Research and Labs

1) Division of Energy

Production, Transport and Distribution of Energy

Energy production from fossil fuels and alternative sources, transportation, and distribution of energy and its carriers are among the core subjects. Courses are also focused on the study and development of advanced materials for energy applications. Main research activities include computational and experimental studies using state-of-the-art numerical and diagnostic methods in combustion phenomena and turbomachinery, whereas there is also emphasis on the development of rational technologies for energy transportation and distribution, improvements in the efficiency of energy systems and renewable energy generation and use from hydro-electric, biomass, wind and solar resources.

Environmental Engineering and Energy Use

Research in Environment and Energy Use is aimed at studying: a) environmental issues, particularly energy use, with a view to developing sustainable technologies, and b) alternative and/or renewable energy resources. The research activities are focused on environmental problems and the development of control pollution technologies in industrial, commercial or domestic sectors. Further research is carried out in the use of alternative resources of energy, such as hydrogen, solar, geothermal, etc.

  • Energy & Pollution Control Systems Engineering Laboratory (EPSEL)
  • Center for Renewable & Alternative Energy Sources & Rational Use of Energy
  • Laboratory of Atmospheric Environment and Waste Management

2) Division of Industrial Management

Research is mainly focused on aspects of Business Administration for engineers in the Industrial Environment, with particular emphasis on the following Operations Research and Energy Technology issues:

  • Decision making and information technology
  • Product Quality Control
  • Applied Statistics
  • Maintenance Management
  • Reliability and Safety
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Inventory Management
  • Logistics and Supply Chain Management
  • Modeling and Simulation of Industrial Systems
  • Industrial Administration Strategies
  • Business Administration
  • Techno-economic Studies
  • Energy Management
  • Legal Aspects of Energy Transport and Management
  • Process and Plant Economics
  • Energy Systems Management and Energy Policy
  • Exploitation Technologies for Coal and Hydrocarbons
  • Biomass and Synthetic Fuels



3) Division of Manufacturing

Manufacturing and Materials 



The following companies have supported research in the Department of Mechanical Engineering with free software licences: