The Michael W. Hall School of Mechanical Engineering has several specialized laboratories that are available for research projects.

  • Advanced Manufacturing Engineering Laboratory
    This facility is an advanced manufacturing engineering laboratory with full-size computer-numerically-controlled (CNC) machines.The CNC mill has high-speed machining capability.
  • IDEELab
    IDEELab is a program that exposes students to real-world industry applications, providing hands-on and critical thinking opportunities throughout the undergraduate college experience. Courses are delivered in such a way that students can both learn and practice the rules of engineering. Students have access to high TRL manufacturing equipment as well as design spaces. They also get to participate in a deep engineering mentorship and can take advantage of a diverse portfolio of industry opportunities and challenges. IDEELab is viewed as an internal “co-op” program accessible to all students — where a student gets to “co-op” with more than one industry.
  • Plasma and Combustion Research Laboratory
  • Materials Research Laboratories
    These laboratories include a small foundry, tensile testing machines, and associated equipment for materials characterization.
  • Micro-CHP Demonstration Laboratory
  • Thermal Management & Energy Harvesting Laboratories
    These facilities allow for the manufacture and characterization of novel thermal management devices and energy harvesting technology, consisting of: high-temperature furnace, precision scales, hermetic sealing capabilities, temperature/humidity-controlled wind tunnels and more.