The Applied Mechanical Engineering research group is comprised of ten faculty members from the area of mechanical engineering in addition to one UMH staff member. Currently, four of its members hold PhD's; the remaining six are working on theirs, and the progress of some of these is quite advanced.
This group has been collaborating and carrying out research projects since the university was founded in 1996, and although many of its current members have not belonged since its founding, they did join upon their incorporation into the university.
Within the group, in addition to its research projects, a structure has been built that is directed towards transferring technology and offering services to businesses and individuals. This structure consists of the Vehicle Laboratory and the Laboratory of Acoustic Engineering and Vibrations.
The Vehicle Laboratory is an official laboratory for major overhauls (accredited by ENAC), an official laboratory for cataloguing historic vehicles, and also a tire testing laboratory (awaiting ENAC accreditation soon).
The Laboratory of Acoustic Engineering and Vibrations (LIAV) carries out control trials of noise measuring installations at ITV facilities, environmental acoustics studies, produces noise maps, and conducts acoustics tests for activities and the general public.
All of the group members are assigned to either one laboratory or the other, or to both, and regularly collaborate in ongoing research projects.
1. Conduct research projects in applied research in each of the group's research lines.
2. Provide technology supporting business and entities with quality and accredited laboratories.
3. Collaborate with businesses and public entities in the development of procedures and quality improvements of industrial projects and the standards for application.
4. Carry out research projects and technological development in collaboration with businesses and entities that support research.