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Auburn University - 2016

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Research Description

Research Description By Graduate Engineering Department

Aerospace Engineering

Applied aerodynamics, air-breathing and rocket propulsion, space propulsion systems, astrodynamics, spacecraft dynamics and control, stability and control of aircraft and missiles, modeling and simulation, applied smart adaptive structures, structural dynamics, numerical structural analysis, vibrations and aeroelasticity, applications of neural networks, composite structures, and general aviation.

Biosystems Engineering

Thermal and hygroscopic properties of food and biological materials, bioenergyand biobased products, ecological engineering, thermal process modeling, agricultural waste management and utilization, constructed wetland systems, solid waste management and utilization, water conservation, sedimentation, erosion control, irrigation system design, irrigation water resource development, subsurface drip irrigation, livestock housing systems, solar energy applications, wood structure design and modeling, timber bridges, portable bridge systems, alternative stream crossings for forest roads, forest machine systems, geospatial technologies applications in agriculture and forestry.

Chemical Engineering

Surface science, biochemical engineering, coal liquefaction, pulp and paper engineering, microfibrous materials, enzyme engineering and technology, computer-aided process design and simulation, novel bioseparations systems, chemical kinetics and reactor design, process control and optimization and advanced energy research.

Civil Engineering

Structural analysis and design; asphalt and pavement, highway construction, wind engineering; geotechnical engineering; soil mechanics; traffic control and management; stochastic hydrology; water chemistry; stormwater runnoff; groundwater; biofluid mechanics; computational hydraulics; groundwater contamination; quantitative environmental biology and water quality modeling.

Computer Science and Software Engineering

Software engineering: Design methodologies, software testing, network security, ad hoc computing, reverse engineering, wireless software interface, reengineering, formal methods, software tools. Human-computer interaction and Artificial Intelligence. Database management systems and data engineering: information retrieval, data compression. Parallel computation: parallel programming languages, parallelizing compilers, graph parsing. Computer networks: design and analysis of network protocols, Internet software tools. Operating systems: UNIX, LINIX, Windows.

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Acoustics and noise control, wireless communication, MEMS technology, digital signal and image processing, computer systems, multimedia systems, embedded systems, parallel processing, electromagnetic interaction with materials, wireless communication systems, solid-state materials, active filters, switched capacitor filters, wide-bandwidth amplifiers, controls, electromagnetic-mechanical devices, solid-state circuits, devices, semiconductor device modeling, VLSI design and testing and electronic device and system packaging.

Industrial and Systems Engineering

Engineering economic analysis; manufacturing systems engineering and processes; ergonomics and safety; scheduling theory; integer programming; network optimization; applied statistical methodology; statistical experimental design; decision theory and operations research applications.

Mechanical Engineering

Computational and experimental mechanics, materials science and engineering, sensor development, nonlinear dynamics. Mechanical systems and design; machine dynamics/robotics, systems and controls, expert systems. Sound and vibration;vehicle dynamic; rollover analysis; dynamics of spacecraft structures, noise source identification, sound intensity and thermal science.

Polymer and Fiber Engineering

Dyeing yarn sizing; waste minimization treatment; fiber chemistry technology; polymers composites; finishing yarn fabric formation; plant organization; material cost control; mechanics of products quality control.

Research Description By Engineering Research Center

Alabama Center for Paper and Bioresource Engineering

Emphasis is on advanced materials development, energy efficient enhancement, environmental engineering, fiber recycling, performance characterization, process simulation and control, and product quality improvement. Merging paper and materials sciences to develop composite electrodes.

Alabama Microelectronics Sci. and Tech. Center

Monolithic integrated circuit fabrication, advanced packaging, micro-electro mechanical systems (MEMS), electronic materials, experimental and computational mechanics, enhanced heat transfer, solid-state sciences, VLSI circuit design and testing and cryogenic electronics.

Auburn Cyber Research Center

The center will focus college expertise on Reconfigurable Smart Components. The research includes: 1)creation of enabling technology for reconfigurable smart components, and the transfer of the technology, as appropriate, to industry; 2) enhancement of the graduate research programs in the College of Engineering by adding new highly qualified faculty and increasing the level of extramural funding.

Auburn University Detection & Food Safety (AUDFS)

The AUDFS vision is: to improve the safety of the US food system by developing the science and engineering required to rapidly identify, pinpoint and characterize, through an integration of sensor and information technology, problems which arise in the food supply chain. Detection concepts based on antibody and phage are being developed.

Center for Advanced Vehicle Electronics

The Center for Advanced Vehicle Electronics (CAVE) at Auburn University is dedicated to working with industry in developing and implementing new technologies for the packaging and manufacturing of electronics with special emphasis on the cost, harsh environment and reliability requirements of the vehicle industry. Center personnel work directly with the member companies to identify challenges and opportunities for new materials, processes and approaches to the production of electronics. The member companies select the research projects. Semi-annual project reviews, visits, monthly updates and frequent phone calls maintain a close interaction between the industrial members and center researchers.

Center for Industrialized Additive Manufacturing

The Center for Industrialized Additive Manufacturing works with industry and government agencies to scale the additive manufacturing processes to high volume production of metal parts. Innovations in additive manufacturing are being pursued that enable reliable, high-volume production methods while maintaining the accuracy of state-of-the-art computer control using intense energy deposition techniques including lasers, electron beams and plasma arcs. Open architecture test beds are being used to understand the fundamental coupling among process parameters, metallurgical structure and part performance. In-situ process sensing and hybridized production methods under investigation are leading towards manufacturing systems that operate at higher speeds and lower costs.

Center for Polymers and Advanced Composites

The mission of the Polymer and Advanced Composite Center is to bring together the industry and university researchers to generate, facilitate and exchange fundamental and applied knowledge on topics of high relevance to the advancement of the national and regional polymer and composite industry. The Center partners with industry and allows academic research to focus on areas of high relevance for companies; combines the state-of-the-art center capabilities and knowledge to advance projects of mutual interest; trains students in advanced technologies that are important to industrial partners; and fosters a community for international, national and regional networking and collaborations.

Highway Research Center

Conducts basic research in civil engineering and subdisciplines required for highway design, construction, maintenance and operation bridges, hydraulics/hydrology, pavements/materials, and traffic safety. The HRC coordinates research with state and national programs to solve highway problems.

Information Technology

This is a university peak of excellence program established to coordinate research in four related areas of microelectronics, computer science, wireless technology and vehicle electronics. Research in the program includes software and hardware development.

Magnetic Resonance Imaging Research Center

Research focused in technology development and application of magnetic resonance imaging for medical and non-medical usage. A facility center with advanced high field magnetic resonance imaging equipment at 3T and 7T is established with applications covering engineering, biomedical, medical, animal, psychological and neurological research.

Materials Research and Education Center

Seeking ways to optimize power use, minimize power consumption, improve thermal stability, and develop control strategies for minimizing the effect of individual component failure. Advanced sensors, process control, smart systems to control coolant flow or position, integrating sensor and actuators.

McCrary Institute for Critical Infrastructure Protection and Cyber Systems

The institute's focus is on interdisciplinary research and advanced technologies to improve the security and operations of our nation's infrastructure while valuing natural resources and conservation. This institute enables Auburn to attract nationally recognized faculty who are at the forefront of emerging technological issues, while leveraging existing university resources and personnel to broaden the institute's technological impact and to inform policy and practice.

National Center for Asphalt Technology

Improve hot mix asphalt quality by developing new materials, mixtures, test methods, and equipment. Improve aggregate testing and evaluation methods, develop mix design procedures for stone matrix asphalt and evaluate modified asphalt mixtures.

The Center for Microfibrous Materials Manufacturing

Investigation of scale-up of microfibrous materials to pilot scale production, manufacturing techniques for composite materials production, and marketability.

The Southern Alliance for Advanced Vehicle (SAAV) Manufacturing

SAAV is an industry-driven applied research center created to advance Agile Manufacturing Systems in industry to improve competitiveness in world vehicle markets. The goal of an Agile Manufacturing System is the frictionless realization of products achieved by improving the speed, quality and cost of the product realization process. SAAV addresses issues in the product, process and information/data systems of an enterprise.

Thomas Walter Center for Technology Management

Develop university curriculum materials and to research topics at the interface of traditional business and engineering programs through industrial involvement at local, national and international levels.

Transportation Peak of Excellence

The effort will focus college expertise on Commercial Vehicle/Highway Systems and research will include: 1)designing, constructing and testing the next generation vehicle utilizing hybrid propulsion and advanced materials; 2)researching new materials and construction techniques to extend highway infrastructure life, thereby, reducing life cycle costs and improving safety and convenience for the traveling public; 3) developing simulation tools to allow vehicle/highway system planners, manufacturers, engineers and government leaders to rapidly optimize the vehicle/highway system and more effectively use resources.

Wireless Engineering Research and Education Center

The Bachelor of Wireless Engineering degrees offered through the Electrical and Computer Engineering and the Computer Science and Software Engineering Departments represent the first such degrees in the country. Research in this center is dedicated to advancing the wireless technologies including cellular phones, microwave telecommunications, satellite radio, fiber optics, mobile patient monitoring, wireless access, computer networks