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Utah State University - 2016

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Research Description

Research Description By Graduate Engineering Department

Biological Engineering

Our department research areas focus in: Cellular sensing and tissue engineering, Systems biology, Thermochemical and Biochemical conversion of biomass, Bionanoelectronics research, Synthetic biological engineering, Metabolic engineering.

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Civil and Environmental Engineering is concerned with planning, designing, constructing, and operating various physical works; developing and utilizing natural resources in an environmentally sound manner; providing the infrastructure which supports the highest quality of life in the history of the word; and protecting public health and renovating impacted terrestrial and aquatic systems from the mismanagement of toxic and hazardous waste.

Computer Science

In the ever-changing world that we live in, much of the future lies in the hands of today’s and tomorrow’s computer scientists. USU's Computer Science Department offers students the opportunity to help shape the future.

Our graduate program is constantly expanding and many research opportunities are available for all Computer Science students in:

- Multi Agent Systems
- Automated Code Generation
- Program Optimization
- Analysis of Algorithms
- Programming Languages
- Artificial Intelligence
- Software-engineering principles
- Models, and Methods
- Object Orientation
- Distributed Systems
- Development Tools
- Multimedia Applications
- Software Systems
- Computational Biology
- Intelligent Systems
- Human-Computer Interaction (HCI)
- Human-Centered Computing (HCC)
- Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW) - Crisis Informatics
- Mobile Technologies
- Discrete and Computational Geometry
- Combinatorial Optimization
- Bioinformatics Algorithms
- Assistive Technology
- Social Computing
- Web-scale Information Management
- Distributed Data-Intensive Systems
- Large-scale Networked Information Systems
- Security in Cyber-physical Systems
- Wireless and Mobile Network security
- Security and Privacy Issues in Cloud Computing
- Content-Based Image/Video
- Participatory Design
- Social Media

Electrical and Computer Engineering

The department continues to move ahead, with new faculty joining our ranks in the last year. We are proud to continue the tradition of offering a solid, rigorous undergraduate foundation, with opportunities for specialization and research at the graduate level in areas such as antennas, control systems, signal processing, networking and communication, computer architecture, real-time embedded systems, internet security, and spacecraft instrumentation and systems.

Engineering Education

An increasing number of engineers, prepared to meet the challenges of ever-fluctuating changes in technology, are required worldwide. This program is rising to meet the challenge by training the future leaders responsible for designing engineering course pedagogy, curriculum, and leveraged research to improve learning outcomes. Our research-active faculty members are adept at teaching and developing in our graduate students the skills and expertise identified in our mission statement.

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering is conducting a variety of research topics. USU is a research land grant institution, and the department supports this mission by regularly submitting proposals and receiving grants for funded research. These projects not only benefit the department and faculty research interests, but they also support undergraduate and graduate students. Current projects change regularly, but something consistent at USU is the focus on research, which provides students additional benefits to their education in both knowledge and employment.

Research Description By Engineering Research Center

Anderson Wireless Center

This center provides state-of-the art wireless communication teaching and research with emphasis on industry-relevant design projects.

Center for Space Engineering

The Center for Space Engineering is a multi-disciplinary group of faculty who are principal investigators of programs with strong ties to the Space Dynamics Laboratory.

The Sustainable Waste-to-Bioproducts Engineering Center

The Sustainable Waste-to-Bioproducts Engineering Center is a collaboration between the Biological Engineering Department, College of Engineering at Utah State University and the Environmental Department, City of Logan, Utah. The Center will develop new bio-based sustainable engineering technologies that convert wastes into bioproducts for municipalities and industries in Utah, the intermountain west and the nation.

USTAR Synthetic Biomanufacturing Center

The SBC is distributed across two colleges, Engineering and Science, four laboratories and uses the inherent chemical machinery present in single-cell organisms, both prokaryotic and eukaryotic, to transform raw materials into usable low cost bio-products. The goal of the center are to adapt single-cell organisms through synthetic biology approaches and tools to become small solar or chemically powered factories, which may use CO2 as their primary carbon source, and that will secrete useful and natural biomaterials and energy. The center will also develop the downstream bioprocessing techniques necessary to collect, separate, purify, concentrate, and prepare the new biomaterials for commercial products.

Utah Local Technical Assistance Program

Provides technology transfer, training and technical assistance to local, state and federal transportation agencies. They specialize in projects such as road surface management, asset management, traffic operations, highway safety, innovative contracting, infrastructure management and other transportation challenges.

Utah Transportation Center

The Utah Transportation Center is one of 22 federally funded Tier II University Transportation Centers. The Center's theme is "Innovative Engineering Against Hazards". The goal of the Center is to advance the understanding of transportation systems and infrastructure through research and teaching activities using state of the art design tools and best practices in planning, design, operations and management.

Utah Water Research Laboratory

The UWRL provides 80,000 square feet of highly flexible space for a wide range of experimental work in fluid mechanics and hydraulics, water quality analysis, and instrumentation. Digital, analog, and hybrid computer equipment is available for experimental applications.