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Boise State University - 2016

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Research Description

Research Description By Graduate Engineering Department

Civil Engineering

Air quality monitoring and modeling
Analytical Modeling of Pavements and Railroad Tracks under quasi-static and dynamic loading conditions
Canal structure automation using a classifier system and genetic algorithms
Characterization, Processing, Nondestructive Testing and Smart Sensing of Infrastructure Materials
Chemical stabilization of soils
Clayey soils behavior
Computational Multiscale/Multiphysics Modeling of Metamaterials
Concrete materials
Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity and Resilience
Cyber security of urban traffic control systems (as a part of the Computer Science Department's Cyber Lab for Industrial Control Systems)
EM effect on microbial growth and metabolic activities
EM-Stimulation and Manipulation of Geomechanisms: Understanding the interactions between EM (electromagnetic) waves and various physiochemical and biological processes for geoenvironmental and geotechnical applications
Energy Efficient Building Systems
Energy piles in clayey soils
Finite element modeling of expansive soil behavior
GIS and Remote Sensing in water resources
Groundwater computer modeling
Hydraulic simulation modeling
Improving mobility of people and goods, Region 10, the US DOT's University Transportation Centers award to the University of Washington as the Lead University and Boise State as one of the Consortium Members
Investigation of Differential Movement Problems at Railroad Track Transitions and Development of Suitable Design and Rehabilitation Approaches
Liquefaction Mitigation: EM-induced reduction of excess pore-water pressure to mitigate liquefaction during earthquake
Microbial induced calcite precipitation - applications to expansive soils
Non-Destructive Testing of Pavements, and Development Data Analysis Algorithms for Easy Implementation into the State of Practice
Pavement distress mitigation using geosynthetics (geocells, geogrids, geomembranes)
Permeating sustainability and resiliency concepts into civil engineering curriculum
Promoting computation-thinking through informal STEM learning.
Quality assurance practices for highway and bridge construction
Risk-based approach to quality assurance of reinforcing steel
Service Life Prediction of Sustainable & Durable Cementitious Materials
STEM Educational Research
Structural Assessment of Pavements and Selection of Optimum Rehabilitation Strategies based on Life Cycle Assessment
Studying the effects of polyurethane grouting on the shear strength and resilient modulus of geomaterials.
Studying the micromechanical behavior of coarse-grained geomaterials using advanced numerical methods such as the Discrete Element Method
Subsurface Sensing: In-situ Water-quality monitoring
Unbound Material characterization for Implementation of Mechanistic-Empirical Pavement Design Practices in Idaho
Vibration Testing and Analysis

Computer Science

Scientific data visualization
Immersive environments
Serious games
High performance computing
Multi-terabyte data visualization
Parallel and distributed databases
Real-time analytics
Cloud computing
Machine learning
Parallel computing
Beowulf clusters
Operating systems
Distributed systems
Static and dynamic program analyses
Program testing
Decision procedures
Compiler optimization
Embedded systems
Software security
Security policy
Software testing
Computer forensics
Computational chemistry
Virtual tissue modeling
Software engineering
Software quality assurance
Artificial neural networks
Recommendation Systems
Natural language Processing
Graph Algorithms
Social Network Analysis

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Embedded systems
Low temperature device characterization
Magnetic device characterization
Optical devices and nanophotonics
Integrated silicon photonics
Ion thrusters and microplasmas
Document image processing
Biomedical image processing
Wireless sensor network
Nanoionic materials and devices
Vacuum electron devices
Nano materials and devices
non-volatile memory
Neuromophic computing
Reconfigurable computing
Systems on programmable chips
Flexible and Printed Electronic and Photonic Devices
Millimeter-wave Communications, Reconfigurable Antennas, and MIMO

Materials Science & Engineering

Ceramic Micro-Electromechanical Systems
Computational materials Science
Corrosion and Environmental Degradation of Materials
DNA Nanotechnology
Electrochemistry and Surface Chemistry
Electronic Materials
Epitaxy of Nanomaterials
Functional Ceramics
Integrated NanoMaterials
Materials for Extreme Environments
Materials Theory and Modeling
Shape Memory Alloys

Mechanical & Biomedical Engineering

- Product development: Design methodology and design processes, rapid prototyping
- Computational Science and Engineering: computational fluid dynamics, turbulence modeling, supercomputing
- Energy and Environment: complex terrain flows, transport and dispersion, wind farm modeling, wind power forecasting
- Simulation and Visualization of Dynamic and Elastodynamic Systems
- Multiscale thermal science and thermal management
- Thermoelectric materials and energy harvesting devices
- Ceramic MEMS Development for space propulsion, plasma medicine, thermoelectric systems, micro-fluidics and sensor applications
- Alternative energy: Solar and wind energy assessment and conversion systems, high performance buildings and energy management
- Biomedical engineering: Biomechanics of human motion, injury assessment and prevention, engineering of sports equipment, musculoskeletal modeling; medical device development
- Engineering Education

Research Description By Engineering Research Center

Boise State Center for Materials Characterization

The Boise State Center for Materials Characterization provides a state-of-the-art materials characterization facility in order to attract more students into science and engineering careers, to improve science and engineering education at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and to foster leading research and interaction with local industry. As such, it provides the organization and infrastructure to make various materials characterization tools available for academia and regional companies. The BSCMC houses a variety of characterization tools including FESEM, TEM, XRD, EPMA, optical microscopy, and various sample preparation tools.

CAES Energy Efficiency Research Institute

The mission of the CAES Energy Efficiency Research Institute (CEERI) is to promote the effective and efficient use of energy resources through cutting-edge research, effective outreach and accessible education. CEERI’s goals include developing energy efficiency concepts through research in applied technology and consumer behavior; providing specialized education for energy efficiency technicians, engineers and architects; evaluating existing energy-saving technologies; and creating infrastructure for the accelerated transfer of ideas from the institute to the marketplace.

Center for Advanced Energy Studies

The Center for Advanced Energy Studies (CAES) is a research and education consortium between Boise State University, Idaho National Laboratory, Idaho State University, University of Idaho, and University of Wyoming. The center is committed to conducting cutting edge energy research, educating the next generation of scientists and engineers, and partnering with industry to advance competitiveness. CAES’ research is focused on nuclear science and engineering; advanced materials science; energy systems design, testing and analysis; bioenergy; carbon management/geofluids energy science; industrial control cybersecurity; and energy policy.

Idaho Microfabrication Laboratory

The Idaho Microfabrication Laboratory (IMFL) at Boise State University is a research and education resource dedicated to the research and advancement of materials and processes used in micro & nano electronics design and fabrication. The IMFL is equipped to fabricate microelectronic devices using thin film deposition, chemical processing, etching and planarization.