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Oakland University - 2016

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Research Description

Research Description By Graduate Engineering Department

Computer Science and Engineering

Real Time Digital Signal Processing; Virtual Reality Applications; Software Verification and Testing; Data Mining, Client Server Data Base, Multimedia and Computer Networks, Cyber Security

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Automatic Controls; Robotics; Electronics and Signal Processing; Semiconductor Devices; Electro-Magnetic compatibility; Embedded Systems and Instrumentation.

Industrial and Systems Engineering

Artificial Intelligence, Computer Learning, Design and Automation, Industrial and Manufacturing Systems, Quality Control, Robotics, System Modelling and Simulation, Ergonomics and Human Factors.

Mechanical Engineering

Experimental Engineering; Manufacturing Processes; Non-Destructive Testing of Materials; Optical Quality and Inspection; Tribology; Noise and Vibrations: Fluid and Thermal Systems; Battery/ Fuel Cells, Internal Combustion Engines, Sheet Metal Forming, Alternative Energy Systems.

Research Description By Engineering Research Center

Automotive Tribology Center

The Automotive Tribology Center is an academic research unit within the Mechanical Engineering department. It is the only university research center in the United States that is dedicated to automotive tribology research and is uniquely positioned to advance the reliability, mobility and efficiency of automotive components. The ATC is mainly dedicated to performing fundamental and applied research that lowers frictional energy losses. Particular emphasis is placed on engine and transmission tribology. The research results of ATC benefit the US military and different governmental and industrial sectors of the economy.

Center for Advanced Materials and Manufacturing (CAMM)

A unique research center in North America specializing in stamping dies wear, and developing innovative sheet metal forming and joining processes. The CLIC form Center is part of the CAMM.

Center for Robotics and Advanced Automation

The Center will facilitate opportunities for OU faculty to lead start-up initiatives to work with business & government agencies to transition technical knowledge from academia to industry commercialization opportunities by enabling a research, development, test and evaluation capabilities. CRUIS will seek opportunities to support robotics and unmanned systems challenges in the defense industry that will lead to development of expertise that can be translated to various sectors ‚Ä" security, commercial, social, medical and others that are main stream to our daily lives.

Center of Cyber Security

The mission of the Oakland University Center of Cyber Security (The Center) is to promote the interdisciplinary collaborative research in the area of cyber security, leveraging the partnerships and resources of the university. The establishment of the Center builds upon the momentum that has been launched in research; curriculum (Master of Science in Cyber Security, SECS, Master of Science in Information Technology Management, SBA) and outreach (OU INC MedHealth Cyber Security Program and Macomb INC Cyber Security Range for Defense and Advanced Manufacturing). As such, the Center aligns strongly with the University’s new strategic plan and goals. The Center will have a strong research and scholarly direction, provide opportunities for student research and internships, and with the integration of the incubators and their business connections, will be a strong nexus in engaging the community. Community partners have already expressed the need for solutions, training, and talent with a desire to form partnerships to meet these needs. The Center will generate considerable synergy among the University’s goals leading to greater success.

Chrysler Learning & Innovation Center for Sheet Metal Forming

Composed of university faculty, scholars, students, and industry experts, the Chrysler Learning and Innovation Center for Sheet Metal Forming is an academic center at which training, applied research, and intellectual property management in the area of sheet metal forming are carried out. Collaborative initiatives at CLIC-form are open to all domestic and international entities. A unique feature of CLIC-form is its highly selective, industry-hosted internship program in which OU undergraduate students participate in research projects during the summer. In addition to providing educational training and engaging in collaborative research, the team at CLIC-form seeks to develop and commercialize intellectual property related to sheet metal forming technology.

Clean Energy Research Center

Energy affects all aspect of our lives from the economy to recreation to health care. The Clean Energy Research Center explores sustainable ways to meet our future energy needs utilizing unique renewable energy feed sources, from biomass to wind to solar with a focus on overall energy conservation. The CERC has launched an academic effort to teach and train the next generation of students on energy issues, has begun the green campus initiative to demonstrate the benefit of alternative energy technology on campus, and continues to perform research towards developing environmentally friendlier technologies.

Fastening & Jointing Research Institute

Fastening and joining significantly affects the safety, quality and reliability of many mechanical and structural systems, machinery and equipment. The FAJRI is the only known academic facility of its kind in the world dedicated solely to the research and development of fastening and joining of materials in industries such as automotive, aerospace and nuclear. The research programs at FAJRI benefit both the commercial and defense sectors of the economy, while improving the safety of the public.

Hardware in the Loop (HIL)

Hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) simulation is used widely in the development and testing of complex real-time embedded systems, such as automotive engine controllers. The OU HIL Lab is a unique multi-disciplinary academic facility, which was established in 2012 with support from Chrysler LLC, and is located in Dodge Hall of Engineering. The HIL lab contains five automotive-hardware-in-the-loop simulators that allow testing and development of production and prototype engine and transmission controllers using simulated (software) automobiles. Current research projects include fuel economy strategies, engine thermal modeling, and advanced control techniques for transmission shift control.