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Faculty Profiles

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Faculty Member: Cho, Yongku
Department: Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
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Excerpt: One of the grand challenges that we face is to understand the mechanisms behind brain function and to identify the root causes of its disorders. The starting point in tackling these challenges is to map out the connections between neural cells, and identify critical factors that cause changes in these connections. To this end, Dr. […]
Categories | Keywords: antibody engineering, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, light-activated proteins, neuroimaging, protein engineering

Faculty Member: Chon, Ki
Department: Biomedical Engineering
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Excerpt: Dr. Chon’s research has been focused on biosignal processing, biomedical instrumentation, wearable sensors and devices including use of smart phones for vital signs and monitoring cardiac arrhythmias, development of hydrophobic vital sign sensors, and identification and modeling of physiological systems. His main research falls into the following areas: (1) Fabrication of novel hydrophobic, reusable electrocardiogram […]
Categories | Keywords: biomaterials, Biomedical Engineering, biomedical instrumentation, biosignal processing, identification and modeling of physiological systems, mobile health diagnostics, wearable sensors and devices

Faculty Member: Christenson, Richard E.
Department: Civil & Environmental Engineering
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Excerpt: Rich Christenson’s research interests are in structural engineering, particularly in the areas of structural dynamics and experimental research. His current research is in the areas of smart damping technologies for buildings and bridges, bridge monitoring, and real-time hybrid testing methodologies. Laboratory testing facilities of interest include a single axis and six degree-of-freedom (6DOF) shake table […]
Categories | Keywords: Civil and Environmental Engineering, shake table testing, structural vibrations, vibration monitoring

Faculty Member: Chrysochoou, Maria
Department: Civil & Environmental Engineering
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Excerpt: Dr. Chrysochoou’s research has been focused on the behavior and treatment of metal pollutants in soil and groundwater, as well as the characterization and recycling of industrial waste and by-products. Her main research falls into the following areas: (1) Remediation of contaminated sites and brownfield redevelopment; (2) Fate and transport of metal pollutants in the […]
Categories | Keywords: brownfields, Civil and Environmental Engineering, hazardous waste management, industrial by-product characterization and recycling, site remediation, soil and water pollution, spectroscopy

Faculty Member: Cooper, Douglas J.
Department: Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
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Excerpt: Dr. Cooper develops methods and procedures used by practitioners around the world for process control system analysis, tuning and training. Current research efforts in our lab seek to extend these methods to such important areas as: whole-plant modeling, simulation and control; automated controller design and tuning; controller performance monitoring; multivariable process identification and control.
Categories | Keywords: Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, control, controller design, controller tuning, creativity, entrepreneurship, life-long learning, process control, process modeling

Faculty Member: Dani, Ashwin
Department: Electrical & Computer Engineering
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Excerpt: Dr. Dani’s research has been focused on solving various estimation and control challenges in robotics & automation and other engineering domains including industrial and biomedical applications. His main research falls into the following areas: (1) Human-Robot collaboration & safety issues in manufacturing environments; (2) GPS-denied navigation of unmanned aerial systems, improved autonomy; (3) Supervisory Control […]
Categories | Keywords: automation, autonomous navigation of unmanned aerial systems, Electrical and Computer Engineering, nonlinear estimation and control theory, robotics, visual servo control

Faculty Member: Demurjian, Steven A.
Department: Computer Science & Engineering
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Excerpt: Dr. Demurjian’s research has been focused on role-based, discretionary, and mandatory access control, secure software engineering, biomedical informatics, software architectures, and ontologies. His main research falls into the following areas: (1) Collaborative security and access control models for role-based, mandatory, and discretionary approaches with security assurance as realized in the Unified Modeling Language (UML), the […]
Categories | Keywords: biomedical informatics, Computer Science and Engineering, ontologies, role-based, discretionary and mandatory access control, secure software engineering, software architectures

Faculty Member: Dongare, Avinash
Department: Materials Science & Engineering
Affiliation: Institute of Materials Science
Excerpt: Development and application of advanced computational methods (molecular dynamics, Monte Carlo, density functional theory, coarse-grained methods, etc.) to investigate the behavior and properties of novel materials across multiple scales. Some of the current research projects are: Mechanics of nanostructured materials Corrosion related degradation and failure in extreme environments Electronic properties of nanostructured materials Materials in […]
Categories | Keywords: corrosion related degradation and failure in extreme environments, electronic properties of nanostructured materials, Institute of Materials Science, interfaces effects on mechanical behavior, materials in extreme environments, Materials Science and Engineering, mechanics of nanostructured materials, thermodynamics and phase transformations

Faculty Member: Donkor, Eric
Department: Electrical & Computer Engineering
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Excerpt: Research Interests: Design and development of fiber optics and opto-electronic devices for high-speed (40-100Gb/s) optical networks, terahertz quasi-optics radio frequency generation, optical analog-to-digital conversion, the investigation of high speed switching in fiber optics, nano-semiconductor materials and device structures, modeling and simulation of Very Large Scale Integration (VLSI) Circuits including content address memories static and dynamic […]
Categories | Keywords: application of Very High Speed Integral Circuits (VHDL) to optical circuits design and simulation, Electrical and Computer Engineering, fiber optics, modeling and simulation of Very Large Scale Integration (VLSI) Circuits, nano-semiconductor materials and device structures, optical networks

Faculty Member: Enderle, John D.
Department: Biomedical Engineering
Affiliation: Electrical & Computer Engineering
Excerpt: Dr. Enderle’s primary research thrust throughout most of his career has been the study of muscle mechanics and the oculomotor system, applied to the human visual and auditory systems. This research effort started while he was a Southeastern Center for Electrical Engineering Education Fellow conducting research at Brooks Air Force Base in 1982. He was […]
Categories | Keywords: bioinstrumentation, Biomedical Engineering, clinical engineering, oculomotor system and neurosensory control, physiological modeling

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