Research Areas

Faculty in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering conduct research in a variety areas. USU is a research land grant institution, and MAE faculty support this mission by regularly submitting proposals and receiving grants for funded research. These projects not only benefit the department and faculty research interests, but they also support undergraduate and graduate students. Current projects change regularly, but something consistent at USU is the focus on research, which provides students additional benefits to their education in both knowledge and employment. 

Application Area

Application Faculty
Aeronautics Hunsaker, Spall, Whitmore
Astronautics Fujimoto, Fullmer, Geller, Whitmore
Nuclear Energy Ban, Berke, Roberts, Smith
Renewable Energy Liu, Roberts

Scientific Area

Discipline Faculty
Controls Fullmer
Fluid Dynamics Hunsaker, Smith, Spall, Truscott
Heat Transfer Ban, Roberts, Smith
Image Based Measurements Berke, Roberts, Smith, Truscott
Material Science Berke, Liu, Roberts
Microscale/Nanoscale Science Ban, Liu, Roberts, Truscott
Numerical Methods Hunsaker, Liu, Spall
Solid Mechanics Berke, Fronk, Folkman, Liu