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Graduate work leading to degrees in mechanical engineering and in materials science.
Research includes biomechanics, fusion, materials science, machining, and more.
- Predicting and designing implosions on the OMEGA laser
- Laser--Plasma Interactions Driven by Spatiotemporally Structured Light Pulses
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Jeff Tithof is having a very good spring.
Getting to the bottom of a ‘hot’ debate about plasmonic catalysis
Hundreds of everyday products are produced with chemical reactions that are accelerated by the addition of materials called catalysts. Traditional catalysis works most efficiently at extremely high temperatures.
The lab of Andrea Pickel will ‘read’ the temperature of a single nanoparticle to help determine whether plasmonic catalysis represents just another way to heat up a catalytic reaction or is a fundamentally different way to accelerate a reaction – without adding heat.Continue Reading
The department was ranked 14th in publications per faculty and 8th in citations per publication, according to a 2010 study by the National Research Council.
There are approximately 200 undergraduate students (50 per graduating class) and 22 faculty members in the Mechanical Engineering Department at the University of Rochester.
All of our mechanical engineering students apply the latest software to problems in the mechanics of solids and fluids, materials science, mechanical systems, and advanced power applications. They also have broad hands-on laboratory and design experience. We offer research opportunities to both graduate and undergraduate students.Learn More
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