The MMAE department is dedicated to supporting both faculty and student research in a number of key areas, including:
Design & Manufacturing
Energy Storage and Conversion
Materials Science & Engineering
Solid Mechanics & Structures
Student Research Groups
Formula Hybrid Team
The WISER Formula Hybrid project at Illinois Tech gives students hands-on experience designing and fabricating electrical and mechanical automotive systems. The team consists of students from undergraduate to graduate levels who come from a variety of majors including mechanical, aerospace, electrical, computer, chemical, and environmental, as well as civil and architectural. Each year, the team competes at the Formula Hybrid International Competition and has won numerous awards.