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.
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.
Catalysis research emphasizes fundamental investigations motivated by technologically important problems and close interactions with industry. The research involves catalyst preparation, characterization by physical methods, and testing in low- and high-pressure reactors.
Design methods for embedded computing systems with a focus on streaming and data analytic workloads, such as signal processing, computer vision and machine learning. Specific topics of contribution include: Static and dynamic management of computing system resources; system-level design automation; reconfigurable architectures and combinatorial algorithm design for embedded applications. The research area offers an interesting blend of theory and practice, and finds applications in many disciplines ranging from medicine and agriculture to cyber-security and defense.
High-speed Networks, Wireless Networks, Vehicular Ad-hoc Networks, Parallel and Distributed Systems, Timing Channels, Performance Evaluation of Computer and Communication Systems.
Jeffery C. Gibeling
Creep Properties of Materials, Fatigue and Fracture of Materials, Materials Science, Mechanical Properties of Materials, Metal Matrix Composites.
D. Ken Giles
Spray applications, including pesticide spraying and industrial spray coatings. Reduction of spray drift and environmental contamination.
J. Sebastian Gomez-Diaz
My main research interests span the multidisciplinary areas of applied electromagnetics from RF and microwaves to terahertz and infrared frequencies, metamaterials/metasurfaces, novel 2D materials, nonlinear phenomena, antennas, and numerical techniques, among other emerging topics in plasmonics and nanophotonics. In particular, I am especially interested in the efficient control and manipulation of electromagnetic waves in unprecedented ways, aiming to overcome the limitations of current technology and communication systems in terms of dynamic reconfiguration, integration and miniaturization while simultaneously boosting their performance and functionalities.
My primary research efforts are driven by practical environmental problems facing land and resource managers and discovery of the underlying processes affecting derivation of development of applicable methods or solutions to these problems. My focus remains largely directed at gaining a better understanding of hillslope hydrology, wetland and irrigation/drainage processes in the field.