Research Laboratories

Following is a partial list of laboratories in our department.

ACRES - Advanced Composite Research, Engineering and Science

Aerospace Design Group , Aerospace Wind Tunnel Facility - Wind tunnel computational projects, such as predictions of boundary layers and lift performance.

Biofluid and Cellular Mechanics Laboratory - Projects related to the role of arterial fluid mechanics in the development of atherosclerosis and neointimal hyperplasia.

Bioinstrumentation and BioMEMS Laboratory - Research, design, and implementation of analytical sensors for extremely small concentrations of chemical and biological materials.

Biomechanical Engineering in Sports Laboratory - Projects related to cycling, skiing, and snowboarding biomechanics.

Biosolid Mechanics - Mechanics related to the understanding and description of biological systems.

Combustion Laboratory - Interdisciplinary research projects in combustion and chemically reacting flows. For example, diamond synthesis and turbulent flames.

Environmental Aerodynamics - Study of effects of wind near earth's surface, such as SF Giants Stadium site layout.

Heat Transfer Laboratory - Study of convective heat transfer for applications such as gas turbine blades and cooling of electronics.

Green Transportation Laboratory (GTL) - Design, test, in-situ neutron radiography and numerical modeling of Proton Exchange Membrane (PEM) Fuel Cells and Li batteries. Industrial battery bank design, microgrid integration, controls, simulation, and electric vehicle charging.

Hydrogen Production and Utilization Laboratory - Study of hydrocarbon reformation via steam and autothermal reforming methods, renewable hydrogen production, hydrogen clean-up methods, optimization of fuel cell vehicles and fuel cell power systems, Hydrogen combustion, demonstration and operation of a Heavy-Duty Fuel Cell Transit Bus.

Integration Engineering Laboratory - Interdisciplinary study of manufacturing enterprises and related infrastructure, including "agile manufacturing," mechatronics, human-machine interaction, and factory automation.

Intelligent Manufacturing Laboratory - Development of software and automation technologies, including tools, robots, computers, and instruments, with application to mechatronics and manufacturing process design and control.

Material Performance Laboratory - Study of material endurance using mechanical testing, simulation, residual stress measurements, and advanced data acquisition systems.

Orthopedics Biomechanics Laboratory - Research related to the prevention, treatment, repair and rehabilitation of injuries to soft tissue structures primarily in the human knee.

Scaled Model Aerospace Research and Testing Laboratory - Development of advanced concepts for various Aerospace and space vehicle systems and subsystems such as satellites, aircraft, space planes, launch vehicles, and planetary landing-recovery systems.

Sensors and Microelectromechanical Systems — Biosensors can be used to detect compounds in biological fluids or in the environment.

Sports Biomechanics Laboratory - Study of athletic performance and mechanics using modeling, simulation and measurement.