The Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering (MAE) Department at the University of Florida is proud to offer research programs that encompass a wide range of research interests and employ the latest experimental and high-speed computational techniques. Our research interests in Mechanical Engineering are broad in scope, encompassing design and analysis of vehicles, robotics, machinery, thermal and fluid engineering, and energy. Our interests in Aerospace Engineering deal with all aspects of flight such as aerodynamics, propulsion, structural mechanics, and dynamics and control. On a broad level, we do research in the following verticals: Aerospace, Design and Manufacturing, Dynamics and Control, Energy and Thermal Science, Biomechanics, Fluid Dynamics, Micro and Nano Mechanics, Solid Mechanics. Here is a link to the most recent MAE Research Summary.
The Dynamics, Systems, and Control Group (DSC) is a collaboration of faculty and students studying aspects of dynamic systems. Cutting edge research is being conducting in many areas including theoretical development, modeling and computational simulation, and experimental testing.
The SMDM group is conducting state-of –the-art research in the areas of design and manufacturing, bone mechanics, computational solid mechanics, micro air vehicles, tribology, and much more!
The TSFD research group is comprised of faculty with a broad range of research interests, related to the fundamentals of thermo-fluid dynamics as well as its applications to mechanical and aerospace engineering, materials, thermal processing, biomedical, and other mechanics disciplines.