Labs and Groups
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Research Centers & Groups
Applied Dynamics and Optimization Laboratory
Our main interest is to analyze the motion and the mechanics of moving systems, to develop the way the systems are designed and controlled, and to realize the physical concepts in the real world. This includes both mechanical (e.g., robots and machinery) and biological systems (e.g., humans and animals).
Applied Micro-Bioengineering Laboratory
Taking advantage of state-of-art nanotechnologies and fabricating fascinating functional biomaterials and integrated biosystems, we can address numerous important problems in fundamental biology as well as clinical applications in disease diagnosis and treatment.
Composite Materials and Mechanics Laboratory
CMML focuses on research related to lightweight highly damage tolerant materials and aims at understanding the fundamental role of porosity in materials. The specialty of the lab is in the area of hollow particle filled composites called syntactic foams and in dynamic characterization of materials. CMML has been working on polymer and metal matrix syntactic foams for civilian and military automotive applications that are exposed to dynamic loading conditions. The other areas of interest to CMML are additive manufacturing and sensors for structural health monitoring.
Dynamical Systems Laboratory
The Dynamical Systems Laboratory conducts fundamental research in the broad field of modeling and control of complex systems with specialized expertise in multiphysics modeling and marine applications of advanced/multifunctional materials. Activities span applied mathematics, design and fabrication of novel hardware, and advanced computation and experimentation.
Institute for Engineered Interfaces Laboratories
The new Institute for Engineered Interfaces (IEI) Laboratories will promote a cross-disciplinary approach to research. Faculty members from the NYU Tandon School of Engineering, the Center of Soft Matter Physics, the molecular Design Institute, as well as the medical and dental schools, work together in the IEI on joint projects focusing on colloids and membranes, sensors and diagnostics, and organic/inorganic interfaces.
The Mechatronics Lab is a synergistic integration of mechanical engineering, control theory, computer science, and electronics to manage complexity, uncertainty, and communication in engineered systems.
Particles, Interface, and Fluids Lab
The Particles, Interface & Fluids Lab focuses on understanding and controlling systems inspired by biological or industrial situations in which particles, interfaces, and fluids exhibit complex behaviors due to simple physical interactions between constituents.