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Submitted by nnreimer.local on Tue, 04/01/2014 - 6:41pm

The Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering is a research leader in a variety of areas, which are aligned closely with the University of Calgary’s research strategy.

The university has identified broad areas in which to focus our considerable research strength and researchers at the Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering play an integral role in this interdisciplinary exploration.

On this page you will find the department's specialized areas of research and the University’s research strategies. Faculty members involved in each area are listed. Learn more about research at Schulich.

Departmental Research Areas

Applied Mechanics

Activities include continuum mechanics, granular mechanics, finite element modeling, constitutive modeling of biological tissue, continuous distributions of defects in solids, shell structures, membrane wrinkling, and vibrations, dynamics modeling, and experimental nodal analysis.

Marcelo Epstein, Salvatore Federico, Leping LiSimon Park, Les Sudak, Qiao Sun

Automation, Control, and Robotics

Activities include distributed control architectures for manufacturing systems, multiple manipulator systems with flexible components, sensor-based control of manipulators, intelligent planning and control of robotic systems, ground, aerial and underwater unmanned vehicle systems, robust control, micro/nano robotics, modeling and design using parallel mechanisms.

Robert Brennan, Peter Goldsmith, Seonghwan (Sam) KimJeff Pieper, Alex Ramirez-Serrano, Swavik Spiewak, Qiao Sun

Design and Materials

Research in this area focuses on design theories, design methodologies, life cycle design engineering, modular design, design for manufacturing, intelligent design and development of design information systems capable of supporting concurrent design methods, in particular design for manufacturing.

Roes Budiman, Y. (Frank) ChengPhilip Egberts, Theo Freiheit, Simon LiTahir Khan, Deyi Xue

Manufacturing Engineering

Activities include manufacturing system modeling, intelligentmanufacturing systems, production planning and control, supply chain management, machinery and process diagnosis, process control systems analysis & design, reconfigurable and environment adaptable manufacturing systems, micro machining, and discrete-event systems.

Robert BrennanSilvanus Theodore Enns, Theo Freiheit, Tahir Khan, Simon Park, Paul Rogers, Yiliu (Paul) TuDeyi Xue

Nano-MEMS

Activities include micro-mechanical fabrication, femto-second laser fabrication, carbon and rosette nanotubes, micro- and nano-fluidics, micro-injection molding, sensor developments, MEMS modeling, molecular self assembly, nanotechnology, electrokinetics, and regeneration of cells.

Roes (Arief) BudimanPhilip Egberts, Theo Freiheit, Seonghwan (Sam) Kim, Daniel Yu-Hing Kwok, Simon Park, Swavik SpiewakYiliu (Paul) Tu

Thermo-Fluids, Energy Systems and Environment

Investigations include combustion systems air pollution, combustion in porous media, combustion and reacting flows, aerodynamics, internal-combustion engines, multiphase flows, computational fluid dynamics, advanced flow metering, alternative energy, and air pollution characterization and control.

Luc Bauwens, Ke DuRon Hugo, Craig Johansen Robert Martinuzzi, A. (Majeed) Mohamad, Chris Morton, David Wood

Human Dynamics in a Changing World

New Earth-Space Technologies

Engineering Solutions for Health: Biomedical Engineering

Imaging and Instrumentation

Carolyn AnglinSteven Boyd, Walter HerzogJanet Ronsky

BioSensors and Biocontrol Technologies

Marcelo Epstein, Peter Goldsmith, Robert Martinuzzi

Diagnostic and Therapeutic Products

Carolyn AnglinSteven Boyd, Salvatore Federico, Walter HerzogLeping Li, Robert Martinuzzi, Janet Ronsky, Tannin Schmidt, Les Sudak

Health-Care Delivery Optimization

Paul Rogers

Infections, Inflammation and Chronic Diseases in the Changing Environment

Natural Resources and Environment

Ke Du

Inflammation

Steven Boyd

Energy Innovations for Today and Tomorrow

Departmental Research Areas

Applied Mechanics

Activities include continuum mechanics, granular mechanics, finite element modeling, constitutive modeling of biological tissue, continuous distributions of defects in solids, shell structures, membrane wrinkling, and vibrations, dynamics modeling, and experimental nodal analysis.

Marcelo Epstein, Salvatore Federico, Leping LiSimon Park, Les Sudak, Qiao Sun

Automation, Control, and Robotics

Activities include distributed control architectures for manufacturing systems, multiple manipulator systems with flexible components, sensor-based control of manipulators, intelligent planning and control of robotic systems, ground, aerial and underwater unmanned vehicle systems, robust control, micro/nano robotics, modeling and design using parallel mechanisms.

Robert Brennan, Peter Goldsmith, Seonghwan (Sam) KimJeff Pieper, Alex Ramirez-Serrano, Swavik Spiewak, Qiao Sun

Design and Materials

Research in this area focuses on design theories, design methodologies, life cycle design engineering, modular design, design for manufacturing, intelligent design and development of design information systems capable of supporting concurrent design methods, in particular design for manufacturing.

Roes Budiman, Y. (Frank) ChengPhilip Egberts, Theo Freiheit, Simon LiTahir Khan, Deyi Xue

Manufacturing Engineering

Activities include manufacturing system modeling, intelligentmanufacturing systems, production planning and control, supply chain management, machinery and process diagnosis, process control systems analysis & design, reconfigurable and environment adaptable manufacturing systems, micro machining, and discrete-event systems.

Robert BrennanSilvanus Theodore Enns, Theo Freiheit, Tahir Khan, Simon Park, Paul Rogers, Yiliu (Paul) TuDeyi Xue

Nano-MEMS

Activities include micro-mechanical fabrication, femto-second laser fabrication, carbon and rosette nanotubes, micro- and nano-fluidics, micro-injection molding, sensor developments, MEMS modeling, molecular self assembly, nanotechnology, electrokinetics, and regeneration of cells.

Roes (Arief) BudimanPhilip Egberts, Theo Freiheit, Seonghwan (Sam) Kim, Daniel Yu-Hing Kwok, Simon Park, Swavik SpiewakYiliu (Paul) Tu

Thermo-Fluids, Energy Systems and Environment

Investigations include combustion systems air pollution, combustion in porous media, combustion and reacting flows, aerodynamics, internal-combustion engines, multiphase flows, computational fluid dynamics, advanced flow metering, alternative energy, and air pollution characterization and control.

Luc Bauwens, Ke DuRon Hugo, Craig Johansen Robert Martinuzzi, A. (Majeed) Mohamad, Chris Morton, David Wood

New Earth-Space Technologies
Engineering Solutions for Health: Biomedical Engineering

Imaging and Instrumentation

Carolyn AnglinSteven Boyd, Walter HerzogJanet Ronsky

BioSensors and Biocontrol Technologies

Marcelo Epstein, Peter Goldsmith, Robert Martinuzzi

Diagnostic and Therapeutic Products

Carolyn AnglinSteven Boyd, Salvatore Federico, Walter HerzogLeping Li, Robert Martinuzzi, Janet Ronsky, Tannin Schmidt, Les Sudak

Health-Care Delivery Optimization

Paul Rogers

Infections, Inflammation and Chronic Diseases in the Changing Environment

Natural Resources and Environment

Ke Du

Inflammation

Steven Boyd