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Washington University in St. Louis - 2017

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Research Description

Research Description By Graduate Engineering Department

Biomedical Engineering

Biomedical and Biological Imaging; Cancer Technologies; Cardiovascular Engineering; Molecular & Cellular Systems Engineering; Neural Engineering; Orthopedic Engineering; Regenerative Engineering in Medicine

Computer Science and Engineering

Machine learning applications, algorithms, and artificial intelligence; embedded systems, sensor networks and distributed and mobile computing; multimedia systems; computational biology and biomedical applications; computer vision; computer architecture and engineering; low-power imaging technologies; theoretical computer science and algorithms; high-speed networking and communications; human-computer interaction

Electrical and Systems Engineering

1. Information Processing: statistical signal and image processing,
communication theory, medical imaging, ultrasonic imaging,electrocardiography, information theory, imaging science, data storage systems, security, recognition theory and systems, remote sensing, radar systems, genome sequencing, routing and control of telecommunication networks, fault
tolerance and reliability, network management.
2. Photonics, Devices, and Electronics: microlasers, thin films, optoelectronics and fiber optics, semiconductor materials,
high-frequency and high-speed electronic devices, RF and microwave
integrated circuits, computational electromagnetics, VLSI design,
nanoelectronic and nanophotonic devices, metamaterials with embedded nanoelectronic devices, optical microcavities, microlasers on silicon, optical biosensors. Computational optical imaging, microscopy and nanoscopy, 3D optical imaging.
3. Applied Mathematics and Systems: optimization, operations research, optimal control, differential games, linear systems, nonlinear systems, adaptive control, numerical analysis, differential equations, finite element methods, artificial intelligence,
mathematical modeling, quantum mechanical systems and control, robotics and automation, stochastic calculus, NMR spectroscopy and imaging,ensemble control, cyber-physical systems, and robotics.

Energy, Environmental & Chemical Engineering

Research is coordinated through four academic clusters: 1. Aerosols: combustion, nano-particle technology, instrumentation, particle emission control, air quality, impact on climate change and environmental informatics. 2. Engineered Aquatic Processes: aquatic chemistry, water treatment, quantum and molecular-level modeling of interfaces, environmental restoration. 3. Metabolic Engineering and Systems Biology: cellular pathways for chemical transformation, biological routes to chemical/energy production. 4. Multiscale Engineering: nanoscale and mesoscale phenomena, catalysis and reaction engineering, electrochemical engineering. The clusters work together in topical research areas of energy and environment, advanced materials, and sustainable technologies for public health and international development. Research areas in clean energy include clean coal technology development; carbon dioxide sequestration; solar energy harvesting and utilization; energy storage; and green engineering including energy optimization and life cycle analysis. Other areas of research include nanoparticle technology focusing on synthesis and characterization of nanomaterials.

Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science

Research in MEMS is ongoing in several key areas reflecting the department’s focus on materials, biomechanics, aerospace, energy and sustainability. Materials engineering involves the synthesis and processing of electronic and photonic materials, magnetic materials, advanced composites, and high performance metals and alloys. Materials faculty are currently studying the effectiveness of nanophase reinforcement, microphase whiskers and ductile particles for improving the toughness, strength and creep resistance of polymeric and composite materials. Biomechanics faculty in MEMS study the mechanics of the heart, blood vessels, connective tissue and brain, as well as mechanical features of cells and artificial tissues. The department has an active research program in rotorcraft aeroelasticity. Energy faculty are studying interfacial transport phenomena, elctrochemical energy storage, and micro-nano devices for improved heat and mass exchangers. Underlying many of these applications is research on simulation, including nonlinear solid mechanics, computational fluid dynamics, optimization, stability, and control.

Research Description By Engineering Research Center