Multi-scale Engineering

Design, Manufacturing, and Nanoscale Sciences 

Many aspects of mechanical engineering require the understanding and use of phenomena that span a wide range of length and time scales. A classic example is the turbulent flow in an internal combustion engine where there are eddying motions of various sizes interacting with spray droplets and resulting chemical reactions that result in flames confined to very thin sheets. The past few decades have seen an explosion of phenomena discovered at the nanoscale and their use for various engineering purposes such as mechanical strength,, enhanced heat transfer, and electrical properties has a myriad of applications. Multiscale engineering is concerned with the study of phenomena, the design of processes and the development of products that span a wide range of scales. Of particular interest is those problems where the interactions between scales are tightly coupled, and attempts to coarse-grain simpler models of complex multiscale phenomena.

Faculty Researchers: Emmanuel Agba, Sarah Bentil, Abhijit Chandra, Carmen Gomes, Nicole HashemiCaroline Hayes, Ming-Chen Hsu, Chao Hu, Shan Hu, Jaime Juárez, Adarsh Krishnamurthy, Jonghyun Lee, Valery Levitas, Beiwen Li, Meng Lu, Reza Montazami, Jim OliverSonal Padalkar, Cary Pint, Rafael RadkowskiJuan RenCris Schwartz, Pranav Shrotriya, Travis Sippel, Shankar Subramniam, Sriram Sundararajan, Xinwei Wang and Eliot Winer.