ISME CENTERS and LABS
Collaborative Robotics Lab focuses on the fundamental research and training in the areas of collaborative robotics, automation, smart manufacturing, Industry 4.0, artificial intelligence, machine vision, and control systems. The lab capabilities include programming and simulation of industrial robots and PLCs, sensor integration, signal processing, and data acquisition. The lab owns state-of-the-art industrial equipment including a UR10e collaborative robot, a SICK Ranger-E 3D vision camera, Siemens S7-1200 PLCs, Siemens IoT 2040 gateway devices, and material handling end effectors.
Manufacturing Laboratory supports all courses offered in the areas of manufacturing engineering, tool design, advanced and nontraditional machining, composite machining, and computer-aided manufacturing. It also focuses on research in machining and sheet metal forming. The lab is also used by other departments.
Composites Manufacturing Laboratory is designed to provide students with hands-on experience in composites manufacturing and testing methods used in the aerospace industry. The lab supports a number of courses on composite materials and manufacturing processes.
Reliability and Maintenance Engineering Laboratory supports courses in the reliability, maintainability, and risk analysis areas. Its main goal is to provide students with hands-on experiences in modeling accelerated life testing and degradation testing, optimal design of testing plans, robust reliability design, system reliability optimization, prognostics and health management (PHM), condition-based maintenance (CBM), and engineering risk assessment. To carry out these teaching-related activities, the lab hosts accelerated life/degradation testing equipment and several test beds for PHM and CBM.
Human Performance and Design Laboratory supports teaching and research in fields related to industrial ergonomics.
CAD/Systems Laboratory is a teaching lab that supports a number of courses including engineering graphics, systems simulation, and neural networks. The lab is also used on a regular basis by other departments to support a number of courses.
Rapid Prototyping and Product Development Laboratory Activities include research and teaching, and support courses in all IME areas as well as the senior design course.
Laboratory for Sustainable Engineered Systems promotes the advancement of knowledge, understanding, and education of environmentally sustainable engineered systems in health care and the environment, life cycle analysis, green manufacturing and production systems. The lab conducts research in energy efficiency, health care and the environment, life cycle analysis, green manufacturing and sustainability.