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Yale School of Engineering & Applied Science - 2016

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Research Description

Research Description By Graduate Engineering Department

Biomedical Engineering

Fields include biological devices, biological signals and sensors, biomaterials, biomechanics, biophotonics, computer vision, digital image analysis and processing, drug delivery, modeling in mechanobiology, MRI, MRS, PET and modeling, the physics of image formation (MRI, optics, ultrasound, nuclear medicine, and X-ray), physiology and human factors engineering, systems biology, systems medicine, and tissue engineering and regenerative medicine.

Chemical & Environmental Engineering

Fields include nanomaterials, soft matter, interfacial phenomena, biomolecular engineering, energy, water, and sustainability.

Computer Science

Algorithms and computational complexity, artificial intelligence, data networking, databases, graphics, machine learning, programming languages, robotics, scientific computing, security and privacy, systems.

Electrical Engineering

Fields include biomedical sensory systems, communications and signal processing, neural networks, control systems, wireless networks, sensor networks, microelectro­mechanical and nanomechanical systems (MEMS and NEMS), nanoelectronic science and technology, optoelectronic materials and devices, semiconductor materials and devices, computer engineering, computer architecture, hardware security, and VLSI design and testing.

Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science

Fluids and thermal sciences: Dynamics and stability of drops and bubbles; dynamics of thin liquid films; macroscopic and particle-scale dynamics of emulsions, foams, and colloidal suspensions; electrospray theory and characterization; electrical propulsion applications; combustion and flames; computational methods for fluid dynamics and reacting flows; turbulence; particle tracking in fluid mechanics; laser diagnostics of reacting and nonreacting flows; and magnetohydrodynamics. Soft matter/complex fluids: Jamming and slow dynamics in gels, glasses, and granular materials; mechanical properties of soft and biological materials; and structure and dynamics of macromolecules. Materials science: Studies of thin films; nanoscale effects on electronic properties of two-dimensional layered materials; amorphous metals and nanomaterials including nanocomposites, characterization of crystallization and other phase transformations; nanoimprinting; atomic-scale investigations of surface interactions and properties; classical and quantum nanomechanics; nanotribology; nanostructured energy applications; combinatorial materials science; and in situ transmission electron and scanning probe microscopy. Robotics/mechatronics: Machine and mechanism design; dynamics and control; robotic grasping and manipulation; human-machine interface; rehabilitation robotics; haptics; electromechanical energy conversion; biomechanics of human movement; and human-powered vehicles.

Research Description By Engineering Research Center

Center for Combustion Studies

The Yale Center for Combustion Studies, an interdisciplinary research center, uses experimental, computational, and mathematical techniques to deal with the fundamentals of chemically reacting and multiphase combustion systems. Research support comes from government sources, such as AFOSR, NSF, NASA, DOE, ARO, and ONR, and from industrial sponsors, such as GE, Texaco, United Technologies Research Center and SCM.

Center for Engineering Innovation & Design

Innovative in form and function, the Center for Engineering Innovation & Design is an open and accessible space in a high-profile facility with areas for instruction, team meetings, computer-aided design, fabrication, and assembly. The Center houses state-of-the-art machine tools, instruments, and equipment to support Biomedical, Chemical, Electrical, Environmental, and Mechanical Engineering projects, including design, modeling, manufacturing, and testing activities.

Center for Green Chemistry and Green Engineering at Yale

The Center for Green Chemistry and Green Engineering at Yale is dedicated to advancing the theory and practice of Green Chemistry and Green Engineering. The Center conducts projects in developing new science, technology, educational opportunities, and policies, for the ultimate goal of increasing the adoption and implementation of Green Chemistry and Green Engineering throughout our society and our economy for a more sustainable world.

Center for Laser Diagnostics

The Yale Center for Laser Diagnostics focuses on developing new laser-based diagnostic techniques and on the use of lasers as a diagnostic probe. Researchers from the Departments of Applied Physics, Electrical Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering apply their expertise in laser physics, spectroscopy, surface science, detector technology, and signal processing to developing laser techniques for studies in turbulence and combustion, laser spectroscopy of molecules adsorbed on metal surfaces, as well as for optical scattering from microparticles, liquid and solid surfaces, and bulk matte


The Center for Research on Interface Structures and Phenomena (CRISP) falls under MRSEC. CRISP explores the composition, structure, properties and potential applications of the "interface" or border region where two materials come into contact with each other. The focus is particularly on the interfaces between oxide materials because of the wealth of new science and new applications they offer.

Integrated Graduate Program in Physical & Engineering Biology

Research and teaching in the Physical and Engineering Biology initiative is organized around the eight overlapping and integrated research thrusts (IRTs), which are focused on one of the grand challenges for science in the twenty-first century---understanding how molecular, cellular and ultimately human behavior emerges from the myriad of decision events that occur within biological systems.

The Image Processing and Analysis Center

The Image Processing and Analysis group at Yale is engaged in the development of methodology for the analysis and quantification of medical images.

The PET Center (Positron Emission Tomography)

The state-of-the-art Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Research Center is dedicated to providing the highest quality of nuclear imaging research. The facility was established to advance the interests of Yale clinicians, scientists, and students in molecular imaging research.

Yale Institute for Nanoscience & Quantum Engineering

The Yale Institute for Nanoscience and Quantum Engineering (YINQE) is a new initiative at Yale intended to develop collaborations among disparate scientific disciplines centered on nanoscale research projects. The cores areas of focus are: electronics, photonics, biomedical technology, nanoparticle synthesis, interfacial chemistry and quantum engineering.

Yale Magnetic Resonance Research Center

The Yale Magnetic Resonance Research Center (MRRC) was founded in 1986 as a result of the recognition that NMR applications, as pioneered by Yale scientists, have enormous potential in biomedical research. The MRRC is now an interdepartmental and interdisciplinary research laboratory that provides state-of-the-art MR equipment, infrastructure and expertise for the development and application of MRI and MRS methodology in biomedical research. Research is focused on the study of biological systems by developing methods for obtaining structural, functional, physiological and biochemical information by MRI, MRS and other techniques. Applications include fMRI for neurosurgery and neuroscience, brain, muscle and liver energy metabolism, diabetes, adult and juvenile epilepsy and psychiatric disorders.