Biocatalysis, greener advanced materials (electronic, photo-responsive polymers, molecularly integrated hybrid nanomaterials, materials for energy conversion/storage), elastomers, thermal & morphological characterization of materials, roll to roll manufacture of flexible electronic products.
Electrochemical energy conversion and storage, mass/charge transport phenomena, electrochemical reaction kinetics, flowable slurry electrodes.
Robot Learning, Learning from Demonstration, Imitation Learning, Reinforcement Learning
Electromagnetics, metamaterials, printed electronics, antennas, and RF devices
Applied Mechanics, Mechanics of Materials, Dynamic Behavior of Materials, Composites, and Structures
Printed Electronics, Photonics, Semiconductor Devices, Fiber Optic Communications
Plastics processing, including extrusion, injection molding, and novel processing techniques; nanomanufacturing with polymers; 3D printing
Communication Networks & Network Security
Entrepreneurship; Strategic Management; Organization Theory
Research center operations; experimental mechanics of sports equipment; material characterization of composite materials, foams, and wood; and high-speed imaging
Molecular and Developmental Biology
Millimeter-wavelength and terahertz frequency optical systems and dielectric properties of materials
Polymer Chemistry, Nanotechnology, Biomaterials/Translational Medicine
Nanomaterial growth and optoelectronic device applications
Nonlinear control, hybrid systems, legged robots, exoskeletons, human biomechanical modeling
Nanomaterials and nanotechnology, nanowires
Materials science, self-healing materials, additive manufacturing (i.e. 3D printing) techniques
Structural health monitoring, diagnostics and prognostics, damage detection, structural dynamics, acoustics, signal processing, mechanical design and nonlinear dynamics
Self-organized dynamics in complex systems, Multi-agent systems, Connected and autonomous vehicles, System reliability and prognostics, Robotic ensembles
Computer-aided engineering, computer-aided manufacturing, process control, injection molding, part design, mold design, finite element analysis
Gait rehabilitation, biomechanics and neuromuscular control of human walking
Plastics product and process design, process simulation, instrumentation, and control
Material Science, Optical & electronic properties of materials, Optical Spectroscopy, Devices
Nano-composites, Coatings, Transparent conductive electrodes, Organic photo-voltaic, Collaborative research between faculty members, Industry and Government partners.
Optoelectronics, Nanophotonics & Fiber Optics
Combustion, Renewable Energy, Biofuels, Internal Combustion Engines
Rubber technology, thermoplastic elastomers, design, properties and processing of elastomers, nano materials.
Test and Evaluation
Additive Manufacturing (3D Printing), Printed Electronics, RF, Microwaves, Metasurface, IR-Vis and THz Photonics
Solid Mechanics, Composite Materials, Sports Engineering, Finite Element Modeling
Renewable polymers, Plastics processing, nanocomposites, organic photovoltaics and electronics, rheology, scattering
Solid Mechanics, Composite Materials, Textiles, Multi-Scale Modeling, Finite Element Modeling, Adhesively Bonded Joints, Sandwich Structures, Tissue Engineering, Discrete Element Method
Polymers and Biopolymers in Biomedicine; Antimicrobial and Biofilm-Controlling Systems, Drug Delivery and Biomedical Devices.
Sustainable energy engineering, solar energy processing, plasma science & engineering, semiconductor manufacturing, radiation transport, computational transport phenomena
Optical sensors and optical devices
Physical & materials chemistry at surfaces & interfaces
Data Fusion, Signal Processing
Aerodynamics, Computational Fluid Dynamics
Reaction engineering; chemical kinetics; reactor design; detailed kinetic modeling
Technology-based Neurorehabilitation, Home-based Rehabilitation and Monitoring Technology, Human and Human-Robot Performance.
Robotics, Assistive Technology, Artificial Intelligence
Strategic management and entrepreneurship
Biomedical Imaging, Medical Image Reconstruction, Medical Image Processing & Analysis
Food Safety, Food Nanotechnology
Applied Electromagnetics, High-Frequency Circuits and Systems