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
James Cahill is a lecturer and independent PI in Environmental Engineering Sciences. He received his Ph.D. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from the University of California, Santa Cruz in 2016. He was a postdoctoral researcher at Rockefeller University from 2017-2020. He has expertise in Population Genomics, Comparative Genomics and Bioinformatics. His research focuses on applying genomic techniques to immediate challenges in species conservation, environmental monitoring and human health.
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
Luisa Amelia Dempere received her Ph.D. in Materials Science from the University of Florida. After receiving her doctorate, she was appointed as the Director of the Major Analytical Instrumentation Center (MAIC). She has been the director of MAIC for the last 14 years, and in 2012 she became also the director of the Particle Analysis Instrumentation Center (PAIC).…
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.