Biogeochemistry, mercury cycling.
Manufacturing, design of high speed and high precision machine tools.
Structure/property behavior of polymers and composites, sol-gel
processing of nanocomposites, physical aging and long-term
performance of polymers.
Numerical methods, control systems, and optimization.
Agricultural machinery systems, robotics, machine vision, neural networks, precision agriculture, instrumentation.
Dynamics of Complex Fluids, Suspension and Multiphase Fluid Mechanics, Polymer Dynamics and Rheology
Dr. Capehart retired from teaching in December 1999 after 32 years at the University of Florida.
Fluid mechanics, experimental methods, shock wave/boundary layer interactions, pressure and temperature sensitive coatings, low Reynolds number aerodynamics, application of MEMS, aero-optics
Damage; impact mechanics, plasticity and viscoplasticity, mechanics of anisotropic solids, rock and soil mechanics.
Network security, intrusion detection, quality of service, policy-based network management, wireless ad-hoc networks.
Nano / micro mechanics / materials, atomistic / continuum modeling and simulations, biomechanics / biomaterials
Transport phenomena with drops and bubbles, direct numerical simulation of heated flow instability and transition, microgravity boiling, space cryogenic fluid transport and storage, microscale heat transfer, biomedical engineering.
Structural analysis, vehicle impact simulation, heat and mass
transport in concrete, bridge engineering, 3-D Visualization,
Light and gravity effects on plant growth and development, plant-space
expression patterns in roots and plant bioreactors.
Robotics, spatial mechanisms, autonomous navigation
Advanced process dynamics and control, with applications to photovoltaics and semiconductor manufacturing operations, emulsion polymerization, and pulp and paper production.
Engineering and numerical analysis, reactor analysis, computer
Microstructure-processing relationships and phase evolution in intermetallics and composites, materials chemistry, electron microscopy and related materials characterization techniques.
Advanced space power and propulsion reactor systems, energy
conversion, advanced terrestrial nuclear power reactors, reactor
operations and safety.
Cellular and molecular bioengineering, biomolecular cell mechanics, mathematical biology.
Neural mechanisms of perception and motor behavior (using both experimental and modeling approaches), neuronal oscillations and attentional control, information processing in the brain, development of advanced signal processing methods for the analysis of nonstationary, multivariate neurobiological data, mathematical analysis of oscillatory neural networks, behavior and brain analysis of sensorimotor coordination, first passage time problems in stochastic processes, theory of nonlinear dynamical systems
Adaptive nonlinear control, robotics, human-machine interactions, biomedical, visual servo control