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Missouri University of Science and Technology - 2016

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Research Description

Research Description By Graduate Engineering Department

Chemical & Biochemical Engineering

Energy and environmental processes and applications, multiphase reaction engineering and multiphase flow systems, catalysis, alternative and sustainable energy, hybrid energy, bioprocess systems and bioenergy, protein characterization, systems and computational biology, nano biotechnology, drug delivery, biotechnology and biomedical engineering, separations, nano materials, coatings, nano structural film and characterization, molecular simulations, molecular dynamics modeling, carbon sequestration and CO2 capture, thermodynamics interfacial phenomena, surface science, thermal hydraulics of sustainable and 4th generation nuclear energy.

Civil, Architectural & Environmental Engineering

Structural design, repair and rehabilitation, performance of FRP composite structures, Phytoremediation and Phytoforensics, wastewater treatment, hazardous waste mitigation, earthquake engineering, green construction, intelligent structural systems, cold-formed steel structures, armor/anti-armor, penetration mechanics, remote sensing, river mechanics sediment transport, watershed processes, urban hydrology, high performance concrete, infrastructure materials, self consolidating concrete, soil stabilization, traffic operations and safety, green construction, foundation engineering, construction engineering management, air pollution.

Computer Science

Cyber security, cyber-physical systems, software engineering, web databases, wireless systems, intelligent systems, data mining, parallel and distributed processing, pervasive computing, computer networks, scientific visualization, and algorithms

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Electrical vehicles; telemetering; image processing; embedded processors; computational intelligence and neural networks; network security; system and information assurance; bioinformatics; biomedical instrumentation; structural health monitoring; intelligent control; process control and automated manufacturing; voltage stability/dynamic stability of power systems; electronic power converters; power system reliability; energy management; smart-grid; electromagnetic compatibility; signal integrity; non-destructive evaluation; optical sensors; micro/nano fabrication; biological microdevices; integrated circuits; fault tolerance; echo cancellation; skin cancer detection; quantum computing; wireless communications.

Engineering Management & Systems Engineering

Artificial neural networks; smart engineering architectures; pattern recognition; automated inspection; process monitoring and control; automated design; scheduling; systems modeling; organizational behavior; group and team dynamics; decision making processes; project management methods; financial engineering; systems engineering; operations management; quality engineering; human-systems integration; computational intelligence; model-based systems engineering; engineering management; safety; risk management; supply chain- logistics; critical infrastructure management systems.

Geosciences and Geological and Petroleum Engineering

Geologic hazards and seismic risk analysis; probabilistic modeling and geostatistics, groundwater hydrology and contaminant transport, environmental geology and hazardous waste management and cleanup, engineering geology and geotechnics; reservoir characterization studies, remote pipeline safety monitoring, coal bed methane characterization, shallow heavy oil recovery, water jet drilling techniques, enhanced oil recovery, preformed particle gels, drilling optimization, mechanical earth modeling, hydraulic fracturing completions, petroleum and mineral exploration as well as deep seismic imaging of earthquakes and the interior of the earth. Petrographic, structural and geochemical analyses are also part of the interdisciplinary emphasis of the department. The department also emphasizes paleontology, palynology, and paleoclimatology.

Materials Science & Engineering

Materials science and engineering; electronic and composite materials; glasses and optical materials; high temperature materials; nanomaterials preparation and properties; biomaterials and components; materials for solid oxide fuel cells; ceramic super conductors; materials for aerospace applications, thin film electronic materials. Friction stir processing; thin films and metallic coatings; heat treatment of aluminum alloys; hard metals for wear applications; slag-metal-refractory interaction; age strengthening in cast iron; lost foam casting; shell-mold casting; nanostructured materials; high-temperature materials thermochemistry; phase equilibria, electrodeposition. Materials for energy applications; corrosion-resistant alloys; steelmaking technologies.

Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

Radiative heat transfer, microscale heat transfer, combustion, internal combustion engines, design optimization, direct numerical simulation and large eddy simulation, thermodynamics of energy systems, second-law and exergy transport, direct energy conversion, environmental science & technology, laser diagnostics, energy storage systems, renewable energy systems, computational fluid dynamics, hypersonic propulsion systems, plasma aerospace applications, advanced space prpulsion, plasma physics and rarefied gas dynamics, electrochemical magnetohydrodynamics-based microfluidics, laser based micro/nanomanufacturing laser applications in manufacturing and materials processing, plasmonics and metamaterials, light-matter interactions in photonic nanostructures, optical sensing, optical materials and devices in nanophotonics and plasmonics, physics and applications of optical metamaterials, CNC, CAD/CAM, machine tool metrology, additive manufacturing systems, materials for additive manufacturing, monitoring and control of manufacturing processes, dynamic modeling and control of micro-and nano-positioning systems, atomic force microscopes, volumetric error compensation, mechatronics and automatic control, stochastic estimation and control theory, neural network and expert system applications, metal matrix nanocomposities, nanocomposites, metallic glasses, composite material structures, buckling and dynamic stability, multiphysics/multiscale experiments and simulations finite element analysis, fracture mechanics, fatigue and failure analysis, friction and wear of composites, viscoelasticity, solid and continuum mechanics, rigid-body and complaint mechanism design, mechanical design and synthesis of mechanisms vibrations, control of aerospace vehicles, autonomous sensor management, astrodynamics, orbital mechanics, spacecraft design, spacecraft mission design, satellite attitude dynamics, resilient autonomous vehicles and robotics, distributed estimation and control of large-scale systems, collective motion and networked multiagent systems, acoustics, aircraft structural dynamics and aeroelasticity, multidisciplinary design optimization (MDO), aero-structure interaction and control, unmanned air vehicles.

Research Description By Engineering Research Center

Center for Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education and Research

Missouri S&T offers a unique contribution to the information assurance field with our focus on ensuring the combined cyber and physical security of the nation’s electric power grid, oil, gas and water distribution systems, and transportation systems.

Center for Aerospace Manufacturing Technologies

The Center for Aerospace Manufacturing Technologies (CAMT) serves as a U.S. center of excellence for the development and transition of innovative advanced technologies for the aerospace manufacturing supply chain. CAMT has an array of technologies devoted to advancing manufacturing fabrication and assembly. Its R&D efforts create knowledge, methodologies, and tools that reduce production costs and lead time, as well as improve quality, reliability, and safety in aerospace manufacturing.

Center for Biomedical Science and Engineering

The Center for Biomedical Science and Engineering is multidisciplinary research center with a mission to research and develop advanced biomaterials and biosensors for the repair and regeneration of traumatized bone and tissues.

Center for Infrastructure Engineering Studies

The Center for Transportation Infrastructure and Safety (CTIS) is part of the University Transportation Centers (UTC) Program under the management of the Research, Development and Technology program, a division of the Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA) of the U.S. Department of Transportation (US DOT).

Center for Infrastructure Engineering Studies

The Center for Infrastructure Engineering Studies (CIES) is an interdisciplinary research center that provides leadership in research and education aimed at solving the problems affecting the nation's aging infrastructure.

Center of Excellence for Aerospace Particulate Emissions Reduction Research (CEAPERR)

Missouri S&T's Center of Excellence for Aerospace Partical Emissions Reduction Research (CEAPERR) is a university (Missouri S&T, MIT, Georgia Tech, and University of Illinois), industry, USAF consortium to perform collaborative research that will provide the tools necessary to characterize and predict particulate emissions in current and future aviation in both military and commercial sectors.

Cloud and Aerosol Sciences Laboratory

The CASL is one of the few academic centers where multidisciplinary research in cloud and aerosol science has a long and successful history. Faculty have five main research areas:

1)Nucleation Phenomena
2)Cloud Simulation
3)Combustion Aerosol Science
4)Chemistry of the Atmospheric Aerosol
5)Neutron Scattering from Aerosols

Design Engineering Center

The Design Engineering Center is a research facility and was developed to encourage the exploration of a variety of quality related topics. The main goal of the Center is to enhance American industrial productivity through fundamental engineering research in the key areas of mechanical, manufacturing and management engineering.

Energy Research & Development Center

The Energy Research & Development Center is to educate students in energy topics to solve problems of society and to deliver solutions for energy-related issues, by forming collaborative relationships with industry and government, for the benefit of the university, the state of Missouri and the nation.

Engineering Education Center

Offers master's programs in the following fields: Aerospace Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Engineering Management, Information Science and Technology, Mechanical Engineering. A number of graduate certificate programs are also offered in engineering and computer-oriented areas.

Environmental Research Center

The Environmental Research Center (ERC) integrates biological and physical systems involving emerging contaminants in natural and engineered systems. Emerging contaminants include compounds and microorganisms that have just recently begun to be released into the environment, or that have significant health effects that have only recently been understood.

Intelligent Systems Center

The Intelligent Systems Center (ISC) performs basic and applied research to address technology issues toward the development of intelligent systems for manufacturing and power applications, and to develop generic methodologies and tools (both software and hardware) that can be applied to a wide variety of real-world problems. Research is performed in four thrust areas: 1) Intelligent Manufacturing Processes and Systems; 2) Integrated Control and Monitoring of Energy Systems; 3) Advanced Simulation, Sensing, and Control; and 4) Computational Intelligence and Imbedded Systems. The Center consists of twenty-five faculty investigators and supports the research of more than thirty graduate students. The Center is affiliated with three other major Missouri S&T research centers: the Center for Aerospace Manufacturing Technologies, the Industry/University Cooperative Research Center on Intelligent Maintenance Systems, and the Industry/University Cooperative Research Center on Friction Stir Processing.

Kent D. Peaslee Steel Manufacturing Research Center

The Kent D. Peaslee Steel Manufacturing Research Center (PSMRC) is a consortium of steel companies, foundries, suppliers and university researchers working together to address fundamental steel casting/manufacturing issues such as steelmaking, casting, product development, and environmental and safety issues.

Materials Research Center

The mission of the Materials Research Center (MRC) is to provide support to the campus, university system, state and region for research in materials engineering and science. Areas of campus research that are supported include ceramics, metals, polymers, glass, composites, coatings, nano, optical, bio, electronic and magnetic materials. The two critical aspects of meeting this mission which the center provides are resources to foster and support interdisciplinary faculty research through a professional support staff, research space, and graduate student funding and to maintain and develop a portfolio of capital intensive equipment for materials characterization and research through the Advanced Materials Characterization Laboratory (ACML).

Natural Hazards Mitigation Institute (NHMI)

The Natural Hazards Mitigation Institute (NHMI) is charged with mitigating and remediating the detrimental effects of natural hazards both within the State of Missouri and Nationally, through research, public service and instruction. More specifically, the Missouri S&T NHMI is charged with the following responsibilities: conduct, lead, coordinate and otherwise facilitiate interdisciplinary research in the broad area of natural hazards including likelihood of occurrence, cause, effects, mitigation and remediation; provide and disseminate public service information regarding probability of natural hazard occurrences, their potential outcomes, and precautionary measures which can minimize detrimental effects of natural hazards; prepare, sponsor, coordinated and otherwise facilitate the offering of academic and training courses in the broad area of natural hazards.

Nuclear Reactor

A 200 kw pool-type reactor with a beam port, thermal column, pneumatic transfer tubes, two germanium detectors and associated multichannel analyzers. The reactor is used for reactivity experiments, neutron activation analysis, radiation damage studies, neutron radiography, signal analysis, and materials processing. The reactor offers training to Missouri S&T students and to interested outsiders. Educational tours are offered to schools and interested parties.

Rock Mechanics and Explosives Research Center

The center provides a broad range of expertise and research equipment oriented toward the assessment of geological structures, the excavation of material, and the support of openings in the ground. This includes geotechnical site assessment, mine design, excavation equipment design and analysis; strata control, stress measurement and the assessment of soil and rock properties. Excavation of material includes the use of mechanical and high-pressure waterjet systems and their combination. The range of cutting and use for these items includes military applications in dealing with obsolete ammunition, UXO and landmine problems. Cutting and surface preparation techniques include high pressure cutting in 2 and 3 dimensions. The center is internationally recognized for its work in explosives and their application.

Wei-Wen Yu Center for Cold Formed Steel Structures

To meet the ever increasing demand for technical assistance from steel and construction industries to create more economical designs and applications, the Center's activities focus on four main areas: Research, Engineering Education, Technical Services, and Professional Activity.