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University of North Texas - 2016

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Research Description

Research Description By Graduate Engineering Department

Computer Science and Engineering

Research Areas

User Centric

* Databases, Data mining, Metadata modeling, XML
* Semantic Webs, Ontologies
* Human Computer Interaction, Visualization, Graphics
* Natural Language Processing
* Collaborative Learning

Computer Systems

* Computer Architecture, memory systems
* Compilers, Run-time Systems
* Parallel and Distributed Processing, Grid computing

Computer Security (wired and wireless)

* Cryptography
* Security hardware and software
* Intrusion detection
* Security policies

Software Engineering

* Agent Oriented Software Engineering
* Formal Methods

Computer Science

* Graph theory, geometric computation
* Numerical Computation
* Data Compression
* Computational Epidemiology

VLSI Design and CAD

* Low Power Synthesis
* VLSI CAD for DSM regime
* Low Power ASIC Design
* Dynamic Power Management

Electrical Engineering


* Nanoscale Design and Test Research and Education Group- NREG group

Nanoscale Design and Test Research and Education Group (NREG) at the University of North Texas is an interdisciplinary research group engaged in research and education in nanoscale design and testing. The group consists of and supported by four laboratories, five faculty and several graduate and undergraduate students. The group actively engaged in cutting-edge research in various areas of VLSI, such as CAD and Modeling for Nanoscale VLSI Circuits, Synthesis and Optimization for Low Power, Power Aware System Design, and VLSI Architecture for Security and Copyright Protection, Analog-Mixed signal circuits design, RF domain design, FPGA and physical synthesis. The faculty members of the group offer several courses with a strong research flavor in order to train students and generate future researchers in VLSI.

Research Areas:
o Sensors
o Low-power Devices
o VLSI Design & Testing

* Communication Engineering Research Group- CERG group

Communication Engineering Research Group (CERG) focuses on design and development of advanced communication techniques to provide efficient and robust information transmission over wired and wireless networks. Working in concert with academia and industry partners, the group is dedicated to research on information and communication theory, source and channel coding, encryption, and wireless communication and networking. Both undergraduate and graduate levels courses are offered by the faculty members in this group.

Research Areas:
o Coding Theory
o Wireless Communication
o Channel Movement and Measurement

* Computational Intelligence Research

Research Areas:
o Computer Vision & Pattern Recognition
o Multi-Sensor Data Fusion
o Bio Informatics

* Networking

Networking Research Group at the University of North Texas hasan extensive collaborative reserach program with the Computer Science and Engineering Department. Faculty of the group, Dr.Guturu and Dr.Xinrong Li are currently working as co-investigators in two of the NSF projects in the networking and the wireless sensor networks areas.

Research Areas:
o Wireless/Wired Networks
o Sensor Networks
o Ad-hoc Networks

* RF / Microwaves and Antennas

RF / Microwaves, and Antennas group at the University of North Texas will conduct research in the areas of RF / microwave / millimeter-wave circuit and antenna design. Applications include wireless communication system, satellite / space system, and military system. Designed circuit components will be implemented either on the board-level or on the chip-level. And we have good facilities for simulation, fabrication, and measurement of these circuits.

Research Areas:
o RF / Microwave / Millimeter-wave Circuit Design
o Antenna Design

* Signal Processing Research Group (SPRG)

Signal Processing Research Group (SPRG) at the University of North Texas is an interdisciplinary research group engaged in research and education in signal processing. Faculty and students of the group are working on a wide variety of fundamental and applied problems in signal processing theories and systems as well as their applications in communications, networking, geolocation, imagewq and vision processing, and etc. The faculty members of the group offer many courses in signal processing at both undergraduate and graduate levels.

Research Areas:
o Collaborative Signal Processing
o Sensor Fusion and Processing

Materials Science and Engineering

Departmental Major Shared Equipment
The MTSE department has undergone much expansion in the past couple years, mainly due to congressional and DOD/ARL support. This page describes some of the major equipment that was acquired under this program. The rest of the equipment falls under supervision of the Laboratory for Atomic Scale Characterization.

Laboratory for Electronic Materials and Devices (LEMD)
This new laboratory combines assorted surface science techniques (X-ray Photoelectron and Auger Electron Spectroscopy, Scanning Tunneling Microscopy, Atomic Force Microscopy, Thermal Desorption Spectroscopy) and ion beam characterization techniques (Rutherford Backscattering, Ion Channeling) with in-situ growth capability afforded by an ultrahigh vacuum cluster tool deposition system. Topics of investigation include advanced gate dielectrics and devices, high-field chemical reaction pathways and surface preparation for enhanced device performance.

Laboratory for Atomic Scale Characterization
The Laboratory for Atomic Scale Characterization houses equipment brought in under the auspices of ARTI. Available equipment includes an FEI Tecnai F20ST TEM, an FEI Nova 200 Analytical Dual Beam FIB, an Imago LEAP, a Philips EM420 TEM, a JOEL 5800 SEM, and several optical microscopes for characterization of virtually any material.

Laboratory of Advanced Polymers and Optimized Materials (LAPOM)
Development of materials with improved mechanical, tribological and thermophysical properties, including thermoplastics, thermosets, polymer-based composites and coatings. High strength, wide service temperature range, low thermal expansivity, low static and dynamic surface friction, high adhesion of coatings to ceramic and metal substrates, high scratch and mar resistance.

Mechanical Testing and Rheology Laboratory
The Mechanical and Rheology Laboratory focuses on structure property relationships to increase the reliability of materials. Tensile, creep, fatigue, compression and shear testing is done in thermally controlled new equipment. Current emphasis is on hybrid organic-inorganic polymer nanocomposites using nanotubes an nanoclays for high temperature coatings and structural elements with dual electronic and optical functionality. Mechanical interrelationships between strain rate-temperature and deformation are developed. Electronic and optical properties are probed through simultaneous determination of thermally stimulated currents and thermoluminesence.

Materials Synthesis and Processing Laboratory
Research interests focus on the development and characterization of aerogels, xerogels, and other ovel ceramics for semiconductor, dielectric energy, and sensor applications. Low K xerogel films, biomaterial growth templates, and antibacterial coatings are current research programs. Small angle neutron scattering, scanning/transmission electron microscopy, gas absorption, and infrared spectroscopy are among the characterization techniques employed.

Energy Materials Laboratory
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Associated Department Equipment ________________________________________________

Ion Beam Modification and Analysis Laboratory
This laboratory in the Department of Physics has a wide variety of ion beam techniques available.

Surface Science Laboratory
This laboratory in the Department of Chemistry offers comprehensive surface analysis techniques including scanning tunneling microscopy.

Mechanical and Energy Engineering

Heat transfer
Natural convection
Fluid manifolds
Computational fluid dynamics
Biomedical engineering
Thermal management of electronic equipment
Femtosecond laser machining
Plasma dynamics
Nano-scale fabrication
Thermal Fluid Sciences
Nano-enabled Evaporative Cooling
Alternative and Renewable Energy
Nanotechnology Manufacturing
Experimental Aerodynamics

Research Description By Engineering Research Center