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MAE Labs


Dynamics and Control Lab (ECS-215)

Schedule: M-F: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Faculty advisor: Qingbin Gao

The Dynamics and Control Lab focuses on:

  • Automation
  • Robotics
  • Manufacturing
  • Time-delay systems, and
  • Other technologies.

Major equipment:

  • Cart-inverted-pendulum setup
  • Parallel robot
  • Cart-seesaw setup
  • Robotic arms
  • Rotary-inverted pendulum. 

Impact Group Engineering Research Lab (ECS-108)

Hours: M-F 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and by appointment

Faculty advisor: Daniel Whisler

The Impact Group Engineering Research Lab specializes in understanding dynamic material and structural behavior when subject to extreme environments such as shock, impacts, or blast loads. Experimental and numerical testing for high strain, high strain rate survivability, blast mitigation, and impact resistance.

Major equipment:

  • High-strain compressed gas impactor
  • Low-strain pendulum impactor
  • Drop tower
  • High speed camera

Multiscale Mechanics of Materials Lab (VEC-121)

Hours: M-F 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

Faculty advisor: Yan Li

The lab focuses on:

  • Multiscale/multiphysics modeling
  • Integrated computational/experimental approaches for next generation material design
  • Application of material science and solid mechanics in advanced manufacturing.