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School of MIME Research Labs

Below are links to safety resource guides at Oregon State University and a full list of research labs in the School of MIME.

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Advanced Manufacturing Processes Laboratory

Lab: AMPL ATAMI / MBI, HP Building 11
Faculty: Rajiv Malhotra
Manufacturing process mechanics, control and innovation from micro to macro scales. Applications in energy devices, transportation and wearable devices.

 

Applied Mechanics and Composites Technology Lab

Lab: Batcheller 042
Faculty: Roberto Albertani
Fluid-structure interactions experimental research applied to flight. Vision based methods for monitoring and analysis of mechanical systems. Composites technology for design and manufacturing of complex structures.

 

Autonomous Agents and Distributed Intelligence Laboratory

Lab: Rogers 442
Faculty: Kagan Tumer
Research on learning, optimization and coordination in large, distributed systems. Applications involve air traffic management, multi-robot coordination, sensor coordination, and autonomous robots.

 

Change and Reliable Systems Engineering and Management

Lab: CaRSEM Covell 240
Faculty: Javier Calvo-Amodio
Research to create ad hoc solutions to complex problems by engineering and maintaining dynamic change environments (transition-phase management) and by engineering and maintaining reliable socio-technical systems. The approach uses the application of systems thinking methodologies in combination with industrial engineering and engineering management tools for system identification, design, modeling and improvement. CaRSEM applications include healthcare, lean and six sigma environments, sustainability, virtual teams, and STEM education.

 

Combustion, Ignition, Radiation and Energy Laboratory

Lab: Rogers 334
Faculty: David Blunck
Research to provide enabling scientific knowledge to address challenges in existing or future energy and combustion systems.

 

Computational Flow Physics Laboratory

Lab: Dearborn 111-112
Faculty: Sourabh Apte
Fundamental analysis of fluid flow problems using multiscale modeling and numerical simulations; advanced numerical algorithm development for DNS or LES of two-phase flows.

 

Computational Mechanics and Applied Design Laboratory

Lab: Covell 001
Faculty: John Parmigiani
Finite element modeling of engineering phenomena, typically with experimental validation; design, fabrication, and testing of technically-interesting mechanical devices.

 

Design Engineering Lab

Lab: Dearborn 102-104
Faculty: Matt Campbell, Bryony DuPont, Chris Hoyle, Bob Paasch, Rob Stone, Irem Tumer
Research in design theory and methodologies and design automation, with a focus on investigating uses of computational methods in early-stage product development, systems analysis, and design optimization.

 

Dynamic Robotics Laboratory

Lab: Graf 2nd-floor High Bay
Faculty: Jonathan Hurst
Theoretical and applied research on robotic physical interactions, focusing on walking and running, catching, throwing, and other dynamic tasks that tend to be much more difficult for robots than for humans.

 

Electroceramics Research Lab

Lab: Dearborn 312
Faculty: Dave Cann
Supports research on electronic ceramic materials high-energy ceramic capacitors, high temperature capacitors, and piezoelectric materials for sensors and actuators.

 

Energy Efficiency Center

Lab: Batcheller 344
Faculty: Joe Junker
The,Energy Efficiency Center,, funded predominantly by the U.S. Department of Energy, performs a full range of energy and efficiency assessments for industry and others. These entail site visits and data collection by student energy analysts, followed by delivery of a detailed report including recommendations to reduce energy and waste stream costs and increase productivity and profitability. Related work and research includes evaluating campus energy systems, and performing studies on emerging efficient technologies. Center operations provide an opportunity for research on applying cloud and database tools with systems thinking to optimize the effectiveness of a high performance, high talent, high turnover, learning organization.

 

Energy Systems Laboratory

Lab: OSU-Cascades
Faculty: Chris Hagen
Research involves energy conversion, primarily focusing on advanced internal combustion engines, with conventional (ie, traditional refinery streams) and unconventional fuel (eg, natural gas for transportation) sources.

 

Energy Technology Innovation Lab

Lab: ATAMI / MBI, HP Building 11
Faculty: Hailei Wang, Ken Funk
Research on advanced energy recovery, conversion and storage technologies to improve overall energy efficiency and enable renewables, through innovative system and component designs, with focus on engine waste heat recovery, flexible power and cooling, thermal management, and high flux microchannel heat exchangers.

 

Engine Development Lab

Lab: Rogers 130
Faculty: Bob Paasch

 

Experimental Fluid Mechanics Research Lab

Lab: Rogers 344
Faculty: Jim Liburdy
Development and application of laser-based optical methods for studying turbulence and unsteady flows, e.g. in fluid-structure interactions, droplet generation, and porous media and two-phase microchannel flows.

 

Human Factors Engineering Lab

Lab: Batcheller 050
Faculty: Ken Funk
Research on human performance in complex systems in the aviation, healthcare, manufacturing, and defense domains; development and evaluation of equipment and procedures designed to facilitate human performance.

 

Humanitarian Engineering

Lab: Rogers 342
Faculty: Kendra Sharp; Nordica MacCarty
Collaborative, multidisciplinary research on microfluidics for biological and energy applications, optical diagnostics in experimental fluid mechanics, and sustainable energy applications for developing countries.

 

Industrial Sustainability Laboratory

Lab: Rogers 430
Faculty: Karl Haapala
Research investigates the development and application of methods and tools to improve the environmental, economic, and social performance of manufacturing processes and systems. Applications include design for manufacturing decision support, manufacturing process development and analysis, and assessment of alternative energy systems.

 

Laboratory for Robotics and Applied Mechanics (LRAM)

Lab: Graf 200
Faculty: Ross Hatton
Research on geometric methods for understanding locomotion and manipulation dynamics found in robots and animals.

 

Manufacturing Systems and Logistics Lab

Lab: Batcheller 345
Faculty: David Kim, Hector Vergara
Mathematical, simulation and statistical modeling for planning and operations in manufacturing systems, transportation, and logistics; optimization of production and service systems; facility and network design.

 

Marine Renewable Energy Lab

Lab: Dearborn 005B
Faculty: Bob Paasch

 

Materials Manufacturing Process Control Lab

Lab: ATAMI / MBI, HP Building 11
Faculty: Burak Sencer, Jamie J. Kruzic
MPLC conducts research in virtual simulation of machining operations and CNC machine tools, mechanics and dynamics of metal cutting operations, design and digital control of high speed feed drives; precision machining, sensor assisted intelligent machining; and chatter stability of cutting processes.

 

Mechanical Behavior of Materials Laboratory

Lab: 009 Dearborn
Faculty: Jay Kruzic
Research on mechanical properties (e.g., deformation, fracture, fatigue, creep-fatigue) of advanced structural materials and biomaterials, including metals, ceramics, intermetallics, interfaces, composites, and biological materials.

 

Micro and Nano Scale Transport Enhancement Laboratory

Lab: Rogers 434
Faculty: Deborah Pence, Joshua Gess
Mass, momentum and thermal transport enhancement at the micro and nano scales, focusing on low pressure drop enhancements in microscale heat sinks/exchangers and delay of critical heat flux for thermal management.

 

Microproducts Breakthrough Institute

Lab: ATAMI / MBI, HP Building 11
Faculty: Todd Miller
A fee-based user facility accessible to both faculty and industry, the MBI has equipment and lab space to support development and evaluation of prototypes for research and early phase commercialization. MBI staff provide equipment training and are available to perform service and project work as well.

 

mLab

Lab: Graf 2nd-floor High Bay
Faculty: Yigit Menguc, David Porter
Robotics lab inventing soft active materials, bioinspired mechanisms, and rapid digital manufacturing. The design and manufacture of soft bioinspired robotic devices that extend our technical capabilities is our goal. Using biological inspiration, we design mechanisms that are as soft as skin and muscle, then manufacture them with techniques in 3D printing, laser machining, and soft lithography.

 

Mobile Technology Solutions Laboratory

Lab: Batcheller 349
Faculty: David Porter
System performance improvements in manufacturing, warehouse management, and transportation applications through design, modeling and analysis of automatic identification and data collection (AIDC) and mobile wireless technologies.

 

Multi-Functional Thin Film Materials Research Laboratory

Lab: Dearborn 300A-C
Faculty: Brady Gibbons
Research on microstructure, processing, and property relationships in functional thin film materials.

 

Nuclear Materials and Metallurgy Laboratory

Lab: Dearborn 212
Faculty: Julie Tucker
Materials degradation and alloy development research for harsh environments. Computational methods and fundamental experiments are coupled to explain degradation mechanisms and predict component lifetime performance. Focus areas include: phase transformations, irradiation damage and supercritical CO,2,corrosion.

 

Personal Robotics Lab

Lab: Graf 203
Faculty: Bill Smart
Basic and applied research in the areas of human-robot interaction, mobile robotics, long-term autonomy, and assistive robotics.

 

Process Improvement Group

Lab: Dearborn 109
Faculty: Chinweike Eseonu
The Process Improvement Group (Pi Group) applies engineering concepts, such as lean manufacturing principles, performance management frameworks, and human systems analysis, to:,Model socio-technical processes in a manner that empowers decision makers with accurate cause-effect knowledge of systems being managed,,Identify and explain underlying drivers of quality, performance, change management and organizational resiliency, and,Devise new approaches for solving problems in lean implementation, technology diffusion and entrepresneurship, and team performance improvement.

 

Robotic Decision Making Laboratory

Lab: Graf 205
Faculty: Geoff Hollinger
Fundamental research in planning, coordination, and learning techniques to improve robotic sensing and manipulation on marine, air, and ground vehicles operating in the physical world.

 

Robotics and Human Control Systems Laboratory

Lab: Graf 200
Faculty: Ravi Balasubramanian
Neural control and biomechanics in the human body using robotics techniques; design and control methodologies (including human-inspired) that enable robots to operate robustly in unstructured environments.

 

Santala Research Group

Lab: Dearborn 311
Faculty: Melissa Santala, Brian Fronk
We use transmission electron microscopy, including aberration-corrected (S)TEM and photo-emission TEM, and other characterization techniques to study: the role surfaces and interfaces in the structural and phase stability of materials; and kinetics of phase transformations, including swtiching of chalcogenide-based phase change materials.

 

Thermal Energy Systems & Transport (TEST) Laboratory

Lab: Rogers 432
Faculty: Brian Fronk
Research is focused on the relationship between fundamental thermal transport and advanced energy system development. Investigations range from improving the understanding of basic transport phenomena, developing novel heat and mass transfer components, to exploring power, heating, cooling, and energy storage system operation and design.

 

X-Ray Tomography Lab

Lab: Dearborn 221B
Faculty: Brian Bay

 

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