Areas of Specialization

Agricultural & Biological Engineering

Agricultural Production

  • Crop Modeling and Simulation
  • Environmental Control Systems
  • Food Security
  • Precision Agricultural Concepts and Tools
  • Pesticide Application
  • Robotics and Machine Systems
  • Space Agriculture
  • Sustainability

Biological Engineering

  • Biosensors and Nanotechnology
  • Cell and Tissue Physiology
  • Environmental Biotechnology
  • Food and Bioprocess Engineering
  • Packaging Science
  • Plant Biotechnology
  • Post-Harvest Operations
  • Process Microbiology

Information Systems

  • Applied Statistics/Data Science
  • Communications
  • Decision Support Systems
  • Environmental Decision Analysis
  • Expert Systems Techniques
  • Mathematical Modeling
  • Remote Sensing

Land and Water Resources

  • Agrometerology/AgroClimatology
  • Biochar
  • BMP and TMOL Studies
  • Climate
  • Climate Change
  • Climate Variability
  • Ecological Restoration
  • Ecological and Risk Modeling
  • Hydrologic Modeling
  • Irrigation
  • Low-Impact Development
  • Nanotechnology
  • Soil-Water-Plant Relations
  • Stormwater Management
  • Waste Management
  • Water Quality
  • Water Reuse
  • Watershed Hydrology

Biomedical Engineering

Biomaterials and Regenerative Medicine

  • Bioreactors
  • Controlled Release and Drug Delivery

  • Engineered Biomimetic Materials
  • Immunomodulatory Materials
  • Micro- and Nanomedicines
  • Cell and Tissue Repair, Regeneration, and Engineering
  • Mechanostimulation
  • Nanoscale Thermal Therapy
  • Vascular patterning

Biomechanics & Bionics

  • Bionic Prosthesis
  • Biomechanics at the Cellular, Tissue, Organ, and Organism Levels
  • Gain Analysis, Models, and Interventions
  • Locomotion
  • Musculoskeletal Biomechanics
  • Robotic Exoskeletons

Biomedical Imaging & Applications

  • Biomedical Imaging Technologies
  • Biomedical Imaging for Diagnosis and Disease Treatment
  • Biomedical Image Analysis, Simulations, and Modeling
  • Signal processing
  • Computational Medical Physics and Dose Assessment

Modeling & Biomedical Data Sciences

  • Biomedical and Clinical Big Data
  • Biomedical and Clinical Informatics
  • Biomedical Image Computing
  • Brain Informatics
  • Computer Aided Diagnosis
  • Multivariate Signal Processing
  • Machine Learning
  • Musculoskeletal Modeling

Molecular & Cellular Engineering

  • Cellular Differentiation
  • Immunopathology
  • Immunotherapies
  • Molecular Self-Assembly
  • Stem Cell Therapies and Engineering
  • Targeted Gene Delivery
  • Technologies for Biomarker Identification & Quantification

Neural Engineering

  • Aging
  • Brain and Cognitive Disorders
  • Brain-Computer Interfaces
  • Brain Mapping
  • Cognitive neuroscience
  • Neural Connections
  • Neurophysiology
  • Neurorehabilitation
  • Neurostimulation and Neuromodulation

Chemical Engineering

Biological Science and Engineering

  • Biochemical Engineering
  • Bioproducts and Biofuels
  • Biotransport
  • Cell Dynamics
  • Drug Delivery
  • Sensors
  • Signal Transduction
  • Tissue Engineering

Catalysis

  • Catalyst Design
  • Kinetics
  • Surface Science
  • Modeling
  • Nanoscience
  • Thin Films
  • Thermodynamics

Control Science

  • Model Predictive Control
  • Robust Control

Electrochemical Systems

  • Batteries
  • Corrosion
  • Electrochemical Transport
  • Fuel Cells
  • Impedance Spectroscopy
  • Model Predictive Control
  • Robust Control

Energy

  • Biofuels
  • Catalysis
  • Chemical Separations
  • Electrochemical Storage and Production
  • Solar Cells

Interfacial Phenomena

  • Catalysis
  • Electrochemical Systems
  • Emulsions
  • Pharmaceutical Formulations
  • Surface Science
  • Thermodynamics

Kinetics

  • Catalysis
  • Electrochemistry
  • Pharmacokinetics
  • Reactor Design

Materials

  • Biomaterials
  • Complex Fluids
  • Electronic Materials
  • Materials Degradation and Corrosion
  • Nanomaterials
  • Nanophotonics
  • Particle Science and Technology
  • Semiconductors
  • Sensors
  • Solid-State Devices
  • Suspensions

Modeling and Simulation

  • Brownian Dynamics
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Density-Functional Theory (DFT)
  • Finite-Difference and Finite-Element Simulation of Electrochemical Systems
  • Lattice-Boltzmann Method
  • Molecular and Multi-Scale Modeling
  • Multivariable Control Algorithms

Polymers

  • Hydrogels
  • Polymer Physics
  • Polymer Processing and Technology
  • Polymeric Devices
  • Shape Memory Polymers
  • Silicone Hydrogels
  • Stimuli-Responsive Polymers
  • Transport in Polymeric Systems

Transport

  • Biotransport
  • Complex Fluids
  • Drug Delivery
  • Microfluidics
  • Multiphase Transport
  • Nanoscale Transport
  • Pattern Formation and Instabilities
  • Pharmacokinetics
  • Reactive Transport
  • Separations
  • Suspensions

Civil & Coastal Engineering

  • Coastal Ecosystem Dynamics
  • Coastal Engineering
  • Geosystems Engineering
  • Materials & Pavements
  • Public Works
  • Structural Engineering
  • Sustainable Construction Engineering
  • Transportation Engineering
  • Water Systems Engineering

Computer & 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

  • Advanced Learning Technologies
  • Computer Science Education
  • Graphics
  • Human Studies
  • IT Policy
  • Personalized Learning
  • Programming Language Translators
  • Software Engineering
  • Systems
  • Virtual Humans
  • Visualization

Information Science

  • Bioinformatics
  • Database
  • Data Science and Informatics

Intellect Systems

  • Biometrics
  • Computational Neuroscience
  • Computer Vision
  • Image and Signal Analysis
  • Machine Learning
  • Medical Image Computing
  • Remote Sensing

Networks

  • Mobile Network Protocols, Measurements and Simulations
  • Mobile Networking
  • Network Security
  • Pervasive and Mobile Computing
  • Social Networks

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Computer Engineering

  • Big Data, Cloud Computing
  • Computer Architecture
  • Computer Networks
  • Cyber-Physical Systems, Internet of Things
  • Cybersecurity, Privacy, and Trust
  • Embedded Systems, Real-Time Systems
  • High-Performance Computing, Parallel/Distributed Computing
  • Intelligent Systems, Machine Learning, Robotics
  • Mobile Computing, Social Networks
  • Reconfigurable Computing

Devices

  • Enery Harvesting and Storage
  • Electronic and Functional Materals
  • MEMS/NEMS and Microsystems
  • Modeling and Multi-Physics Simulation
  • Multi-functional Integrated Systems for IoT
  • Optoelectronics and Silicon Photonics
  • Sensors and Actuactors
  • Transistors, Nanodevices, and Nanomanufacturing

Electromagnetism and Energy Systems

  • Ionospheric/Electromagnetic Interactions
  • Geospace Remote Sensing
  • Lightning
  • Optics, Photonics, and Lasers
  • Position, Navigation, and Timing
  • Power Reliability, Quality, Generation and Distribution
  • Smart Grid & Alternative Energy

Electronics

  • Analog/Mixed Signal Circuits and Systems
  • Analog-to-digital and Digital-to-analog Converters
  • Biomedical Electronics
  • Electric Vehicles
  • Electrical Power, Power Grid Support with Power Electronics
  • Electromagnetic Interferenece and Compatibility
  • Power Electronic ICs
  • Power Electronics, Renewable Energy Conversion and Grid Integration
  • RF/Microwave/Millimeter-wave Circuits and Systems

Signals & Systems

  • Automation and Control
  • Brain-Machine Interfaces and Neuro-engineering
  • Bio-inspired Computation and Processing
  • Machine, Adaptive, and Deep Learning
  • Multimedia Processing and Computational Photography
  • Network Science and Information Security
  • Network Autonomous Vehicles
  • Smart Grid Control and Complex System Dynamics
  • Software-defined Radios
  • Statistical Signal and Array Processing

Environmental Engineering Sciences

  • Air Resources
  • Coastal Ecosystem Dynamics
  • Engineering Education Collaborative
  • Environmental Nanotechnology
  • Geosystems Engineering
  • Systems Ecology & Ecological Engineering
  • Waters Systems Engineering

Industrial & Systems Engineering

Applied Optimization/Data Mining

  • Biomechanics
  • Computational and Stochastic Optimization
  • Defense Oriented Operations Research
  • Driver Behavior
  • Health Systems
  • Human Factors in Healthcare
  • Human-Systems Engineering
  • Industrial Systems
  • Operations Research
  • Risk Management and Financial Engineering
  • Supply Chain and Logistics Engineering

Materials Science & Engineering

  • Biomaterials
  • Ceramics
  • Computational Materials Science
  • Electronic Materials
  • Energy Materials
  • Materials Characterization
  • Materials Processing
  • Metals
  • Nanomaterials
  • Nuclear Materials
  • Optical Materials
  • Polymers
  • Surface Science

Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

Aerospace Engineering

  • Aircraft and Spacecraft Guidance and Control
  • Aeronautics
  • Micro Air Vehicles
  • Navigation
  • Optimization Techniques for Aerospace Systems
  • Small Satellites
  • Space and Atmospheric Flight Optimal Control
  • Space Cryogenic Fluids Thermal Management
  • Space Environment Modeling
  • Space Mission Design and Planning
  • Spacecraft and Vehicle Design

Mechanical Engineering

  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Autonomous Systems
  • Cell and Biomechanics
  • Combustion/Propulsion
  • Composites
  • Computational Mechanics
  • Dynamics and Control
  • Energy Systems
  • Fluid Dynamics
  • High Strain Rate Behavior of Materials
  • Laser Diagnostics
  • Microsystems
  • Mobile Power
  • Nano- and Micro-Electromechanical Systems
  • Nano- and Micro-Mechanics
  • Nonlinear Controls
  • Renewable Energy
  • Robotics
  • Solid Mechanics
  • Structural Mechanics and Optimization
  • Tribology

Nuclear Engineering Sciences

 Modeling and Simulation

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

Nuclear Fusion and Plasma Sciences

  • Low-Temperature Plasma Processing
  • Nano-Scale Drug Delivery
  • Nuclear Fusion Reactors
  • Thim Films for Spent Fuel Storage

Nuclear Materials

  • Fuel Cycle Analysis
  • Light Water Reactor Sustainability
  • Radiation Tolerant Materials
  • Stress Corrosion Cracking

Nuclear Reactor Engineering

  • Advanced Design and Analysis
  • Fission Technology
  • Nuclear Fuel Design
  • Quantitative Visualization
  • Thermal Hydraulics and Multi-Phase Flow

Radiation Detection and Measurements

  • New Radiation Detection Materials
  • Non-Destructive Examination
  • Nuclear Safeguards and Security
  • Radiation Imaging
  • Signal Processing Techniques