practice program’s needs.



  • graduate student working in thermal fluids lab
    graduate student working in thermal fluids lab

    Thermal-Fluids Laboratory

    The Thermal-Fluids Laboratory is a modern research and instructional facility that emphasizes the design of experiments and report writing skills. At the facility, senior-level Mechanical Engineering students use state-of-the-art computerized data acquisition equipment to perform experiments. Lab exercises are conducted in fluid mechanics, heat transfer, and thermodynamics.