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City College of the City University of New York - 2016

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Research Description

Research Description By Graduate Engineering Department

Biomedical Engineering

Areas of study include physiological processes; transport phenomena; biomaterial interactions; cell and molecular biology. Linear systems; biomedical electronics and measurements. Experimental methods in Biomedical Engineering. Biophysics. Bioprocess engineering. Cell and tissue engineering. Impact of biomedical technology.

Chemical Engineering

Areas of study include controlled drug release, transport phenomena, fluid mechanics, interfacial phenomena, boiling heat transfer, air pollution control, fluidization; powder technology; chemical reaction engineering; separation with partially miscible fluids; polymers and polymer films; computer-aided process design, simulation, economics, energy.

Civil Engineering

Areas of study include transportation, earthquake engineering, reliability of bridges, soil structure interaction, foundation engineering, wave propagation, fracture mechanics, composite structures, leachate treatment, municipal and industrial waste treatment including physicochemical and biological processes, water resources, surface water hydraulics and hydrology, remote sensing application in natural resources forecasting, reservoir modeling, non-point source pollution, modeling of groundwater.

Computer Science

Areas of study include computer systems (architecture, distributed systems, networks and information management), theoretical computer science (formal systems, computability, complexity and modeling), and scientific computing (numerical analysis, simulation and optimization methods). Active areas of research include computer graphics, image processing, multimedia, virtual reality, computational geometry, mathematics of computation, cryptography, artificial intelligence, neural networks, mathematical fluid dynamics and simulation, networked, distributed computing, database systems, information management and virtual organization, economics of information and computer-supported cooperative work.

Electrical Engineering

Areas of study include communications; computer networks engineering; photonics engineering, including optical communications, nonlinear optics, remote sensing and lidar for atmospheric and environmental studies; atmospheric solid state lasers; optical engineering; parallel processing; VLSI design; control and control system engineering; image and signal processing; multidimensional filter design; nanotechnology.

Mechanical Engineering

Areas of study include fluid mechanics and turbulence, biomedical engineering, dynamics, machine dynamics, stress analysis, vibrations, microelectronic cooling, heat transfer, aerodynamics, turbomachinery, robotics, computer simulation in manufacturing, materials, fracture mechanics, composite material

Research Description By Engineering Research Center

Benjamin Levich Institute for Physicochemical Hydrodynamics

The Benjamin Levich Institute for Physico-Chemical Hydrodynamics, an internationally recognized research center for fluid dynamics, is closely associated with the Chemical Engineering Department and is headed by Professor Jeffrey Morris. The current scope of the Institute's research is in five major areas: low Reynolds number hydrodynamics, non-linear dynamics and chaos, computational fluid dynamics, transport across and along interfaces, and turbulence. Examples include: particle migrations in concentrated suspensions undergoing shear, the influence of surfactants on the motion of drops and bubbles, microscopic fluid mechanics using molecular dynamics simulations, shear-flow/free surface interactions, general stability theory and chaotic mixing. The Institute has excellent laboratory and computational facilities.

Center for Advanced Engineering Design and Development (CAEDD)

CAEDD was established to conduct industrially funded, applied research and development projects.

Center for Analysis of Structures and Interfaces (CASI)

CASI is an interdisciplinary research center that focuses on new applications of nanostructures and nanomaterials in sensors and energy systems. More recently, CASI has expanded its research efforts, under a new externally funded NSF centers project entitled "Center for Exploitation of Nanostructures in Sensors and Energy Systems (CENSES)," to conduct research indicated above, but also to investigate emerging technologies and novel characterization techniques for nanostructures and nanomaterials

Center for Information Networking and Telecommunications (CINT)

The Center for Information Networking and Telecommunications conducts research in wired and wireless communications and information networking.

Center for Water Resources and Environmental Research (CWRER)

The Center for Water Resources and Environmental Research(CWRER)was established in 1993 to meet the need for interdisciplinary study and education in the area of natural resources, water and environment.

The Center is tackling the diverse, interdisciplinary problem of water resources and environmental issues with broad approaches beginning with research on the sources of natural hazards, pollution movement, surface water and groundwater cleanup, wetland preservation, reservoir protection, watershed management, hydraulics and hydrology of natural flow systems, nonpoint source pollution, preservation of ecology, and related topics. Included are both technical and social/political issues arising from these problems.

CUNY Institute of Urban Systems (CIUS)

The CUNY Institute for Transportation Systems is a multi-disciplinary inter-college effort which addresses transportation issues affecting the economic and social life of the city, state and region. Institute activities include pure and applied research, policy analysis, analysis of urban and transportation systems, modeling, forecasting, professional training and development, outreach to inform and attract students to careers in engineering and transportation, and outreach to inform and empower the public concerning transportation issues.

Institute for Municipal Waste Research

The Institute for Municipal Waste Research , a University-wide institute chartered in 1991, is headquartered in the School of Engineering. It was formed to mobilize the intellectual resources of the university to assist New York City and other urban communities across the nation in finding and implementing solutions to the problems of municipal waste. It conducts research on the generation, treatment, processing, recycling, and disposal of municipal waste, as well as on other related topics. The research encompasses both technical and federal agencies having responsibility for municipal waste, as well as organizations representing the public interest.

Areas of current technical interest include improved methods for water and waste treatment, heat treatment of sewage sludge to increase methane production, ground water contamination, incinerator modeling and simulation, and alternatives to landfill disposal (e.g., utilization of incinerator ash in concrete).

Institute for Ultrafast Spectroscopy and Lasers (IUSL)

The Institute for Ultrafast Specrtroscopy and Lasers houses the New York State Center for Ultrafast Photonic Materials and Applications

NY Center for Biomedical Engineering (NYCBE)

The Center for Biomedical Engineering (CBE), a CUNY Institute , is a Consortium of the School of Engineering at City College, the CUNY Medical School, the Hospital for Joint Diseases/NYU Medical School, and the Hospital for Special Surgery/Cornell University Medical College.
Biomedical engineering is a relatively new and still evolving field which represents a currently expanding market. Biomedical engineers use traditonal engineering expertise to analyze and solve problems in biology and medicine in order to provide an overall enhancement of health care. The consortium provides graduate students with access to a diverse faculty of more than 35 researchers and unique research opportunities.

The Biomedical Engineering concentration is an integrated endeavor that is both interinstitutional and interdepartmental in nature. Faculty are drawn from the consortium and from the departments of Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering. Current faculty research areas include:

Animal Locomotion,
Bioheat Transfer,
Biomedical Imaging,
Microvascular Transport,
Orthopaedic Biomechanics,
Soft Tissue Mechanics,
Arterial Disease,
Biosignal Processing and Medical Instrumentation,
Renal Function.

The Energy Institute

The Energy Institute was established in the Department of Chemical Engineering in the mid nineteen-sixties as the "clean Fuel Institute". The institute was reorganized as the Energy Institute in 2008. The goal of the institute is to develop and evaluate new, "green" and alternative energy systems and fuels.