In the Department of Mechanical Engineering, approximately 200 full-time graduate students and 30 faculty members with Ph.D. degrees are involved in research activities. These activities have a variety of combinations of experimental and theoretical natures, and often make extensive use of computers and networks. Activity areas include both projects in conventional mechanical engineering disciplines such as fluid dynamics, heat transfer and thermodynamics, solid mechanics, control, and dynamics, and projects of a more applied nature, such as combustion, advanced applications of composite materials, design, manufacturing, automation and robotics. Such research has been recognized through publications in national and international journals. Further recognition is evidenced by financial supports from various industrial and government agencies.
The research aspects are Heat Micro-transfer Mechanics Analysis, Manufacturing of Micro-circulation Elements, Economy of Power Resources, Source Engineering, Micro Power Electronics, Microscopy Sealing Technique, Optoelectronic Integration Practice, Micro-nano Examination, Super-precision Processing Technique. The future emphases will be Micro-machine System, Micro-nano Fixing and Examination, and Super-Precision Processing Techniques.
The department is approved to change the title into "Mechanical and Electro-Mechanical Engineering" by the Ministry of Education on August 1, 2001. The research areas and undergraduate and graduate courses of the department are adjusted. A new group, Nano System, is set on October, 2003. The experts and specialists of mechatronics, electronic packaging, computer languages, interface, network, microprocessor, precision measurement and manufacturing are recruited to be our faculty members.