Mechanical, Industrial and Systems engineering faculty and students participate in a range of research. They play an active role in many labs and partnerships.
Driving Simulator Laboratory
Located in Pastore room 120, this full size driving simulator is used in a variety of research projects to study the effects of various driving conditions on performance. Examples include driving distractions, effective traffic management methods and weather conditions.
Dynamics Photomechanics Laboratory
Established in 1981, the Dynamic Photomechanics Laboratory (DPML) at the University of Rhode Island brings together those professionals and students who share an interest in the general area of Solid Mechanics. The main objective of the DPML is to conduct collaborative research and develop excellence in these fields. Visit the lab’s website.
The lab was established by Professor Musa Jouaneh for conducting teaching and research in the field of mechatronics. The lab’s mission is to provide state-of-the-art facilities and experimental setups to learn and enjoy the field of mechatronics. Visit the lab’s website.
Mechanics of Materials Research Laboratory
Established in 1981 by Professor Hamouda Ghonem with the mission of developing a better understanding of the role of microstructure in time-dependent deformation and damage mechanisms of advanced engineering materials subjected to complex loading under extreme temperature and environmental conditions. Visit the lab’s website.
The Microfluids Laboratory leverages the latest innovations in mechanical and chemical engineering to produce cutting-edge biological detection systems.
Nonlinear Dynamics Laboratory
The Research in Nonlinear Dynamics Laboratory focuses on topics in nonlinear dynamics and vibrations, including: nonlinear time series analysis; damage diagnosis and prognosis in engineered, geophysical and biological systems; failure/damage mechanics; nonlinear system and parameter identification; modal testing and analysis; dynamics, stability and control of engineered systems. Visit the lab’s website.
Sustainable Innovative Solutions (SIS)
Though the SIS lab has a broad premise, we are primarily focused on the understanding of how the human element influences sustainability. A single engineer working in isolation cannot deliver sustainability. Who delivers sustainability, and how? Our research at the SIS lab ranges from traditional notions of sustainability (i.e., electric vehicles, product classifications) to human behavior modeling (i.e., teams creating sustainable products, communication, team performance). Visit the lab’s website.
Thermomechanics and Tribology Laboratory
The laboratory makes use of experiments and analytical models in the areas of continuum mechanics to solve real-world engineering problems by implementing rational design. Tribological problems related to contact and fluid mechanics are of special interest. Visit the lab’s website.
Established in 1984, the Waterjet Research Laboratory is a first-class research center in the field of abrasive waterjet machining. Visit the lab’s website.