For current faculty research and publication activity see their personal web pages. Below we include a representative list of research topics in which the engineering faculty and staff are actively engaged and links to selected past National Science Foundation grants for curriculum and laboratory improvement projects.
MEMS and sensor technologies (Professor Guvench)
Surface and bulk micro-machined MEMS design
Integrated circuits design and fabrication (Professor Guvench)
CMOS analog integrated circuit design
Fabrication and testing of CMOS op-amps
Fabrication and testing of solar cells
Properties of electronic materials (Professor Smith)
Failure analysis of passive electronic components
Properties of composite electronic materials
Properties of positive temperature coefficient materials
Development of new composite electronic materials
Digital image processing (Professor Jankowski)
Image enhancement, contrast manipulation, image restoration
Nonlinear image processing, mathematical morphology
Signal processing (Professor Jankowski)
Filter design and time-frequency techniques
Software engineering (Professor Jankowski)
Design and implementation of code libraries for image processing applications
Digital logic (Professor Jankowski)
Signal processing with programmable logic
Robotics and Intelligent Systems (Professor Luck)
Design, modeling and analysis of manipulators and autonomous vehicles
Software development for robot simulation and control
Artificial intelligence applied to robotics
Education (Professor Ellis)
Electronic courseware, computing in the curriculum
Computer algebra systems in engineering education
Real-world projects as vehicles for learning
- Professor Mariusz Jankowski and Wolfram Research released version 2.0 of the Digital Image Processing application package for Mathematica, a modern system for scientific computing and visualization (click here for details).
- Professor Mustafa Guvench received a grant from the Maine Technical Institute for a project to develop a new gas sensor by combining MIPs and MEMs technologies.
- Professor Mustafa Guvench received a grant from the Maine Space Grant Consortium/NASA to develop microelectromechanical sensors (MEMS) using nanotechnology.