Areas of Emphasis: School of Engineering

Thematic Areas

  • Energy

    Bio-fuels, alternative energy, smart grid technology, power generation, transmission and distribution, fossil fuel extraction and use, solar energy, bio-refining, environmental impacts, HVAC, power electronics, Smart grid, water reuse and use, waste and heat generation impacts on water quality, etc.

  • Water

    Sustainable water treatment (e.g., reduced energy consumption), energy extraction from wastewater, new regulatory paradigms, safe water and sanitation in developing nations, water reuse, water use and reuse in bio-fuels and energy production, emerging contaminants, etc.

  • Transportation

    Energy efficient vehicles, aviation and aircraft, safety & ergonomics, environmental impacts, alternative fuels, impacts on water quality, transportation infrastructure, etc.

  • Global Change

    Remote sensing, UAV, carbon management, nitrogen management, diminishing water supply, impacts on developing nations

  • Sustainable Infrastructure and Buildings

    Composites, biomaterials, adaptive materials, material characterization, corrosion, water, building technologies, PCM, intelligent systems, durability, water catchment systems, etc.

  • Healthcare

    Materials, regenerative medicine, bioinformatics, information assurance, medical devices, diagnostics, emerging contaminants in water and food, drug delivery systems, etc.

  • Information Technology

    Information security and information assurance, high speed networking, sensor systems, RFID devices, intelligent systems, informatics, etc.

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