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MAE Visiting Committee Research Status, Outlook and Initiatives. Presented by Prof. Dr. I. Celik Associate Chair For Research(ACR) April 12, 2012. ACR To Do List. S upport successful proposal writing focusing on multi-disciplinary research topics and teams (on going)
Presented by Prof. Dr. I. Celik
Associate Chair For Research(ACR)
April 12, 2012
Dr. Sam Mukdadi
MAE Research Highlights
Biomedical Research at MAE Dept.
West Virginia University, Morgantown WV
3D Quantitative Ultrasound Imaging of Gingivitis and Periodontitis: In vivo and In vitro Studies
Quantitative Ultrasound Imaging of Atherosclerosis in Mice
Participants: Richard Crout , Peter Ngan , Eros Chaves, James Coad, Ahmed Mahmoud, Ahmed Sayed and Sam Mukdadi.
Participants: S. Jamal Mustafa, BunyenTeng, Ahmed Mahmoud and Sam Mukdadi.
Elastography Imaging of Breast Cancer: In vivo and In vitro Studies
Hybrid US-PET Imaging of Prostate Cancer
Right: another sketch of a hybrid US-PET probe that combines ultrasound and PET sensors.
Concept of the dedicated PET/TDUS prostate imager composed of the endorectal PET/TDUS probe and two PET panel imaging modules.
Participants: Jame Abraham, Ginger Layne, Ahmed Sayed and Sam Mukdadi.
Participants: MohamadSalkini, Stan Majewski, Alexander Stolin, Ahmed Sayed and Sam Mukdadi.
Hybrid image showing ultrasound images overlaid on corresponding X-ray views to visualize feature regions .
Dental ultrasound imaging in vivo
High resolution 3D ultrasound system schematic.
Signal Processing technique used for obtaining ultrasound parametric images.
3D parametric ultrasound images
Optical and histology images of
Average dB parametric values for the APOE, DKO and C57 cases showing the highest value for the APOE case.
B-Mode images for APOE and DKO Atherosclerotic vessels and the corresponding parametric images.
A new concept of assembling both ultrasound and PET sensors into one probe.
In vivo B-mode, mammography and 3D elastography images of a 40-yr old female having two benign breast masses.
A dual mammography–elastography imaging setup for human subjects.
3D in vivo axial strain, first principal strain, maximum shear strain and Von Mises strain elastograms. The mass is best defined using maximum shear elastogram.
Center for Applied Multiphase Flow Research
West Virginia University, Morgantown WV
Warm Air Dryer for Fine Particles (WADFP)
Particle Illumination Chamber for RTD (residence time distribution) Testing
Johnson, et al. (2011) Effects of Secondary Air Injection Upon the Fluidization Characteristics of the Lower Stage in a Two-Stage, Variable-Area Fluidized Bed Riser, International Conference on Circulating Fluidized Beds and Fluidization Technology (CFB-10), May 1-5, 2011, Sun River Resort, OR.
Rowan, S. (2010) Analysis and Scaling of a Two-Stage Fluidized Bed for Drying of Fine Coal Particles Using Shannon Entropy, Thermodynamic Exergy and Statistical Methods, Ph.D. Dissertation, West Virginia University. Morgantown, WV.
Fluidized Bed Riser with CO2 Tracer Probes
Dr. Eric Johnson
Dr. Steven Rowan
The Center for Applied Multiphase Flow Research would like to thank the Center for Advanced Separation Technologies (CAST) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for their financial support.
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Mech. Design and Structures
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Presented by: Mina Rafla & Justin Chambers, under the guidance of Dr. James E. Smith
This design is a safety device for campers and hikers out in wilderness situations. It was constructed for the purpose of being portable, rugged, and collapsible. The design consisted of first finding out where this could be utilized using average wind conditions in areas around the US. Once that was found ,then the velocity was known to figure out the turbine.
The turbine was then designed on three parameters; first the major design of capturing the wind in the turbine, second generating electricity from the turbine and finally, putting it all together in a collapsible well-designed prototype. Since the turbine is supposed to be as light and structurally-sound as possible, the shaft was made from fiberglass and the vanes are made from rip-stop weaved nylon. The shaft is collapsible on itself and will fall into half its size when retracted. The three hubs were made of plastic from 3-D printer. The final design of the turbine collapses, then the vanes can be stuffed into a bag, then the shaft will be placed into a sleeve. The whole setup should collapse to a 15 in tube with a diameter of 2.5 inches.
"Wind Energy Resource Atlas of the United States." Renewable Resource Data Center (RReDC) Home Page. Web. 01 Mar. 2012. <http://rredc.nrel.gov/wind/pubs/atlas/maps/chap2/2-01m.html>.
2. "Coherent Application Threads (CATS)." Web at Boston University. Web. 01 Mar. 2012. <http://people.bu.edu/dew11/turbineperformance.html>.
3. Menet, Jean-Luc. INCREASE IN THE SAVONIUS ROTORS EFFICIENCY VIA A PARAMETRIC INVESTIGATION. Thesis. Université De Valenciennes, 2004. France: Le Mont Houy, 2004. ECOLE NATIONALE SUPERIEURE D'INGENIEURS EN INFORMATIQUE AUTOMATIQUE MECANIQUE ÉNERGETIQUE ÉLECTRONIQUE. Web. 1 Mar. 2010. <http://www.2004ewec.info/files/23_1400_jeanlucmenet_01.pdf>.
4. "Small Generators." Small-generator.com. Ningbo HaishuJiangnan Motor Factory, 1 July 2011. Web. 15 Mar. 2012. <http://small-generator.com/buy/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=1&products_id=11>.
2011 Proposal Submissions $83M
Good news or bad news?
Ref.: The Black Swan, The impact of the highly improbable by N.N. Taleb, 2010, Random House
“Most people rather die than think, and many do!”,
Thanks to many colleagues across the campus who have kindly spared their valuable time to talk to me and generously provided ideas, opinions and suggestions.
Dear Visiting Committee, we also need your help!
WVU Research & Economic Development (Dr. Fred King, Dr. M. Gautam)
Associate Dean for Research, Eberly College of Arts and Science: (Dr. Fred King)
Davis College of Agricultural Engineering: (Tim Phipps)
Health Sciences Center: (IDD)
Business and Economics: (Tom Whitt)
NRCEE (Richard Bajura)
CERC (Jerry Fletcher)
IOF – WV: (Carl Irvin)
AEI: (Joe Kozuch)
WVU Research Corporation, Dr. Curt Peterson and Dr. M. Gautam
Associate Dean For Research (TBD)
Aggressively seek research training grants
Work on gradual transfer of knowledge and facilities, e.g. labs, equipment, computers, software etc. from senior faculty to junior faculty
Provide opportunities and low cost incentives for experienced senior faculty so that they are not afraid of retiring
Engage/encourage via low cost incentives capable senior faculty with low research activity back into active research ( must be creative )
Mentor young faculty, use Emeritus faculty effectively using low cost incentives, recognition and appreciation
Build close connections and relations with DOD: ARO, ARL, AFOSR, ONR, DARPA etc.
Special attention to NASA IV&V (Software Verification and Validation) Center to re-build or improve relations
Strengthen relation with regional industries work with WV High Tec Consortium Foundation and Industries of the Future in WV
Build a consortium of friendly industries to support research at MAE; leverage Alumni and Expertise of MAE Advisory Board members and Visiting Committee members. (We need your help!)
“Every real problem can and will be solved” - Ernst Mach
MAE: Research Engine of CEMR
CEMR: Locomotive of WVU
MAE will remain the lead department in innovative research and research based graduate education.
* Goals must be aligned with CEMR and WVU strategic plan
** A synergy of bottom-up and top-down approaches is necessary
Focus on Large Interdisciplinary Grants
Securing one large grant maybe more efficient and effective than 10 small ones
Lead a think-tank-committee (RTTC) made of 3-4 faculty members to formulate research mission and to provide guidance.
Prepare an album of successful proposals, a booklet of reoccurring RFP’s and make it available to all faculty; update every other year (done).
Improve public relations and the image of the Department in the area of research via internet (web page, face-book, twitter etc.), newsletters, brochures, articles in magazines of professional organizations (e.g. ME. AIAA, SAE etc) (already started).
Disseminate information on funding opportunities targeting groups of faculty (ongoing)