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Marquette University - 2016

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Research Description

Research Description By Graduate Engineering Department

Biomedical Engineering

Research can be characterized by the general areas of Biomechanics,
Bioinstrumentation/Computers, Systems Physiology, Functional Imaging, Rehabilitation Engineering, Genomics/proteomics, and Bioinformatics.
More specific areas of research include: Artificial Limbs/Prostheses,
Biomaterials, Biotelemetry, Cardiac Electrophysiology, Cell Transport
and Metabolism, Computers in Medicine, Functional Imaging (Magnetic
Resonance, X-Ray), Hard and Soft Tissue Biomechanics, Head and Spinal
Cord Trauma, Human Motion Analysis, Mathematical Modeling, Medical and
Biological Image Analysis, Neuroengineering, Physiological Signal Processing, Pulmonary
Hemodynamics and Mass Transfer, Rehabilitation Engineering, and Systems
Physiology (Cardiovascular, Gastrointestinal, Neuroscience, Pulmonary).

Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering

Water and wastewater treatment,pavement design, transportation and traffic
engineering, structural analysis and design, inelastic behavior of frames,
use of parallel processing and supercomputers in structural analysis,
anisotropic elasticity, solder joint formation in surface mount technology,
system safety analysis, advanced computing system design, e-commerce and e-commerce applications in construction, pollution abatement, diffuse pollution, water quality
modeling, groundwater resources, steel structures, inelastic stability,
composite structures, concrete analysis and design, fiber reinforced
concrete, biological treatment of groundwater, contaminated soil,
wastewater and hazardous waste.

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Acoustic Wave Devices.
Antennas and Propagation.
Artificial Intelligence and Expert Systems.
Computer Science and Engineering.
Control Systems.
Digital Signal Processing.
Electrical Machine Diagnostics.
Materials Science.
Neural Networks.
Power Systems and Devices.
Solid State Devices.
Speech Processing.

Mechanical Engineering

Alternative Fuels.
Automation & Assembly.
Composite Materials.
Computer Aided Engineering.
Computer Integrated Manufacturing.
Deburring and Mass Finishing.
Deformation Processing.
Dynamic Systems and Control.
Energy Conversion Processes.
Ergonomics/Human Factors.
Failure Analysis.
Flexible Manufacturing.
Fluid, Solid and Structural Mechanics.
Heat Transfer.
Ignition & Combustion Phenomena.
Laser Diagnostics and Spectroscopy.
Manufacturing Processes.
Material Joining.
Metal Forming.
Powder Metallurgy.
Quality and Reliability.
Shock Physics.
Stress Analysis.
Surface Finishing.
Vibration Isolation.

Research Description By Engineering Research Center

Engineering Materials and Structural Testing Laboratory (EMSTL)

The Midwest’s most unique educational laboratory for largescale component and sub-assembly testing for students across engineering disciplines is a 7,300 square foot space for student centered learning and research. The EMTSL provides Marquette University graduate and undergraduate students with state-of-the-art hands-on educational experiences. The facility is also the primary facility for extramurally funded graduate student research in the areas of materials characterization and physical testing of structural components and systems. The final facet to the EMSTL mission is to be of service to industry and the engineering community as a resource in materials characterization and physical testing.

Falk Neurorehabilitation Engineering Research Center

In part through support from The Ralph and Marian Falk Medical Trust Foundation, this Center serves as a foundation for research and development (R&D) activities in neurorehabilitation, especially as related to investigating optimal intervention strategies for movement therapy. It is synergistic with our strong educational focus on rehabilitative bioengineering science.

Laboratory capabilities are unique, enabling R&D activities ranging from basic science (e.g., inquiry into neuromuscular adaptive mechanisms) to the development and evaluation of innovative therapeutic intervention strategies in anticipation of 21st-century approaches for better addressing the rehabilitation needs.

Flexible Assembly Systems Network (FASN)

The Center for Flexible Assembly Systems (CFAS) is a liaison organization linking the Marquette Engineering community and the manufacturing community. The CFAS guides, coordinates, and performs pre-competitive research directed toward achieving higher-quality, higher-throughput flexible automation systems for assembly. Reliable flexible assembly systems are needed to: 1) reduce the cost of low lot size production, 2) reduce the cost of product changeover, and 3) reduce the time to market of new products.


This Center brings together both academic and industrial researchers in
collaborative activities involving the various disciplines of intelligent
systems, including intelligent control, neural networks, artificial
intelligence, data mining, system identification, expert systems, speech
recognition, and fuzzy logic and control. This center is the natural
outgrowth of several activities dating back to the 1980's, including
activities in the Intelligent Systems and Control Laboratory, the Digital
Signal and Speech Processing Laboratory, the Advanced Computing Technology
Laboratory, the Knowledge and Information Discovery Laboratory, the
Machines and Drives Laboratory, and others.

Marquette University Smart Infrastructure Center

The mission of this Center is to conduct research, perform testing and provide training in the areas of highway design, maintenance and operations, traffic engineering, traffic management, pavement management, highway materials and construction. A comprehensive reference library is kept current, and specialized expertise in the problems of winter highway maintenance enhances the Center's value to Midwest planning and transportation agencies.

NSF Water Equipment and Policy Research

The Water Equipment and Policy I/UCRC (WEP) serves as a catalyst for synergizing regional and global assets to create the next generation of products and processes to advance the water industry. WEP research focuses on creating new sensors and devices, novel materials, innovative water treatment systems, and water policies that will help change the way the world manages its acutely stressed water resources.

Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Engineering Center

A joint program between Marquette University and the Medical College of Wisconsin, this Center has as its key resource a substantial number of scientists, engineers and mathematicians working in the greater Milwaukee metropolitan area who are concerned with the development and application of medical technologies. Its mission is to promote collaborative research and technology transfer of quantitative methods to the biological and medical sciences.

Water Quality Center

The Water Quality Center brings together researchers from throughout the College of Engineering, as well as Chemistry, Biology and industry, to offer an interdisciplinary approach to the solution of current water quality problems. The Center is committed to the application of anaerobic and aerobic biotechnology to the treatment of wastewater, hazardous waste, and contaminated soil; development of sensitive instrumentation for the detection of contaminants in water; improved hardware and software for controlling contaminant removal processes; and the development of efficient and economical on-site water and wastewater treatment systems to achieve increasingly more stringent water quality standards. The Center also supports research regarding world water issues and student service learning programs including construction of water and sanitation projects in Central America and Africa. Facilities are available to conduct bench scale and pilot scale research regarding chemical and biological processes.