Faculty Research Interests

Robert Bruce's Research Interests

  • Manufacturing Processes
  • Automated Manufacturing Processes
  • High Speed Machining

Ken Burbank's Research Interests

  • Thin film sensors

P. Chuang's Research Interests

  • LT/HT PEM Fuel Cell
  • Thermal Management
  • Loop Heat Pipe

Timothy Cooley's Research Interests

  • Materials and Manufacturing
  • Internal Combustion Engines
  • Fluid Power
  • Dynamic Systems

Austin Creasy's Research Interests

  • Vibration/Acoustic Control
  • Biological System Modeling

Nancy Denton's Research Interests

  • Data Acquisition
  • Predictive Maintenance
  • Mechanics
  • Machine Design
  • Machine Health Monitoring

John Denton's Research Interests

  • Nanotechnology
  • Electronic materials
  • Electronic communications
  • Analog electronics

Jeffrey Evans's Research Interests

  • Adaptive computing systems
  • Embedded systems and sensor networks
  • High performance and parallel pomputing
  • Computer architecture
  • Data communications

Richard French's Research Interests

  • Optical Test Methods
  • Structural Dynamics
  • Acoustics
  • Signal Processing

Joseph Fuehne's Research Interests

  • Fluid Power
  • Mechatronics
  • Industrial Projects

Qingyou Han's Research Interests

  • Solidification Processing of Metals
  • Thermodynamic and Kinetic Simulation of Phase Transformation
  • Alloy Design
  • Ultrasonic Processing of Materials
  • Nano-composites, Casting, Forging, Extrusion and Welding

Gene Harding's Research Interests

  • Radar modeling & simulation
  • Electronic warfare
  • Automotive electronics

Bradley Harriger's Research Interests

  • MFET
  • CAD/CAM/CNC
  • Robots, PLCs, Vision, Auto ID
  • Implementation of Manufacturing Systems

Robert Herrick's Research Interests

  • Navigational aid & communication systems
  • Electronic switching systems
  • Analog circuits and electronics
  • The art and technology of teaching - workshops

Vernon Hillsman's Research Interests

  • Mechanics

Davin Huston's Research Interests

  • Motion capture
  • Audio/video transport networks
  • Hearing assistance systems

William Hutzel's Research Interests

  • HVAC Systems and Energy Optimization
  • Building Automation
  • Renewable Energy Systems

J Jacob's Research Interests

  • Audio electronics
  • Analog electronic circuit design
  • The art and technology of teaching

Henry Kraebber's Research Interests

  • Manufacturing Education
  • Manufacturing Systems and Operations
  • ERP/MRP
  • Integrated Manufacturing Fundamentals
  • International Exchange and Collaboration
  • Teaching with Technology

N Athula Kulatunga's Research Interests

  • Energy management
  • Process controls
  • Building controls
  • Motor controllers
  • Analog electronics
  • Alternative energy systems

Sarah Leach's Research Interests

  • MET Education
  • Teaching with Technology
  • Project Lead The Way

Jan Lugowski's Research Interests

  • Design of Hydraulic Systems
  • Pressure Measurements
  • Electro Hydraulic and Electro Pneumatic Control

Helen McNally's Research Interests

  • Development and integration of scanning probe microscopy for biological and medical applications
  • Nanotechnology education

Terrence O'Connor's Research Interests

  • Cell phone forensics

Anthony Oxtoby's Research Interests

  • Digital signal processing (DSP)
  • Instrumentation and transducers

Suranjan Panigrahi's Research Interests

  • Integrated sensors and systems for biological and healthcare applications
  • Novel intelligent sensors using micro and nanostructured components
  • Portable field scale sensors
  • Biomimetic systems for sensing applications
  • Non-destructive imaging and sensing
  • Pattern recognition
  • Innovation and informal learning

Jeffrey Richardson's Research Interests

  • Design and application of embedded Microcontroller Systems
  • Design and application of virtual microcontroller laboratories

Damon Sisk's Research Interests

  • Energy Systems
  • Robotics
  • Controls

Raji Sundararajan's Research Interests

  • Electrical and laser pulse-mediated chemo drug/gene (DNA) delivery (to cancer cells, organs and humans)
  • Electrical and electronics applications to medicine, health care, and home health gadgets
  • Power and high voltage engineering
  • Energy technologies and applications
  • Modeling and simulation of biological systems

Matthew Turner's Research Interests

  • Electrical Power Systems
  • Smart Energy
  • Smart Grid
  • Distributed Sensing

Steven Widmer's Research Interests

  • Fluid Power

Haiyan (Henry) Zhang's Research Interests

  • Mechatronics, Precision Machine Design
  • Digital Hydraulics, High Efficiency Hydraulics
  • Electric Vehicle, Powertrain/Automatic Transmission Design and Control
  • Time-delay System Control in Manufacturing Processes
  • Multidisciplinary Correspondence Methodology Based Design