Marc T. Facciotti
Systems biology, synthetic biology, structure, dynamics and function of gene regulatory networks, protein engineering.
Molecular modeling of soft-condensed matter.
Applied mathematics and computation focusing on transportation and energy systems modeling and optimization: network modeling, resilient infrastructure system planning, non-cooperative games over networks, and acquisition and identification of networked data.
Zhiliang (Julia) Fan
Advancing technologies for production of fuels and chemicals from renewable resources, including metabolic engineering and biocatalyst development; fermentation process development and modeling; biological and chemical process design and economic evaluation. Current research is focused on novel processes for ethanol and isobutanol production from cellulosic materials.
Computer aided design and manufacturing, geometrical algorithms and representations, numerical methods and scientific computing.
Matthew K. Farrens
Professor Farrens is interested in all aspects of computer architecture, but primarily in the architecture and design of high-performance single-chip processors with an emphasis on the interconnection/communication layer. Professor Farrens is also interested in high-speed scientific processing, in particular in exploring issues related to the memory system, and in Instruction Level Parallelism.
Exposure assessment and development of interventions for the prevention of musculoskeletal disorders among agricultural workers; basic understanding of the effects of stooped postures and stooped work on the spine; biomechanics of ladders in agriculture.
Katherine W. Ferrara
Signal and imaging processing, medical imaging, ultrasound, acoustics, optics, fluid mechanics.
Professor Fink’s research concerns properties related to 1) quantization and confinement phenomena in nanostructured superconductors; 2) microwave impedances of high-temperature superconductors; 3) magnetic levitation and suspension by superconductors; and 4) integer quantum hall effect.
Gary E. Ford
Image processing, pattern recognition, neural networks, digital communications, and digital signal processing.
Andrew “Andy” Frank
Mechanical design, control systems, plug-in hybrid electrical vehicles (PHEV), internal combustion engine design, dynamics of machines, automated highways and ground transportation systems.
Professor Franklin’s research interests include cryptography, security, and distributed computing. He is particularly interested these days in protocols for dynamic coalition management and electronic commerce scenarios. Professor Franklin is a member of ACM and IACR (International Association for Cryptologic Research).
David P. Fyhrie
Bone biomechanics; bone remodeling; cartilage mechanical properties; bone cell mechanobiology; fracture mechanics; and finite element modeling.