Teaching and research are linked–the skills and technology utilized in research projects are transferred to students in the classrooms and laboratories.
UA’s Department of Mechanical Engineering conducts research projects worth several million dollars annually. Faculty and their students are conducting research in acoustics and vibrations, biomechanics, computer-aided automation, computational fluid dynamics and heat transfer, controls, HVAC, internal combustion engines, life-cycle engineering and metrology.
Specialized Research Units
The Department of Mechanical Engineering also directs two specialized research units: