KU Mechanical Engineering is home to state-of-the-art educational and research facilities located in Learned Hall, as well as in two new engineering buildings (LEEP2 and West Campus) that were completed in 2012 and 2015. Educational facilities include multimedia classrooms (Learned and LEEP2), a dedicated computer laboratory (Learned), an instrumentation laboratory (LEEP2), and an extensive machine shop (Learned). Undergraduate student projects are conducted in new facilities on West Campus in the West Campus Student Projects Space, and in the Hill Engineering Research and Development Center. Faculty members conduct research in laboratories that house a broad range of advanced instrumentation.
Undergraduate Teaching Laboratories
Mechanical Engineering Machine Shop
Fall 2022 Hours
Monday 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Thursday 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Friday 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
While every attempt is made to maintain these hours, they can change due to illness, absence, etc. NOTE: Machine Shop is closed evenings, weekends, Spring Break and Holidays.
LEEP2 Virtual TourVisually impaired students or other individuals who cannot access the video may contact the department for an in-person tour.
Computation LabA dedicated computation laboratory is located in Learned Hall. Undergraduate students make use of the facility for a wide variety of classes. Advanced computer aided design, finite element, and computational fluid dynamics software packages are available The laboratory was renovated in 2016.
Instrumentation LabThe new undergraduate instrumentation laboratory was dedicated in 2015, and includes a vast array of new equipment for the required undergraduate laboratory courses.
Materials Testing LabThe new materials testing laboratory was dedicated in 2015, and includes advanced test equipment for use in the required undergraduate laboratory course.
West Campus Capstone SpaceIndustry-sponsored undergraduate capstone projects are conducted in the West Campus Student Projects Space, dedicated in 2015.
Multi-use and Research Facilities
Undergraduate student projects as well as graduate student research is conducted in the Hill Engineering Research and Development Center, dedicated in 2012. The activities are led by Professor Chris Depcik and address energy sustainability challenges.
The Bioengineering Research Center (BERC) is directed by Professor Paulette Spencer. BERC is a university-designated center focused on advanced biomaterials research.