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University of Miami - 2016

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Research Description

Research Description By Graduate Engineering Department

Biomedical Engineering

1. Isolation and characterization of dental stem cells
2. Mechanobiology of intervertebral disc and stem cells
3. Solute transport in intervertebral disc
4. Characterization of the mechano-electrochemical properties of biological soft tissues
5. Finite element analysis of the mechano-electrochemical model for biological soft tissues
6. Development of tissue engineering bioreactor
7. Measurement of elastic and viscoelastic properties of ocular tissues using Atomic Force Microscopy
8. Micro and macroscale tissue mechanics using custom indentation system
9. Development of mathematical models to interpret biomechanical measurements using Atomic Force Microscopy
10. Anesthesia and intraoperative monitoring using brain waves
11. Development of new otoacoustic emission and electroretinogram acquisition devices using novel convolution and deconvolution methods
12. Biomechanical characterization of skin wound healing process in a gene-knockout animal model
13. Dynamics of laser-induced thermal shrinkage of collagenous tissue such as the cornea, sclera or skin
14. Minimally-invasive laser interstitial thermotherapy procedure for the treatment of breast cancer
15. System for laser corneal reshaping using a solid-state ultraviolet laser
16. Time-frequency analysis of evoked auditory evoked potentials and otoacoustic emissions.
17. Optical models and measurements of the human eye for wavefront-guided vision correction
18. Optics and instrumentation for cataract surgery designed to restore accommodation (phaco-ersatz)
19. Analysis and processing of auditory steady-state evoked potentials
20. Development of encapsulation techniques for islet implantation to cure diabetes
21. NMR imaging and spectroscopy for noninvasive monitoring and assessment of tissue engineered implants

Civil, Architectural, & Environmental Engineering

Current research activities include properties of concrete materials, such as cellular concrete, composite structural systems, fiber-reinforced concrete, fracture mechanics, modeling and simulation of engineering materials, multi-scale modeling of nanomaterials, fiber reinforceed polymers; repair and rehabiliatition of existing structures; structural assessment and evaluations, energy, indoor air quality, heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC), building material emissions and sorption, air cleaning using photocatalytic or other advanced oxidizing technologies, ground vibrations, planning and design of health care facilities,
Current research activities include water quality studies, ground-water, surface-water, and contaminant transport processes, hydrologic processes, innovative water and wastewater treatment processes, solid and hazardous waste disposal, environmental risk analysis, environmental/economic planning for sustainable development, and hazardous waste treatment.

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Data Mining, Information Retrieval and Bioinformatics, Speech Processing, Audio Coding and Wireless Communication, Multimedia Information Systems and Networks, Distributed Sensor Systems and Networks, Image Processing and Computer Vision, Optical Interconnects, Spectral Imaging, Time Resolved Laser Spectroscopy, Diffractive Optical Elements, Photonics, Nanostructured Devices, Photovoltaic Devices, Biosensors, BioMEMS/NEMS, Micro/Nano Fabrication, Cyber Security and Cloud Computing
Big data, Storage Systems and Fault Tolerance

Industrial Engineering

1. Occupational Ergonomics & Biomechanics.
2. Industrial Assessment Center provides energy, productivity and safety audits to small and medium size companies in the South Florida area.
3. Logistics and Supply Chain Management.
4. Productivity and Quality Engineering.
5. Management of Technology.
6. Manufacturing Engineering.
7. Energy Conservation and Management

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
1. Design of a wind tunnel using CFD
2. Propeller Design
3. Design of flying wings
4. Design of new concept supersonic aircraft with low sonic boom and high efficiency
5. New concept subsonic aircraft design using on co-flow jet airfoil
6. Design of autonomous unmanned air vehicle (UAV)
7. Design and fabrication of portable hydrocarbon reformer
8. Design and fabrication of a portable solid oxide/PEM fuel cell charging bank
9. Optimal design of solar collectors
10. Design of wind turbines for optimal performance
11. Sequence design algorithm for nucleic acid probes
12. Multilevel multiobjective optimization in engineering design
13. Evidence-based models in engineering analysis and optimization
14. Uncertainty analysis of composite structures
15. Aerodynamic design optimization with genetic algorithm and gradient based method
16. Simulation of fluid-structure interaction using fully coupled fluid-structural interaction model
17. Computational fluid dynamics with high order shock capturing schemes
18. Large eddy simulation and detached eddy simulation of turbulence
19. High performance airfoil using co-flow control: Wind tunnel tests and numerical simulation
20. Nano-heat transfer
21. Development of comprehensive computer models for fuel cells
22. Mechanics of stretchable interconnects
23. Investigation of mechanics issues in stretchable electronics
24. Development of continuum mechanics models for nanotubes
25. Virtual testing of composite materials
26. High temperature materials and structures for hypersonic applications
27. Numerical simulation of discrete co-flow jet airfoil
28. Ultra-high temperature ceramic matrix composites: testing and analysis
29. Tissue Mechanics
30. Transport phenomena in biological tissues
31. Computational biomechanics
32. Mechanobiology of avascular tissues
33. Continuum mixture theory
34. Finite element method and meshfree methods
35. New definition of flow coefficient to design high performance intake port
36. Composite materials testing
37. Hydraulic fluid contamination analysis
38. Dielectric property analysis at radar frequency
39. Diffusion characterization of polymer composites
40. Coordination and control of robot teams (air/land/surface)
41. Spacecraft formation control (design and simulation)
42. 6 DoF flight simulation of launch vehicle
43. Electrochemical promotion catalysts for hydrocarbon processing and hydrogen production
44. Quantum mechanics modeling of interfaces between catalyst and electrolyte in polymer electrolyte fuel cells
45. Solid-state electrochemical supercapacitors
46. Characterization of PEM fuel cells
47. Flow field optimization for PEM and direct methanol fuel cells
48. Safety of Lithium batteries
49. Local current density distribution in PEM fuel cells and Direct Methanol fuel cells
50. Nanotechnology used in Energy Industry
51. Nanofluids in Energy Industry
52. Energy-related Evidences of global warming
53. Anthropogenic heat generation
54. All solid-state electrochemical probes for surface inspection of prebound composite adherents
55. Nano-medicine
56. Biosensors for disease diagnosis, food safety and environment modeling
57. Bioreactor technology for tissue engineering

Research Description By Engineering Research Center

Clean Energy Research Institute