The strong research program in our Department across all areas of concentration is a reflection of our high-caliber faculty, many of whom have obtained international recognition. The experimental research facilities are state-of-the-art and include photomechanic instruments for fracture and fatigue studies, optics-based material characterization techniques, as well as facilities for optical metrology, the measurement of ultra fast thermal phenomenon and thermo-optical properties, a processing and measurement facility, a microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) laboratory, a manufacturing automation laboratory, and crystal growth facility. Our department also has extensive highperformance computational facilities for computational fluid dynamics, computational solid mechanics, and computer-aided geometric design.
Below is a list of laboratories with which our Department is associated with. These laboratories perform valuable research and development at Stony Brook and employ numerous professors and students, both graduate and undergraduate, from the mechanical engineering department. Many important research projects are conducted for private and government contractors.
- Computational Design Kinematics Laboratory
- Computational Solid Mechanics Laboratory
- Energy Harvesting and Mechatronics Research Lab
- Manufacturing and Automation Lab
- Microfluidics and Interfacial Fluid Dynamics Laboratory
- System Engineering and Integration Laboratory
- Heat Transfer and Laser Processing Laboratory
- Computational Fluid Dynamics and Thermodynamics Lab
- Energy Technologies Laboratory (Director: Prof. John Kincaid)
- Experimental Mechanics Research Laboratory
- Laser Solar Photovoltaic Laboratory
- Micromechanics Lab
- Pulsed Laser Holography Lab
- Sustainable Manufacturing Systems Research Lab (Director: Prof. Cindy Chang)