As it is known, mechanical engineering is a branch of engineering science that combines the principles of physics and engineering mathematics with materials science to design, analyze, manufacture, and maintain mechanical systems (mechanics, energy, materials, manufacturing) in solving complex engineering problems. Therefore, our research accommodates all technology applications in society and industry from various technology readiness levels (TRL) that contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) program.

Research Scope

Basic technology research
This scope includes all basic research reports related to the basic principles of technology, observations of certain characteristics of a material, analytical studies, laboratory studies to validate the correctness of analytical predictions made, and studies and experiments to validate the “Proof of Concept” of a technology investigated.

Research to prove feasibility
This scope includes all research reports “breadboard validation” in a laboratory environment, where the basic technology elements have been integrated to the desired level of performance. At this level, the performance of the system is still considered low fidelity and must be consistent with the potential application requirements of the system.

Technology demonstration
This scope includes all research reports of “breadboard validation” in the relevant environment, where the performance and fidelity of the tested components should be significantly improved. Complete applications must be tested in a simulated or realistic environment. Some new technology may be involved in the demonstration.

Technology development and Prototyping
This scope includes all research reports related to the demonstration of prototypes in operational environments to check and validate the critical level of fidelity of technology demonstrations, where representative models or prototypes are tested in high fidelity laboratory environments or simulated or real operational environments.

Pilot plan and scale-up
This scope includes all research reports related to the prototype’s performance in an operational environment, where the prototype must be close to the actual case or at the scale of the planned operating system and demonstrations must be carried out in the intended environment. It aims to ensure trust in technology and system management. This level also includes research reports on technological developments that have successfully worked in the final form under the expected conditions. It also consists of the integration of new technologies into existing systems.

Market launch and commercialization
This scope includes all research reports on technology performance against competitors available in the market. This is the end of the last few hits of actual system development. In some cases, this also includes a product downstreaming to industry and society.

Research Agenda

Aerodynamics and Fluid Mechanics – boundary layer control; computational fluid dynamics for engineering design and analysis; turbo engines; aerodynamics in vehicles, trains, planes, ships, and micro flying objects; flow and induction systems; numerical analysis of heat exchangers; design of thermal systems; Wind tunnel experiments; Flow visualization; and all the unique topics related to aerodynamics, mechanics and fluid dynamics, and thermal systems.
Combustion and Energy Systems – combustion of alternative fuels; low-temperature combustion; combustion of solid particles for hydrogen production; combustion efficiency; thermal energy storage system; porous media; optimization of heat transfer devices; shock wave fundamental propagation mechanism; detonation and explosion; hypersonic aerodynamic computational modeling; high-speed propulsion; thermo-acoustic; low-noise combustion; and all the unique topics related to combustion and energy systems.
Design and Manufacturing –  computational synthesis; optimal design methodology; biomimetic design; high-speed product processing; laser-assisted machining; metal plating, micro-machining; studies on the effects of wear and tear; fretting; abrasion; thermoelastic. This scope also includes productivity and cycle time improvements for manufacturing activities; production planning; concurrent engineering; design with remote partners, change management; and involvement of the Industry 4.0 main area in planning, production, and maintenance activities.
Dynamics and Control – aerospace systems; autonomous vehicles; biomechanics dynamics; plate and shell dynamics; style control; mechatronics; multibody system; nonlinear dynamics; robotics; space system; mechanical vibration; and all the unique topics related to engine dynamics and control.
Materials and Structures –  composite fabrication processes; high-performance composites for automotive, construction, sports equipment, and hospital equipment; natural materials; special materials for energy sensing and harvesting; nanocomposites and micromechanics; the process of modeling and developing nanocomposite polymers; metal alloys; energy efficiency in welding and joining materials; vibration-resistant structure; lightweight-strong design; and all the unique topics related to materials and construction.
Vibrations, Acoustics, and Fluid-Structure Interaction – nonlinear vibrations; nonlinear dynamics of lean structures; fluid-structure interactions; nonlinear rotor dynamics; bladed disc; flow-induced vibration; thermoacoustic; biomechanics applications; and all the unique topics related to vibrations, acoustics, and fluid-structure interaction.