Our faculty is actively engaged in applied and fundamental research to address timely scientific questions relevant to Mechanical Engineering. Research in the mechanical engineering program is largely interdisciplinary and therefore involves research collaborations with different programs and centers across campus such as the Larner College of Medicine, the Vermont Advanced Computing Center, the Materials Science program, and the Civil and Environmental Engineering program. The mechanical engineering faculty at UVM works closely with students in six research areas:

  1. Computational Multiscale Simulations & Theory

    Faculty: Yves DubiefNiccolo FiorentinoDarren Hitt, William LouisosJeff Marshall, Frederic Sansoz

  2. Mechanical Engineering in Aerospace Applications

    Faculty: Yves Dubief, Douglas Fletcher, Darren Hitt, Dryver Huston, William LouisosJeff MarshallJason MeyersFrederic Sansoz

  3. Mechanical Engineering in Biology and Medical Research

    Faculty: Yves DubiefNiccolo Fiorentino, Jeff Marshall, Rachael Oldinski

  4. Mechanical Engineering in Design, Monitoring and Energy Systems

    Faculty: Dryver Huston, Jeff Marshall, Frederic

  5. Mechanical Engineering in Micro and Nanotechnology

    Faculty: Darren Hitt, Rachael Oldinski, Frederic Sansoz

We conduct a range of multidisciplinary research projects on the following topics:

  • Smart Structures
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Turbulence
  • Complex Fluids
  • Multiscale Mechanics
  • Micro and Nano Engineering
  • Nanomaterials
  • Energy Harvesting, Conversion and Storage
  • System Diagnostics
  • Biomechanics
  • Biomaterials
  • Theory and Simulation using High-performance Computing

A description of individual research projects, along with details of research facilities, can be obtained by clicking on each faculty name. Also, feel free to contact each faculty member directly by email for more information about specific projects and opportunities available in their laboratory.