Research without boundaries

Faculty & Research

Our faculty perform cutting-edge research in a wide variety of areas and are recognized worldwide for their discoveries. McKelvey Engineering faculty also collaborate with faculty in other departments and other schools within the university on numerous interdisciplinary research projects.

Research by the numbers

1/3
of Engineering faculty have received the NSF CAREER Award
$41 million
total research awards (FY20)
60%
of undergraduate students conduct research or independent study

McKelvey Engineering is the world leader in aerosols engineering research and education. Our research is focsed on understanding the impacts of aerosols on the environment, climate and human health.

Imaging science brings together world-renowned researchers in medicine, computing and engineering.

Faculty across multiple departments are creating AI-driven cyber-physical systems that are secure, safe, reliable and resilient.

Strategic research areas

McKelvey Engineering is leading in these areas of research:

  • Aerosols
  • AI and Machine Learning
  • Aquatics
  • Biomechanics
  • Cyber-physical Systems
  • Imaging Sciences

Inside the research

McKelvey Engineering faculty members Barani Raman, Srikanth Singamaneni and Shantanu Chakrabartty are conducting research that could turn locusts into bomb-sniffing cyborgs.

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NSF Career Awards

2020

Angelina Lee I-Ting Angela Lee
“A Task-Parallel Platform for Interactive Applications”
Xuan 'Silvia' Zhang Xuan 'Silvia' Zhang
“Neural Network-Inspired Information Processing Beyond the Binary Digital Abstraction”

2019

Damena Agonafer

Damena Agonafer
“Fundamental Transport Mechanisms of Evaporation From Non-Axisymmetric Droplets Confined on Hollow Micropillars Structures”

Mark Meacham Mark Meacham
“Dynamic characterization of acoustofluidic devices using living probes”
Roman Garnett Roman Garnett
“Boosting scientific discovery through intelligent experimental design”

2018

Song Hu

Song Hu
“Transforming Multi-parametric Photoacoustic Microscopy”

Elijah Thimsen Elijah Thimsen
“Controlling Low Temperature Plasma Activation”
Yevgeniy Vorobeychik Yevgeniy Vorobeychik
“Adversarial Artificial Intelligence for Social Good” 

2017

Princess Imoukhuede Princess Imoukhuede
“qBio+cBio=sBio; Identifying the role of cross-family signaling in angiogenesis.”
Matthew Lew Matthew Lew
"Nanoscale sensing and imaging using computational single-molecule nanoscopy"
ShiNung Ching ShiNung Ching
"System Theoretic Methods for Understanding the Dynamics of Cognition"
 

2016

Brent Williams Brent Williams
"Laboratory Studies on the Chemical Characterization of Atmospheric Emission Sources and their Oxidative Evolution using Novel Instrumentation"
William Yeoh William Yeoh
"Decentralized Constraint-Based Optimization for Multi-Agent Planning and Coordination"
  

2015

Rajan Chakrabarty Rajan Chakrabarty
"From Cradle to Grave: Radiative Properties of Biomass Burning Aerosols"
Barani Raman Barani Raman
"Neural Dynamics, Olfactory Coding and Behavior"
Amit Pathak Amit Pathak
"History-dependent cell motility in heterogeneous micro environments"

2014

Fuzhong Zhang Fuzhong Zhang
"Synthetic regulatory systems for dynamic metabolic pathways"
Tae Seok Moon Tae Seok Moon
"Engineering Biological Robustness through Synthetic Control"
 

2013

Srikanth Singamaneni Srikanth Singamaneni
“Plasmonic Nanoclusters with Built-in Artificial Antibodies for Label-free Biosensing”
Jung-Tsung Shen
"Extraordinary Enhancement of Optical Nonlinearity in Subwavelength Metal-Nonlinear Dielectric Gratings"
 

2012

Kunal Agrawal Kunal Agrawal
"Provably Good Concurrency Platforms for Streaming Applications
 

2011

Caitlin Kelleher

Caitlin Kelleher
"Looking Glass: Leveraging Mentor Interactions to Create Personalized Programming Help for Independent Learners"
Young-Shin Jun Young-Shin Jun
"Understanding CO2-Fluid-Mineral Interfacial Reactions for Sustainable Geologic CO2 Sequestration: An Integrated Research & Education Plan"

 

2010

Bruno Sinopoli Bruno Sinopoli
"Efficient, Secure and Robust Control of Cyber Physical Systems"
Yinjie Tang Yinjie Tang
"Development of 13C-assisted Metabolic Flux Analysis Tools for Metabolic Engineering of Cyanobacteria"
Lan Yang Lan Yang
"Real-Time Detection, Monitoring and Characterization of Single Nanoparticle/Bioaerosol Using On-Chip Resonators"
 

2009

Tao Ju Tao Ju
"Reconstructing Geometrically and Topologically Correct Models"
Vijay Ramani Vijay Ramani
"Multi-functional materials for electrochemical energy conversion"
 

2008

Jr-Shin Li Jr-Shin Li
"Ensemble Control with Applications to Spectroscopy, Imaging and Computation"
Neal Patwari Neal Patwari
"RF-Sensing Networks for Radio Tomographic Environmental Imaging"
 

2006

Daniel Giammar Daniel Giammar
"Interfacial Reactions Affecting Heavy Metal Fate and Transport: An Integrated Research and Education Plan"

 

2005

Kathy Flores Kathy Flores
"Development of a Structurally Based Plastic Flow Model to Enhance the Utilization of Bulk Metallic Glasses"
Christopher Gill Christopher Gill
"Time and Event Based System Software Construction"
Chenyang Lu Chenyang Lu
"Adaptive Quality of Service Control in Distributed Real-Time Embedded Systems"

2003

Jeremy Buhler Jeremy Buhler
"New Technologies for Biosequence Comparison"
 

1996

Phil Bayly Phil Bayly
"Prediction and Control of Nonlinear Oscillations: Applications to Mechanical and Cardiac Dynamics"