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Faculty Profiles

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Faculty Member: Burkey, Daniel
Department: Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
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Excerpt: Dr. Burkey’s areas of research fall into two main areas, one educationally focused, the other technically focused. On the education side, Dr. Burkey is interested in improving student engagement and knowledge retention through the use of game-based mechanics or gamification in engineering education. On the technical side, he is interested in using chemical vapor deposition, […]
Categories | Keywords: Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, engineering education, first-year engineering programs, functional materials, gamification and games in engineering education, initiated chemical vapor deposition, photopolymerization, surface modification, thin film polymeric materials

Faculty Member: Burnicki, Amy C.
Department: Civil & Environmental Engineering
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Excerpt: Dr. Burnicki’s research applies principles and methodologies from GIScience, remote sensing, geostatistics and statistics to the field of Land Change Science in order to improve the ability to quantify land change patterns and develop models that describe land change processes. Her research addresses important questions such as how are landscapes changing with respect to land-use/-cover, […]
Categories | Keywords: Civil and Environmental Engineering, error in geospatial data, GIScience (geographic information science), land science, land-cover-use modeling, landscape modeling, spatial data analysis, spatial modeling, uncertainty in geospatial data

Faculty Member: Bzymek, Zbigniew
Department: Mechanical Engineering
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Excerpt: Developer of Conceptual Design Theory, Designer and Constructor of Structures, Researcher and Educator of Engineers; PhD., Bridge Building and Design 1968 – Warsaw University of Technology, M.Sc. in Civil Engineering 1959, Warsaw University of Technology; M.Sc., Structural Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 1961. As a result of extensive research put together several packages […]
Categories | Keywords: biotechnology, Brief Theory of Inventive Problem Solving, computer analysis of structures, Conceptual Design Theory, manufacturing automation, Mechanical Engineering, nanotechnology, size reduction

Faculty Member: Cao, Chengyu
Department: Mechanical Engineering
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Excerpt: Dr. Chengyu Cao joined the Mechanical Engineering Department in 2008. Prior to that, he was a research scientist in the Department of Aerospace and Ocean Engineering at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. He received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2004. He earned his B.S. degree in […]
Categories | Keywords: adaptive and unmanned system, dynamics and control, Mechanical Engineering, mechatronics

Faculty Member: Cao, Yang
Department: Electrical & Computer Engineering
Affiliation: Institute of Materials Science
Excerpt: Dr. Cao’s research has been focused on high voltage engineering and energy materials for power and medical devices. His main research interests include: (1) High electric field phenomena and devices; (2) Polymeric nanostructured materials with game changing characteristics for energy efficient power conversion and renewables integrations; (3) High voltage engineering in power and medical; (4) […]
Categories | Keywords: Electrical and Computer Engineering, energy materials, grid asset management, high electric field phenomena and devices, high voltage engineering, Institute of Materials Science

Faculty Member: Cassenti, Brice
Department: Mechanical Engineering
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Excerpt: Dr. Cassenti joined the Department of Mechanical Engineering in 2009. Professor Cassenti received his B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn in 1968, 1969, and 1972. At the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn he worked on re-entry vehicles and heat transfer. He joined Bell Telephone Laboratories in 1971 where he worked on […]
Categories | Keywords: advanced propulsion, applied mechanics, computational mechanics, Mechanical Engineering, supercomputing

Faculty Member: Cetegen, Baki M.
Department: Mechanical Engineering
Affiliation: Institute of Materials Science
Excerpt: Dr. Cetegen joined the Mechanical Engineering Department in 1987. Prior to that, he was a research fellow at the University of California, Irvine and a research engineer and group leader at Energy and Environmental Research Corporation, Irvine, CA. He received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Bosphorous University (1978), the University […]
Categories | Keywords: flame dynamics, fluid mechanics, Institute of Materials Science, Mechanical Engineering, optical diagnostics, turbulent combustion

Faculty Member: Chandy, John
Department: Electrical & Computer Engineering
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Excerpt: Dr. Chandy’s research has been focused on distributed storage systems, high performance computing, and systems security. His work on distributed storage systems includes parallel file systems, active storage systems, reliable disk architectures, peer-to-peer storage, and energy-aware storage systems. In high-performance computing, he has developed parallelized algorithms for VLSI CAD, distributed application frameworks, and reconfigurable computing […]
Categories | Keywords: Electrical and Computer Engineering, embedded systems security, hardware security, parallel and distributed applications, reconfigurable computing, storage systems

Faculty Member: Chen, Xu
Department: Mechanical Engineering
Affiliation: Institute of Materials Science
Excerpt: Prof. Xu Chen’s research interests are theory and applications of dynamic systems and controls to advance the technology development in modern engineering systems. He has worked closely with the precision control and information storage industries, and helped Western Digital Corporation to develop multiple new control and system designs for industrial mass production. His other contributions […]
Categories | Keywords: advanced manufacturing, complex systems, human-machine collaboration, Institute of Materials Science, Mechanical Engineering, mechatronics, optimization, precision engineering, robotics, systems and controls

Faculty Member: Chiu, Wilson K.S.
Department: Mechanical Engineering
Affiliation: Institute of Materials Science
Excerpt: Materials used in energy storage and conversion (e.g. fuel cells, batteries, electrolyzers, CO2 separation membranes) all consist of heterogeneous functional materials that exhibit functional behavior in a manner that controls their collective performance as an energy system. There is a critical need to understand the role of a material’s structure, morphology, and composition on system […]
Categories | Keywords: energy materials, heat and mass transfer, Institute of Materials Science, Mechanical Engineering

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