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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.
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.
The goal of our research is to improve mobility and
function in individuals with neuromuscular and musculoskeletal disabilities
through innovation in mechanical and biomedical engineering. We conduct
laboratory experiments and develops musculoskeletal
models and simulations to study the underlying mechanisms causing
movement and orthopedic disorders. We then use the insight gained from these
analyses to aid the design of robotic
assistive devices and treatment strategies, which are subsequently
evaluated and refined using experimental and computational methods.
Engineering Fabrication Laboratory
The Engineering Fabrication Lab, primarily dedicated to educational topics, is a combined instructional and research facility. The lab consist of most traditional metalworking hand tools and machines.
Keck Laboratory for Bioengineering Innovation
The Keck Laboratory for Bioengineering Innovation is managed by a team of faculty from the Departments of Mechanical Engineering, Biology, Physics, and Chemistry. The lab explores both fundamental & applied questions at the intersection of biology & physical sciences/engineering, with shared space to promote scientific interaction & collaboration. Experimental capabilities in the lab include atomic force microscopy, transmission electron microscopy, optical holography and tomography, chemical spectroscopy, biomechanical analysis, and mechanical testing of biological samples.
Multifunctional Materials and Adaptive Systems Laboratory
The Multifunctional Materials and Adaptive Systems Lab is primarily used for research by faculty and graduate students.