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Faculty Profiles

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Faculty Member: Park, Sung-Yeul
Department: Electrical & Computer Engineering
Affiliation: Center for Clean Energy Engineering
Excerpt: Dr. Park’s recent research efforts have focused on smart energy and power conversion systems in the distributed power network and renewable energy grid integration applications. Dr. Park seeks the way of full utilization of power electronic technologies so that: The power quality of distributed power network will be enhanced The benefit from renewable energy and […]
Categories | Keywords: battery energy conversion and management systems, building power systems and power quality, Center for Clean Energy Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, grid-connected-inverter, microgrid, power conditioning system, power electronics, renewable integration, smart building power network, smart energy and power conversion

Faculty Member: Pasaogullari, Ugur
Department: Mechanical Engineering
Affiliation: Center for Clean Energy Engineering
Excerpt: Dr. Pasaogullari received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the Pennsylvania State University in 2005. He earned his B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering with high honors from Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey and M.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Pennsylvania State University in 1999 and 2003, respectively. His current research focuses on thermal […]
Categories | Keywords: Center for Clean Energy Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, multi-physics multi-scale computational modeling, transport phenomena in fuel cells

Faculty Member: Pattipati, Krishna R.
Department: Electrical & Computer Engineering
Affiliation:
Excerpt: Dr. Pattipati is the UTC Professor in Systems Engineering and Director of the Systems Optimization Laboratory. He has over 30 years of experience in supervising and performing research on a variety of problems including fault diagnosis and prognosis in cyber-physical systems; adaptive algorithms for Li-ion batteries in mobile applications; performance evaluation of large-scale computer and […]
Categories | Keywords: big data analytics, decision making, diagnosis and prognosis, dynamic resource management, Electrical and Computer Engineering, information fusion, machine learning, model-based systems engineering, systems theory and optimization

Faculty Member: Peng, Zheng
Department: Computer Science & Engineering
Affiliation:
Excerpt: Acoustic Sensor Networks for Ice-Covered Seas: It will transmit data wirelessly through acoustic waves from sub-surface ocean sensors to a receiving array with a surface connection to satellites and the Internet. This project will expand the capabilities of studying sea ice changes in the transition zone by developing and deploying an underwater wireless communication network […]
Categories | Keywords: algorithms, Computer Science and Engineering, embedded system, network optimization and protocol design, operating systems, underwater wireless networks

Faculty Member: Pettes, Michael T.
Department: Mechanical Engineering
Affiliation: Institute of Materials Science
Excerpt: Dr. Pettes’s research has been focused on fundamental energy transport mechanisms in nanoscale materials, such as carbon nanotubes, graphene, and 2D thermoelectrics, as well as design of bulk materials that can benefit from these unique transport properties, such as mesoporous semimetals. His main research falls into the following areas: (1) Multiproperty measurements on individual nanomaterials; […]
Categories | Keywords: carbon nanomaterials, energy conversion/harvesting, Institute of Materials Science, Mechanical Engineering, MEMS fabrication, nanoscale thermal transport, semiconducting nanomaterials, transmission electron microscopy

Faculty Member: Pierce, David M.
Department: Mechanical Engineering
Affiliation:
Excerpt: Dr . Pierce’s research interests focus on the theory, development and application of pragmatic computational methods, supported by physical experiments, for problems of practical importance. Examples include: (1) constitutive modeling and finite element analysis of cartilage and arteries with consideration towards future clinical applications (e.g., medical device design and device interaction with patients), and (2) […]
Categories | Keywords: arteries, biomechanics, cartilage, computational mechanics, constitutive modeling, continuum mechanics, finite element methods, Mechanical Engineering, microelectromechanical systems (MEMS), solid mechanics

Faculty Member: Rajasekaran, Sanguthevar
Department: Computer Science & Engineering
Affiliation: Booth Engineering Center for Advanced Technology (BECAT)
Excerpt: Dr. Rajasekaran conducts research in the area of Applied Algorithms. Some of the areas he has worked in are: out-of-core computing, computational biology, parallel sorting and selection, packet routing, web-caching, learning theory, model checking, random variate generation (computer simulations), optimization, cryptography (authorization, authentication, secret sharing), particle simulations, coastal wave simulations, mobile computing, and image processing.
Categories | Keywords: algorithms, Computer Science and Engineering

Faculty Member: Ramprasad, Ramamurthy
Department: Materials Science & Engineering
Affiliation: Institute of Materials Science
Excerpt: Prof. Ramprasad received his B. Tech. in Metallurgical Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, India, an M.S.degree in Materials Science & Engineering at the Washington State University, and a Ph.D. degree also in Materials Science & Engineering at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. After a 6 year stint with Motorola’s R&D laboratories at […]
Categories | Keywords: catalysts, computational materials design, dielectrics, first principles computing, Institute of Materials Science, interfaces, materials informatics, Materials Science and Engineering, rational materials design

Faculty Member: Rossetti, George A., Jr.
Department: Materials Science & Engineering
Affiliation: Institute of Materials Science
Excerpt: Dr. Rossetti’s research focuses on electroactive materials and devices. He manages the Active Materials Property Laboratory (AMPL) which houses facilities for processing monolithic and thin film materials, for the measurement of electrical, electromechanical and thermophysical properties, and for computational and experimental investigations of structural phase transformations in polar dielectrics. Current research topics include compositional design […]
Categories | Keywords: actuators, capacitors, ceramics, ferroelectrics, Institute of Materials Science, Materials Science and Engineering, piezoelectrics, pyroelectrics, sensors, thin films, transducers

Faculty Member: Russell, Alexander
Department: Computer Science & Engineering
Affiliation:
Excerpt: Quantum computing and information theory is the study of basic computational and information-theoretic problems in the context of modern (rather than classical) physics. It turns out that quantum mechanics has far-reaching–and in some cases quite counter-intuitive–impact on these problems.
Categories | Keywords: computational complexity of classical and quantum algorithms, Computer Science and Engineering, cryptography, distributed computing, harmonic analysis, pseudorandomness

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