Research and Labs

Research is at the core of the Department of Mechanical Engineering. It goes hand-in-hand with what students learn in the classroom and reinforces our status as a unit with state-of-the-art research facilities and a strong education in materials, computational methods, stress analysis, renewable energy, and thermal analysis.


Since 2000, NAU faculty and staff have engaged in clean energy research and education initiatives, in order to provide society with energy experts, who through their research and outreach help shape energy decision-making in both the private and public sectors while increasing the public's energy literacy. We work to be at the cutting edge in exploring the possibilities for a renewable energy future and directing society to make these a reality. Our faculty-led projects in partnership with industry, national laboratories, private foundations, Native American tribes, and other external partners are advancing the frontier of renewable energy systems and resources. We invite you to visit our new Clean Energy Research and Education site to learn more about our commitment.

Featured Labs & Facilities

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