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School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering Research

Centers, Institutes, and Laboratories

Centers, institutes, or laboratories (CILs) are organized units devoted to research, scholarly, and creative activities. CILs are developed and require approval by cognizance college administrators and the Faculty Senate.

Center for Materials Research

Finding interdisciplinary answers to advanced materials science problems.

Institute for Shock Physics

A multi-disciplinary research organization with an emphasis on understanding condensed matter response at extreme conditions.

Sports Science Laboratory

Investigating the dynamics of bat and ball collisions to help regulating agencies better understand equipment performance through experimental testing and numeric models.

Other School-Affiliated Groups

Composite Materials & Engineering Center (CMEC)

Developing new building materials from recycled and virgin resources, as well as innovative structural systems.

Computational Mechanicals and Materials Science Laboratory

Working on the behavior of thermo-mechanical solids and engineering phenomena at the Nano level.

Emergent Dynamics, Control and Analytics Labs

Modeling, influencing, and quantifying self-organized patterns in complex dynamical systems.

Hydrogen Properties for Energy Research (HYPER) Lab

Producing agricultural fertilizers, refined petroleum, and high pressure fuels for everything from automobiles to deep space rockets.

Institute for Nuclear Science and Technology (INST)

Addressing societal challenges in global security, human health, energy, and the maintenance and restoration of environmental quality.

Micro Scale Thermo-fluidic Lab

Conducting cutting edge research on electric field induced particle-particle interactions and their applications for micro devices, and Isoelectric Focusing.

Modeling, Motion and Medical Robotics Lab

Working to make compliance and safer, more efficient human/robot interaction a reality.

Polymer Composites Group (Kessler Research Team)

Focusing on manufacturing techniques for polymer composites and new smart materials (including the development of self-healing structural composites).

W. M. Keck Biomedical Materials Research Lab

Focusing on materials and structures for implants and drug delivery, and micromachined ultrasonic transducers in biomedical imaging and therapeutics.

Washington Center for X-ray and Imaging Technology (WACXIT)

Promoting the advanced microstructure characterization, simulation, and design of solids.

Student testing a bat in the Washington State University Sports Science Lab.
A bat is checked in the Sport Science Laboratory.