Graduate Areas of Specialization

Inquiry form for prospective Ph.D. and master’s students

Agricultural and Biological Engineering

Agricultural Production

  • Precision agriculture concepts and tools
  • Pesticide Application
  • Robotics and Machine Systems
  • Environmental Control systems
  • Space Agriculture

Biological Engineering

  • Post-Harvest Operations
  • Plant Biotechnology
  • Process Microbiology
  • Environmental Biotechnology
  • Food and Bioprocess Engineering
  • Packaging Science

Information Systems

  • Remote Sensing
  • Communications
  • Mathematical Modeling
  • Environmental Decision Analysis
  • Expert Systems Techniques

Land and Water Resources

  • Soil-Water-Plant Relations
  • Irrigation
  • Water Quality
  • Watershed Hydrology
  • BMP and TMDL Studies
  • Hydrologic Modeling
  • Ecological Restoration
  • Ecological and Risk Modeling
  • Waste Management
  • Water Reuse

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Biomedical Engineering

Biomaterials and Regenerative Medicine

  • Controlled Release Systems
  • Materials Development
  • Micro and Nano-Particles
  • Tissue Regeneration Scaffolds
  • Vaccines

Biomedical Informatics and Modeling

  • Computational and Experimental Research
  • Engineering Mechanics
  • Human Physiological Systems

Imaging and Medical Physics

  • Biomedical Optics
  • Diagnosis
  • Disease Treatment and Study
  • Diagnostic Radiology
  • Pet and Spect Imaging
  • Tomography

Neural Engineering

  • Cell Enhancing
  • Cell Repair
  • Cell Replacement
  • Tissue Enhancing
  • Tissue Repair
  • Tissue Replacement

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Chemical Engineering

  • Advanced Materials
  • Bioengineering
  • Biological Science
  • Complex Fluids
  • Control Science
  • Electrochemistry
  • Energy Technology
  • Interfacila Phenomena
  • Kinetics
  • Materials Degradation
  • Molecular Science
  • Nanotechnology
  • Particle Science
  • Pharmaceutical Processing
  • Polymer Technology
  • Process Operations
  • Reactice Transport
  • Separations
  • Solid-State Devices
  • Thermodynamics
  • Transport

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Computer and Information Science Engineering

Algorithms

  • Computational Geometry
  • Data Structures
  • Discrete Mathematics

Computer and Information Systems

  • Cloud Computing
  • Concurrency
  • Embedded Systems
  • Energy-Aware Computing
  • High Performance Computing
  • Parallelism
  • System Security

Human-Centered Computing

  • Graphics
  • Human Studies
  • Personalized Learning
  • Programming Language Translators
  • Software Engineering
  • Systems
  • Virtual Humans
  • Visualization

Information Science

  • Bioinformatics
  • Database
  • Data Science and Informatics
  • Information Security

Intelligent Systems

  • Biometrics
  • Computer Vision
  • Image and Signal Analysis
  • Machine Learning
  • Medical Image Computing

Networks

  • Network Security
  • Pervasive and Mobile Computing
  • Social Networks

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Electrical & Computer Engineering

Computer Engineering

  • Fault-Tolerant Computing
  • High Performance Computer Architecture
  • High Performance Computer Networks
  • Intelligent Systems
  • Microprocessor-based Systems
  • Parellel and Distributed Computing
  • Performance Analysis
  • Real-Time Systems

Devices

  • MEMS
  • Nanodevices
  • Optoelectronics
  • Transistors

Electromagnetism and Energy Systems

  • Distribution
  • Power Generation
  • Utilization

Electronics

  • Adaptive Circuits
  • Component & Frequency of High Power Electronics
  • IC Testing
  • Interconnective Modeling
  • Microwave Device
  • Modeling of Materials
  • Radio Frequency Circuits
  • VLSI Design

Signals & Systems

  • Audio
  • Images
  • Radar
  • Sensor Networks
  • Speech
  • Transmission
  • Video

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Industrial & Systems Engineering

  • Applied Optimization/Data Mining
  • Computational and Stochastic Optimization
  • Defense Oriented Operations Research
  • Industrial Systems
  • Operations Research
  • Risk Management and Financial Engineering
  • Supply Chain and Logistics Engineering

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Materials Science & Engineering

  • Biomaterials
  • Ceramics
  • Computational Materials Science
  • Electronic Materials
  • Energy Materials
  • Materials Processing
  • Metals
  • MSE Education
  • Nanomaterials
  • Tribology

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Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Aerodynamics and Flight Control
  • Autonomous Systems
  • Biomechanics
  • Cellular and Soft Matter Mechanics
  • Computational Sciences
  • Interdisciplinary Microsystems
  • Mechanics of Materials & Nanomechanics
  • Nonlinear Controls and Robotics
  • Renewable Energy & Energy Conversion
  • Space Systems and Vehicles
  • Structural and Design Optimization
  • Tribology

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Nuclear Engineering Sciences

Modeling and Simulation

  • Reactor Neutronics
  • Reactor Criticality Safety
  • Reactor Physics
  • Radiation Shielding
  • Neutron and Gamma Cross Section Data
  • Static and Time-Dependent Neutron Transport

Nuclear Reactors

  • Advanced Design and Construction Techniques
  • Carbonless Emissions
  • Fission Technology
  • Fuel Cycle Strategies
  • Fuel Efficiency
  • Nuclear Power Generation
  • Nuclear Physics
  • Renewable Energy
  • Waste Generation

Nuclear Security and Safeguards

  • Accounting Systems
  • Contingency Plans
  • License Regulation
  • Security Programs
  • Special Nuclear and Source Materials

Thermal Hydraulics

  • Advanced Nuclear Power Systems
  • Computational and Numerical Methods
  • Coolant Dynamics
  • Coupled Code
  • Heat Transfer
  • Liquid Metal Flow
  • Magneto-Hydrodynamics
  • Phase Change
  • Quantitative Visualization
  • Reactor Safety
  • Two-Phase Flow

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Sustainable Infrastructure and Environment

Civil Engineering

  • Construction Engineering
  • Geosystems Engineering
  • Materials & Pavements
  • Public Works
  • Structural Engineering
  • Transportation Engineering
  • Water Systems Engineering

Coastal & Oceanographic Engineering

Environmental Engineering Sciences

  • Air Resources
  • Environmental Nanotechnology
  • Geosystems Engineering
  • Systems Ecology & Ecological Engineering
  • Water Systems Engineering

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