The Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering has 24 full-time faculty members, and approximately 400 undergraduate and 100 graduate students. The faculty in the department are actively engaged in teaching, research and service across a wide spectrum of technical areas within mechanical and industrial engineering.
Current active research areas include Energy Systems with special emphasis on Off-shore Wind Energy and Energy Conservation, Mechanical Systems Design focusing on Sensors and Bioengineering, Information Engineering with concentration in Distributed Decision-making, Human-factored Engineering and Quality Management, Materials and Manufacturing with emphasis on Materials Processing and Intelligent Manufacturing, and Interfacial Fluid Mechanics with emphasis on Large Scale Simulation and Non-Newtonian Fluids.
Hari Balasubramanian Operations research applied to healthcare delivery, specifically patient access management and medical decision making and health policy; scheduling theory and algorithms; combinatorial optimization; heuristics; genetic algorithms.
Joseph Goldstein Electron probe microanalyzer, scanning electron microscope, and analytical electron microscope for application to problems in materials science and engineering