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Biomedical
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Energy /
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Materials
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Composites
Process Control /
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Maciek Antoniewicz
Maciek Antoniewicz
  X Characterization and Transport Phenomena for Fuel Cells, Hydrogen Production and Storage and Hybrid Transit Vehicles X Rheology, Process Modeling and Manufacturing Science in Composites Manufacturing             X Flow of Viscous Resins, Suspensions and Non-Newtonian Fluids
Mark Barteau
Mark Barteau
X Robotic Exoskeletons for Gait Training,
Upper Arm Training,
Pediatric Mobility Training,
Shoes for Parkinson Patients,
Tethered Pelvis Device
    X Robotic Exoskeletons, Differentially Flat Designs, Flapping Wing MAVs     X Gait Mechanics of Subjects with Stroke, Parkinson Disease X Geometric and Dynamic Design of Mechanisms, Optimization X Robotics, Nonlinear Systems Theory, Differential Flatness, Optimal Control  
Antony Beris
Antony Beris
X Engineering: musculoskeletal modeling, neural control of movement, patient-specific modeling using MRI and ultrasound, muscle mechanics. Medicine: orthopaedics, radiology, neurology, rehabilitation.           X Mechanical models of how muscles generate forces and how such forces affect loads in cartilage and ligaments; applications to osteoarthritis, stroke and sports medicine.      
Douglas Buttrey
Douglas Buttrey
X Medical device design & mechanical testing           X Medical device design & mechanical testing; Biomechanical optimization of orthopaedic surgical procedure X    
Jingguang Chen
Jingguang Chen
X Soft tissue tribology including cartilage, meniscus, hydrogels; lubrication and load support mechanisms; Osteoarthritis; tissue wear and degeneration, biomaterials engineering and joint replacement X Wind turbine design, tribology, and reliability; energy conservation via design and synthesis of novel low friction tribomaterials X Design and synthesis of tribological composite materials, functionally graded materials, hierarchically structured materials, multifunctional materials (strength, lubricity, dissipation of frictional power)   X Low friction, low wear polymer nanocomposites for tribological applications; design; synthesis; characterization of dispersion, mechanical properties, crystallinity, crystalline morphology, interphase, tribology X Tribo-materials to lubricate moving mechanical assemblies in extreme air and space environments X Cartilage load support and lubrication, relating tissue structure and function, relating deterioration of tissue structure and function, and understanding role in Osteoarthritis X Precision instrument design    
Wilfred Chen
Wilfred Chen
    X Modeling & characterization of polymer-,metal- and ceramic-based fiber composites; nanocomposites   X Carbon nanotube based damage sensing of composites; modeling and characterization of carbon nanotube fibers and their composites          
David Colby
David Colby
    X Automation and controls for composite manufacturing processes.       X The use of composites to reduce vibration induced vascular damage in the hand and arm. X Teaching design methods and the forensics of product failures.    
Pamela Cook
Pamela Cook
  X Fuel cells;
Solid oxide fuel cells;
Thin film batteries;
TiO2-based solar cells
    X Thin film growth;
Physical vapor deposition;
Nanocomposites;
Multilayer and epitaxial oxides;
Micro-power sources
         
Prasad Dhurjati
Prasad Dhurjati
X muscle coordination; normal and pathological movement; experimental and simulation studies; musculoskeletal modeling           X Muscle coordination of normal and pathological movements; upper and lower extremity function; musculoskeletal modeling and simulation      
Thomas Epps, III
Thomas Epps, III
  X Durability of fuel cells, gas turbines and wind turbines. Particular focus on interaction of thermo-mechanical and hygro-thermo-mechanical cyclic loading X Modeling and characterization of multilayered systems with evolving material properties. The fundamentals of cracks and fatigue. Debonding, inter and intra-laminar failures     X Structural Mechanics of and materials for aerospace structures        
Eric Furst
Eric Furst
    X modeling & simulation of fabric-based flexible composites; ballistic impact loading; design tools         X modeling & simulation tools for design applications, senior-design capstone    
Feng Jiao
Feng Jiao
X Soft Tissue Biomechanics; Cartilage Tissue Engineering; Cell Biomechanics           X Theory, modeling and simulation of articular cartilage; Bio-tribology of temporomandibular joint; Cell force in chondrocytes      
Michael Klein
Michael Klein
X human movement, motion analysis, neuromuscular modeling, EMG, muscle & joint contact force           X human movement, motion analysis, neuromuscular modeling, EMG, muscle & joint contact force      
April Kloxin
April Kloxin
      X Dynamics & control of legged robots; collaborative decision making         X Nonlinear control theory; hybrid systems; dynamics and dynamical systems  
Christoper Kloxin
Christoper Kloxin
X Use of in-vitro models of the human nasal passage, bronchi, and alveoli to experimentally study flow patterns and mixing during breathing for pulmonary drug delivery. X Fuel cells, Li-ion batteries, wind and ocean current energy, solar-powered energy efficient homes. Director of UD Center for Fuel Cell Research.     X Use of carbon nanotubes in polymer electrolytes, and nanoengineered structures in PEM fuel cell electrodes for improved performance and durability         X Development of PIV and stereoscopic PIV; industrial mixing flows, entrainment in jets and plumes, biofluid mechanics, reactant flows in fuel cells, optimal spacing of wind turbines.
Kelvin Lee
Kelvin Lee
  X Modeling & fabrication of nano-engineered fuel cell electrodes, Optimal multiscale design of systems for electrochemical conversion, Optimal control.           X Optimal shape and topological design of engineering systems with application in fluid/structures. X Rigid body mechanics, vibration and nonlinear dynamics X Thin film flows, flow in porous media, interfacial mechanics
Abraham Lenhoff
Abraham Lenhoff
  X Mechanics of electrolyte and Fuel Cell materials and structures X Micromechanics and failure analysis and characterization of Composites and Nano-composites       X Orthopedic biomechanics      
Raul Lobo
Raul Lobo
  X Wind power engineering; blade aerodynamics; rotor dynamics; economics       X Airplane aerodynamics       X All aspects and speeds; Flow of liquid coatings
Babatunde Ogunnaike
Babatunde Ogunnaike
    X Energy absorbing composites; nanocomposites, multiscale composites; polymer composites   X Synthesis and characterization of nanomaterials, nanostructured materials, and nanocomposites X Lightweight multifunctional composites; Aircraft and rotorcraft structures        
Terry Papoutsakis
Terry Papoutsakis
      X Multi-agent cyber-physical systems; hybrid systems; sensor networks; nonholonomic motion planning, navigation and control   X Stability and control design     X Modeling and analysis of hybrid dynamical systems; control design for nonholonomic systems; switching and discontinuous control  
Christopher Roberts
Christopher Roberts
    X Processing and Characterization of Composite Materials Focusing on Carbon Nanotube and Advanced Fiber Reinforcements, Novel Multifunctional Composites, Micro/Nano Mechanics Modeling Techniques, Structural Health Monitoring and Nanotube-Based Damage Sensing.   X Carbon Nanotubes, Polymer Nanofibers, Nanocomposites, in situ Sensing with Carbon Nanotubes, Nanomaterials Dispersion. X Composite Materials Manufacturing, Characterization and Analysis. Air Force Young Investigator Award Recipient.        
Anne Robinson
Anne Robinson
X Modeling and analysis of multiphase flow and flow through porous media X Simulation and modeling of complex and multiphase flows     X Transport of nanoparticles in the environment X Dynamics of moving body, simulation of flows around moving objects       X Turbulence, multiphase flow, particle-laden flow, and interfacial flow
Stanley Sandler
Stanley Sandler
X Mechanobiology of skeletal tissues, bioimaging, mathematical modeling, porous media           X Biomechanics of bone and cartilage, advanced bioimaging, mathematical/computatinal modeling      
Annette Shine
Annette Shine
  X Nano-enabled energy conversion and storage science and technology including supercapacitors, batteries, hydrogen generation, fuel cells and solar cells. X Synthesis and characterization of multifunctional nanocomposites   X Synthesis and device applications of different nanomaterials, including carbon nanotubes, graphene, metal oxides.          
Millicent Sullivan
Millicent Sullivan
  X Nano-enabled energy conversion and storage science and technology including supercapacitors, batteries, hydrogen generation, fuel cells and solar cells. X Synthesis and characterization of multifunctional nanocomposites   X Synthesis and device applications of different nanomaterials, including carbon nanotubes, graphene, metal oxides.          
Dionisios Vlachos
Dionisios Vlachos
  X Nano-enabled energy conversion and storage science and technology including supercapacitors, batteries, hydrogen generation, fuel cells and solar cells. X Synthesis and characterization of multifunctional nanocomposites   X Synthesis and device applications of different nanomaterials, including carbon nanotubes, graphene, metal oxides.          
Norman Wagner
Norman Wagner
  X Nano-enabled energy conversion and storage science and technology including supercapacitors, batteries, hydrogen generation, fuel cells and solar cells. X Synthesis and characterization of multifunctional nanocomposites   X Synthesis and device applications of different nanomaterials, including carbon nanotubes, graphene, metal oxides.          
Richard Wool
Richard Wool
  X Nano-enabled energy conversion and storage science and technology including supercapacitors, batteries, hydrogen generation, fuel cells and solar cells. X Synthesis and characterization of multifunctional nanocomposites   X Synthesis and device applications of different nanomaterials, including carbon nanotubes, graphene, metal oxides.          
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