Mechanical Design

Mechanical Design at the Institute of Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Design is where pure innovation and a high level knowledge of Mechanical Engineering combine to produce groundbreaking concepts.

At the Insitute of Mechanical Engineering we have developed new approaches to the fields of aviation, automation, energy harvesting, assisted sensing, manufacturing among many others.

Our researchers have designed systems that detect facial movement, the engineering of artificial bone tissue, new techniques for drying and roasting biomass with improved energy efficiency and a new vertical take-off and landing aerial vehicle.

A study by Prof. Mulleners

Key research themes


  • Aerodynamics
  • Small Scale Turbomachinery
  • Turbine Cooling
  • Computational Geometry
  • Mechanobiology
  • High Speed Sailing
  • Microelectromechanics
  • Cyberphysical Systems
  • Hybrid Systems