Mechanical Engineering Department
Special Facilities and Resources

The following are some of the resources within the Mechanical Engineering Department. To contact the faculty or staff member associated with that resource about the facility's use via e-MAIL, please click on their name.

Facilities

Room Contact Description
Room ME100: Energy Laboratory  Dr. Arsi Razani A 1,600 sq.ft. laboratory to support research on various energy systems. Facilities and resources include minicondensors, minisorbers, cycle modeling packages, a PVT apparatus, thermal conductivity and permeability instrumentation, data acquisition systems, and heat and mass transfer facilities. Other special systems include both thermal storage devices and metal hydride reactors. For more information, please click HERE.
Rooms ME101,103,115: Materials Testing Rooms Dr. Yu-Lin Shen A 2,200 sq.ft. facility to support both the academic and research missions of the Department in the general areas of materials. The special facilities in these rooms include three materials testing machines, specimen preparation systems, hardness testors, and xxxx.
Room ME102: Robotics & Mechatronics Lab Dr. Greg Starr A 1,700 sq.ft. laboratory to support the Lego Robotic and other mechatronic classes. It contains hand tools and support computers for building and programming autonomous controllers, and a large Lego resource. To use this facility, students must have Dr. Starr's permission, and/or take ME 481 or an appropriate section of ME451.
Rooms ME105: Fluid Mechanics Research Laboratory Dr. Andrea Mammoli  A laboratory dedicated to the study of fluid mechanics.
Room ME110: Vibrations Laboratory A 442 sq.ft. facility to support both the academic and research missions of the Department. The special facilities in these rooms include a large hydraulic shaker and controller in an acoustic isolation chamber with an isolated floor.
Room ME112: Thermofluids Laboratory Dr. Randall Truman A 1,700 sq.ft. facility to support both the academic and research missions of the Department in the thermofluids area. The special facilities in these rooms include a large subsonic wind tunnel, a supersonic tunnel, various flow visualization experiments, and a shock tube.
Rooms ME118, 124: Artificial Muscle Research Laboratory Dr. Mohsen Shahinpoor A research laboratory dedicated to the study of active materials, sometimes called artificial muscles. For additional information on AMRI, please click HERE.
Room ME154: Student Machine Shop Mr. Penn Davis A 1,168 sq.ft. shop to support undergraduate and graduate projects. This shop contains only lathes, milling machines, and grinding centers. To work in this shop, students must take either ME 273L, or be certified by Mr. Penn Davis.
Room ME160: ME Machine Shop Mr. Penn Davis A 6,189 sq.ft. shop to support both the academic and research missions of the Department. In addition to the usual metal operations, the shop includes facilities for woodworking, sheet metal forming, painting, and welding.
Rooms ME308: Robotics Laboratory Dr. Mohsen Shahinpoor  An academic laboratory dedicated to hands-on undergraduate and graduate robotics instruction.
Room ME314: Computer Pod A 1,049 sq.ft. computer workstation and PC area. This facility is intended to support the academic and research needs of the students in the Department. Anyone with a valid ME computer account number can use this facility. It includes PC's, workstations, a color scanner, a color printer, and two monochrome laser printers. For more information, CLICK HERE
Rooms ME318: Electronics Support Shop The Electronics Shop supports both the undergraduate and graduate instructional and research missions of the ME Department.
Rooms ME322: Robotics Research Laboratory Dr. Greg Starr  A laboratory dedicated to graduate research and education in robotics and controls.
Rooms ME324: Heat Transfer Laboratory Dr. Jim Leith  A laboratory dedicated to heat transfer research.
Room ME427: ME Department and AMRI Conference Room Ms. Linda DeVries A 531 sq.ft. conference room for use by the Department and the Artificial Muscle Research Laboratory. This facility contains a dedicated support computer and a presentation server. To make a room reservation, contact devries@unm.edu
Room ME430: Electronic Materials Research Lab Dr. Yu-Lin Shen A 676 sq.ft. laboratory to support modeling and simulation of microstructural failures in electronic circuits and devices.
Room ME431: Micrometrology Laboratory  Dr. Hy D. Tran A 676 sq.ft. laboratory to support research into micrometrology, instrumentation, and microcontrollers.
MTTC: Manufacturing Training and Technology Center Dr. John Wood A 56,000 sq.ft. advanced manufacturing technology and training center located in the South Research Park on 800 Bradbury Drive. This facility was constructed to support the special academic and research needs of the Manufacturing Engineering Program. For more information on the MTTC facility and its mission, CLICK HERE.