Ramsey D. Badawi
The Badawi Lab is focused on translational imaging, with emphasis on PET and other radiotracer techniques. Translational imaging is aimed at transferring (“translating”) research imaging methodologies to the clinic and human use. This requires a multidisciplinary approach and the Badawi lab has developed multiple collaborations with other investigators.
Craig J. Benham
Mathematical and Computational models of regulatory mechanisms, pathways, systems and networks, Bioinformatics, DNA mechanics.
Ecological sanitation and resource reuse; Pathogens and micropollutants; sustainable international development; water quality and reuse.
Professor Matt Bishop’s research area is computer security, in which he has been active since 1979. He is especially interested in vulnerability analysis and denial of service problems, but maintains a healthy concern for formal modeling (especially of access controls and the Take-Grant Protection Model) and intrusion detection and response. He has also worked extensively on the security of various forms of the UNIX operating system. He is involved in efforts to improve education in information assurance, and is a charter member of the Colloquium for Information Systems Security Education. His textbook, Computer Security: Art and Science, was published by Addison-Wesley in December 2002.
Industrial Fermentation, Bioprocess Optimization and Artificial Intelligence Methods, Biofuels and catalytic conversion of biomass-derived molecules.
John E. Bolander
Seismic analysis and design; Cement-based composites; Nondestructive testing; Material and structural design optimization.
Development and use of computational-fluid-dynamics and computational-hydraulics techniques to address problems belonging to the field of environmental fluid mechanics.
John M. Boone
Breast Imaging and Computed Tomography Research.
As a faculty member in the Departments of Biological & Agricultural Engineering and Food Science & Technology, Dr. Bornhorst’s research will focus on quantitative methods to understand material transport, breakdown, and absorption in the gastrointestinal tract to improve food safety and quality, increase consumer health benefits, and optimize food processing operations. Specifically, she plans to work on the development of dynamic in vitro models, which, coupled with in vivo approaches, can be used to further our understanding of the relationship between food processing, food breakdown during digestion, and nutrient absorption. Additionally, she plans to investigate methods to utilize food process engineering to optimize food functional properties, such as nutrient absorption or allergenicity. To enable fundamental understanding of the digestion process, Dr. Bornhorst’s research will also investigate mixing and particle dynamics during peristaltic flow.
Ross W. Boulanger
Geotechnical earthquake engineering with emphases on liquefaction and its remediation, seismic soil-pile-structure interaction, and seismic performance of earth dams and levees.
Biochemical Engineering, Computer Modeling, Fermentation Kinetics, Nonlinear Dynamics, Wine Processing, Separation Processes.
Rick G. Branner
Professor Branner performs research in the general area of the design and analysis of Microwave and RF devices, circuits, systems and antennas. His work focuses on realizations found in modern military and commercial systems. This research is motivated by his over 25 years of industrial experience combined with strong theoretical foundations.
Scientific visualization and computer graphics.
Physics of nanoscale vacuum electronic devices, associated materials and nano-fabrication technologies.