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Stevens Institute of Technology - 2016

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Research Description

Research Description By Graduate Engineering Department

Chemical Engineering and Materials Science

Biopolymers for tissue engineering, thermal/environmental barrier coatings for advanced turbines, engineered nanoporous and micro-channel structures for sensors and microchemical systems, and thin films for microelectronics and photonics applications; micro-chemical systems, reaction engineering and catalysis, polymer processing and characterization, biochemical engineering, reactor-technology for stereo selective enzymatic reactions, crystallization from solution and mathematical modeling of transport processes; the behavior, goodness of mixing, processibility and ultimate properties of highly filled materials including suspensions and dispersions.

Civil, Environmental and Ocean Engineering

Civil Engineering: Structural mechanics, structural engineering, geotechnical engineering and construction engineering/management form the core of this program.
Ocean Engineering: Coastal processes; emphasizing beach erosion and pollutant transport processes; marine craft hydrodynamics; and applied estuarine and coastal
oceanographic studies form the core of this program.
Environmental Engineering: Soil and groundwater contamination, biological and physicochemical processes for
environmental remediation and control, hazardous waste management and modeling of complex systems form the core of this program.

Computer Science

Computer security:
privacy-preserving data mining, botnets and malware, wireless network security, cryptography, phishing, and language-based security including information flow control.
Computer visualization & graphics:
3D shape from images, differential geometry methods, organizing unorganized point clouds, dynamic scene analysis, shape analysis and indexing.
Software engineering:
formal methods, trustworthy computing, sofware engineering education.

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Current Areas: Signal processing for communications, advanced digital signal processing algorithms and applications, wireless communication systems, cross layer and other emerging protocols for wireless networks, secure communication/information systems, watermarking/steganography, image processing and understanding, bio-inspired algorithms and systems, multimedia information and networks, surveillance systems, reliable networked systems, networked sensor systems, mobile robot systems, autonomous communicating systems, advanced digital systems with custom and programmable microelectronics, non-linear control theory and applications, medical imaging principles and applications, embedded intelligence for smart systems, parallel computation systems, distributed systems, signal extraction and understanding.

Mechanical Engineering

Current areas of research include: acoustical source characterization, noise control, duct acoustics; kinematic and dynamic characteristics of mechanisms, finite-element methods, modeling of biomechanical systems, composite materials, fracture mechanics; integrated product design, design for manufacturability, development of expert systems, computer-aided manufacturing; parameter sensitivity reduction in control systems, control of robot end effectors, studies on dynamic balancing; computational fluid
mechanics and heat transfer, hydrodynamic stability, thermo-mechanical analysis of electronic systems, heat transfer in manufacturing processes, dynamic behavior of turbomachinery, stall characteristics of turbomachinery, aeroelastic tailoring of turbine/compressor blades; diagnostics for monitoring submicron particulates, partitioning of heavy metals, alternative fuels, generation of particulates.

School of Systems & Enterprise

Connectivity and internetworking to improve the systems engineering process, and develop and validate techniques and methods to realize those opportunities;Understand requirements for development of extremely time-to- market sensitive systems, products, and features and capabilities. Develop product development strategies and adaptations to the SE methodology to facilitate this objective. Research is also being conducted to develop agile SE methods, tools, metrics and practices for application within specific market domains;Architecting, Modeling, and Simulation of Network Centric Systems and System of System Concepts;Focus on the theory and quantitative tools to design, model, simulate, and analyze demand forecasting and supply chain management systems, and to identify key drivers of their performance improvement and efficiency from a systems perspective.

Research Description By Engineering Research Center

Center for Environmental Systems

The Center for Environmental Engineering (CEE), a unique synthesis of the professional and academic worlds, is dedicated to applied, interdisciplinary research for the solution of pressing, real-world environmental problems. Through advanced knowledge and in-depth professional
expertise, CEE is recognized as a leader in the development, evaluation and implementation of new environmental technologies. CEE research specialties include physical, chemical and biological waste treatment processes; soil and groundwater remediation; computer modeling of contaminant transport and fate in surface, coastal and ground waters; ocean and estuary environmental hydrodynamic measurements; and commercial, industrial and residential water conservation.

Center for Healthcare Innovation

The university-wide Center for Healthcare Innovation (CHI) supports faculty and student-initiated multidisciplinary research that addresses gaps and issues related to advancing biomedical technology and healthcare delivery and serves as a focal point for integration of external strategic partnerships.

Center for Innovation in Science and Engineering Education

Center for Innovation in Science and Engineering Education (CIESE)

CIESE’s mission is catalyze and support excellence in teaching and learning of science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM) and other core subjects through innovative, research-based instructional strategies and use of novel technologies. CIESE collaborates with K-12 and university educators, researchers, policymakers and educational organizations to develop curriculum materials, conduct professional development programs, and research new methodologies to strengthen STEM education

Center for Maritime Systems

Davidson Laboratory has been an international leader in the fields of ocean engineering and naval architecture. It conducts basic and applied research in hydrodynamics, ocean engineering, and the environment, making use of facilities that include a towing tank 313 feet long, 12 feet wide, and 6 feet deep and an oblique-sea basin - one of only two in the nation -75 feel long, 75 feet wide, 5 feet deep. Three research vessels include two 25-foot and one 30-foot vessels, fully equipped to conduct coastal and estuary field measurements. Annual funding is approximately equally divided between government and industry sources.

Davidson Laboratory

The Davidson Laboratory is Stevens Institute of Technology's renowned marine research laboratory. The Laboratory operates in two primary areas: marine monitoring and forecasting and experimental marine hydrodynamics (ship design and evaluation).

Design and Manufacturing Institute

DMI is an interdisciplinary center integrating product design, materials processing, and manufacturing expertise with modern computer software technology. DMI has been integrating design and manufacturing technology for polymeric and composite parts manufactured using injection molding and resin molding processes. The DMI's research
has resulted in a knowledge-based engineering design system called the Automated Concurrent Engineering Software (ACES) that guides a product developer concurrently through the conception and production of a part. The system allows for concurrent optimization and trade-off studies with respect to cost and performance considering manufacturability, reliability, affordability and other influences affecting the product's life cycle, early on in the design process. Currently, DMI is extending this technology to large scale system assemblies as well as to other manufacturing processes such as metal casting, forming and machining. The "Learning Factory" at DMI is a computer integrated facility
containing: a fully equipped modern numerically controlled environment configured to serve as a molding and tool production facility; a state of the art rapid prototyping environment for rapid part and tool prototyping; computer controlled coordinate measuring equipment for product quality control and verification; and a well equipped laboratory for material characterization and mechanical testing.

DoD University Affiliated Research Center (UARC) in Systems Engineering

The Systems and Enterprises Architecting Laboratory (SEAL) at Stevens
Institute of Technology provides a platform for innovative teaching
methods, research, and industry collaboration. The lab offers
physical, on-site presence as well as virtual presence for remote
access and collaboration. The physical presence of the lab includes a
combined team room/computer lab as well as the adjacent classroom.
This allows the lab to accommodate large- and small-scale co-located
groups. Through the use of two state of the art video conferencing
facilities an infrastructure exists for on-line, interactive team
collaboration with access to a wide assortment of systems engineering,
simulation, decision analysis, architecting, and group decision making

Highly Filled Materials Institute

The center specialized in materials filled with solids at concentrations which approach the maximum packing fraction used in energetics, personal care, battery, ceramic, magnetic construction, and oil drilling industries. Capabilities include specialized source codes and experimental facilities especially for extrusion processing, rheological analysis, microstructural distributions and
ultimate mechanical, electrical and magnetic properties of highly filled materials.

NJ Center for Microchemical Systems

The Microchemical Systems initiative is an interdisciplinary effort aimed at an exciting next generation in which chemical processes are engineered on a miniature scale. Such systems can deliver chemical products where needed locally in small quantities, whether this be for portable power sources, artificial organs or an endless host of other exciting potential applications. These miniaturized systems can take advantage of heat and mass transfer effects and other surface effects that arise from use of the small dimensions inherent in the structures of these systems. On the other hand such miniaturization presents a wealth of fundamental challenges in developing the design knowledge need for system development and modeling. Applications include: chemical and electrochemical conversion of liquids and gases, separations, solvent extraction systems, etc. The engineering of Microchemical Systems requires development of microcomponents such as microchannel reactors, heat exchangers, catalyst systems, gas absorbers, liquid-liquid extractors, micro-pumps, controllers, etc.


The Systems Engineering Research Center (SERC), a University-Affiliated Research Center of the US Department of Defense, leverages the research and expertise of faculty, staff, and student researchers from more than 20 collaborating universities throughout the United States. SERC is unprecedented in the depth and breadth of its reach, leadership, and citizenship in Systems Engineering. Led by Stevens Institute of Technology and principal collaborator, the University of Southern California (USC), the SERC has more engaged more than 400 researchers since its founding in 2008 " a community of broad experience, deep knowledge and diverse interests. SERC researchers have worked across many domains and industries, including finance, telecommunications, computing, transportation, in addition to defense, enabling them to bring broad perspectives to their research.