Conducting innovative, cutting edge research is a top priority for the Department of Mechanical Engineering. Many of our dedicated researchers are respected as international leaders in their fields for their numerous groundbreaking research accomplishments and contributions.
The very high quality of our researchers has been recognized through numerous prestigious awards and research grants, frequent publications in well respected scientific journals, and international media attention. Members from the Department are routinely invited to give keynote lectures at international conferences, and are Editors or members of Editorial boards of influential scientific journals.
Research in the the Department of Mechanical Engineering falls into six main areas:
Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering
Biomedical Engineering is a broad and exciting field that applies engineering concepts toward understanding and improving biological systems
Energy and Environment
Energy and Environment research in the Department of Mechanical Engineering includes modeling and simulation of energy systems; design of energy systems;
Engineering Management is a discipline associated with the planning and coordinating of people and technical resources to achieve a technological objective.
Nano and Microtechnologies
Mechanical Engineering Nano and Microtechnology research at the University of Alberta focuses on understanding of the transport processes under micro and nano-scale
Thermo-fluids is a rich and very broad area of scholarly activity at the Department of Mechanical Engineering. Our faculty members are actively pushing the limits
Solid Mechanics broadly encompasses the study of solid materials and structures and their behavior under mechanical loading, deformation, and failure