Researchers at Paul M. Rady Department of Mechanical Engineering seek to impact the world through discovery. They harness state-of-the-art experimental, theoretical and computational approaches to educate students to advance the frontiers of technology. 

At a lead research university like CU Boulder, both graduate and undergraduate students have opportunities to work alongside our over 60 mechanical engineering faculty members, many of whom are esteemed experts in their fields. With state-of-the-art facilities, equipment, and collaborations with scientists at nearby federal research labs, opportunities to educate students and impact the environment, security and human health are many. 

Our researchers not only collaborate with each other but work closely with National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). 

Learn more about our most groundbreaking, well-funded and interdisciplinary projects in the following areas: