Engineering Science Ph.D.
The Doctor of Philosophy degree in Engineering Science is available for four concentrations that correlate with four of our engineering programs. The areas of concentration are as follows:
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Course offerings and research activities include structural analysis and design, seismic design and analysis, water resources, water and wastewater reclamation technology, geotechnical and geo-environmental engineering, remediation technology, and the development of bio-fuels.
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Course offerings and research activities include antennas, circuits and systems theory, electromagnetics, robust and adaptive control, robotics, embedded control, MEMS, plasma processing, energy conversion, power systems, power electronics, pattern recognition, image processing, biomedical engineering, neural networks, optical computing, stochastic modeling, wireless communications, detection and estimation theory, communication networks, mobile ad hoc networks, sensor networks, digital systems, programmable ASICs design, bioengineering, computer architecture, CMOS VLSI, fault tolerance, mixed signal testing and design, low power system design, hardware/software co-design, synthesis and verification of digital systems, physical design automation, and VLSI testing.
Industrial and Quality Engineering
Course offerings and research activities include quality assurance, statistical process control, six sigma, lean enterprise, service quality, reliability analysis, quality function deployment, design of experiments, project management, human safety, risk management, management of information technology resources, energy management and conservation.
Mechanical Engineering and Energy Processes
Course offerings and research activities include mechanics, mechanical systems, fluid/thermal systems, material and chemical systems, air pollution control, mass and heat transfer, coal conversion, electrochemical processes, catalysis, thermal science, thermal systems design, combustion, internal combustion engines, chemical and biochemical processes, dynamics and vibrations, mechanical systems control, computational modeling and simulations, composite materials and ceramics, tribology, and micro- and nano-technology.
Mining and Mineral Resources Engineering
Course offerings and research activities in this area of concentration include rock mechanics and ground control, geological engineering, mineral and coal processing, surface and underground mining systems performance optimization, innovative mining systems, surface mine reclamation, in-situ mining, mine environment and ventilation, coal bed methane reservoir engineering, carbon dioxide sequestration, and coal combustion byproduct utilization and management.More info