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Research Description

Research Description By Graduate Engineering Department

Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Major research efforts are underway in Biomedical Engineering, Electrochemical Engineering, Corrosion in Multiphase Flow, Alternative Energy, and Air Pollution Monitoring & Control.

Civil Engineering

The Department of Civil Engineering has external research support that exceeds $1.0 million per year. Areas of research include structural and environmental response of pavements, testing and structural performance of pipes, flow through porous media, soil-structure interaction, constitutive relations for soils and rocks, non-destructive testing, computational methods in soils and structures, dynamic response of structures, transportation noise assessment, human factors in highway and railway markings, and control of zebra mussels.

Computer Science

The Department of Computer Science has conducted research in the areas of artificial intelligence, real-time systems, distributed computing, networking, cybersecurity, and image processing.

Electrical Engineering

Major areas of research include avionics, computers, applied and theoretical computer science, communications, controls, information theory, solid-state electronics, energy conversion, power electronics, electromagnetics, signal processing, manufacturing, VLSI design, computer vision, electronic circuits, opto-electronics, nanostructures and nanomaterials. Recent and current sponsors include NASA, DOD,NIST,NSF, and numerous industrial concerns.

Industrial and Systems Engineering

Faculty in the ISE department have publications and funded research in the following areas: Cost Estimation, Reliability, Data Mining, Artificial Intelligence, Human Factors, Safety, Manufacturing, Warehousing, Logistics, Supply Chain Management, and Operations Research.

Mechanical Engineering

The department has focused on research in the areas of energy and the environment, manufacturing and materials processing, biomechanics, and robotics. Research facilities house many projects in these areas, including algal bioreactors for greenhouse gas remediation and biofuel production, Solid Oxide Fuel Cell testing for performance and sensitivity to contaminants, technologies for reducing pollution from coal-fired power plants, processes for copper micro-channel extrusion, carbon fiber foam development for heat exchangers, segmented robotic medical device development, and haptic back development for training surgeons.

Research Description By Engineering Research Center

Avionics Engineering Center

The center, which is the only facility of its kind in the United States, specializes in the research, development, and evaluation of electronic navigation, communication, and surveillance systems. Since its inception 46 years ago, the center has been awarded contracts totaling over $100 million from sponsors such as the Federal Aviation Administration, NASA and the Department of Defense.

Center for Advanced Materials Processing

The Center for Advanced Materials Processing focuses on interdisciplinary manufacturing applications for both traditional and new high-technology materials. The center develops advanced models for materials processing. These models are used in conjunction with commercial CAD/CAM software to carry out detailed simulations of materials processing in manufacturing. The center uses Computer Integrated Manufacturing to optimize processes, increasing productivity and reducing costs. The center also studies the behavior of materials such as composites, powder metallurgy alloys, intermetallic compounds, and polymers in production.

Center for Advanced Systems and Transportation Logistics Engineering

The Center for Advanced Software Systems Integration has funded research in the the following areas: Cost Estimation, Reliability, Data Mining, Human Factors, and Safety.

Center for Air Quality

The Center for Air Quality has ongoing research in atmospheric modeling and pollutant transport.

Center for Electrochemical Engineering Research

The mission of the Center for Electrochemical Engineering Research is
the application of chemical engineering principles to study fundamental problems
associated with electrochemical technologies. The members of the group are working on projects in the areas of electrochemical engineering, power sources, numerical methods, mathematical modeling, material science, and electro-catalysis.

Center for Scientific Computing and Immersive Technologies (CSCIT)

The CSCIT has ongoing research in the areas of distributed computing, real-time systems, artificial intelligence networking, image processing, and cybersecurity. Funding agencies include NASA, DARPA, and NSF.

Institute for Corrosion and Multiphase Technology

The Institute for Corrosion and Multiphase Technology is a premier facility in the world for investigation of internal corrosion of mild steel related to oil and gas pipelines. The unique facility worth more than $15 million includes three high-pressure, high-temperature, 4" I.D. corrosion flow rigs that can generate a wide variety of multiphase flow regimes and simulate the complex corrosion environments seen in real pipelines (including mixtures of CO2 and H2S) and at the same time enable accurate online corrosion measurements using a variety of techniques.

Institute for Sustainable Energy and the Environment

The Institute for Sustainable Energy and the Environment is an umbrella organization that includes both the Ohio Coal Research Center and the Center for Air Quality. This combination brings together the related areas of energy production and environmental mitigation/modeling in an integrated way to identify and develop new energy technologies while, at the same time, minimizing environmental impact. Current areas of investigation include: carbon sequestration, hydrogen production, fuel cell technology, and pollutant control and transport.

Ohio Coal Research Center

The Ohio Coal Research Center, a unit within the Department of Chemical Engineering in the College of Engineering and Technology, brings together multidisciplinary teams to research fuel diversity and the production of environmentally safe and reliable electric power. The center also manages the Ohio Coal Research Consortium for the State of Ohio's Air Quality Development Authority.

Ohio Research Institute for Transportation and the Environment (ORITE)

Provides expertise to assist local, state and federal agencies in development of transportation systems and environmental sciences. The center conducts basic research as well as provides training for undergraduate and graduate students, and supports technology transfer to skilled professional in the field.