Fluid Mechanics and Transport
Fluid mechanics and transport research in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Scieince focuses on the following areas:
- Computational fluid dynamics and heat transfer
- Fluid mechanics
- Compressible fluid flow
- Advanced fluid mechanics
- Hydrodynamic stability
- Transport phenomena in biological systems
- Microscale physicochemical hydrodynamics
Opportunities for Graduate Study
The departments offers an M.S./Ph.D. study track in mechanical engineering with a core in thermal fluids that encompasses fluid mechanics and transport phenomena, as well as thermodynamics.
The department also offers a program of study towards the Masters of Engineering (M.Eng) in Mechanical Engineering. This 30-credit degree program includes course work towards departmental requirements, an area of specialization, business and management fundamentals, and an internship or applied research experience. Students have the flexibility to specialize on topics of fluid mechanics, heat transfer, and thermal and fluid systems relevant to preparation for an applied engineering career.