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Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, School of Engineering - 2016

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Research Description

Research Description By Graduate Engineering Department

Biomedical Engineering

The Rutgers Biomedical Engineering graduate program offers research opportunities and advanced training in several thrust areas including: Molecular, Cellular, Tissue and Regenerative Bioengineering; Micro and Nanosystems Engineering; Biomechanics; Biomaterials and Drug Delivery; Computational Bioengineering and Bioimaging and Bioinstrumentation.

Chemical and Biochemical Engineering

The research and graduate thrusts of the department are in the overall areas of chemical engineering science, process system engineering, pharmaceutical engineering and manufacturing, nano-materials, reaction science and catalysis, drug delivery, biomanufacturing, systems biology, multi-scale modeling and simulation, polymer science and biotechnology and biomolecular engineering.

Civil and Environmental Engineering

The graduate programs and research in Civil and Environmental Engineering encompass major areas of importance to the profession and society: construction engineering, geotechnical and geoenvironmental engineering, structures and materials, transportation, and water resources/environmental engineering.

Computer Science

The Computer Science Department was established at Rutgers in 1969. Programs leading to a Bachelor's degree in computer science are offered by the undergraduate colleges at Rutgers. The faculty of the department are members of the School of Arts and Sciences. The Graduate Program in Computer Science, which is a program in the Graduate School, offers courses of study leading to an M.Sc. or a Ph.D. in computer science.

Electrical and Computer Engineering

The graduate program and research thrusts of this department include communications (wireless communications, sensor networks, green networks, next generation internet architectures, dynamic spectrum access, cognitive radio, resource management, information theory, information security, network coding, underwater communications), systems (signal processing, visual computing, cyberphysical systems, control theory), computer engineering (computer architectures, VSLI design, computational science and engineering, data analytics and data sciences, parallel and distributed computing, pervasive and mobile computing, cloud computing, green computing, virtual reality), micro- and nano- electronics (wide band gap semiconductor materials, silicon photonics, multifunctional sensors, materials and devices for green energy, power electronics, RF electronics, reconfigurable electronic systems,nanophotonics, MEMS and NEMS, bioelectronics, analog and digital integrated circuit design).

Industrial Engineering

The focus of research in this department is in the following areas: reliability engineering, accelerated life testing, system reliability optimization, software reliability, risk analysis, quality engineering, process control; process optimization, data mining, robust design, energy systems modeling and optimization. manufacturing systems; micro/nano manufacturing systems automation and; production planning and control; modeling and simulation; aviation research, stochastic modeling; system performance analysis; human factors and ergonomics; Biomechanics; engineering economics.

Materials Science & Engineering

Graduate studies in the Materials Science and Engineering program focus on studying the structure, processing, properties, and performance of a broad range of advanced materials. Specific areas of study include the processing and characterization of nanomaterials and powders; advanced battery nanocomposites and thermoelectrics; carbon nanomaterials; ceramics and optical materials; electroceramics; organic and inorganic hybrid nanomaterials, and bio-nanotechnology; photonics; sol-gel processing; and computational modeling.

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering offers
opportunities for graduate education and research towards Master of
Engineering (ME), Master of Science (MS) and Doctoral (PhD) degrees.
Areas of current research include: advanced manufacturing, 3D printing,
nanofabrication, flexible electronics, pharmaceutical manufacturing,
mechatronics, soft-matter devices, bio-inspired active micro-devices,
space & aerospace systems, unmanned aerial & submergible systems, aerial micro vehicles, renewable energy systems, micro/nanoscale energy
transport, computational heat transfer, microgravity, combustion,
microfluids, complex fluids, computational fluid dynamics,
electro-hydrodynamics, propulsion, micro & nano mechanics, multiphase
composites, acoustic metamaterials, structural dynamics, tissue
characterization, multiscale modeling and simulations, design & topology

Research Description By Engineering Research Center

Advanced Polymer Materials (AMIPP)

The Advanced Polymer Center studies the processing and properties of many types of polymers and polymer composites with an emphasis on thermoplastic processing. Much of the work in the center focuses on the generation of custom morphologies in immiscible polymer blends to achieve high performance structure and functional materials. Applications range from bridge and marine materials to cell growth scaffolds and medical implant materials.

Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation

The Center for Advanced infrastructure and Transportation (CAIT), is a Center within the School of Engineering. The Center is active in Transportation Infrastructure Systems [TIS] education, research, and technology transfer in the critical areas of safety, mobility, economic growth, human and natural environments, and national security. The focus of CAIT is on implementation of advanced and cutting edge technologies for efficient maintenance and operation of multi- model transportation infrastructure systems in heavily used corridors.

Center for Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science

DIMACS is a collaborative effort of Rutgers and Princeton Universities, AT&T Labs - Research, Bell Labs, Telcordia Technologies and NEC Laboratories America and their scientific personnel, working together to play a national leadership role in the development, application and dissemination of discrete mathematics and theoretical computer science by
a) promoting and supporting high quality research, especially in areas that are poised for rapid advancement and have a potential for high impact;
b) promoting and supporting the application of the methods and results of these fields in other areas of science, the mathematical sciences, and industry;
c) encouraging and facilitating efforts of researchers to draw more of their research inspiration from other areas of science, the mathematical sciences, and industry;
d) informing the broader mathematical community about the research currently taking place in discrete mathematics; and
e) promoting and facilitating the incorporation of contemporary mathematical ideas and techniques into classrooms at all levels.

Center for Innovative Ventures for Emerging Technologies (CIVET)

The faculty and staff of the Center for Innovative Ventures for Emerging Technologies (CIVET) work closely within the Rutgers science and engineering research community to advance technology innovation into the marketplace. Many dynamic educational and mentoring programs are conducted throughout the year to help faculty and students move their ideas from inception to IP and beyond. CIVET is a leading organization in establishing meaningful relationships between faculty and industry and foundations that support translational research.

Ceramic Research Center & Ceramic, Composite, and Optical Materials Center (CCOMC)

With the goal of developing the fundamental understanding required to realize the potential of advanced ceramic and composite materials in emerging applications, the Center conducts research in a broad area of ceramic science, engineering and technology.

Engineering Research Center-Structured Organic Particulate Systems

This Center's focus is on pharmaceutical product and process design. It is a collaborative effort involving over 40 faculty, 80 students, and 120 industrial mentors. Participants include Purdue University, New Jersey Institute of Technology, the University of Puerto Rico, NSF, FDA and over 39 industrial members.

Institute for Advanced Materials, Devices and Nanotechnology

The Institute for Advanced Materials, Devices and Nanotechnology (IAMDN) focuses on science and technology driven by the atomic scale and nanoscale manipulation of materials.

IAMDN provides a research environment where physicists, chemists, biologists, and engineers work collaboratively to advance the basic knowledge and underpinning technology vital to communications, medicine, and energy sustainability.

NJ Center for Biomaterials

The New Jersey Center for Biomaterials is one of the leading academic research groups to address the challenges of biomaterials discovery and optimization through a rational approach. The Center coordinates a network of clinical, technical and academic resources, including partnerships with industry, to develop the next generation of biomaterials.

Rutgers Discovery Informatics Inst.

The Rutgers Discovery Informatics Institute (RDI2) uses advanced computation to address today’s compute- and data-intensive grand challenges in science, engineering, and industry. The institute broadens access to the state-of-the-art computing technology that enables large-scale data analytics, computational modeling, and simulations, all of which are playing an increasingly important role in research and innovation.

Wireless Information Network Laboratory (WINLAB)

WINLAB (the Wireless Information Network Laboratory) was founded in 1989 as a collaborative industry-university research center with focus on wireless communications and networking. The center’s research mission is to make fundamental contributions to both the theory and practice of emerging mobile/wireless technologies and systems, working in close collaboration with industry and government. WINLAB’s educational mission is to train the next generation of wireless technologists via graduate MS and PhD programs which expose students to a specialized curriculum integrated with advanced research projects.

Since its inception, WINLAB has been supported by a broad cross section of industry sponsors, including equipment vendors, chip manufacturers and service providers based in the United States, Europe and Asia. The center is also funded by research grants from federal agencies including the National Science Foundation (NSF), the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the Army Research Office (ARO) and Office of Naval Research (ONR).

WINLAB's research scope includes topics such as RF/sensor devices, cognitive & software-defined radio technologies, 60 Ghz systems, WiFi networks, dynamic spectrum access, next-generation cellular systems, ad-hoc networks, privacy & security, future Internet architecture, mobile/pervasive computing, internet-of-things (IoT), human-computer interaction and mobile social computing. The center’s research program is supported by a state-of-the-art experimental infrastructure including the "ORBIT" Open Access Radio Grid Testbed and the GENI (Global Environment for Network Innovation) open/programmable network deployed on the Rutgers campus. WINLAB is also the lead institution for the NSF-supported “MobilityFirst” future Internet architecture project aimed at a clean-slate redesign of the Internet to meet emerging service and technology challenges.