Facilities

KU Mechanical Engineering is home to state-of-the-art educational and research facilities located in Learned Hall, as well as in two new engineering buildings (LEEP2 and West Campus) that were completed in 2012 and 2015. Educational facilities include multimedia classrooms (Learned and LEEP2), a dedicated computer laboratory (Learned), an instrumentation laboratory (LEEP2), and an extensive machine shop (Learned). Undergraduate student projects are conducted in new facilities on West Campus in the West Campus Student Projects Space, and in the Hill Engineering Research and Development Center. Faculty members conduct research in laboratories that house a broad range of advanced instrumentation.

Undergraduate Teaching Laboratories

Mechanical Engineering Machine Shop

Hours

Monday through Friday: 8:30 am - 12:00 pm & 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm.

Spring semester hours may include some night and weekend hours. These times will be reserved for Capstone Design students.

Contact

Charles Gabel or Ash Shadrick

Computation Lab

A dedicated computation laboratory is located in Learned Hall. Undergraduate students make use of the facility for a wide variety of classes. Advanced computer aided design, finite element, and computational fluid dynamics software packages are available The laboratory was renovated in 2016.


Instrumentation Lab

The new undergraduate instrumentation laboratory was dedicated in 2015, and includes a vast array of new equipment for the required undergraduate laboratory courses.


Materials Testing Lab

The new materials testing laboratory was dedicated in 2015, and includes advanced test equipment for use in the required undergraduate laboratory course.


West Campus Capstone Space

Industry-sponsored undergraduate capstone projects are conducted in the West Campus Student Projects Space, dedicated in 2015.


Multi-use and Research Facilities

Hill Engineering Research and Development Center

Undergraduate student projects as well as graduate student research is conducted in the Hill Engineering Research and Development Center, dedicated in 2012. The activities are led by Professor Chris Depcik and address energy sustainability challenges.
 

Bioengineering Research Center

The Bioengineering Research Center (BERC) is directed by Professor Paulette Spencer. BERC is a university-designated center focused on advanced biomaterials research.


Faculty Laboratories

Faculty Research


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