Developing Advanced Material, Device and Cyber Technologies & Tools
Ongoing exploration of new materials, devices and cyber components at the interface of engineering, physical, computing and health sciences and mathematics provide the enabling building blocks for realization of systems with transformational capabilities necessary to meet societal needs.
Through the innovations that emerge from the interdisciplinary research of its faculty and students, the Advanced Material, Device and Cyber Technologies & Tools Cluster provides a set of new functional building blocks from which the next generation of systems developed by the other two clusters may be achieved.
Faculty research addresses advancement of tools and technologies including those in:
- Advanced instrumentation and controls;
- Materials and structure characterization;
- Smart, nanostructured, bio and bio-inspired materials;
- Biosensing, microfluidic, electronic and photonic devices;
- Imaging devices and systems;
- Embedded systems and sensor networks;
- Human-computer interfaces and virtual reality;
- Data analytics, signal processing and pattern recognition; and
- Computational and mathematical modeling & tools.
The faculty of the cluster span numerous engineering disciplines and have active research collaborations across campus. The research projects of the cluster are funded from a broad set of federal, industry, and state sources.