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Mechanical Engineering


The Fluor Daniel Engineering Innovation Building includes a high bay area supporting a two-story, 6,000-square-foot multipurpose facility. Equipped with an overhead crane to facilitate the operation of large research equipment, the high bay area includes the research operations of a wind tunnel, mechanical test frames, squeeze-casting of metal-ceramic materials, and fluidized beds and machining equipment.

Level 1: Laboratories across this floor are used for thermal fluid systems, design, and metrology. You can also find multiple graduate student offices and a seminar room.

Level 2: This level is home to ME Department faculty offices. In addition, there is the mechanical engineering advanced computational research international laboratory (RUST International Laboratory), a boundary layer wind tunnel, and an electrical and computer engineering locomotion laboratory.

Level 3: Laboratories on this floor are used for image processing and speech analysis, ground plane, power system protection, radar systems, spread spectrum, advanced communications, real-time power systems control, and harmonic generation and testing. The Milton Holcombe Chair Advanced Communications Laboratory is based here.

ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING LAB: The Additive Manufacturing Lab has 3D Printing and Cutting Equipment that can be used in-house and commercially. Usage costs and overviews of the equipment are available.

Series of research photos with students and faculty

ME Student Machine Shop

Located on the bottom floor of Cook Engineering Laboratory, the Mechanical Engineering Student Shop (MESS) supplies tools, facilities, materials, and supervisors to encourage students to complete class work, research, and personal projects through hands-on experience. Students have access to the shop’s resources at no additional cost. Regular workshops include welding, plasma cutting, and thread cutting.

Research Laboratories

The Department of Mechanical Engineering facilities include experimental, computational, design, material processing, and many other research laboratories.

Clemson Campuses

The Department of Mechanical Engineering has a footprint at three campuses: the main campus, the CU-ICAR campus in Greenville, SC and the Lowcountry campus in Charleston, SC.