Montana State University

Mechanical & Industrial Engineering Department

Knowledge Focus Areas

M&IE faculty members have expertise in many exciting and important technical areas. They generate new knowledge in these areas through research and transfer that knowledge through courses and publications.

Materials & Structures

  • biologically-inspired
  • ceramics
  • composites
  • MEMS
  • smart
  • ultra-lightweight

Energy Systems

  • alternative energy
  • fuel cell
  • technology
  • HVAC
  • renewable energy
  • wind energy systems

Design & Manufacturing

  • concurrent engineering
  • computer integrated manufacturing
  • product and process design

Service Engineering

  • organizational theory
  • lean systems
  • service sector (healthcare, entertainment, humanitarian)

Measurement Systems

  • extreme environments
  • fluid dynamics
  • magnetic resonance
  • microscopy
  • rheology

Human Factors Engineering

  • design systems, products, and jobs
  • usability testing
  • occupational safety
  • sports biomechanics
  • transportation
  • health care