Mechanical Engineering research aims at development of qualitative and quantitative knowledge on all phases of the life cycle of mechanical engineering systems and objects, i.e. initiative, design, production, operation, maintenance and demolition, all in a societal and environmental context. The output of this research is manifold: publications contributing to engineering science, input to industrial partners and reinforcement and advancement in education. Related to education the aim to ensure that students will have a thorough orientation on the newest knowledge and methods within this field and the attitude and learning competence for functioning in adjacent fields at short notice.