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Research

Funded Projects

Sachit Butail, Ph.D.

Causal Relationships Underlying the Collective Dynamic Behavior of Swarms

Quantifying social behavior in animal groups using information theory methods.

Researcher: Sachit Butail, Ph.D.

Funded by: New York University

Brianno Coller, Ph.D.

FUN: An EAGER Proposal for the Finland-U.S. Network for the Study of Engagement and Learning in Games

U.S. and Finnish investigators are leveraging their funded work in measurement of game-based learning to take radically different approaches to the measurement of STEM learning.

Researcher: Brianno Coller, Ph.D.

Funded by: TERC

Collaborative Research: Learning and Teaching Dynamics Through Play

Dr. Coller has built a video game learning environment in which he has measured higher levels of student learning and student engagement. This project will test whether other engineering educators can produce similar results with the game and whether the game is a viable and attractive tool for educators.

Researcher: Brianno Coller, Ph.D.

Funded by: The National Science Foundation

I-Corps L: Tinkering Labs - Invent It Here

Evaluating the feasibility of a national chain of Tinkering Lab retail locations where children can build exciting science and "maker" projects using 21st century fabrication tools.

Researcher: Brianno Coller, Ph.D.

Funded by: The National Science Foundation

Jenn-Terng Gau, Ph.D.

Modern Manufacturing Education: A Collaborative Teaching and Learning Experiment

Researcher: Jenn-Terng Gau, Ph.D.

Funded by: The National Science Foundation

Thin Ferritic Sheet Forming Limit Tests Using Micro Grids and Small Size Dome

Providing testing services related to the forming capabilities of various thin materials.

Researcher: Jenn-Terng Gau, Ph.D.

Funded by: General Motors Co.

PVD Coating Process Parameters Study

Providing testing services related to PVD process parameters.

Researcher: Jenn-Terng Gau, Ph.D.

Funded by: General Motors Co.

Thin Titanium Sheet Formability and Material Properties Evaluation

Provide testing services related to titanium sheet properties.

Researcher: Jenn-Terng Gau, Ph.D.

Funded by: General Motors Co.

Nicholas Pohlman, Ph.D.

REU Site: Operation ETank: Moving Toward a Sustainable World

Supporting undergraduate students working on faculty-led research projects related to energy, the environment, ethics and economic issues as they relate to climate change and a sustainable energy future.

Researchers: Cliff Mirman, Ph.D. (Engineering Technology)
Nicholas Pohlman, Ph.D. (Mechanical Engineering)
David Changnon, Ph.D.
Lisa Freeman, Ph.D.
Jason Hanna, Ph.D.
Narayan Hosmane, Ph.D.
Douglas Klumpp, Ph.D.
Ross Powell, Ph.D.
Lesley Rigg, Ph.D.
Reed Scherer, Ph.D.
Zhili Xiao, Ph.D.
Tao Xu, Ph.D.

Funded by: The National Science Foundation

Packaging Engineering and New Product Design

Supporting efficiency in operations and packaging within client's product engineering division.

Researcher: Nicholas Pohlman, Ph.D.

Funded by: Suncast Corporation

g-2

Developing sensor upgrades and precision placement within an extreme vacuum to improve electron detection and muons decay during precession around a circular magnetic field.

Researcher: Nicholas Pohlman, Ph.D.

Funded by: Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory

Engineering Design Support for Muon g-2 Tracker

Building a new experiment to improve the accuracy of measuring the magnetic moment of the muon particle.

Researcher: Nicholas Pohlman, Ph.D.

Funded by: Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory

Searching for Physics Beyond the Standard Model at the Intensity Frontier

Discovering physics beyond the standard model through the precision measurement of the properties of standard model particles.

Researchers: Michael Eads, Ph.D. (Physics)
Nicholas Pohlman, Ph.D. (Mechanical Engineering)

Funded by: U.S. Department of Energy

Development of the MU2E Preliminary Design

Assisting in development of the Muon Beamstop, SiPM characterization and design of the Upstream Extinction Monitor.

Researchers: Vishnu Zutshi, Ph.D. (Physics)
Nicholas Pohlman, Ph.D. (Mechanical Engineering)

Funded by: Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory

Iman Salehinia, Ph.D.

High-Current Electron Sources for Superconducting Radiofrequency Injectors

Devising an integrated high-current electron source that can be mounted in close proximity to a superconducting radiofrequency resonator, possibly leading to the development of a compact MW-class electron accelerator.

Researchers: Venumadhav Korampally, Ph.D. (Electrical Engineering)
Iman Salehinia, Ph.D. (Mechanical Engineering)
Philippe Piot (Physics)

Federico Sciammarella, Ph.D.

Strategic Support for Laser-Based Manufacturing

Assisting the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research in developing a mid- to long-term strategy and in developing long-term research and development funding opportunities.

Researcher: Federico Sciammarella, Ph.D.

Funded by: The National Science Foundation

Development and Validation of Physics-Based AM Models for Process Control and Quality Assurance

Providing an experimental and numerical solution to meet the challenges described in the National Institute of Standards and Technology's "Roadmap Workshop on Measurement Science for Metal-Based Additive Manufacturing," ensuring the adoption of AM by manufacturing industries.

Researcher: Federico Sciammarella, Ph.D.

Funded by: National Institute of Standards and Technology, Technology Institute and DOC

OSU-DOE LENS Project

Fabricating the Case Western thermal fatigue dunk test geometry via the LENS process.

Researcher: Federico Sciammarella, Ph.D.

Funded by: Ohio State University

National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute (America Makes)

Researcher: Federico Sciammarella, Ph.D.

Funded by: National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute

Rapid Process Certification and Verification for High Value-Added and Low-Volume Production

Fabricating validation samples using laser-engineered net shaping (LENS) process.

Researcher: Federico Sciammarella, Ph.D.

Funded by: Northwestern University

Intraocular Ophthalmic Cutting Device

Designing and creating a collapsible intraocular instrument that can cut the lens capsule and corneal endothelium in a controlled and reproducible manner.

Researcher: Federico Sciammarella, Ph.D.

Funded by: University of Illinois-Chicago

Testing Project for Namiki Precision

Demonstrating LAM effectiveness and basic characteristics of silicon nitride.

Researcher: Federico Sciammarella, Ph.D.

Funded by: Namiki Precision Jewel Co. Ltd.

Irregular Titanium Powder Build Analysis

Determining the type of microstructure and mechanical properties that can be achieved with titanium powder for use in direct energy deposition.

Researcher: Federico Sciammarella, Ph.D.

Funded by: Cristal Metals

 

Research Labs

Advanced Nanofluids Research Lab
Lab Contact: John Shelton, Ph.D.

Advanced Research of Materials and Manufacturing (ARMM) Lab
Lab Contact: Federico Sciammarella, Ph.D.

Computational Materials Science and Mechanics Lab
Lab Contact: Iman Salehinia, Ph.D.

Electrochemical and Thermal Energy Lab
Lab Contact: Kyu Taek Cho, Ph.D.

Emergent and Autonomous Systems Lab
Lab Contact: Sachit Butail, Ph.D.

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Department of Mechanical Engineering
Engineering Building, Room 226
590 Garden Road  

Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL 60115
Phone: 815-753-9979

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