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Multifunctional Structural Materials and Smart Materials

A multifunctional structural material is a structural material that provides not just the structural function, but also one or more nonstructural functions, thus allowing the structure to be smart without the need for embedded or attached devices.  This project address structural composites, with matrices including polymers, carbon and cement, that are capable of functions such as thermoelectric energy generation,  strain/damage/temperature sensing, thermal dissipation, vibration damping, radio wave reflection, etc.

D.D.L. CHUNG.

 

Electronic Packaging and Thermal Management Materials

Overheating is the most critical problem in the microelectronic and LED industries.  Superior materials for electronic packaging and thermal management are needed, including materials for electrical interconnections, electrical insulation, thermal contacts, printed circuit boards, etc.

D.D.L. CHUNG.


High-Temperature Structural Materials

High-temperature structural materials are needed for reentry space vehicles, aircraft brakes, etc.  Carbon-fiber carbon-matrix composites and low-cost nanostructured carbon-ceramic hybrid materials are being developed.

D.D.L. Chung


Materials for Electrochemical Gas Sensing

The sensing of gases such as carbon monoxide and ozone in the environment is important for the health of the general public. The purpose of the research is to begin to change air pollution monitoring from an expensive and complicated endeavor of a few scientists to a simple and cheap activity for the general public. This change will require the development of low-cost and portable electrochemical gas sensors.  The  project is primarily concerned with the carbon-based sensor material development.  

D.D.L. Chung

 

 

 

 

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    MAE researchers have developed advanced computational techniques for Fire Simulation and multi-phase reacting turbulent flows.

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    UB MAE researchers in computational mechanics have developed a high fidelity volcanic landslide simulator to aid geologists in mapping the hazard areas at locations such as the island of Montserrat.

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    A Level Set Embedded Interface Method has been developed at Compuational Fluid Dynamics Laboratory to simulate Conjugate heat transfer for irregular geometries

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    MAE's Laser Flow Diagnostic Laboratory is a leader holographic particle image velocimetry, a three-dimensional, next generation flow diagnostics tool.

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    MAE's Automation, Robotics, and Mechatronics Laboratory is conducting research both on the theoretical formulation and experimental validation of such novel mechatronic systems as multi-robot collaboration.

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    The nonlinear estimation group is developing techniques for propagating uncertainties through nonlinear dynamical systems for better forecasting and output uncertainty characterization.

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    Study of Non-premixed flame-wall interaction using vortex ring configuration is done for the first time at the Computational Fluid Dynamics Laboratory.

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