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The Department of Mechanical Engineering at Northwestern University explores the forefront of technologies that encompass the traditional aspects of the field while embracing and expanding the boundaries of new science and technology, thus advancing both research and education.

Faculty and students are active in developing novel technologies and capabilities across a host of technically challenging fields in mechanical engineering as well as other scientific disciplines.

Some of our active research topics include:

  • MEMS/nanotechnology
  • Robotics
  • Virtual design and manufacturing
  • Tribology
  • Microfluidics
  • Computational solid and fluid mechanics
  • Composite materials
  • Nondestructive materials characterization and structural reliability
  • Neuromechanics
  • Biomimetics

Explore this section of our website for additional details about our areas of research and the faculty involved.

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McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science
Northwestern University
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Evanston, IL 60208
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