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Montana State University - 2016

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Research Description

Research Description By Graduate Engineering Department

Chemical & Biological Engineering

Wind Energy, Bioenergy, Biofilms, Bioremediation and Bioengineering; Composite Materials; Magnetic Resonance Imaging; Metabolic Engineering; Computational Biology, Multiphase Reactive Transport, High Temperature Corrosion

Civil Engineering

Biofilm Engineering; Constructed Wetlands and Transportation Operations; Dynamic Loading of Structures; Fish Passage Through Hydraulic Structures; Geotextiles; Highway Subgrade Performance; Road Ecology; Snow & Ice Mechanics; Sustainable Materials

Computer Science

Applied Algorithms; Artificial Intelligence; Computational Biology; Computer Science Education; Data Mining; Green Networking; Machine Learning; Mobile Computing; Network Design and Optimization; Network Security and Privacy; Robotics; Software Engineering; Software Evolution; Vehicular Networks; Web-based Active Learning Resources; Wireless Networks

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Computer Engineering; Communications Systems; Control Systems; Optical Electronics, Micro-Electro-Mechanical-Systems (MEMS); Power Systems & Power Electronics; Signal Processing Systems

Interdisciplinary Engineering Programs

Environmental Engineering; Biofilms; Electrochemical Engineering; Applied Mechanics; Fuel Cells, Biological Engineering; Transportation

Mechanical & Industrial Engineering

Design and Manufacture: concurrent engineering; computer integrated manufacturing; product and process design; Energy Systems: alternative energy technology; HVAC, wind energy, building energy systems; Materials and structures: biologically-inspired design; biomechanics, ceramics; composites; MEMS; smart structures; ultra-lightweight structures; Measurement Systems: extreme environments; fluid dynamics; magnetic resonance microscopy; Rheology; Service Engineering: organizational theory, lean systems, service sector (healthcare, entertainment, humanitarian) ; and Human Factors Engineering: design systems, products, and jobs, usability testing , occupational safety, sports biomechanics, transportation, health care.

Research Description By Engineering Research Center

Montana Manufacturing Extension Center

The Montana Manufacturing Extension Center is a statewide manufacturing outreach & assistance center staffed by full-time professionals with degrees in engineering and extensive experience in manufacturing and business in a variety of industries. MMEC is part of a nationwide network, the NIST Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP), to assist small and mid-size manufacturers in becoming more competitive and profitable. Our EDA funded University Center, “University Technical Assistance Program” (UTAP) is designed to give graduate students at MSU and at UofM industry experience while they get their masters degree. They are supervised by seasoned professionals and obtain valuable real-world experience.

NSF/ERC-Center for Biofilm Engineering

The Center for Biofilm Engineering (CBE) was established in 1990 by the National Science Foundation Engineering Research Centers program. The Center's mission is to advance the basic knowledge, technology and education required to understand, control and exploit biofilm processes. Biofilms are immobilized, complex integrated biological communities important in medical, environmental, and industrial settings. The CBE has established a research environment where graduate students work in multidisciplinary teams in contiguous space with input from all CBE faculty, post-docs and staff. Undergraduates are also key members of the research teams.

Western Transportation Institute

As the MSU focal point for transportation research and technology transfer, the Western Transportation Institute's (WTI) focus is on "advancing rural transportation through research and education." Established in 1994 and designated as a United States Department of Transportation National University Transportation Center, WTI addresses transportation challenges and develops solutions through a multi-disciplinary approach related to safety and operations, winter maintenance and effects, road ecology, infrastructure maintenance and materials, systems engineering development and integration, mobility and public transportation, logistics and freight management, as well as transportation planning and economics.