Engineering Research Laboratories

The College of Engineering at WSU is well-equipped with research laboratories that allow students to keep up with the latest developments in their fields. Engineering faculty direct research laboratories where undergraduate and graduate students participate in local and nationally-sponsored projects. The National Institute for Aviation Research (NIAR) conducts research projects for government and industry, and also provides lab access to engineering faculty and students. Below is a partial list of faculty-directed laboratories. 

Aerospace Engineering

Biomedical Engineering

  • Bio-Integrated Electronics and Systems Lab, led by Dr. Yongkuk Lee, is located in Donald L. Beggs Hall, Room B108. His research focuses on flexible/stretchable electronics for human health monitoring, human-machine interfaces via wearable electronics, fabrication of micro/nano-structures, bio-integrated/bio-inspired engineering, and nano-biosensors for disease diagnostics.
  • Biomaterials Lab, led by Dr. Anil Mahapatro, is located in Donald L. Beggs Hall, Room B112. His reasearch focuses on biomaterials and bioengineering, 3D printing of biomaterials, bioprinting, surface modification of bio-metallic alloys, biodegradable metallic implants, nanotechnology, drug delivery, and design and optimization of bio-devices.
  • Biomedical Sensors, Imaging and Modeling (BioME) Lab, led by Dr. Kim Cluff, is located in the John Bardo Center, Room 325. His research focuses on RF resonators, wearable sensors, Intracrainial Pressure (ICP), muscle damage quantification, Raman spectral analysis, peripheral artery disease muscle imaging, hyperspectral imaging, and biomedical instrumentation design.
  • Mechanobiology and Biomedicine Lab, led by Dr. David Long, is located in the John Bardo Center, Room 326. His research focuses on cardiovascular mechanobiolgy, cell-tissue biophysics, instrumentation/devices to understand cell and tissue mechanobiology, identifying novel surrogate markers of diseases, gene regulation, epigenetics, cell and tissue engineering, and regenerative medicine.
  • Multidisciplinary Human Biomechanics and Design Lab, led by Dr. Nils Hakansson, is located in the John Bardo Center, Room 324. His research focuses on musculoskeletal biomechanics, human movement computer simulation, rehabilitation engineering and technology, functional electrical stimulation, neuromuscular control, and human movement coordination.

Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Industrial, Systems, and Manufacturing Engineering 

Mechanical Engineering 

  • Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS) Lab is located in Donald J. Beggs Hall, Room 130. This lab focuses on investigating the fundamental physics of micro- (1-1000 microns size) and meso-scale (1-100 mm size) devices. Our principle applications are microdevices for biomedicine and energy conversion.
  • Nanomaterials for Renewable Energy and Environment Lab (NREEL), led by Dr. Wei Wei, is located in Donald J. Beggs Hall, Room 130. This lab's mission is to advance the scientific frontiers of nanomaterials in order through cutting-edge technologies, including nanostructured materials: synthesis and characterizations; and advanced energy storage and conversion systems.
  • Renewable Energy Lab, led by Dr. Ikram Ahmed, is located in John Bardo Center, Room 335. This lab investigates alternative sources and uses of energy, especially biogenic municipal solid waste (MSW), solar thermal, and wind, using experimental and computer simulation methods, and internet of things (IOT) for remote experimental set-ups.
  • Sustainable Energy Science and Engineering Lab, led by Dr. Gisuk Hwang, is located in Wallace Hall, Room 109. This lab pursues fundamental research in the thermofluid sciences and engineering, aiming at developing new clean and sustainable energy and environmental systems.