Research Areas

Research Areas

Below are research areas for all our departments alphabetically. Use these links to highlight the research areas in each department:

  • Biomedical Engineering (BME)
  • Civil & Environmental Engineering (CEE)
  • Electrical & Computer Engineering (ECE)
  • Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science (MEMS)
  • Interdisciplinary

Aerodynamics

MEMS

aerodynamics, aeroacoustics, aeroelasticity, vortex dominated flows, rockets and gas turbines

Architecture & Networking

ECE

fault-tolerance, modeling and performance analysis, DNA guided self-assembly, wireless networking protocol

Bioelectric Engineering

BME

electrical activity of and treatment for the heart and nervous system

Biomechanics

BME

orthopaedic biomechanics, other soft tissue mechanics, and cell mechanics

Biomedical Imaging

BME

concentrating on ultrasound, magnetic resonance imaging, X-ray, and nuclear medicine

 

Biomolecular and Tissue Engineering

BME

biomolecular engineering, effect of physical force on cells and tissues, tissue repair and replacement

Circuits & Systems

ECE

composite nano-to-micro systems, nanoscale circuit and system design and modeling

Dynamics and Controls

MEMS

complex systems, structure-borne noise, aeroelasticity, flutter suppression, nonlinear dynamics and chaos

Energy Materials

Interdisciplinary

materials issues related to solar power, energy storage and transport, biofuel and conventional fuels, improving energy efficiency and reducing environmental impact

Environmental Process Engineering

CEE

phenomena that govern the origin, transport, transformation, and impacts of contaminants

Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer

MEMS

tribology, compressible fluid flow, hydrodynamics, transport phenomena

Hydrology and Fluid Dynamics

CEE

hydrometeorology, eco-hydrology, contaminant transport hydrology and water cycle dynamics

Materials, Structures and Geosystems

CEE

computational mechanics, geomechanical modeling and characterization, dynamics and control

Nanosystems, Devices & Materials

ECE

droplet-based microfluidics, hybrid nanomaterials, semiconductor materials, nanophotonic devices

Solid Mechanics

MEMS

continuum mechanics, elasticity, tissue biomechanics, computational mechanics

Waves & Metamaterials

ECE

short-pulse scattering, geophysics, signal processing, electromagnetic fields, metamaterials

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