Faculty Research in the Grand Challenges

Overall Grand Challenge Theme

Energy and Environment 

Chemical, Paper & Biomedical Engineering

  • Dr. C. Almquist - Restore & Improve Urban Infrastructure
    • Environmental catalysis and absorbents
  • Dr. J. Berberich - Restore & Improve Urban Infrastructure
    • Green chemistry and foods safety
  • Dr. L. Kerr - Make Solar Energy Economical
    • Photovoltaics/solar energy

Electrical & Computer Engineering

  • Dr. M. Scott - Make Solar Energy Economical
    • Power electronics for photovoltaics/solar
  • Dr. M. Scott - Provide Energy from Fusion

Health 

Chemical, Paper & Biomedical Engineering

  • Dr. J. Berberich - Engineer Better Medicines
    • Tissue engineering
  • Dr. L. Kerr - Engineer Better Medicines
    • Drug delivery
  • Dr. J Saul - Engineer Better Medicines
    • Biomaterials in tissue engineering
  • Dr. J. Sparks - Engineer Better Medicines
    • Liver mechanobiology
    • Patient simulators
  • Dr. A. Yousefi - Engineer Better Medicines
    • Scaffold design for tissue engineering and gene therapy
    • Tissue mimicking phantoms

Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering

  • Dr. A. Shukla - Engineer Better Medicines
    • Ultrasonic cutting tools for surgery
  • Dr. F. Khan - Engineer Better Medicines
    • Biocompatible polymers
  • Dr. M. Bailey-Van Kuren - Engineer Better Medicines
    • Assistive interfaces & devices

Joy of Living 

Chemical, Paper & Biomedical Engineering

  • Dr. J. Sparks - Engineer the Tools of Scientific Discover
    • Modeling of interstitial flow in liver and tissue engineering scaffolds

Computer Science & Software Engineering

  • Dr. E. Bachmann - Enhance Virtual Reality
    • Large scale immersive environments
  • Dr. W. Brinkmann - Enhance Virtual Reality
    • Traditional augmented reality and social and ethical analysis of augmented reality
  • Dr. J. Karro - Engineer the Tools of Scientific Discovery
    • Bioinformatics
  • Dr. D. Rao - Engineer the Tools of Scientific Discovery
    • Simulation for epidemiological analysis

Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering

  • Dr. A. Dollar - Advance Personalized Learning
    • Engineering Statics course in Carnegie Mellon Open Learning Initiative
  • Dr. K. Singh - Advance Personalized Learning
    • Web-based Com-Ex learning modules for vibrations, controls & mechanics of materials courses
  • Dr. J. Moller - Engineer the Tools of Scientific Discovery
    • Stimulation of thermal & mechanical processes
  • Dr. A. Paluch - Engineer the Tools of Scientific Discovery
    • Molecular simulation for property prediction of materials and solvents
  • Dr. E. Caraballo - Engineer the Tools of Scientific Discovery
    • Reduced order modeling its use in flow applications