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Boise State University is committed to become a metropolitan research university of distinction. Our College of Engineering emphasizes hands-on experience for both undergraduate and graduate students as our faculty pursue important research in their individual areas of expertise.

Research topics explored within the Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering department includes modeling ‘big’ data with high performance computing, energy scavenging, and studying injuries to design innovative medical solutions.

Advanced  Thermal Science and Energy Lab – Yanliang Zhang Ph.D.

CAES Energy Efficiency Research Institute (CEERI) – John Gardner, Ph.D. , P.E.

Ceramic MEMS Laboratory – Don Plumlee, Ph.D., P.E.

Computational Biosciences Laboratory – Clare Fitzpatrick, Ph.D. (lab site coming soon!)

High Performance Simulation Laboratory for Thermo-Fluids (HiPerSim)– Inanc Senocak, Ph.D.

Mechanical Adaptations Laboratory – Gunes Uzer, Ph.D.

Northwest Tissue Mechanics Laboratory (NTM Lab) – Trevor J. Lujan, Ph.D.

Research Collaborators

Image of TechHelp logoTechHelp manufacturing specialists provide professional and technical assistance, training and information to Idaho manufacturers, food processors and inventors to make them more competitive through continuous product and process innovation. The center is a partnership of Idaho’s three state universities and an affiliate of the National Institute of Standards and Technology Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP). It is also Idaho’s EDA University Center, targeting economically distressed areas of the state.


New Research Awards to MBE Faculty
Dr. Zhang ($1,000,000; PI on DOD grant)
Dr. Senocak ($500,000; PI on NSF grant)
Dr. Lujan ($10,000,000; co-investigator on NIH grant)

Zhang: Self-Powered Sensors Aim to Keep Tabs on Nuclear Disasters

Lujan: Boise State Receives $10 Million COBRE Grant from NIH

Senocak: NSF Grant Supports Winds of Change in Scientific Software