Smart Engineering Systems Research Center (SESC)


Smart Engineering Systems Research Center (SESC)

SESC is a multidisciplinary research center with the goal of carrying out research and development in the diversified fields related to engineering encompassing industrial and manufacturing, mechatronics, thermo-fluids, and renewable energy fields, developing leadership qualities, perspectives, and skills in students, faculty, and alumni. The center includes many facilities, such as a robotics lab, renewable energy and modern control lab, ergonomics lab, Metrology lab, nanoscience and material lab, and computational facility with more than 128 cores and 265 GB of memory.


To be the foremost nationally and internationally innovation-oriented research and development center synergizing industrial, mechatronics and thermo-fluids sciences and engineering for the development of novel research and solutions.  


  • Bridging between original research, industrial challenges, and governmental policies for better implementation of engineering solutions.
  • Realizing new ideas, concepts, processes, methods, algorithms, devices, phenomena, and/or technologies.
  • Achievements are manifested as patents, international publications, and societal impact.

Research Tracks:

1- Mechatronics Track:

  • Robotics 
  • Process Control
  • Control Theory and Applications
  • Robust Control
  • Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning applications
  • Bio-Mechatronics – Rehabilitation – Assistive Device

2- Industrial and Manufacturing Track

  • Productivity improvement in manufacturing and service industries 
  • Modeling, optimization and simulation of systems for decision support
  • Quality system management 
  • Work measurement and analysis, ergonomics assessment in industrial facilities 
  • Green Energy assessment for industrial facilities 
  • Sustainable waste management practices
  • Advancement in new materials and nanoscale fabrication 
  • Organic solar cells

3- Thermo-fluids Track:

  • Bioengineering
  • Renewable energy systems
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) 
  • Turbomachinery
  • Constitutive theory
  • Fluid-structure interaction
  • Wind energy
  • Aerodynamics