The research of the department of Mechanical Engineering is focused on three clusters, namely:
- Computational and Experimental Mechanics (CEM), focused on mechanics and materials
- Dynamical Systems Design (DSD), focused on systems, dynamics and control
- Thermo Fluids Engineering (TFE), focused on heat and flow
Each cluster consists of a number of sections, and each section consists of a number of groups. Because the department gives plenty of space for interdisciplinary research, research within these sections is both conceptual and methodological. This distinguishes the department of Mechanical Engineering at TU/e from other departments of Mechanical Engineering in the Netherlands. Find more information about our research clusters here
The department consists of several sections. The department focuses on long-term, general, system-oriented research. The crux of the department is devoted to designing, analyzing, improving and manufacturing new products and processes, as well as the materials needed for this. The department is fully discipline-oriented and is structured along disciplines – such as mechanics, materials, thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, control, systems and design to name but a few.
Control Systems Technology
The mission of the CST group is to develop new methods and tools in the area of Systems Theory, Control Engineering and Mechatronics. The…
Dynamics and Control
Our mission is to perform top-level research and train next-generation students on the topic of understanding and predicting the dynamics of…
The mission our group is to advance heat & flow technologies for energy and high-tech applications. This mission encompasses the scientific…
Mechanics of Materials
We aim to develop and innovate the scientific tools to understand, describe, predict and optimize the mechanical response of industrially…
Our mission is to develop innovative technological concepts and fabrication methods for microsystems for a wide range of applications. Our…
Power & Flow
Power & Flow focuses on clean and efficient combustion and process technology, to cater for fast-growing energy demands.
Processing and Performance
The Processing and Performance of Materials group of Eindhoven University of Technology provides education on and conducts research in the…
Research schools settle their own research program and take care of the education of PhD students. In research schools different departments (of different universities) participate. The department of Mechanical Engineering is involved in several research schools.
Engineering Mechanics is a joint initiative of the TU/e, Delft University of Technology and the University of Twente.
Eindhoven Polymer Laboratories
The goal of Eindhoven Polymer Laboratories (EPL) is to carry out scientific research and to train university graduates to become researchers in the field of polymer science.
Dutch Institute of Systems and Control (DISC)
DISC is an interuniversity graduate school that unites all university groups in the Netherlands that are active in systems and control theory and engineering. It offers a nationally organized graduate program for PhD students in this field.
The J.M. Burgerscentrum (JMBC) is the Dutch research school for fluid mechanics. With the combined knowledge, skills and facilities of over 50 research groups the JMBC offers a multidisciplinary environment for advanced research in fluid mechanics and for the education of talented graduate and postgraduate students.
See here a glimpse of some or our Mechanical Engineering labs
Equipment & Prototype Center
The Equipment & Prototype Center (EPC) makes custom experimental setups and prototypes for various fields of research.
Future Fuels Lab
In the Future Fuels Lab scientists are researching green fuels and cleaner combustion methods for engines.
The Microfab/Lab facilitates the development of new micromanufacturing technologies for use in life sciences applications.
The Multiscale Lab facilitates research on the micro-mechanical deformation and failure behavior of a broad class of (innovative) materials…
Digital Twin Lab
Rapid progress in digitalization and AI is providing numerous opportunities for human-interaction research at TU/e. Connecting the real…