Research Areas by Department

Each department has research and project-based facilities set up where students learn important principles about teamwork, engineering, and project management – as well as getting their hands dirty.


The Maine College of Engineering and Computing continues its initiatives in creating new areas of research contributing significantly to scientific discoveries and economic development in Maine and the nation. We are very proud of the outstanding research efforts of our faculty, staff, and our students that happen right here at the University of Maine College of Engineering. The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching ranks nearly 4000 colleges based on teaching and research and has ranked the University of Maine as a high research university, among only 199 institutions nationwide.

College of Engineering Research Report (Sept. 2014)

Six Research Focus Areas:

  1. Advanced Materials for Offshore and Infrastructure
  2. Ocean and Marine Engineering
  3. Biorefining for Fuels, Materials, and Chemicals in Support
    of Industrial Pulp and Paper Production and Transformation
  4. Biomedical Engineering
  5. Wireless Sensing
  6. Advanced Computing for Big Data

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

  • Crosby Hall
  • Computer Cluster Laboratory
  • Parts and Supply Laboratory
  • Composite Materials Laboratory
  • Controls and Mechatronics Laboratory
  • Sounding Rockets Laboratory
  • Fluid Mechanics, Offshore Platform Laboratory
  • Capstone Design Laboratory
  • Hosmer Design Studio
  • CNC Machines Laboratory/Shop
  • Ultrasonics Research Laboratory
  • Fume Hood Room/Laboratory
  • Smart Materials/Artificial Muscles Laboratory
  • Biomedical Engineering Laboratory
  • Advanced Robotics/Robotic Surgery Laboratory
  • Thermal Sciences,Turbojet and Wind Tunnel Laboratory
  • Rehabilitation, Neuromuscular and Bio- Robotics (ReNeu) Laboratory
  • MEE341/MEE442/MEE443 MechLabs Laboratory
  • Materials and Fatigue Testing Laboratory
  • Dynamics and Vibrations Laboratory

World Class Research Laboratories

Undergraduate Research Center for Undergraduate Research

Graduate Assistantships
Assessment of whether a research or teaching assistantship will be offered to a graduate student requires first the submission of a complete and documented application for admission.

After evaluating received graduate applications, most graduate assistantship offers are made by individual departments or research units. These units typically nominate their accepted applicants for any available university-wide assistantships.

Graduate students should fully avail themselves of the services of the Office of Student Financial Aid.

School of Engineering Technology

Surveying Engineering Technology

  • Optical Surveying Equipment Lab
  • GPS Surveying Equipment Lab
  • Surveying Computer Lab
  • ACSM-NES Photogammetry Lab

Electrical Engineering Technology

  • Digital Systems Lab
  • Analog Systems Lab
  • Power Systems Lab
  • Industrial Automation Lab
  • Fluid Power Lab
  • Control Systems Lab

Mechanical Engineering Technology

  • Engineering Materials Laboratory
  • Industrial Vibrations Laboratory