The Department of Mechanical Engineering program at Embry-Riddle provides a strong foundation in all of the fundamental areas of Mechanical Engineering, along with focused tracks in areas of rapid employment growth such as high-performance vehicles and robotics.

Mechanical engineering is the broadest of the engineering professions, involving work in almost every technical area and in a wide variety of industries and organizations. It is also among the most enduring professional careers, with stable job opportunities during difficult economic periods.

The Department offers a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering, and a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering.

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Submissions from 2014

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Standoff Methods for the Detection of Threat Agents: A Review of Several Promising Laser-Based Techniques, J. Bruce Johnson, Susan D. Allen, Jonathan Merten, Lewis Johnson, Daniel Pinkham, and Scott W. Reeve

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Differential Spectral Imaging of the CN Violet Band in Laser-Induced Plasmas on TNT Simulant Molecules, J. Merten, M. Jones, S. Hoke, and Susan D. Allen

Submissions from 2013

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Mechanics of Hip Dysplasia Reduction in Infants Using the Pavlik Harness: A Physics Based Computational Model, Orlando Ardila, Eduardo Divo, Faissal Moslehy, George Rab, Alain Kassab, and Charles Price

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A Novel Method for Prediction of Mobile Robot Maneuvering Spaces, Patrick N. Currier and Alfred L. Wicks

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Project Haiti 2012: Providing an Experiential Learning Experience Through the Design and Delivery of a Water Purifier in Haiti, Yung Wong, Johnathon Camp, Shavin Pinto, Kyle Fennesy, Marc Compere, and Yan Tang

Submissions from 2012

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Computational Analysis of Hybrid Norwood Circulation with Distal Aortic Arch Obstruction and Reverse Blalock-Taussig Shunt, Andres Ceballos, I. Ricardo Argueta-Morales, Eduardo Divo, Ruben Osorio, Christopher A. Caldarone, Alain J. Kassab, and William M. DeCampli

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Computational Fluid Dynamics in Congenital Heart Disease, William M. DeCampli, I. Ricardo Argueta-Morales, Eduardo Divo, and Alain J. Kassab

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A New Control System for Left Ventricular Assist Devices Based on Patient-specific Physiological Demand, George Faragallah, Yu Wan, Eduardo Divo, and Marwan Simaan

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Multi-Color Cavity Ringdown Based Detection Method and Apparatus, Scott W. Reeve and Susan Davis Allen

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An Inverse POD-RBF Network Approach to Parameter Estimation in Mechanics, Craig A. Rogers, Alain Kassab, Eduardo Divo, Ziemowit Ostrowski, and Ryszard Bialecki

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High Tech High Touch: Lessons Learned from Project Haiti 2011, Yan Tang, Marc Compere, Yung Lun Wong, Jared Anthony Coleman, and Matthew Charles Selkirk

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Multi-Disciplinary Hands-on Desktop Learning Modules and Modern Pedagogies, Bernard J. Van Wie, David B. Thiessen, Marc Compere, Ximena Toro, Jennifer C. Adam, and et al.

Submissions from 2010

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Body Limb Movement Limiter, Susan Davis Allen

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A Proposed Learner-Centered Mechatronics Engineering Instructional Program, Patrick N. Currier, Richard Goff, and Janis Terpenny

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Multi-Color Cavity Ringdown Based Detection Method and Apparatus, Scott Reeve and Susan Allen

Submissions from 2008

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Body Limb Movement Limiter, Susan Davis Allen

Submissions from 2007

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Apparatus for Removal of Minute Particles from a Surface Using Thermophoresis to Prevent Particle Redeposition, Susan Davis Allen

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Nanosecond Near-Spinodal Homogeneous Boiling of Water Superheated by Pulsed CO2 Laser, Sergey I. Kudryashov, Kevin Lyon, and Susan D. Allen

Submissions from 2006

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Parametric Generation of Multimegahertz Acoustic Oscillations in Laser-Generated Multibubble System in Bulk Water, Sergey I. Kudryashov, Kevin Lyon, and Susan D. Allen

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Submicrosecond Dynamics of Water Explosive Boiling and Lift-Off from Laser-Heated Silicon Surfaces, S. I. Kudryashov and S. D. Allen

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Near-Field Thermal Radiative Transfer and Thermoacoustic Effects from Vapor Plumes Produced by Pulsed CO2 Laser Ablation of Bulk Water, S. I. Kudryashov, Kevin Lyon, and S. D. Allen

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Laser Ablation of Optically Thin Absorbing Liquid Layer Predeposited onto a Transparent Solid Substrate, S. I. Kudryashov, K. Lyon, S. D. Shukla, D. Murry, and S. D. Allen

Submissions from 2004

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Method and Apparatus for Removal of Minute Particles from a Surface Using Thermophoresis to Prevent Particle Redeposition, Susan Davis Allen

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Laser-Assisted Fabrication of NMR Resonators, William W. Brey and Susan D. Allen

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Analysis of Adsorbed Contaminants of CaF2 Surfaces by Infrared Laser Induced Desorption, JinMei Fu, Yamini Surapaneni, and Susan D. Allen

Submissions from 2003

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Optical Transmission Measurements of Explosive Boiling and Liftoff of a Layer of Micron-Scale Water Droplets from a KrF Laser-Heated Si Substrate, Sergey I. Kudryashov and Susan D. Allen

Submissions from 2002

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Photoacoustic Study of KrF Laser Heating of Si: Implications for Laser Particle Removal, Sergey I. Kudryashov and Susan D. Allen

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Removal Versus Ablation in KrF Dry Laser Cleaning of Polystyrene Particles from Silicon, Sergey I. Kudryashov and Susan D. Allen

Submissions from 1996

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Apparatus and Method of Fabricating Directional Fiber Optic Taps, Sensors and Other Devices with Variable Angle Output, Susan D. Allen and Changhun Lee

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Method for Producing Conductive or Insulating Feedthroughs in a Substrate, Janet K. Lumpp and Susan D. Allen