Current research activities in the Department of Mechanical Engineering are in the areas of controls and robotics, energy and micropower generation, fluid mechanics, heat/mass transfer, mechanics of materials, manufacturing, material processing, MEMS, nanotechnology, and orthopedic biomechanics.


Interdisciplinary Labs & Centers

Through collaborations with other departments, both within the School of Engineering and Applied Science and Columbia University, as well with as the Lamont-Doherty Geological Laboratory, the College of Physicians and Surgeons, and the Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, the department actively participates in a number of leading-edge centers for interdisciplinary research:

Student Research Program

There are many opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students to become involved in research with faculty at Columbia Engineering.

Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program

More information about the REU program is available.

Research Opportunities

Research opportunities posted by MECE faculty and PhD students for MS and BS students seeking research for credit.