What We Do
From flame and catalytic reactor experiments to nanoparticle characterization and sensor development, the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Minnesota remains at the forefront for developing technology needed for the next generation of clean and efficient engines.
We are addressing grand challenges facing future engines, such as the need for pollutant emissions reduction, mitigation of carbon emissions, and the implementation of renewable fuels. Active research collaboration with established centers within the department, including the Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power and the Center for Filtration Research, greatly add to our research capabilities.
Connected Vehicle Research
We are working on connected vehicle research to address the changing landscape of mobility and transportation. Vehicle powertrain electrification and routing co-optimization can lead to significant improvements in vehicle fuel economy. Learn more about VPRO's research.
Testing and Development
We are ready to take on development challenges relevant to the industry with our newly commissioned engine test facility.
Our staff and students are eager to use our new test cells to help prove new engine concepts, alternative fuels, instruments, and emissions control solutions.
Please contact us directly to see how we can help you meet your testing needs.
(Note: We are on the northeast corner of the 27th Ave and Weeks Ave intersection.)
Contact: Lab Director, Prof. Will Northrop, [email protected]