Mechatronics, microprocess control of machines, CNC machine tool design and control, 3-D coordinate measurement and probing, CAD/CAM, sculptured surface machining, plastic injection molding, powder sintering, network based manufacturing automation integration.
Design and construction of synthetic biomolecular networks. Protein and RNA engineering. Directed evolution. Biosensors.
S.J. Ben Yoo
Optical networks, heterogeneous networking, cognitive networking, optically-interconnected computing systems, optical networking systems, high-performance routers, photonic and electronic integration, integrated system on chip, nanophotonic devices, nanophotonic-electronic integration. Cyberinfrastructure, Future Internet, Computing of the Future, Healthcare Information Technology. Collaborative, interdisciplinary research interfacing nanotechnology and societal systems.
Thomas M. Young
Contaminant fate and transport; Physical/chemical treatment processes; Environmental chemistry; Remediation of contaminated soil and groundwater; Chemical alternatives assessment, Chemical lifecycle analysis
Computational and experimental hydraulics. Computational river mechanics. Turbulence modeling. Hydrodynamic loading on offshore structures. Water disinfection with UV light. Viscoelastic fluids in turbulent flows. Scalar transport in complex shear flows. Vortex shedding.
H. Michael Zhang
Transportation systems operations, traffic flow theory, traffic control, dynamic traffic assignment, intelligent transportation systems.
Bioenvironmental engineering. Treatment of agricultural and food wastes for pollution prevention and resource utilization; air quality control for animal and human environments; study of biological, physical, and chemical processing techniques for organic waste conversion and nutrient management; control of gaseous and particulate emissions from animal feedlots and food processing facilities.
Geotechnical earthquake engineering, constitutive modeling of soils, liquefaction effects, numerical modeling of soil-structure systems, laboratory testing.