Research, Innovation, & Community

From zero-gravity experiments in space to developing nano-materials for biomedical application, faculty within the Mechanical & Materials Engineering Department engage in a variety of innovative research areas.  At Portland State University, students can work in tandem with faculty who are locally and internationally recognized as academics on the forefront of their endeavors.

Department Research can be categorized into three specialty areas:  Design & Manufacturing, Materials Science, and Thermal & Fluid Science. 

Design & Manufacturing

Ongoing research in the Design & Manufacturing area includes:

Materials Science

Ongoing research in the Materials Science area includes:

Thermal & Fluid Science

Ongoing research in the Thermal & Fluid Science area includes: