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Clarkson University - 2016

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Research Description

Research Description By Graduate Engineering Department

Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering

The Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering has strong research efforts in aerosol science and engineering, materials processing, process modeling, simulation, and control, membrane processes, process intensification, nano and biomaterials, biosensors, and transport and interfacial phenomena. Faculty and graduate students within the department are actively involved with the Center for Air Resources Engineering and Sciences, the Center for Advanced Materials Processing, and the Center for Rehabilitation Engineering, Science & Technology. For additional details, see http://www.clarkson.edu/chemeng/

Civil & Environmental Engineering

Research in the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering focuses on environmental engineering, geotechnical engineering, structural engineering and materials, transportation engineering, and water resources engineering. Faculty and students work closely with the Center for Advanced Materials Processing, the Institute for a Sustainable Environment, the Center for Air Resources Engineering and Science, and the River and Estuaries Observation Network. For addition information, see http://www.clarkson.edu/cee/

Computer Science

Research areas in Computer Science include computer networks and operating systems, cryptography and security, algorithms and formal aspects of computation, virtural reality and human computer interaction, and software verification.

Electrical & Computer Engineering

The Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering is organized into several major research groups: biomedical signal analysis; signal processing; dielectrics and high voltage; advanced visualization; mechatronic systems; motor drives and power quality; multimedia and networked systems; micro and nanoelectronics; software engineering; and, enterprise technologies. Several of the research areas are closely aligned with on-campus research centers, including the Center for Advanced Materials Processing, the Center for the Environment, the Center for Quantum Device Technology, and the Center for Rehabilitation Engineering Science & Technology. For additional details, see http://www.clarkson.edu/ece/

Environmental Science & Engineering

The Clarkson Institute for a Sustainable Environment is home to Clarkson's environmental activities associated with research, interdisciplinary graduate and undergraduate degree programs, and outreach programs. The Institute was established to support Clarkson's long-standing expertise in this field and to increase collaboration among faculty. Recognizing that environmental problems increasingly require the expertise of many disciplines and points of view, the Institute promotes partnerships and interdisciplinary activities that enable the integration of basic and applied research, providing the increased understanding about environmental systems that is needed for informed decisions and policies. The Clarkson Institute for a Sustainable Environment sponsors workshops, seminars, and a small grants program to foster links among its members and facilitate environmental activities. Areas of general research interest include air quality (through CARES), environmental engineering, Great Lakes and rivers research, and sustainable energy systems.

Mechanical & Aeronautical Engineering

The Department of Mechanical & Aeronautical Engineering contains strong areas of specialization, including engineering design, solid mechanics and materials processing, fluid mechanics and thermal science, and environmental science. Researchers in the MAE Department are affiliated with all of the research centers on campus. For additional details, see http://www.clarkson.edu/mae/

Research Description By Engineering Research Center

Center for Advanced Materials Processing (CAMP)

The Center for Advanced Materials Processing (CAMP) at Clarkson University is dedicated to developing Clarkson's research and educational programs in high-technology materials processing and is focused on industrial concerns and meeting industrial needs. CAMP's mandate is to develop innovations in advanced materials processing and to transfer this technology to business and industry. The Center is built on Clarkson's recognized expertise in colloid and surface science and fine particle technology. It receives support from the New York State Office of Science, Technology, and Academic Research for research and operating expenses. In addition, CAMP-related work receives several million dollars each year from the federal government and private industry. CAMP materials research efforts are centered on the production, modification and conversion of matter for which "small" particles, colloidal media and/or surfaces play an important role in the processing and/or properties of the final product. Areas of specialization include: colloidal dispersions and processing; polymer blends and foams; nanosystems; particle transport, deposition and removal; chemical-mechanical planarization; particle synthesis and properties; and, thin films and coatings.

Center for Air Resources Engineering & Science (CARES)

The focus of the Center for Air Resources Engineering and Science (CARES) is to provide a better and more complete scientific basis for air quality management including the understanding of the sources, transport, and chemistry that give rise to indoor and outdoor exposure to air pollutants including noise, their potential health and welfare effects, and ways in which these effects can be reduced or eliminated. CARES brings together the world-class expertise that is available at Clarkson. This expertise is focused in air sampling and analysis, receptor modeling, atmospheric deposition, and the application of computational fluid dynamics to air pollution problems. CARES is affiliated with the NYSTAR Environmental Quality Systems Center in Syracuse, NY.

Center for Innovative Device Technologies (CIDT)

Center for Innovative Device Technologies has its primary research focus in novel information processing device science and engineering approaches which offer alternatives and new enabling and capability-adding options for the standard computer and sensor technology in commercial use. These topics have required synergistic collaborations across disciplines, between engineers and scientists, and formation of dynamical teams of researchers. The enabling role and scope of the Center has been to provide a synergistic unit for faculty team-forming aimed at research collaborations and project development. This is accomplished building on recent research successes in bio-molecular information and signal processing, capitalizing on traditional research strengths in micro- and nano-structured materials for device applications at Clarkson University, as well as drawing on the experience of an earlier center activity in quantum information. The scope of the Center activities has included student and researcher mentorship, conference organization, sponsorship of conference sessions and scientific-journal issues in relevant research topics, and generally research endeavors which transcend single-investigator projects.

Center for Rehabilitation Engineering, Science & Technology (CREST)

The Center for Rehabilitation Engineering, Science and Technology's mission is to educate, mentor and train students to be able to integrate and apply a combined scientific, analytic, technological, and business approach to emerging biomedical engineering and biomedical science areas. It is also to promote a nurturing Center environment that supports and promotes synergistic, multidisciplinary research and educational activities in focused biomedical engineering and biomedical science areas.Specialized areas of research include: neural engineering; biomolecular engineering; biosignal processing; computational biology; biomaterials/bioinformatics/biometrics; bio-entrepreneurship.

Center for Sustainable Energy Systems (CSES)

Clarkson University has been engaged in energy research and education for over 30 years and our faculty's wide range of interests and activities span disciplines from Engineering to Business. The Center provides a vehicle to bring these efforts together, exchange ideas with each other and generate new concepts for innovative, sustainable, collaborative projects at local, national and international levels.

Clarkson Institute for a Sustainable Environment (ISE)

The Clarkson Institute for a Sustainable Environment is home to Clarkson's environmental activities associated with research, interdisciplinary graduate and undergraduate degree programs, and outreach programs. The Institute was established to support Clarkson's long-standing expertise in this field and to increase collaboration among faculty. Recognizing that environmental problems increasingly require the expertise of many disciplines and points of view, the Institute promotes partnerships and interdisciplinary activities that enable the integration of basic and applied research, providing the increased understanding about environmental systems that is needed for informed decisions and policies. The Clarkson Institute for a Sustainable Environment sponsors workshops, seminars, and a small grants program to foster links among its members and facilitate environmental activities. Areas of general research interest include air quality (through CARES), environmental engineering, Great Lakes and rivers research, and sustainable energy systems.