Research Clusters

Major Research Cluster Areas

The major research activities of the college can be broadly categorized into the thrust areas below.

Advanced Materials

Synthesis and characterization, Corrosion, Thin Films, Coatings, Composites, Polymers, Nanomaterials, Multi-physics Modeling, and Molecular Simulations

Biotechnology/Biomedical

Tissue Engineering, Drug delivery, Bio-fuels, Bio-materials, Bio-mechanics, Bio-instrumentation, Bio-fluids, Vascular Hemodynamics, Human interface, Lab-on-a-chip, Orthopedics, Robotics in Medicine, and Nanobiotechnology

Chemical Technology and Advanced Combustion

Bio-process/Fermentation, Reaction Engineering, Multiphase Transport, Combustion and Propulsion Technologies

Clean/Renewable Energy

Carbon Sequestration, Fuel cells, Energy Management, Battery Modeling and Control, Hybrid Vehicle Technology, and Wind Turbines

Computers, Sensors, Devices and Instrumentation

Digital Hardware, Microprocessor Interfacing, Switching & Logic, Power Electronics/Industrial Controls, Communications and Signal Processing, Optical Electronics and Photonic Devices, MEMS and NEMS

Corrosion, Systems Health Monitoring and Reliability

Performance assessment, Health Monitoring, Life extending control, Diagnostics and Prognostics, Non-Destructive Evaluation and Testing, Pumps, Compressors, Turbine Engines, Bearings, Seals, Gears and Gear Trains

Structural, Hydro and Geotechnical

Hydrology, Advanced Structures, Geotechnical Engineering, Water and Soil Remediation, Water resources, Transportation and Safety, Structural Damage Detection, Health Monitoring and Infrastructure Engineering

Systems, Design and Automation

Aerospace, automotive and mechanical systems, Robotics, Controls, Automation, Health monitoring and Intelligent Components/Systems, Network Control, Smart Sensors, MEMS and Embedded Systems

Research Links

For more information contact

Dr. Ajay Mahajan
Associate Dean for Research
Phone: 330-972-6033
Email: majay@uakron.edu

The University of Akron

Akron, OH 44325
Phone: 330-972-7111
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