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Wayne State University - 2016

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Research Description

Research Description By Graduate Engineering Department

Biomedical Engineering

The faculty of the Graduate Program in Biomedical Engineering are involved with many diverse research programs. The research areas include: Biocompatibility; Biomechanics of Osteoporosis; Cellular Imaging; Impact and Injury Biomechanics; Enabling Technologies; Engineering Gerontology; Neurophysiology of Pain; Non-lethal Munitions and Protective Body Armor; Rehabilitation Engineering; Smart Sensors and Integrated Microsystems; Tissue Engineering; Ultrasonic Assessment of Tissue Properties; and Imaging Technologies.

Chemical Engineering and Materials Science

Thermodynamics and transport properties of polymer solutions; processing, rheology, and separation of polymers; heterogeneous catalysts; surface science of catalyst and polymeric materials; laser-based imaging of chemical species and reactions; Environmental transport and management of hazardous waste; Process design and synthesis based on waste minimization; Biocatalysis in multiphase systems; Biomaterials and tissue engineering.

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Traffic engineering and safety; Infrastructure information systems using GIS; Intelligent transportation systems; Non-destructive evaluation of structures; Infrastructure appraisal and upgrade; Geosynthetics; Water quality modeling; Waste containment systems; Liquefaction effects on piles and underground utilities; and Construction safety and quality management.

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Bioengineering and Bioelectromagnetics; Computer Engineering; Control Theory; Information and Communication Theory; Networks and Computer-Aided Design; Parallel and Distributed Systems; Neural Networks (Soft Computing); Optical Engineering; Power Systems; Software Engineering; Solid State Devices; Smart Sensors and VLSI

Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

We have developed a research program that targets the broad area of manufacturing systems, infrastructure, and management. When we use the word manufacturing, we refer to a full life-cycle view of the product realization process from the: 1) incorporation of customer needs, which drive product concept, 2) quality engg. systems which assure the development of reliable and robust products, 3) concurrent engg practices that link issues of design and mfg., 4) management strategies which enable agile production.

Mechanical Engineering

Manufacturing processes; Composite material behavior; Combustion; I.C. engine design; Acoustics and noise control; Vibrations; Laser diagnostics; Biomechanics; Mechanical systems control.

Research Description By Engineering Research Center

Bioengineering Center

Biomedical engineering applied to the minimization of premature death,
injury, and pain associated with trauma and aging. Topics include
transportation-related trauma, biomechanics of non-lethal munitions,
age-related injury, neurophysiology of pain and smart sensors,
biomaterials and tissue engineering, and rehabilitation engineering.

Center for Automotive Research

Combustion engines analysis, simulation and testing; petroleum derived
fuels and alternates; emissions, lubrication and friction, dynamics,
vibrations, acoustics, and electronic controls.