OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

Keck Foundation supports innovative materials research

Keck Foundation supports innovative materials research

OSU a partner in $320 million “digital manufacturing” initiative

President Obama Speaks on Manufacturing Innovation

New Approach Revolutionizes Design and Manufacturing

Tumer and lab team studying results from model-based system analysis of candidate designs

Automated Shape Design from Graphs

Fluidic changes and truss structures are automatically created to solve a variety of problems through Matt Campbell's combination of graph grammars, AI and optimization.

School of Mechanical, Industrial, Manufacturing Engineering Design Engineering Lab

Design is the area of engineering which most distinguishes it from the sciences. Our research focuses on understanding and improving the process of design in order to facilitate the creation of new technologies that never before existed.

With six active faculty, the Design Engineering Lab is the largest academic mechanical engineering design research lab in the US. Our students learn the gamut of design from how to size bolts to managing a large team of engineers. The particular areas of strong research within the lab include:

  1. design of energy systems
  2. applied numerical optimization
  3. analysis of complex systems
  4. and computer aided design and automated synthesis.

While the lab is more of an organization than a location, we are centered in the north-eastern end of OSU's campus in Dearborn, Rogers, Batcheller, and Covell - with an epicenter in Dearborn 100.

The Design Engineering Lab is focused on research and education. We are an ever-changing center with continuous need for the most capable and thoughtful students and the most exciting research funding opportunities.

Please contact us to learn more or share in our vision.