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The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley - 2016

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Research Description

Research Description By Graduate Engineering Department

Computer Science

Computer Science Research Areas:
1. Artificial Intelligent
2. Algorithms
3. Computational Complexity Theory
4. Data Mining
5. Web Search and Information Retrieval
6. Databases
7. Bioinformatics
8. Natural Language Processing
9. Computer Gaming
10. Human Computer Interaction
11. Computer Graphics and Visualization
12. Machine Learning
13. Mobile Computing and Applications
14. Computer Network and Security
15. Computational Geometry

Electrical Engineering

Electrical Engineering Research Areas (only counting areas where we have recent active thesis students):

1. Biomedical Microdevices
2. Robotics
3. Networking and Network Security
4. Parallel and Cloud Computing
5. Electromagnetics, Antennas, Metamaterials
6. High performance semiconductor materials (GaN, SiC)
7. Renewable energy systems and microgrids
8. VLSI circuit design

Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering

Areas of expertise
1. Surface Engineering, Coatings and Corrosion
2. Additive Manufacturing
3. Advanced Machining and Tool Engineering
4. Quality
5. Polymer Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Materials Science and Nano-Technology including but not limited to; material behavior at the nanoscale, forcespinning and other nanofiber production methods, nano-reinforced polymer composites, and nano-sensor design and characterization. Studies in fundamental aerodynamics and propulsion employing both experimental and theoretical methods in fluid mechanics. Solid mechanics including; multi rigid-body dynamic analysis and design, finite element analysis, vibrations, robotics, and biomechanics. System modeling, controls, and mechatronics. Thermodynamics and heat transfer.

Research Description By Engineering Research Center

Center for Research in Nanotechnology and Material Science

The center provide students with the knowledge, skills and abilities needed in the materials science area through state of the art research opportunities.

The vision of the Center for Research in Nanotechnology and Material Science is to create an integrated multidisciplinary environment (Science and Engineering) for research, education, and outreach at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. The Center will pool the available talent and expertise from various disciplines within the different Science and Engineering departments into a coherent materials science center and will focus on developing a predictive level of understanding on the development of polymeric and nanoparticle based material devices.

Texas Manufacturing Assistance Center (TMAC)

TMAC assists the manufacturing industry in product design development, innovation, and commercialization. TMAC also focuses on quality management systems and workforce development.

University Transportation Center for Railway Safety

-The Effect of Heat Generation in the Railroad Bearing Thermoplastic Elastomer Suspension Element on the Thermal Behavior of Railroad Bearing Assembly
- Development of Predictive Models for Spall Growth in Railroad Bearing Rolling Elements
- Radiative Heat Transfer Analysis of Railroad Bearings Using a Single Bearing Test Rig for Wayside Thermal Detector Optimization
- Demonstration of Magnetostrictive Materials for Self-Powered Monitoring of Rail Vehicle Suspension Components
- Structural Integrity of Railroad Bearing Adapters with Modifications for Onboard Monitoring Applications
- Effects of Vapor Grown Carbon Nanofibers on Electrical and Mechanical Properties of a Thermoplastic Elastomer
- Modeling the Residual Useful Life of Bearing Grease
- Applications of Magnetostrictive Materials for Real-Time Monitoring of Vehicle Suspension Components
- Single Bearing Test Rig with Vertical, Lateral, and Impact Load Capabilities