REVAMP REU 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. Tequlia 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. John Reynolds

Dr. Reynolds' research group investigates various aspects of the chemistry and materials science of electroactive and conducting polymers. Click here for additional information about Dr. Reynolds and his research.

Dr. Billyde Brown

Nanomaterials: including metal/metal-oxide nanoparticles and thin films; polymer nanocomposites; silicon nanostructures; bulk and thin film carbons; and their applications in alternative energy storage/conversion devices, sensors, nano-bio interfaces, neural prostheses, optoelectronics, and manufacturing deployment for nanotechnology. 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.