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Research Capabilities

The College of Engineering is capable of conducting research in the following areas:


Resilient Infrastructure Systems:

Innovative Materials;   Levee Strengthening and Protection; Recycling Infrastructure Materials; Infrastructure Resilience to Disasters; Bio-inspired Soil Modification

Faculty: Dr. Lin Li


Artificial intelligence:

Neural Networks, Fuzzy Logic and genetic algorithms

Faculty: Dr. Mohammad Bodruzzaman, Dr. Saleh Zein-Sabatto


Design Methodologies:

Probabilistic, Deterministic, and Axiomatic Design Methodologies, Optimization, Simulation-based design

Faculty: Dr. Landon Onyebueke


Environmental Remediation:

Bioremediation, karst aquifers, and impact statements

Faculty: Dr. Tom By, Dr Roger Painter


Information Technologies: 

Distributed computing, wireless communication test beds, RFID test bed, and cybersecurity

Faculty: Dr. Ali Sekmen


Intelligent Control Systems:

Distributed control, helicopter control, and control for complex systems

Faculty: Dr. Ali Sekmen


Intelligent Health Monitoring:

Predictive maintenance, fault diagnosis and accommodation


Intelligent Manufacturing:

Computer integrated manufacturing, CAD/CAM, and machine vision

Faculty: Dr. Amir Shirkhodaie


Modeling, Simulation and Integration:

Simulation based on probabilistic design methodologies, raid prototyping, and fabricating

Faculty: Dr. Landon Onyebueke



Cooperative robots, semi-autonomous navigation, human-robot interaction, mobile robots, social robots, heterogeneous robots, wireless communication, learning from environment, and speaker identification

Faculty: Dr. Ali Sekmen, Dr. Tamara Rogers, Dr. Fenghui Yao, Dr. Liang Hong, Dr. Saleh Zein-Sabatto, Dr. Amir Shirkhodaie



Sensors fusion, ad-hoc network communication, data mining

Faculty: Dr. Amir Shirkhodaie, Dr. Saleh Zein-Sabatto


Signal/Image Processing:

Time-frequency domain, chaos systems, and bioinformatics

Faculty: Dr. Mohammad Bodruzzaman, Dr. Guifeng Shao, Dr. Fenghui Yao, Dr. Liang Hong


Transportation Systems:

Transportation simulation and modeling; Transportation systems and design;

Faculty: Dr. Deo Chimba

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