Research is central to the MABE mission. Externally sponsored research provides employment and research experiences for both graduate and undergraduate students. It also gives faculty the opportunity to contribute to the general advancement of knowledge and to publish their results within relevant peer groups. Each faculty member has particular research interests and activities and in some cases extensive collaboration amongst MABE and other faculty occurs.
The MABE department consists of approximately 30 full-time faculty, as well as numerous adjunct faculty and postdoctoral associates. The faculty hold doctoral degrees from major research universities in the US and other countries. Research activities are funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), the Department of Energy (DOE), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the Department of Defense (DOD), and by industrial companies such as Exxon, Boeing, Denso, Dupuy products, and Lexmark.
Our faculty members are involved with the basic research, design, and implementation of hardware and software systems across the mechanical, aerospace, and biomedical engineering fields. Many of our faculty serve on the editorial boards of recognized journals, hold professional society officer positions, and are nationally recognized.