Carnegie Mellon University Mechanical Engineering

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University is a leader in education and research in advanced manufacturing, bioengineering, computational engineering, energy and the environment, micro/nanoengineering, product design, and robotics. We empower students through hands-on learning, flexibility of course work, and multidisciplinary collaboration to solve real-world problems.

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Engineering

Modeling light for solar panel placement in urban settings

Solar panel installation in cities requires setups tailored to the complex geometry of urban spaces that provide the most direct sunlight to each panel. Among the processes for designing the most efficient setup is shadow ...

Machine learning & AI

Machine learning gets smarter to speed up drug discovery

Predicting molecular properties quickly and accurately is important to advancing scientific discovery and application in areas ranging from materials science to pharmaceuticals. Because experiments and simulations to explore ...

Engineering

Automating engineering's ideal manager

Engineering is a collaborative practice, but effective teamwork can take many different forms. For some projects, teamwork means accomplishing all tasks as a group; for other projects, it is better for everyone to work individually ...

Robotics

Tuning collagen threads for biohybrid robots

The idea of incorporating actual muscles or neurons into a robotic system might sound like science fiction, but researchers in Carnegie Mellon University's Department of Mechanical Engineering are taking steps to make it ...

Energy & Green Tech

An atomic look at lithium-rich batteries

Batteries have come a long way since Volta first stacked copper and zinc discs together 200 years ago. While the technology has continued to evolve from lead-acid to lithium ion, many challenges still exist—like achieving ...

Business

Uber and Lyft increase average vehicle ownership in urban areas

The landscape of individual transportation has changed drastically since the rise of rideshare apps like Uber and Lyft. Where before, getting from A to B required you to either take public transportation, locate a taxi, or ...

Engineering

AI-fueled batteries

Machine learning is increasingly being used as a tool that helps researchers discover new materials and compounds for their unique design requirements. This novel approach cuts down the time researchers spend creating and ...

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