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Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering | D.D.S, National Autonomous University of Mexico | Ph.D., National Autonomous University of Mexico
Olivares-Navarrete’s research focuses on Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine approaches for Craniofacial and Orthopaedic needs.
Tissue Engineering Stem Cell Biology and Engineering Biomaterials for Craniofacial and Musculoskeletal Tissues Immunomodulation and Immunoengineering Wnt Signaling in Morphogenesis Healing and Regeneration Craniofacial Development and Abnormalities
Engineering Foundation Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Professor Özgür specializes in optical spectroscopy and photonic devices
Ultrafast spectroscopy Group III-nitride and zinc oxide optoelectronics Light emitting diodes III-V and II-VI semiconductor heterostructures Nonlinear optics Physics of semiconductor heterostructures
Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering | BSc., University of Alberta | MSc., Queen's University, Canada | Ph.D. Harvard
Dr. Pawluk develops devices and algorithms for assistive technology for individuals who are blind and visually impaired
Devices and algorithms for assistive technology for individuals who are blind and visually impaired Accessing graphical information Navigation and orientation Mobility aids Rehabilitation technology Hand prostheses sensors and control Traumatic Brain Injury therapy Human haptic perceptual organization The use of multi-modal feedback in teaching K-12 students
Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering | B.S., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute | Ph.D., Virginia Commonwealth University
Thea Pepperl's research and expertise focuses on the analysis and design of decision tools for the coordination of care of older adults.
Image analysis Image segmentation Health Informatics
Senior NCC Scientist
Chemical engineering expert, with a focus on X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy
Electron beam-assisted polymerization Electron beam lithography for graphene electronics Molecularly imprinted polymers for sensor applications Chemical and biological miniature sensors Polymer nanomaterials developed by supercritical fluids and solid-state photopolymerization Chemical sensors based on surface acoustic wave devices Electrospray filtration technology
Professor, Department of Chemical and Life Science Engineering
Professor Peters conducts experimental and theoretical research in the field of protein engineering.
Peptidyl-Biomimetics Inhibitors for Breast Cancer Targets OpenContact: A Simple Static Protein-Protein Mapping Algorithm Extended Liouville Equation for Open Systems Neuronal Stem Cell Delivery Systems Protein Engineering Small Molecule Drug Design for Cancer Therapeutics Computational Biomolecular Engineering Statistical Mechanics
Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering | B.S., University of Michigan | MSE and Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin | Postdoctoral Training, Northwestern University
Dr. Peterson's expertise is in neuromusculoskeletal biomechanics of human movement and rehabilitation design.
Home-Based Rehabilitation Neuromodulation Musculoskeletal Biomechanics Musculoskeletal Modeling and Simulation of Human Movement Neuroplasticity Rehabilitation Engineering
Engineering Foundation Professor and Director of Nuclear Engineering Programs
Professor Phongikaroon's research focuses on pedagogy and experimental studies in used nuclear fuel reprocessing.
Nuclear and chemical separation technology in fuel cycle research and development Electrochemical processes Special material detection and analysis via laser and mass spectroscopy techniques
Associate Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Associate Professor of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering for Virginia Commonwealth University.
Programming Languages Compiler Design Automatic Generation of Software
Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering
Professor Rojas is a nuclear engineering expert specializing in nuclear materials, nanomaterials, and radiation processing.
Nuclear materials Radiation chemistry and radiation processing Radiation damage and radiation effects on nuclear materials Nanostructures for targeted radionuclide therapy and enhanced external radiotherapy Nanomaterials for nuclear engineering applications
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