REVAMP REU Research Areas

REVAMP Research Areas

If accepted into the REVAMP REU, each participant will be paired with a faculty member with whom they perform a research project over the 10-week summer program. To gain an idea about the research projects that will be available, the REVAMP REU participating faculty members and a brief description of their research interests are listed below. For additional information about each faculty member's research, follow the links provided. Specific projects will be discussed with students after they have been accepted into the program. 

Dr. Dongang Yao
Biologically enabled and bio-inspired materials, polymers and macromolecules, computational design, modeling, and simulations, polymer microfabrication (micromolding processes), sustainable composites processing, Polymer fiber processing, constitutive modeling, and manufacturing process modeling and simulation. Click here for additional information about Dr. Yao and his research.

Mr. Andy Dugenske
At the Factory Information Systems (FIS) Group, we help companies reduce cycle time and decrease costs by applying emerging technologies to real-world needs. Click here for additional information about Mr. Dugenske and the FIS research group.

Dr. Tequila Harris  
Manufacturing and fluid mechanics; polymer processing, mechanical system design, fluid flow, and mechanical and physical property characterization of thin film. Click here for additional information about Dr. Harris and her research.

Dr. Shreyes Melkote
Manufacturing and tribology; precision machining, fixturing/handling, and hybrid micromachining processes. Click here for additional information about Dr. Melkote and his research.

Dr. Raghuram Pucha
Computer-aided engineering design and manufacturing: Analysis of composite materials for structural and electronics applications, manufacturing process mechanics and design-for-reliability. Click here for additional information about Dr. Pucha and his research.

Dr. Billyde Brown
Nanomaterials:  Metal/metal-oxide nanoparticles and thin films, and various carbon nanostructures such as vertically aligned carbon nanotubes and graphene nanosheets.  Applications include energy storage/conversion devices, chemical and biological sensors, thermal interfaces, and nanomanufacturing. Click here for additional information about Dr. Brown and his research.

Dr. Chuck Zhang
Scalable nanomanufacturing, modeling, simulation, and optimal design of advanced composite and nanomaterials manufacturing processes, multifunctional materials development, geometric dimensioning and tolerancing, and metrology. Click here for additional information about Dr. Zhang and his research.

Dr. Yan Wang
Nanoscale CAD/CAM/CAE, process design and optimization in additive manufacturing, big data analytics for process monitoring and prognostics, multi-scale simulation of manufacturing processes. Click here for additional information about Dr. Wang and his research.

Dr. Kamran Paynabar
Engineering-driven statistical modeling, statistical learning methods for big data analytics, quality engineering, system informatics and control, predictive analysis and real-time optimization.  Click here for additional information about Dr. Paynabar and his research.

Dr. Kyriaki Kalaitzidou
Manufacturing and mechanics of materials: Multifunctional polymer nanocomposites, stimuli-responsive particles, residual stress at polymer interfaces and bilayer structures, and polymer-polymer and polymer-inorganic interfacial interactions.  Click here for additional information about Dr. Kalaitzidou and her research.

Dr. Jerry Qi
Mechanics of Materials; Soft active materials; 3D/4D printing technology; 3D printing of active materials and structures; Design of active materials and structures; Recyclable polymer systems; Experimental characterization and constitutive modeling of nonlinear thermoviscoelastic behaviors of polymers; Polymer physics and mechanics; Photo-mechanics of light activated polymers; Shape memory polymers; Nonlinear finite element analysis; Mechanics of soft tissue growth.  Click here for additional information about Dr. Jerry Qi and his research.