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University of Rhode Island - 2016

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Research Description

Research Description By Graduate Engineering Department

Chemical Engineering

*Biochemical Engineering
*Environmental Engineering
*Materials Engineering
*Sensors and Surface Technology
*Transport Phenomena
*Energy Engineering
*Unit Operations
*Process Simulations
*Polymer Engineering

Civil and Environmental Engineering

*Infrastructure Engineering
*Blast-Induced Liquefaction
*Geotechnical Engineering
*Environmental Engineering
*Sustainable Engineering
*Water Resources Engineering
*Liquefaction of Saturated Soils
*Dynamic Loading of Soils
*Transportation Engineering
*Sensors and Sensor Networks
*Structural Health Monitoring

Electrical, Computer, and Biomedical Engineering

*Fiber Optics Communication
*Control Systems
*High Speed Computer Research
*Biomedical Instrumentation
*Integrated Circuits
*Power Engineering
*Smart Grid
*Cyber Security
*Digital Signal Processing
*Cyber Security
*Adaptive Systems

Mechanical & Industrial and Systems Engineering

*Air Pollution
*Automation and Robotics
*Biological Fluid Dynamics
*Composite Materials
*Computational Solid and Fluid Mechanics
*Damage Tracking and Failure Prediction
*Dynamic Material Behavior
*Explosive Loading of Engineering Materials
*Fracture and Fatigue
*High-Speed Experimental Mechanics
*Micro-Heat Transfer and Fluid Mechanics
*Micromechanical Material Behavior
*Precision Engineering
*Abrasive Water Jet Cutting
*Nuclear Power Engineering
*Wear of Materials
*Nuclear Systems
*Safety ENgineering

Ocean Engineering

*Marine Environmental Modeling
*Ocean Mapping Development
*Wave Dynamics
*Coastal Engineering
*Underwater Acoustics
*Offshore Power
*Environmental Monitoring
*Marine Geomechanics
*Ocean Renewable Energy

Research Description By Engineering Research Center

Bionanotechnology Laboratory

The lab’s research emphasizes colloidal and interfacial science, self-assembly, and lipid biophysics.

Computational Intelligence and Self-Adaptive Systems Laboratory

Though innovative research, this lab designs intelligent computing systems that can think and act like a human brain.

Dynamics Photomechanics Laboratory

Established in 1981, the Dynamic Photomechanics Laboratory (DPML) at the University of Rhode Island brings together those professionals and students who share an interest in the general area of Solid Mechanics. The main objective of the DPML is to conduct collaborative research and develop excellence in these fields.

High Performance Computing Laboratory

This lab develops approaches to increasing the speeds of computers whether though faster data retrieval or smarter memory hierarchy.

Mechanics of Materials Research Laboratory

Established in 1981 by Professor Hamouda Ghonem with the mission of developing a better understanding of the role of microstructure in time-dependent deformation and damage mechanisms of advanced engineering materials subjected to complex loading under extreme temperature and environmental conditions.

Mechatronics Laboratory

The lab was established by Professor Musa Jouaneh for conducting teaching and research in the field of mechatronics. The lab’s mission is to provide state-of-the-art facilities and experimental setups to learn and enjoy the field of mechatronics.

Microfluidics Laboratory

The Microfluids Laboratory leverages the latest innovations in mechanical and chemical engineering to produce cutting-edge biological detection systems.

Network Security and Trust Laboratory

With security an essential requirement in most network applications, this lab aims to develop trust establishment mechanisms that can stimulate collaboration among distributed computing and communication entities, facilitate the detection of untrustworthy entities, and assist decision-making in various protocols.

Rhode Island Consortium for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology

Established by Congress, the consortium is a joint initiative between the University of Rhode Island and Brown University focuses on enhancing Rhode Island’s competitiveness in nanoscience and nanotechnology by fostering research collaboration, building infrastructure and promoting corporate investment

Rhode Island NSF EPSCoR

Rhode Island’s Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) conducts groundbreaking research and develops academic talent in the science and technology fields to increase competitiveness in research and development, build a more capable workforce and fuel economic growth in the Ocean State.

Funded by the National Science Foundation, RI NSF EPSCoR brings together nine of the state’s public and private institutions of higher education in pursuit of a strong and sustainable marine ecosystem that serves as a foundation for Rhode Island’s economy and quality of life. This collaborative approach creates more productive partnerships across multiple disciplines, from science to art, and draws on the strength of the state’s collective diversity.

Rhode Island Transportation Research Laboratory

Through interdisciplinary research in the areas of intelligent transportation infrastructure and systems for all modes of transportation, the lab seeks to better our transportation infrastructure.

Rhode Island Water Resources Center

Chartered by Congress, the center is part of a network of institutes that promotes communication, multi-disciplinary research and policy analyses among members of the academic, government and private sector communities with water research expertise.

Sustainable & Environmental Technologies Laboratory

The lab’s mission is to develop, implement and evaluate efficient, safe and clean technologies to provide safe water for society.

The Sensors and Surface Technology Partnership

In 1995, the Faculty Senate at the University of Rhode Island approved a plan to support multidisciplinary research-educational partnerships. The goal of these partnerships was to encourage multidisciplinary research that emphasized student research and outreach to the non-academic community. In support of this program, Robert Carothers, President of the University, wrote, �It will be into these partnerships that we will put our precious resources, including institutional funding for research and services, matching money for federal and private grants, graduate assistantships, and undergraduate [support].� Five criteria were used to select the Partnerships: 1) relationship of the Partnership�s goal to the mission and reputation of the University; 2) criteria capacity of the participating personnel to succeed; 3) likelihood of the Partnership achieving external funding and reaching self-sustaining status; 4) opportunities for student collaboration; and 5) curricular and service opportunities that the Partnership could provide. Out of ten proposals, the Provost�s Office selected four Partnerships that best met these criteria. Thus in 1996, the Sensors and Surface Technology Partnership (SST) was created. The Partnership currently consists of faculty members from the Departments of Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Physics, Chemistry, Food Science, and several different Universities. The primary focus areas established by the SST include microsensors, nanofabrication and microstructural engineering, coatings for corrosion resistance, and integrated circuits.

Thermomechanics and Tribology Laboratory

he laboratory makes use of experiments and analytical models in the areas of continuum mechanics to solve real-world engineering problems by implementing rational design. Tribological problems related to contact and fluid mechanics are of special interest.

Waterjet Laboratory

Established in 1984, the Waterjet Research Laboratory is a first-class research center in the field of abrasive waterjet machining.