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School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering Design and Sustainability

Engineering is built on inspiration and processes. Sustainability motivates much of the ongoing research at WSU, and good design transforms aspirations into applications. Sustainable systems research combines existing and emerging technologies to do more with less and reduce secondary impacts. The state of Washington harnesses the power of its river system to produce clean energy. Building on the success of present clean energy technologies will carry us towards realizing the vision of a truly sustainable future. For example, WSU researchers are currently developing technologies for the production, liquefaction, storage, and delivery of hydrogen as part of emerging clean hydrogen technology.

Whether designing new additive manufacturing systems, rural delivery drones, or advanced microgrid control software, all our research is driven by the goal of a safer, more connected, more sustainable future.

Sustainable car

Topics in Design and Sustainability

  • Design of medical assistive devices
  • Small, modular hydrogen liquefier design
  • Rocket and space stage vehicle design
  • Aircraft and vehicle related engineering design
  • Global engineering and design of high-performance work environments
  • Distributed generation systems
  • Energy storage dynamics and integration with renewable sources

Faculty in Design and Sustainability

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Bi, Xiaopeng
Clinical Associate Professor
Program Coordinator, School of MME, WSU-Everett
xiaopeng.bi@wsu.edu
425-405-1733
WSU NPS 422
Everett
Chen, Kuen-Ren (Roland)
Assistant Professor
roland.chen@wsu.edu
509-335-0376
EME B23
Pullman
Leachman, Jacob
Associate Professor
jacob.leachman@wsu.edu
509-335-7711
Sloan 217
Pullman
McLarty, Dustin
Assistant Professor
dustin.mclarty@wsu.edu
509-335-1699
Sloan 213
Pullman
Pezeshki, Charles (Dr. Chuck)
Professor
Director Industrial Engagement, VCEA
pezeshki@wsu.edu
509-335-7662
EME 143
Pullman
Swensen, John P
Assistant Professor
john.swensen@wsu.edu
509-335-1031
Dana 239E
Pullman