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Mechanical Engineering professor Chris-Niezrecki showing equipment to a female student

Research

Find out what UMass Lowell Mechanical Engineering research is all about!

The Mechanical Engineering faculty remain dedicated to delivering outstanding teaching and a quality education for students, but the priority and composition of the Department has broadened to successfully conducting research that impacts the following national needs: Energy and Sustainability, Defense and Security, Manufacturing and Industry, and Engineering Education.


The Mechanical Engineering Department faculty excel in three main research thrust areas:

  1. Dynamic Systems
  2. Thermofluid Transport
  3. Mechanics and Materials

Research Labs

The Mechanical Engineering faculty remain dedicated to conducting research that impacts national needs. Our 12 faculty-run research labs provide students with the opportunity to work with state of the art equipment to advance energy and sustainability, security and defense, and manufacturing and industry, while furthering their engineering education.

Research Centers

The Mechanical Engineering faculty are actively engaged and lead several University Centers which encourage interdisciplinary research collaborations on projects that advance technology innovations.