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Washington State University - 2016

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Research Description

Research Description By Graduate Engineering Department

Department of Biological Systems Engineering

Research in processing of agricultural products after harvest, including reduction of impact bruising of fruits and vegetables, the use of nonthermal methods(pulsed electric fields, high hydrostatic pressure, and oscillating magnetic fields) to process foods, the use of microwave and radio frequency energy to process foods, and computer modeling of food processing. Also, substantial research in aquaculture, in precision farming, and in developing a research program in bioengineering in cooperation with other departments in other colleges on campus.

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

The scientific advancement, sustainable design, and preservation of our nation's infrastructure, which is the essence of the civil and environmental engineering professions, requires a fundamental grounding in physics, mathematics and chemistry. At Washington State University we offer the following programs of concentrations in Civil and Environmental Engineering: environmental; geotechnical; hydraulics; materials; structural; transportation; and water resources.

Engineering & Technology Management


Gene and Linda Voiland School of Chemical Engineering & Bioengineering

The Voiland School of chemical engineering and bioengineering offers an undergraduate and graduate educational experience that prepare leaders who will solve the most important challenges facing our nation and the world. We uniquely prepare students who will enable a high-quality lifestyle via affordable energy, a clean environment, and products that sustain the health of an increasingly aging population. Our research programs are focused on transformative energy systems and the role of proteins in cardiac muscles and biofilm systems. We also develop and employ new educational technologies and techniques that enable active, engaged learning.

School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science

Research activities in electrical engineering include Electric Power Engineering, Power Electronics, Microelectronics, Control Systems, Communications and Signal Processing, Electromagnetics. Research emphasis in computer engineering is in Chip and Systems Design, Computer Architecture, Embedded Systems. Research activities in computer science emphasize Machine Learning and AI, Robotics, Data Science, Bioinformatics, Distributed and Networked Systems, HCI, and Pervasive Computing

School of Engineering and Computer Science - WSU Vancouver

The ENCS houses three degree programs: Computer Science, Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering. Our faculty are engaged in various research projects including development of tooling for drilling composite stacks, multi-physics simulations, enhancement of micro-channels for cooling, modeling volcanic fluid dynamics, multi-phase heat and mass transfer, design of haptic interfaces, design of implantable antennas, design of micro-scale electrochemical gas sensors, design and fabrication of high frequency/high power semiconductor devices, resource coordination in distributed computing systems, artificial intelligence techniques for data mining and modeling of storage systems used in high performance computing.

School of Mechanical & Materials Engineering

Sports Engineering; Advanced manufacturing; Energy storage, conversion, and efficiency; Solid mechanics; Fluid mechanics; Heat transfer; Engineering Design; High-Performance Marine Craft; Unmanned Aerial and Marine Vehicles; Microelectromechanical systems (MEMS); Microfluidics; Cryogenics; Molecular modeling of materials; Materials processing and characterization; Dislocation and multi-scale modeling of material structure; Functional ceramic materials; Composite materials; Nanomaterials for biosensing and drug delivery; Physical and mechanical metallurgy; Growth of semiconductors and oxide crystals; Biobased polymers.

Research Description By Engineering Research Center

Center for Bioplastics and Biocomposites

Biocomposites, including fiber synthesis, biobased resin systems and biobased fiber systems; self-healing composites; fiber production from lignin; Commercialization of bioplastic products, including composting, product labeling and economic analysis; Melt processing, extrusion, and molding as well as secondary operations such as cutting, welding and coating; Modelling of energy and mass transfer for employed processing techniques such as extrusion and injection molding

Center for Environmental Research, Education, and Outreach (CEREO)

Faculty conduct research, education and outreach on major environmental issues. They take an interdisciplinary approach involving collaboration among engineers and scientists from physical, natural, and social sciences. Approximately 350 faculty from Engineering, Architecture, Arts and Sciences, Communication and Agriculture participate in this Center.

Center for Materials Research

Research is carried out on deformation of metals, fracture of metals, ceramics, polymers and composites, fatigue, phase transformations as affected by surfaces, numerical simulation of atomistic processes, thin films ceramic systems.

Composite Materials & Engineering Center

The Composite Materials and Engineering Center (CMEC) is an interdisciplinary research organization with programs to develop new infrastructure materials and manufacturing technologies from a range of recycled and renewable resources. We also develop innovative structural systems and design methods to effectively utilize new materials while maintaining economic viability and protecting public safety. Innovative research is underway to develop technologies that will provide liquid fuels as well as renewable versions of platform chemicals, polymers and nanotechnologies. We are also an international accreditation service (IAS) accredited testing facility and provide evaluation reports to clients through our service centers.

Energy Systems Innovation Center

The ESI Center brings together research faculty, industry leaders, and governmental organizations to address one of the world's most pressing technological challenges - demand for clean, reliable energy. The center consists of more than 30 WSU faculty members in the core areas of power, energy, and computer science as well as numerous members in sociology, economics, psychology, and public policy working together across disciplines to bridge the gap between science and society. The center collaborates with a wide range of government and industry partners to provide a qualified, capable power engineering workforce for electric utilities and related businesses, as well as offering an on-line master's degree in power engineering for working professionals.

Institute for Sustainable Design

The ISD Mission statement builds upon WSU’s existing and recognized core competencies of:
• Bio-based materials and energy research
• Architectural design and building systems research
• Landscape and community design for sustainability and health
• Design, public codes, and consensus standards

Lab for Atmospheric Research

Research in biogenic gas emissions, measurement of photochemical precursors and products in air and air pollutant transport and dispersion.

State of Washington Water Research Center

3D Characterization of Riverbed Hydraulic Conductivity & Its Relation to Salmonid Habitat Quality, Benthic Organisms and Flow Field Interactions " Improving Linkages and Descriptions, Phosphorus Contamination of Surface Waters, Water Management Planning, Measuring the Ecological Effect of River Restoration, Healthy Habitat = Healthy Salmon Populations, Iron-Enhanced Compost, Cyanobacteria Blooms.

Transportation Research Center

The TRAC is a cooperative research center with offices at WSU, the Washington State Department of Transportation and the University of Washington. TRAC provides a link among the government, university researchers, and the private sector. Much of our research is funded by the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT), and TRAC acts as a liaison, connecting those who need applied research at WSDOT with those best suited to conduct it at the universities.

W.M. Keck Biomedical Materials Research Lab

Our bioengineering research is focused in two broad areas " materials and structures for implants and drug delivery, and micromachined ultrasonic transducers in biomedical imaging and therapeutics. Our implants and drug delivery research is focused in three broad areas " (A) materials and structures for next generation load bearing implants, (B) nanoscalse resorbable ceramics in tissue engineering and drug delivery and (C) surface modification for improving cell materials interactions.

Washington Center for Asphalt Technology

Faculty conduct research focused on fundamental and practical characterization and development of sustainable infrastructure materials, especially on asphalt and other construction materials. Approximately 10 faculty from Civil, Environmental, Mechanical and Material Science and Engineering participate in this Center.