Speed School Researchers

Speed School faculty members and researchers are the leaders of our research enterprise. Their efforts support our mission to advance knowledge and to use that knowledge for economic development. Faculty members of our eight academic departments have established research excellence in exciting interdisciplinary areas including: energy and sustainability, advanced manufacturing and logistics, engineering human health, cyber-enabled discovery, advanced materials and nanoscience, and engineering education. This research is supported by a variety of Federal, State and Industrial sponsors. A list of Speed School researchers appears below, along with their research interests and links to their labs.

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Gina Bertocci

Gina E. Bertocci

iRAP Lab
  • Injury Biomechanics
  • Rehabilitation
  • Assistive Technology
  • Pediatric Injury
  • Child Abuse Detection
  • Veterinary Orthopedics

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Karen Leigh Bertocci

  • Rehabilitation Outcomes
  • Child Abuse Detection
  • Accessible Health Care
  • Wheelchair Transportation Safety

Rajat Chauhan

  • Gold Nanoparticles Design and Synthesis
  • Oligonucleotide Coated Gold Nanoparticles Targeting for Drug Delivery
  • Sub-Micron Polymeric Drug Design for Ocular Therapy
  • Ruthenium based Electrochemiluminescent (ECL) Labels on the Integrated Optical Waveguide
  • Curcumin and Chitosan - Encapsulation and Covalent Linkage

Dr. Ayman El-Baz

Ayman El-Baz

BioImaging Laboratory

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Hermann B. Frieboes

Interdisciplinary Oncology Laboratory
  • Prediction of Cancer Progression as a Function of Molecular and Cell-Scale Events
  • Characterization of Tumor Treatment Response by Integration of Modeling and Experimentation
  • Advancement of Mathematical Modeling and Computational Techniques to Characterize Tumor Growth
  • Modeling and Simulation of Cancer Nanotherapy and Immunotherapy

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Guruprasad Anapathu Giridharan

  • Biomedical Device Development and Testing
  • Physiologic Microfluidic Cell Culture Models
  • Physiologic Control Systems
  • Pediatric and Adult Mechanical Circulatory Support
  • Myocardial Recovery Strategies

Dr. Rob Keynton

Robert Keynton

BioMEMS & Cardiovascular Mechanics Lab
  • Development of Bio-Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (BioMEMS), Micro Total Analysis Systems (uTAS) and Microfluidic Devices for Biological and Chemical Separations.
  • Micro and Nanofabrication Methodologies and Processes
  • Translation of Innovations to the Market
  • Big Data Analysis to Improve Patient Diagnosis and Treatment
  • Biomaterials
  • Experimental and Computational Micro/Macro Fluid Mechanics
  • Cardiovascular Mechanics

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Steven Koenig

  • Mechanical Circulatory Support (MCS) Devices
  • Cardiovascular Remodeling
  • Physiologic Sensors and Bioinstrumentation
  • Hemodynamics, Data Acquisition and Analysis
  • Mock Circulation Flow Loop Models
  • Pre-Clinical Models for Medical Device Development
  • Good Laboratory Practices (GLP) Program for Medical Device Testing

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Jonathan Kopechek

Theranostic Ultrasound Lab
  • Ultrasound imaging and therapy
  • Development of therapeutic ultrasound algorithms
  • Microbubble design and synthesis for targeted drug/gene delivery
  • Design and synthesis of ultrasound-responsive nanoparticles for targeted drug/gene delivery
  • Development of microfluidic devices for synthesis of monodisperse particles

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Martin O'Toole

  • Nanoparticle Design and Synthesis
  • Polymeric Drug Delivery Devices
  • Cancer Diagnostics, Therapeutics and Imaging
  • Photonic Diagnostic Integration with Biological Systems
  • Biomolecular Therapeutics
  • Supramolecular Assembly

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Thomas Roussel

  • Macro/Microfluidics
  • Electrochemistry
  • Microfabricated Sensor Technologies
  • Process/Embedded Control/Microprocessors
  • Analog/Digital Electronics and PCB Design
  • Clinical Engineering Development for Rehabilitation of Patients with Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Finite Element Analysis/Computational Fluid Dynamics

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Patricia Soucy

  • Biomaterials
  • Drug Delivery
  • Tissue Engineering
  • Biomimetics

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Jill Marie Steinbach-Rankins

  • Gene, Drug, and Protein Delivery
  • Nanoparticle Delivery Vehicles
  • Electrospun Fibers
  • Microbicides and Delivery Platforms to Prevent/Treat Sexually Transmitted Infections
  • Viral and Bacterial Infections
  • Nanoparticle Targeting and Transport in Tumor Microenvironments
  • Prevention of Bacterial Biofilms
  • Correlation of Treatment to the Reproductive Microbiome

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Michael John Voor

  • Bone Mechanics and Remodeling
  • Fracture Fixation
  • Bone Grafts and Bone Graft Substitute Materials
  • High Resolution Imaging of Bone
  • Hip Fracture Mechanics and Prevention
  • Orthopaedic Device Design
  • Computed Tomography Image Based Three-Dimensional Printing

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Chemical Engineering

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Delaina Amos

Delaina A. Amos

  • Polymeric Molecules
  • Ink formulation and Stabilization Chemistry
  • Superparamagnetic Chromatic Nanoparticles
  • Semiconductor Nanotubes

Eric Berson

Eric Berson

  • Computational Fluid Dynamics Analysis of Bio-Processes
  • Blood Flow Modeling in Diseased Arteries
  • Bio-Reactor Design and Modeling
  • Multi-Phase Flow Phenomena and Modeling

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Joel Fried

Biomimetic Membranes and Structures Lab
  • Biomimetic Material
  • Molecular Simulations
  • Protein Channels
  • Diffusion
  • Membranes
  • Antibiotic Material
  • Fuel Cells
  • Lipids

Sean Fu

Xiao-An Fu

Chemical Microsystem Lab
  • Microreactors for Analysis Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)
  • Breath Analysis for Identification of Disease Biomarkers and Early Detection of Lung Cancer
  • Electronic Nose and Sensor Array for Analysis of Volatile Organic Compounds in Air and Exhaled Breath
  • Synthesis of Nanostructured Materials for Senor Applications
  • Microfabricated Devices for Separation of Bioparticles in Blood and Urine
  • Microfabricated Photovoltaic Devices and Supercapacitors
  • Microfabricated Electrochemical Sensors
  • Microfluidic and Lab-On-A-Chip Devices

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Jim Gerstle

  • Process Control
  • Risk Identification and Management

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Gautam Gupta

  • Catalysis
  • Fuel Cells
  • Hydrogen Production
  • Water Splitting
  • Perovskites Solar Cells
  • Capture and Release Gels for Biological Samples 3D Printed Metals for Catalysts

Vance Jaeger

  • Molecular Simulations
  • Theoretical Chemistry
  • Interfacial Chemistry
  • Protein Vibrational Spectra
  • Protein Engineering
  • Self-Assembly
  • Solvent Design
  • Ionic Liquids

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Noppadon Sathitsuksanoh

Advanced Renewable
Materials Lab (ARM)
  • Renewable Energy and Materials
  • Bio-inspired Catalytic Systems
  • Catalysis and Adsorption
  • Lignocellulose Chemistry
  • Nanotechnology
  • Nanomaterials

Thomas L. Starr

  • Additive Manufacturing (AM) and 3D Printing with Metals and Polymers
    • Investigation of Process/Microstructure/Property Relationships for Metal AM
    • In-situ Process Monitoring for Laser and E-Beam AM Processes
    • Design and Fabrication Methods for Multi-Scale and Multi-Material Components and Assemblies

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Mahendra Sunkara

  • Renewable Energy Technologies such as Solar Cells, Li Ion Batteries
  • Production of Hydrogen from Water
  • Process Development for Growing Large Crystals of Diamond and Gallium Nitride

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James Charles Watters

  • Water Treatment and Conservation
  • Process Safety and Health Issues
  • Education Pedagogy

Gerold Willing

Gerold Willing

  • Colloidal Suspensions
  • Complex Fluids
  • Colloidal Stability
  • Solar Thermal Energy Systems,
  • Water Utility Materials

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Civil & Environmental Engineering

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NR Bhaskar

Nageshwar Bhaskar

  • Sustainable Flood Plain Delineation and Management
  • Deterministic and Stochastic Hydrology
  • Storm Water Management Including Analysis of Combined Sewer Systems
  • Hydrologic and Hydraulic Analysis of Dams; Dam safety Analysis
  • Reservoir Operation and Safe Yield Analysis
  • Application of Statistical Methods in Water Resources Engineering Including Frequency Analysis of Floods and Low-Flows; Regionalization of Flood Data
  • Application of Remote Sensing and GIS Concepts in Hydrologic Modeling and Water Resources
  • Applications and Extensions of Operations Research Techniques to Engineering and Management Studies, in Particular, Water Resources Engineering
  • Systems Analysis of Single and Multiple Reservoir Systems; Mathematical Optimization Techniques; Statistical Analysis
  • Modeling Water Quality in Surface Water Systems
  • Modeling of Water Resources Systems Using Simulation Methodologies; Flood Simulation and Damage Analysis

Michael Croasdaile

  • Stream and Wetland Restoration
  • Sediment Transport Dynamics
  • Water Quality
  • Dendrogeomorphology
  • Watershed Assessments

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Mark French

  • Water Resources - Hydraulics, Hydrology, Water Supply, Water Treatment, Hydrologic Forecasting, Rainfall, Runoff, Flooding
  • Effective Teaching Methods, Evaluation Rubrics for Engineering Courses, Online Instruction Techniques

Omid Ghasemi Fare

  • Energy Geo-structures
  • Sustainable Energy
  • THM modeling and Geothermal Energy
  • Flow in porous media (CFD simulation)
  • Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering
  • Ground improvement methods
  • Computational Geomechanics
  • Fragility and Reliability Analysis

Hamidreza Kazemi

  • Sustainability and Green Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering and Water Resources
  • Stormwater Management
  • Design and Performance of Green Infrastructure Stormwater Control Measures
  • Nonpoint Source Pollution
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Geoenvironmental Engineering
  • Wastewater Management

Young H. Kim

  • Precast/Prestressed Concrete
  • Bridge Engineering
  • Structural Dynamics
  • Composites in Construction
  • Structural Reliability

Zhixia (Richard) Li

  • Connected and Autonomous Vehicles
  • Human Factors in Transportation
  • Sustainable Transportation and Air Quality
  • Intelligent Transportation System
  • Traffic Operations and Safety
  • Traffic Simulation
  • GIS-Transportation
  • Traffic Sensors and Data Analytics

Mark McGinley

William McGinley

  • Structural Performance of Masonry Walls, Anchors
  • Strengthening of Masonry Walls
  • Building Envelope Performance
  • Cost Effective Energy Efficient Buildings
  • Sustainable and Resilient Buildings and Infrastructure
  • Structural Materials
  • Structural Heath Monitory of the Built Environment
  • Holistic Facility Design

    Dr. J.P. Mohsen, Chair of Civil & Environmental Engineering

    J. P. Mohsen

    • Non Destructive Evaluation of Structures and Pavements
    • Finite Element Analysis
    • Pavement Design and Construction

    Art Parola

    Arthur C. Parola

    • Two-Dimensional Hydrodynamic Modeling of Rivers
    • Groundwater and Surface Water Interaction and Their Effects on Flow Regime and Habitat
    • Sediment Transport
    • Stream and Wetland Restoration Design, Construction, and Monitoring
    • Modeling of Flow and Scour at Bridges and Culverts
    • Morphology of Rivers
    • Culvert Design for Fish Passage
    • Bank Erosion and Protection

    Tom Rockaway

    Thomas Rockaway

    • Urban Infrastructure
    • Water and Power Distribution Systems
    • Sewer Collection Systems
    • Sustainability
    • Green Engineering
    • Stormwater Control
    • Permeable Pavement Systems
    • Geotechnical Engineering
    • Soils and Foundations

    Zhihui Sun

    Zhihui Sun

    • Fresh Properties of Concrete
    • Recycled Aggregate and Recycled Powder Concrete
    • Microstructure and Hydration Mechanism
    • Non Destructive Testing
    • Numerical Modeling
    • Self-Consolidating Concrete
    • Ultrahigh Performance Concrete
    • Nano Concrete

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    Computer Engineering & Computer Science

    ResearcherLabResearch Interest

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    Nihat Altiparmak

    Computer Systems Lab
    • Storage Systems
    • Parallel and Distributed Systems
    • High Performance Computing
    • Cloud Computing and Big Data
    • Computer Networks
    • Network Security

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    Antonio Badia


    DarJen Chang

    Dar-Jen Chang

    Visualization and Intensive Graphics (VaIG) Lab
    • 3D Modeling
    • Computer Games and Virtual Reality
    • GPU Computing
    • Graph Analytics and Visualization
    • Compiler Design and Construction

    Ahmed Desoky

    Ahmed H. Desoky

    • Digital Signal Processing
    • Data Compression and Coding
    • Communications
    • Control Systems
    • Embedded Systems

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    Adel S. Elmaghraby

    • Network and Information forensics
    • Biomedical Imaging
    • Multimedia and Virtual Reality Systems
    • Artificial Intelligence
    • Performance Evaluation

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    Hichem Frigui

    • Machine Learning
    • Big Data and Multimedia Data Analysis
    • Information Fusion
    • Real Applications of Machine Learning
      • Landmine and IED Detection
      • Video Analysis for Surveillance
      • Analysis and Summarization of Sports Video
      • Materials Genome

    Maria Garcia-Zapirain


    Ibrahim Imam

    Ibrahim Imam

    • Software Applications Design and Development
      • Medical

    Mehmed Kantardzic

    Mehmed Kantardzic

    • Data Mining
    • Machine Learning
    • Big Data Analytics
    • Soft Computing
    • IofT & streaming data analytics
    • Social Networks Data Analysis
    • Crowdsourcing Complex Tasks

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    Anup Kumar

    MINDS Lab
    • Fifth generation wireless network
    • Efficient encoding for wireless transmission channel
    • Distributed cloud computing framework development
    • Distributed algorithms for Efficient Big Data Analytics
    • Software based security for mobile devices
    • Personal Distributed Storage System
    • Body area networks for healthcare applications
    • Distributed computer forensic algorithms

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    Adrian Peter Lauf

    Aerial Robotics Lab
    • Aerial Robotics
    • Cooperative Navigation for Aerial Robotics
    • Embedded Systems
    • Network Security and Intrusion Detection

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    Olfa Nasraoui

    Knowledge Discovery and
    Web Mining Lab
    • Interdisciplinary and Trans-disciplinary Big Data and Data Science for Real-life, Ethical Decision Making for the Greater Good and Societal Impact
    • Data Mining of large, dynamic, complex, high dimensional, heterogeneous, unstructured, multi-source data
    • Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence
    • Interactive, Human-in-the-loop Machine Learning
    • Personalization, User Modeling, and Recommender Systems
    • Information Retrieval and Mining of the Semantic Web and the Web of Things
    • Text Mining and Natural Language Processing

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    Juw Won Park

    Bioinformatics and
    Biomedical Computing Lab
    • Bioinformatics
    • High-Throughput Sequencing Data Analysis
    • Analysis of Alternative Splicing and its Regulation in Eukaryotic Cells using High-Throughput RNA-Seq and Related Genomic Technologies
    • Scientific Data Visualization

    Eric Rouchka

    Eric Rouchka

    Bioinformatics and
    Biomedical Computing Lab
    • Bioinformatics
    • Computational Biology
    • Big Data
    • Next-Generation Sequence Analysis.

    Dr. Roman Yampolskiy

    Roman Yampolskiy

    CyberSecurity Lab
    • AI Safety
    • Artificial General Intelligence
    • Technological Singularity
    • Cybersecurity
    • Biometrics
    • Digital Forensics
    • Genetic Algorithms
    • Pattern Recognition

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    Hui Zhang

    • Mathematical Visualization
    • Big Data Visualization
    • Human Computer Interaction

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    Conn Center for Renewable Energy Research

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    Thad Druffel

    • Roll-to-Roll Processes
    • Solar Energy
    • Advanced Manufacturing
    • Scalable Manufacturing
    • Thin Films
    • Nanomaterials
    • Photovoltaics


    Jacek Jasinski

    • Electron Microscopy
    • In situ Techniques for a Direct Insight into Processes Critical for Materials’ Synthesis, Modifications, and Applications
    • Synthesis, Processing of Advanced Nanostructures (2D Materials, 3D Nanostructures, Nanocarbons, etc.) for Energy and Environmental Applications
    • Synthesis and Properties of Materials Under High Pressure
    • Mixed Metal Oxides for Electrocatalytic Applications

    Jagannadh Satyavolu

    Jagannadh Satyavolu

    • Biomass Processing and Separation Technologies for Hemicellulose, Cellulose and Lignin
    • Integrated Biorefineries for C5, C6, and Lignin Platform of Products
    • Anaerobic Digestion and Biogas
    • Biomass Conversion to Bio-Based Coal and Other Carbon Products
    • Techno-Economic Analysis

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    Josh Spurgeon

    • Photoelectrochemistry
    • Photovoltaics
    • Heterogeneous Electrocatalysis
    • Carbon Dioxide Reduction
    • Electrolytic Fuel Synthesis

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    Gamini Sumanasekera

    • Novel 2-D Materials and Related Heterostructures
    • Insitu Studies of Electrical and Thermal Properties of Materials
    • Themoelectrics
    • Thermionics
    • Li-ion Batteries/Li-S Batteries/Flow Batteries

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    Electrical & Computer Engineering

    ResearcherLabResearch Interest

    Dr. Bruce Alphenaar

    Bruce Alphenaar

    Alphenaar Research Lab
    • Micro/Nano Electronics and Sensors
    • Photovoltaics
    • Energy Harvesting
    • Wide Band-Gap Semiconductor Devices

    Dr. Amir Amini

    Amir Amini

    Medical Imaging Lab
    • Signal and Image Processing
    • MRI of Flow and Motion
    • Medical Imaging: Ultrasound, MRI, Nuclear Medicine, X-ray CT
    • Medical Image Analysis
    • Bioimaging Modeling and Analysis
    • Image-Based Mechanics

    Dr. Robert Cohn

    Robert Cohn

    ElectroOptics Research Institute
    • Nanofabrication
    • Nanomanipulation
    • Soft Matter
    • Polymers
    • Optics & Optical Information Processing
    • Laser Material Processing
    • Rapid Prototyping with Nanometer Resolution

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    Aly Farag

    CVIP Lab
    • Model-Based Computer Vision and Image Understanding
    • Active Computer Vision
    • Image Modeling, Segmentation, Registration
    • Object Reconstruction.
    • Biomedical Image Analysis
    • Computer-Aided Diagnosis (CAD) for Lung and Colon Cancers
    • Facial Biometrics
    • Applications of Facial Information Models in Intent Detection and Tele-Learning

    Dr. Andre Faul

    Andre Faul

    • Microelectronics
    • Wireless Communications
    • Antennas
    • RFID Telemetry

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    Cindy Harnett

    Harnett Lab
    • Biofluid Mechanics and Biotransport
    • Renewable Energy

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    Tamer Inanc

    • Control Systems and System Identification
    • Control Systems Applications to Biomedical Problems
    • Personalized Optimal Drug Dosing
    • 3D Fingerprint Identification and Biometrics
    • Mobile Robotics
    • Optimal Trajectory Generation for UAVs

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    Doug Jackson

    • RFID Powered Devices
    • Printed Circuit Board Design
    • Wireless Devices & Sensor
    • Integration of Devices with 3D Printing

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    Hongxiang Li

    • Wireless Communications
    • Cellular/WiFi/Sensor Networks
    • Internet of Things (IoT)
    • Cyber-Physical Systems
    • Big Data and Machine Learning

    Dr. Michael McIntyre

    Michael McIntyre

    • Nonlinear Control Applications for Electrical Machinery, Power Electronic Interfaces, Grid Connected Inverters, and Renewable Sources
    • Nonlinear Controllers and Observers for Uncertain Systems
    • Signal Estimation for Nonlinear Systems
    • Real-time Control System Experimentation

    Dr. Shamus McNamara

    Shamus McNamara

    • MEMS (Micro Electro Mechanical Systems)
    • Nanotechnology
    • Next Generation Microelectronics
    • Gas Phase Microfluidics
    • Sensors
    • Ultra-Low Power Electronics and Sensors
    • Thermoelectric Materials
    • Micro-Resonators

    Dr. John Naber

    John Naber

    • Analog, Digital & RF Integrated Circuit Design
    • RFID Powered Devices
    • Custom Printed Circuit Board Design
    • Wireless Devices & Sensors

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    Dan Popa

    • Mobile Robotic Manipulation
    • Physical and Social Human-Robot Interaction
    • Assistive and Service Robotics
    • Soft Robots
    • Neuro-Adaptive Control
    • Micro and Nano Robots
    • Precision Motion Control
    • Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS)

    Dr. Kevin M. Walsh

    Kevin M. Walsh

    MEMS Computer-Aided Design Facility

    MEMS Testing and Packaging Lab

    • MicroElectroMechanical Systems (MEMS)
    • Nanotechnology
    • No-power Sensors and Bistable Devices
    • Novel 3D Microfabrication Strategies
    • Semiconductors and Microelectronics
    • Engineering Education

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    Karla Welch

    • Human-Machine Interaction
    • Machine Learning
    • Cyber-Human Systems: Human-Computer/Human-Robot Interaction
    • Affective Computing: Physiological Signal Processing
    • Adaptive Technology for Individuals with Autism
    • Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

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    Huacheng Zeng

    • Communications Systems
    • Wireless Networking
    • Wireless Network Security
    • Wireless Systems and Applications

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    Jacek M. Zurada

    Computational Intelligence Lab
    • Neural Networks: Theory and Applications
    • Deep Learning of 2D/3D imagery
    • Unsupervised Feature Extraction
    • Extraction of Knowledge from Data
    • Explanation Capabilities in Machine Learning
    • Receptive Fields
    • Advancing Technology for Humanity

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    Engineering Fundamentals

    ResearcherLabResearch Interest

    Headshot of Dr. Mara Broering

    Mara Broering

    • Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)

    Gale Crush

    Gale J. Crush

    Gary Eisenmenger

    Gary Eisenmenger

    • Construction and Automotive Industries

    Jeff Hieb, Ph.D.

    Jeffrey Lloyd Hieb

    • Active Learning Classrooms and Pedagogy
    • Educational Technology
    • Cyber Security for Industrial Control Systems

    James Lewis

    James Eugene Lewis

    • Parallel and Distributed Computer Systems
    • Cryptography
    • Engineering Education
    • Undergraduate Retention
    • Technology (Tablet PCs) used in the Classroom.

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    Jacqueline McNeil

    • Engineering Pathways and Retention
    • Nontraditional Students in Engineering
    • Cooperative Educational Programs for Engineering Students
    • Engineering Mathematics

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    Adrienne Parsons

    Dr. Patricia Ralston

    Patricia A. Stark Ralston

    • Engineering Education – Improving Student Performance and Retention
    • High Impact Educational Practices – Collaborative Learning and Critical Thinking
    • Interdisciplinary Collaborations – Learning and Motivation
    • Process Modeling, Simulation, and Control

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    Brian Robinson

    • Renewable Energy
    • Solar Energy
    • Energy Storage
    • Energy Efficiency
    • Engineering Education
    • Energy Cogeneration
    • Thermal Systems Modelling

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    Angela Knight Thompson

    iRAP Lab
    • Injury Biomechanics
    • Pediatric Injury
    • Child Abuse
    • First-Year Engineering Education

    Larry Tyler

    Larry D. Tyler

    • Active Noise Attenuation
    • Curriculum Development
    • Teaching Effectiveness.

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    Industrial Engineering

    ResearcherLabResearch Interest

    Headshot of Dr. Suraj Alexander

    Suraj M. Alexander

    • Quality and Reliability Assurance
    • Process Monitoring and Diagnostics
    • Production Systems Design
    • Supply Chain Risk Management
    • Decision Support Systems

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    Kihwan Bae

    • Healthcare
    • Simulation Modeling and Analysis
    • Logistics and Transportation
    • Simulation Optimization
    • Capacity Management

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    Lihui Bai

    • Linear and Nonlinear Network Flow Optimization
    • Equilibrium Models and Algorithms
    • Multi-Level Optimization
    • Modeling and Algorithm Development for Traffic and Transportation Systems
    • Modeling and Algorithm Development for Supply Chain and Logistics Systems
    • Modeling and Algorithm Development for Smart Grid and Energy Systems
    • Modeling and Algorithm Development for Market-Based Pricing Problems

    Kevin Chou

    • Design and Manufacturing
    • CAD/CAM
    • Mechanics
    • Thermal Science
    • Materials
    • Process Modeling for Advanced Manufacturing
    • Process Metrology
    • Additive Manufacturing

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    Gail W. Depuy

    • Manufacturing Logistics Systems
    • Healthcare Process Engineering
    • Experimental Design

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    Monica Gentili

    • Combinatorial Optimization
    • Network Flow Problems
    • Health Care System Optimization
    • Distribution and Logistics

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    Elizabeth Gentry

    • Decision Analysis
    • Healthcare Process Improvement
    • Engineering Education

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    Erin Gerber

    • Logistics and Distribution
    • Experimental Design
    • Operations and Workforce Management
    • Engineering Education

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    Kevin Gue

    • Design and Control Logistics Systems
      • Distribution
      • Order Fulfillment
      • Warehousing
      • Material Handling
    • Spatial Modeling
    • Decentralized Control

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    Arsalan Paleshi

    • Healthcare Systems Engineering
    • Simulation Modeling
    • Decision analysis

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    Jason Saleem

    • Human-Computer Interaction
    • Usability Engineering, Design and Evaluation of Interfaces
    • Health Information Technology
    • Provider-Patient Interaction with respect to Exam Room Computing
    • Integrating Field and Laboratory Methods

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    John S. Usher

    • Reliability Engineering
    • Quality Control
    • Facility Design
    • Operations Management

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    Li Yang

    • Additive Manufacturing Process Development
    • Design for Additive Manufacturing
    • Binder Jetting Additive Manufacturing Technology
    • Lightweight Structure Design
    • Additive Manufacturing Lightweight Structure
    • Supply Chain Modeling of Additive Manufacturing

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    Mechanical Engineering

    ResearcherLabResearch Interest

    Headshot Sundar Atre

    Sundar Atre

    • Materials science and engineering
    • 3D printing
    • Materials processing
    • Design for manufacturing
    • Metal and ceramic powders
    • Polymers

    Tom Berfield

    Thomas Berfield

    • Experimental Mechanics
    • Smart Materials
    • Advanced Manufacturing
    • Energy Harvesting
    • Adhesion and Failure of Thin Films
    • Mechanical Behavior of Structures
    • MEMS

    Roger Bradshaw

    Roger D. Bradshaw

    • Finite Element Analysis Methods Applied to Determination of Material Properties and Structural Characterization
    • Physical Aging and Time-Dependent Response of Polymers and Polymer Matrix Composites
    • Modeling Behavior of Microcantilever Beams Operated as Sensors and Related MEMS Devices

    Ellen Brehob

    Ellen Gail Brehob

    • Heat Transfer
    • HVAC
    • Energy Conversion
    • Thermal Modeling

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    W.G. Cobourn

    • Air Quality Modeling

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    Keng Hsu

    • Scalable Nanomanufacturing Process Development
    • Metal/semiconductor/metal-semicon Hybrid Nanomaterials for Energy Conversion and Storage
    • Additive Manufacturing Process Development
    • Engineered Anisotropic Materials by Additive Processes
    • Meso-structure Materials
    • Metamaterials
    • Plasmonics
    • Solid-state Electrochemistry

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    Kunal Kate

    • Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF) 3D Printing
    • Polymer Composites Processing and Testing
    • Metal 3D Printing
    • Digital Design and Manufacturing
    • Powder Injection Molding
    • Powder-Polymer Processing

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    Yongsheng Lian

    Thermo-Fluid Lab
    • Computational Fluid Dynamics
    • Multiphase Flow Simulation
    • Drop Impact on Hydrophobic and Hydrophilic Surfaces
    • 3D Printing Simulation
    • Phase Change
    • Heat Transfer
    • Microgravity Flow

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    Kevin D. Murphy

    • Nonlinear Dynamics, Vibrations and Stability
    • Solid Mechanics, Fracture Mechanics, and Signal Processing

    Gary Osborne

    Gary Osborne

    Sam Park

    Sam Park

    • Energy Storage Materials and Systems
    • Electrochemical Power Conversion and Storage
    • Computational Simulation of Power Conversion and Storage Systems
    • UAV/Electric/Hydrogen Electric/Autonomous Intelligent Vehicle: Power Conversion, Sensor, SW Algorithm
    • Advanced Manufacturing: Factory Automation and Sensors
    • Multi-functional Materials: 3D Printing and Digital Textile Printing
    • Health Monitoring: Sensor, Battery, FC, Vehicle, Factory
    • Safety Analysis: FMEA, FMEDA, FTA, ISO 26262

    Glen Prater Jr

    Glen Prater JR

    • Design Software Development
    • Energy Efficient Vehicles
    • Vehicle Modeling and Simulation
    • Acoustics and Vibration

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    Peter Quesada

    • Kinematics and Kinetics of Movement
    • Neuromuscular Activation and Control
    • Postural Balance on Passively Unstable Surfaces and Stable Surfaces
    • Study Populations of Interest Include
      • Elderly Persons
      • Athletic Participants
      • Manufacturing Workers
      • Rehabilitation Participants
      • Neuromuscular Challenged Persons

    Srinivasan Rasipuram

    • Nano-Particle Filtration/Safety
    • Corona Discharge
    • Particle Charging
    • Multi-Physics Modeling
    • Characterization and Distribution of Contact Angle for Nanometer Size Oil Droplets
    • Air Curtains in Open Refrigerated Display Cases
    • Flow Patterns and Heat Transfer off a Vehicle Windshield
    • HVAC, CFD

    Chris Richards

    Christopher Richards

    • Nonlinear System Identification
    • Experimental Modal Analysis
    • Noise and Vibration Control
    • Mechatronics
    • Dynamics and Control of Unmanned Air Systems

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    Keith Sharp

    • Biofluid Mechanics
    • Biotransport
    • Renewable Energy

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    Hui Wang

    • Advanced Materials for Energy Storage and Conversion
    • Materials Science, Materials Synthesis
    • Solid-state materials, Superionic conductor
    • Graphene and other 2D materials
    • Renewable energy and sustainability
    • All-solid-state batteries, Li-S batteries, Li-ion batteries, Na-ion batteries
    • Supercapacitors
    • Solar Cells

    Stuart Williams

    Stuart Williams

    Integrated Microfluidic Systems Lab

    • Microfluidics
    • Experimental Fluid Dynamics
    • Electrokinetics
    • Colloids and Soft Matter
    • Impedance Spectroscopy

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    Micro/Nano Technology Center

    ResearcherLabResearch Interest

    Julia Aebersold

    Micro/Nano Technology Center
    • Microelectromechanical systems
    • Microfluidics Energetics
    • No Power Sensors

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    Curt McKenna

    Micro/Nano Technology Center
    • Micro Electrical Mechanical Systems
    • Laser Pattern Generation / Photomasks
    • Greyscale Lithography

    Evgeniya Moiseeva

    Evgeniya Moiseeva

    • Microfluidics
    • Micro Electrical Mechanical Systems (MEMS)
    • Material Characterization

    Xiaojin Wang

    Xiaojin Wang

    • Semiconductor Device
    • Photovoltaic Device
    • MEMS
    • Material Growth

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    Rapid Prototyping Center

    ResearcherLabResearch Interest

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    Timothy Gornet

    • 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing
    • Laser Sintering/Melting of Polymers and Metals
      • Process Control and Optimization
      • Effect of Process Variables on Mechanical Properties
      • In situ Process Monitoring and Process Feedback/Feed Forward Control
      • Materials Research and Development Including High Temperature Polymers
    • Design for Additive Manufacturing
      • Lattice and Lightweighting
      • Simulation
      • Support optimization

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    Ed Tackett

    • 3D Printing
    • Metal Additive Manufacturing
    • Workforce Education
    • Advanced Manufacturing
    • Multidisciplinary Product Development

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