Fitz-Roy E. Curry
Theoretical and experimental studies of the regulation of the transport of water and solutes across the walls of microvessels; experimental studies involving the cannulation and perfusion of individual microvessels.
Jennifer Sinclair Curtis
Behavior of particles, with applications ranging from food processing, pharmaceutical manufacture, and the aerospace, energy and mining industries to natural processes such as debris flows and sediments. Her work has made important contributions to understanding how fluids and solid particles behave together.
Complex networks, percolation, cascades, systems of complex systems.
Yannis F. Dafalias
Development and implementation of constitutive models for engineering materials and biomaterials.
Jeannie L. Darby
Machine learning and data mining algorithm development with a focus on human in the loop style learning.
We work on a variety of different learning settings such as learning to rank, clustering, transduction as well as data simplification. Most of our formulations are in typical mathematical programming frameworks but a growing interest is in formulations in constraint programming frameworks.
With collaborators I work on applications of my work to areas of social importance such as Neuroscience as well as demonstrative applications in text, social networks and images.
Turbomachinery using Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD).
Turbomachinery using Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), High Performance Computing, Turbomachinery Design, Propulsion Systems.
Prof. DeJong directs research in the areas of bio-mediated soils processes, integrated site characterization, behavior of intermediate and gravelly soils (iBPT), earthquake engineering, sustainable geotechnical practice, and deep foundations.
Multiscale modeling and numerical simulation of complex processes and systems. Applications are interdisciplinary in nature, crossing the boundaries between Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, and Materials Science. Examples of specific projects range from the strain-assisted microstructural development of polycrystalline materials to the dynamics and condensation of exhaled aerosols.
Premkumar T. Devanbu
Digital Wireless Communications; Cross-Layer Wireless Network Design and Optimization; Statistical Signal Processing Methods; Digital and Array Signal Processing, Cyclostationary and Higher Order Statistics, Adaptive Signal Processing, System Identification and Spectrum Estimation.
Postharvest engineering, handling (storage, drying, etc.), traceability, and processing of agricultural commodities with a goal of reducing energy consumption while ensuring food quality and safety. These are critical issues for the fresh market fruit and vegetable, dried fruit, tree nut, and rice industries in California and the World.
Design and construction of synthetic biomolecular networks. Protein and RNA engineering. Directed evolution. Biosensors.
Colloidal Systems, Food Engineering, Interfacial Phenomena, Mass Transfer-Food, Separation Processes.
Fidelis O, Eke
Dynamics and control of mechanical systems, spacecraft dynamics and control, dynamics of variable mass systems.
Process systems engineering, Nonlinear process control and estimation, Analysis and control of hybrid systems, Fault-tolerant control using switched actuator/sensor configurations, Control of transport-reaction and particulate processes, Computational modeling, simulation and systems-level analysis of biological systems
Fischer-Tropsch Fuels, Heat and Mass Transfer Enhancement of Reacting Flows, Electric and Hybrid Drive Vehicles, Fuel Cell Vehicles and Power Systems, Hydrogen Production and Utilization, Internal Combustion Engines, Renewable Energy Utilization, Instrumentation, International Development.
Marc T. Facciotti
Systems biology, synthetic biology, structure, dynamics and function of gene regulatory networks, protein engineering.