Research - College of Engineering & Natural Sciences


All mechanical engineering students are encouraged to incorporate research projects into their course schedule. Our faculty are active investigators in many areas of research including:

  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Fluids – Thermal Science
  • Mechanics
  • Computational Mechanics
  • Robotics
  • System Dynamics and Controls
  • Materials Science and Nanotechnology
  • Vehicle Systems
  • Manufacturing Processes and Systems

Coiled TubingStudents, faculty and staff regularly collaborate for innovative research in the following consortia:

Erosion/Corrosion Research Center
Tulsa University Separation Technology Projects
Coiled Tubing Mechanics Research Project
Crash Reconstruction Research Consortium
TU Sand Management Project



Laboratory Safety
Lab safety is the responsibility of everyone using the lab. Safety protocols vary with each facility, but students, faculty and staff are required to read, understand and sign the protocol agreement of the facility in which they work.