Active flow control, magnetogasdynamics, plasma science, electric propulsion, and micro/nanoscale flows. Computational fluid dynamics and heat transfer. Applied mechanics, finite element/ difference/volume methods. External/internal flow.
Research assistant professor of industrial and systems engineering at the University of Florida. His research and teaching interests lie in combinatorial and stochastic optimization, machine learning, networks and systems analytics.
Data structures, design and analysis of algorithms, cache optimized algorithms, parallel and distributed computing, high performance computing, packet routing and classification, mobile computing interconnection networks, VLSI, CAD, medical algorithms.
Directs all activity with industry programs.
Formal methods, software specification and verification, parallel and distributed systems, object-oriented programming.
Composite materials and structures, impact-fracture- and micro-mechanics, textile composites, sandwich construction, functionally graded materials, thermal structures.
Soft tissue biomechanics, physiologic fluid flow, and macromolecular drug delivery.
Tribology Laboratory – the study of friction wear and lubrication.
Thermochemical and electrochemical energy conversion processes, solar driven thermochemical redox cycles for H2 and syngas production, defect chemistry and thermodynamics of nonstoichiometric oxides, solid oxide fuel cells, solid oxide membrane separations, reaction kinetics
Computer vision, optics, image processing, cryptography.
Databases in general; spatial databases, spatio-temporal databases, fuzzy databases, extensible databases; applied computational geometry, visual languages.
Water resources engineering; hydraulic transportation and conveyance design; beneficial management of reclaimed water and nutrients; water and nutrient utilization by crops; non-linear model development and analysis.
Manufacturing, Controls, Machine systems, Off-highway vehicles.
Robotics, machine intelligence, autonomous mobile agents, embedded systems, digital design, controls.
Fluid mechanics, combustion, fluid diagnostics, aircraft design.
Interfacial phenomena in
engineering, biomedical systems.
Wireless communications, adaptive modulation and coding, multicast
signaling, multimedia transmission over wireless channels, channel-quality
and spread-spectrum communications.
Sheng is a hurricane expert working with Florida counties in flood zone preparation. He uses hurricane wind forecasts
and data to study and predict storm surge, waves and coastal flooding during hurricanes.
Microelectromechanical systems, experimental fluid dynamics and acoustics.
Fluid-structure interaction, structure-induced sediment scour, eolian
Ocean waves, nearshore waves, wave-sediment interaction.
Heat and mass transfer, thermodynamics, thermal systems design and optimization, refrigeration and cryogenics, HVAC.
Watershed hydrology, field and watershed scales effects on BMPs, water quantity/quality monitoring, hydrologic modeling, irrigation and drainage.
Colloid and interfacial chemistry, powder processing, surface
chemical modification, thin films, polymers and ceramics, rapid
Complexity theory; geometric modeling and constraint solving; algorithms and discrete modeling.
Coastal engineering; wave, current, and sediment transport modeling;
storm surge, hurricanes, internal waves, turbulent mixing, numerical
simulation, beach erosion and protection, navigation in waterways,
Object-oriented design, computer graphics, artificial intelligence, and web technologies.
Professor Spearot received his Ph.D. in 2005 from the Georgia Institute of Technology. His research interests include: Computational mechanics and materials science (including atomistic simulations and phase-field modeling), behavior of defects in materials, nanostructured materials, linking between atomistic and continuum length scales, and method development for atomistic modeling.
Structural design of buildings, cold-formed steel, professional
practice of engineering.
Transportation planning and policy evaluation, activity-based approaches for travel-demand modeling and forecasting, travel impacts of new Information and communication technologies.