Faculty Research Interests

Robert Bruce's Research Interests

  • Manufacturing Processes
  • Automated Manufacturing Processes
  • High Speed Machining

Ken Burbank's Research Interests

  • Thin film sensors

Timothy Cooley's Research Interests

  • Manufacturing Systems
  • Internal Combustion Engines
  • Fluid Mechanics

M. Creasy's Research Interests

  • Vibration/Acoustic Modeling and Control
  • Adaptive Control
  • Engineering Technology Education

Nancy Denton's Research Interests

  • Data Acquisition
  • Machine Health Monitoring
  • Mechanics

John Denton's Research Interests

  • Nanotechnology
  • Electronic materials
  • Electronic communications
  • Analog electronics

Jeffrey Evans's Research Interests

  • Learning Innovation
  • Artificial Intelligence in Music
  • Distributed Computing and Sensor Networks

Richard French's Research Interests

  • Optical Test Methods
  • Structural Dynamics
  • Acoustics
  • Signal Processing

Joseph Fuehne's Research Interests

  • Metrology
  • Fluid Power
  • Mechatronics

José Garcia Bravo's Research Interests

  • Fluid Power
  • Robotics
  • Tribology
  • 3-D Printed soft actuators and integrated componets

Qingyou Han's Research Interests

  • Solidification Processing of Metals
  • Thermodynamic and Kinetic Simulation of Phase Transformation
  • Alloy Design
  • Ultrasonic Processing of Materials
  • Nano-composites, Casting, Forging, Extrusion and Welding
  • Nanostructured Materials

Gene Harding's Research Interests

  • Electronic warfare
  • Automotive electronics

Bradley Harriger's Research Interests

  • MFET
  • Robots, PLCs, Vision, Auto ID
  • Implementation of Manufacturing Systems

Robert Herrick's Research Interests

  • Navigational aid & communication systems
  • Electronic switching systems
  • Analog circuits and electronics
  • The art and technology of teaching - workshops

Vernon Hillsman's Research Interests

  • Mechanics

Davin Huston's Research Interests

  • Motion capture
  • Audio/video transport networks
  • Hearing assistance systems

Scott Hutcheson's Research Interests

  • Strategy Science
  • Collaboration Science

William Hutzel's Research Interests

  • HVAC Systems and Energy Optimization
  • Building Automation
  • Renewable Energy Systems

J Jacob's Research Interests

  • Audio electronics
  • Analog electronic circuit design
  • The art and technology of teaching

Sarah Leach's Research Interests

  • MET Education
  • Teaching with Technology
  • Project Lead The Way

Jan Lugowski's Research Interests

  • Design of Hydraulic Systems
  • Pressure Measurements
  • Electro Hydraulic and Electro Pneumatic Control

Helen McNally's Research Interests

  • Development and integration of scanning probe microscopy for biological and medical applications
  • Nanotechnology education

Robert Nawrocki's Research Interests

  • Organic and physically flexible electronics
  • Bioelectronics
  • Neuromorphic and memristive systems

Kathryne Newton's Research Interests

  • Supply Chain Management Operations
  • Graduate Education
  • Human Resource Development
  • Industrial Training
  • Quality Management

Jason Ostanek's Research Interests

  • heat transfer
  • fluid mechanics
  • thermodynamics
  • energy storage
  • internal combustion engines
  • turbulence

Suranjan Panigrahi's Research Interests

  • Smart sensors/sensing systems for automation, quality control, detection and diagnosis applications
  • Intelligent decison support systems using artificial intelligent techniques including machine learning
  • Innovative products/processes for social challenges in low resource settings via interdisciplinary team approach

Milan Rakita's Research Interests

  • Simulation and troubleshooting of manufacturing processes
  • Additive manufacturing
  • Product Design

Jeffrey Richardson's Research Interests

  • Design and application of embedded Microcontroller Systems
  • Design and application of virtual microcontroller laboratories

John Sheffield's Research Interests

  • Industrial Energy Efficiency and Hydrogen Energy Technologies

Maher Shehadi's Research Interests

  • Sustainable and Green Buildings
  • Human Thermal Comfort
  • Energy Education Transformation

Damon Sisk's Research Interests

  • Energy Systems
  • Robotics
  • Controls

Matthew Stephens's Research Interests

  • Statistical quality control
  • Design of experiments
  • Total productive maintenance
  • Production facilities planning
  • Productivity management

Raji Sundararajan's Research Interests

  • Electrical and laser pulse-mediated chemo drug/gene (DNA) delivery (to cancer cells, organs and humans)
  • Electrical and electronics applications to medicine, health care, and home health gadgets
  • Power and high voltage engineering
  • Energy technologies and applications
  • Modeling and simulation of biological systems

Mathias Sutton's Research Interests

  • Engineering economic analysis
  • Automatic identification and data capture (AIDC)
  • Statistical methods in technology
  • Adult education and distance learning strategies

Matthew Turner's Research Interests

  • Electrical Power Systems
  • Smart Energy
  • Smart Grid
  • Distributed Sensing

Richard Voyles's Research Interests

  • Robotics
  • Embedded Systems
  • Human/Robot Interaction

Xiaoming Wang's Research Interests

  • Materials Processing
  • Materials Characterization
  • Materials chemicstry (Hybrid flexible electronics)

Dorothy (Liu) Yang's Research Interests

  • Supply chain and operations optimization, including inventory management, distribution network design, supplier selection and purchasing optimization, and global supply chain management.

Haiyan (Henry) Zhang's Research Interests

  • Advanced Manufacturing Control
  • Vehicle Powertrain/Automatic Transmission Design
  • Mechatronics and Robotics