University of Vermont


Graduate Program
Mechanical Engineering

Examples of fluid mechanics

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 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 Dubief, Darren Hitt, William Louisos Jeff Marshall, Frederic Sansoz Niccolo Fiorentino
2.Mechanical Engineering in Aerospace Applications
 Faculty: Yves Dubief, Douglas Fletcher, Darren Hitt, Dryver Huston, William Louisos, Jeff Marshall, Frederic Sansoz
3.Mechanical Engineering in Biology and Medical Research
 Faculty: Yves Dubief, Patrick Lee, Jeff Marshall, Rachael Oldinski, Niccolo Fiorentino
4.Mechanical Engineering in Dynamical Systems
 Faculty: Dryver Huston
5.Mechanical Engineering in Micro and Nanotechnology
 Faculty: Darren Hitt, Patrick Lee, Rachael Oldinski, Frederic Sansoz
6.Mechanical Engineering in Sustainable Energy and Manufacturing
 Faculty: Patrick Lee, Frederic Sansoz

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

Smart Structures
Aerospace Engineering
Complex Fluids
Multiscale Mechanics
Micro and Nano Engineering
Energy Harvesting, Conversion and Storage
Control Systems
Microorganisms and Cells
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.