Research Expertise

Advanced manufacturing

FacultyDepartmentSpecific Research Interest
Mridul Gautum Vice President for Research and Innovation Internal combustion engine emissions; aerosol sampling; particulate matter measurement, characterization and control
Yanyao Jiang Mechanical Engineering Solid mechanics
Yantao Shen Electrical and Biomedical Engineering Sensors, bioinstrumentation, sensorized micro/nano systems

Advanced power and energy systems

FacultyDepartmentSpecific Research Interest
Vaidyanathan (Ravi) Subramanian Chemical and Materials Engineering Energy storage systems, solar energy materials

Civil engineering applications

FacultyDepartmentSpecific Research Interest
Hao Xu Civil and Environmental Engineering Traffic surveillance and operation with UAS

Economic development

FacultyDepartmentSpecific Research Interest
Mark Pingle College of Business Entrepreneurship
Fred Steinmann Cooperative Extension Complexity theory, regional governance, sustainable development

Education and outreach

FacultyDepartmentSpecific Research Interest
Indira Chatterjee College of Engineering Industry partnerships, K-12 outreach
Jeffrey LaCombe Chemical and Materials Engineering K-12 outreach, student research in autonomous systems
Eric Wang Mechanical Engineering K-12 outreach, student research in autonomous systems

Environmental applications

FacultyDepartmentSpecific Research Interest
W. Patrick Arnott Physics Development and deployment of sensors for atmospheric aerosol, trace gas, cloud, and turbulence detection
Luis Rodolfo Garcia Carrillo Electrical and Biomedical Engineering Control theory, multi-agent control systems, unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), embedded systems, use of vision in feedback control
Heather Holmes Physics Air quality, turbulence and atmospheric science
Graham Kent Geological Sciences and Engineering Seismic reflection techniques, seismic instrumentation, 3-D visualization, rifted continental margins, mid-ocean ridge dynamics, Walker Lane tectonics, Lake Tahoe geology/climate/hydrology
Jim La Computer Science and Engineering Mobile sensor networks; cooperative control, learning and sensing; systems and controls; automation science and engineering
Scott Tyler Geological Sciences and Engineering Hydrology and environmental fluid dynamics
Mark Walker Cooperative Extension Environmental monitoring and conservation
Steve Wesnousky Geological Sciences and Engineering Imaging applied to understanding landscape evolution, the recognition of active earthquake faults, and the evaluation of seismic hazards

Guidance/navigation/controls

FacultyDepartmentSpecific Research Interest
Kostas Alexis Computer Science and Engineering Aerial robotics, guidance and control, autonomous navigation and path planning, active sensing
Matteo Aureli Mechanical Engineering Smart materials, robotics, dynamic systems and control
Sami Fadali Electrical and Biomedical Engineering Control systems, robotics
Jim La Computer Science and Engineering Mobile sensor networks; cooperative control, learning and sensing; systems and controls; automation science and engineering
Jeff LaCombe Chemical and Materials Engineering Autonomous aerial descent vehicles (parachutes, parafoils)
Sushil Louis Computer Science and Engineering Intelligent systems, robotics
Eric Wang Mechanical Engineering Autonomous aerial descent vehicles (parachutes, parafoils), robotics
Logan Yliniemi Mechanical Engineering Adaptive multiagent systems; multi-objective optimization

Human factors

FacultyDepartmentSpecific Research Interest
David Feil-Seifer Computer Science and Engineering Socially assistive robotics, human-robot interaction
Monica Nicolescu Computer Science and Engineering Autonomous robots, robot control, artificial intelligence (AI)

Imaging (capture, processing, transmission)

FacultyDepartmentSpecific Research Interest
Kostas Alexis Computer Science and Engineering Aerial robotics, guidance and control, autonomous navigation and path planning, active sensing
George Bebis Computer Science and Engineering Computer vision, stereo vision, object recognition
Mircea Nicolescu Computer Science and Engineering Computer vision, analysis and interpretation of visual motion; perceptual organization; stereo vision, image and video segmentation
Steve Wesnousky Geological Science and Engineering Imaging applied to understanding landscape evolution, the recognition of active earthquake faults, and the evaluation of seismic hazards

Low power sensing/electronics

FacultyDepartmentSpecific Research Interest
Yantao Shen Electrical and Biomedical Engineering Sensorized micro/nano systems
Scott Tyler Geological Sciences and Engineering Remote sensors, sensor networks

Reliable communication systems

FacultyDepartmentSpecific Research Interest
Indira Chatterjee Electrical and Biomedical Engineering Antenna design and development
Mehmet Gunes Computer Science and Engineering Networks, communications, internet measurements, network protocols
Banmali Rawat Electrical and Biomedical Engineering Optical fiber sensors, optical antennas, optical fiber communication
Shamik Sengupta Computer Science and Engineering Wireless networking and mobile computing