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The University of Texas at El Paso - 2016

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Research Description

Research Description By Graduate Engineering Department

Civil Engineering

Structural Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering/Pavement/Materials, Transportation Engineering/Operations Research, Infrastructure and Construction Management

Computer Science

Theory for Applications, Software Engineering, Interactive Systems, Computer Systems, and Computer Security

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Computer Architecture, Computer Vision, Digital Signal Processing and Communications, Fiber Optics, Thin Films and solar cells, Biomedical

Engineering Education & Leadership

Center for Research in Engineering and Technology Education (CREaTE). CREaTE serves students as a center for innovation in engineering and technologies education. CREaTE promotes and celebrates research that improves ones understanding of student learning and excellence in teaching. CREATE focuses on improving the art of teaching and the act of learning by cultivating and establishing multi/interdisciplinary collaborations, both internally and externally, with an aim of building a diverse portfolio of research activity. Current Active Projects include: Developing Metacognitive Learners to Persist and Achieve Timely Completion of Engineering, Boeing Global Corporate Citizenship, BSE/RSE Latinas In Computer Science and Engineering: A qualitative study examining identity and agency for resilience and persistence, Building Capacity for Preparing Teacher-Engineers for 21st Century Engineering, The Hispanic Engineering Leadership Institute (HELI): A model for 21st century engineering.

Industrial, Manufacturing and Systems Engineering

Ergonomics, decision making using data mining, cognitive biases, quality control and reliability, model based systems engineering, next generation network centric systems, transportation planning and decision support systems, managing complex development, energy systems, sustainability

Interdisciplinary Doctoral Program (Materials Science and Engineering)

A side range of research in materials science & engineering is conducted by interdisciplinary faculty in chemistry, physics, and engineering disciplines including electronic materials, energy materials, advanced alloys, biomaterials & biomedical materials among many others.

Mechanical Engineering

Alternative fuels, Electronic Manufacturing, Manufacturing and Materials Management, Manufacturing resources and infrastructure, Solar and wind energy, Testing Aerospace Systems

Metallurgical, Materials & Biomedical Engineering

The department conducts a wide range of research in advanced materials development and characterization, including manufacturing and materials processing, biomaterials development.

Research Description By Engineering Research Center

Center for Environmental Resource Management (CERM)

Alternative fuels, Environment, Environment Resource Management, Solar and wind energy, Waste Isolation, Water Resources

Center for Inland Desalination Systems (CIDS)

Electrodialysis, reverse osmosis, and membrane distillation

Center for Research in Engineering & Technology Education

design education, learning epistemologies, problem-based learning, collaborative learning, effective teaching pedagogies

Center for Space Exploration Technology Research (cSETR)

Propulsion, Energy, Structures and Materials

Center for Transportation Infrastructure Systems (CTIS)

Materials, transportation operation planning, infrastructure management, education and training, construction, design, instrumentation, non-destructive testing

Center of Excellence for Sharing resources for the Advancement of Research and Education through Cyberinfrastructure (Cy

Computer Science - Believing and Accepting Cyber-Results: focuses on promoting the scientist’s use of CI by including trust and uncertainty management in support of workflow results.

Geoscience - Integrated Analysis for Development of 3-D Models of Earth Structure: addresses the problem of obtaining different results from the analysis of geophysical studies of the Earth’s structure, mainly due to mischaracterization of measurement uncertainty, by applying results from optimization and trust models research (e.g., data assimilation and inversion methods using sensor information) to geophysics.

Environmental Science - Advancing the Utility of Cyberinfrastructure in Environmental Science: addresses the challenge of optimizing data streams and sensor arrays in ecological and environmental networks through use-case studies to improve characterization of various environmental phenomena and processes.

Future Aerospace and Technology Center (FAST)

The University of Texas at El Paso's FAST Center acts as the hub for applied industrial projects, applied and fundamental research as well as academic support for aerospace engineering primarily for the College of Engineering. The FAST Center's vision is to act as a magnet for aerospace research and development by capitalizing on the research, academic and entrepreneurial opportunities in the College of Engineering, the University faculty, students and the greater El Paso region.

Materials Research Institute

The Materials Research Institute (MRI) administers UTEP's interdisciplinary Ph.D. program in materials science and engineering. It also sponsors materials-related conferences and seminars and coordinates UTEP's linkages with materials programs in Mexico.

Mike Loya Center for Innovation & Commerce

The Mike Loya Center for Innovation and Commerce sponsors, conducts and promotes three main avenues of research: research in innovation and commerce, research for commercialization of innovation, and research in entrepreneurship education.

Research Institute for Manufacturing and Engineering Systems (RIMES)

RIMES was created in 1995 as the Institute for Manufacturing and Materials Management. We have recently renamed the Institute and it has taken the lead in focusing on the research and applications of Systems Engineering.

W.M. Keck Border Biomedical Research and Manufacturing Laboratory

Located at the University of Texas at El Paso, The Keck Center is home to state-of-the-art advanced manufacturing technology and a dedicated staff ready for any challenge, be it medical or mechanical.
From surgical models to tissue engineering to product prototypes, the Keck Center is ready to transform your ideas into three dimensions.