Mechanical engineering students at Tennessee Tech have access to leading-edge laboratories, which are well outfitted with the latest equipment, hardware, and software. Undergraduate students in the senior capstone design courses use these labs to help gain valuable, hands-on experience as they complete their projects over the course of two semesters. This is precisely the kind of experience that many of the top companies in the nation are looking for in new employees, helping to make our graduates more competitive in the job market.
Examples of Faculty Research
Advanced manufacturing centers upon improving the performance of US industry through the innovative application of technologies, processes and methods to product design and production.
Energy Storage and Conversion
With rising instability of energy prices and sources, there is an ever-increasing need to develop the next generation of energy storage/conversion devices and energy efficiency technologies that are environmentally friendly and cost-effective compared to existing fossil fuel-based technologies.
Resilient Infrastructure is a topic that is aimed at maximizing the continued functioning of the large infrastructures even if some elements of the infrastructure do not survive or are not equipped to handle conditions that exceed the design criteria and operational guidelines.