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2019-20 Research Expenditures

Thrust Areas

Bio, Micro and Nano Systems

Bio, Micro and Nano Systems


  • Biomechanics
  • Bioheat Transfer
  • Micro- and nanofluidics
  • Nano- and cell mechanics
  • Nanomaterials and processes
  • Bioinspired technology
  • Biomedical sensors
  • Biosensors
  • MEMS
  • Micro and nano fabrication
  • Microrobotics
  • Smart drug delivery
Energy Engineering and Science

Energy Engineering and Science


  • Aerodynamics
  • Combustion and fire dynamics
  • Equilibrium thermodynamics
  • Fluid mechanics
  • Heat transfer
  • Non-equilibrium thermodynamics
  • Energy storage
  • Fuel cells and batteries
  • Multi-disciplinary design analysis and optimization
  • Propulsion
  • Renewable energy
  • Thermoelectric and solar energy harvesting
  • Turbomachinery
Design, Materials and Manufacturing

Design, Materials and Manufacturing


  • Advanced materials design
  • Composites
  • Design theory and methodology
  • Machine design
  • Mechanics of materials
  • Meta-materials
  • Smart materials
  • Additive manufacturing
  • CAD and FEM
  • Design optimization
  • Rapid prototyping
  • Virtual prototyping
Nuclear Engineering and Science

Nuclear Engineering and Science


  • Nuclear materials and fuel
  • Particle transport methods
  • Radiation detection
  • Reactor physics
  • Reactor safety and thermal hydraulics
  • Reactor shielding
  • Medical imaging
  • Nuclear proliferation and policy
  • Nuclear security and safeguards
  • Reactor design